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SPORTS & RECREATION:
The Sketchiest Andy   The Sketchiest Andy
Jared Alden / Aurora Photos
The world was introduced to 'Sketchy' Andy Lewis in 2012 when he performed a slackline routine alongside Madonna at the Superbowl halftime show. Already an acclaimed world championship slackliner, Lewis continues to dazzle audiences with gravity defying performances.
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Get Outdoors 2012   Get Outdoors 2012
Various / Aurora Photos
A collection of outdoor adventure, action and lifestyle to inspire you to explore the world around you.
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Skiing With God   Skiing With God
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
This ski race isn't like any other in Italy. One participant is a former DJ and self-identified womanizer and another has a big, white beard and still uses wooden skis. One racer leads mass at a local church before his daily morning run. There are over seventy racers in the "May God Ski with You" competition- each of them either a priest, missionary or friar.
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Racing With The Stars   Racing With The Stars
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
Ever heard of Superstar racing? French manager Vincenzo Lamaro summarizes: “overtaking, door bashing, extreme cornering, ten cars in less than a second...close-call finishes..” Superstar racing is quickly become a popular counter-sport to France’s Formula One. By using modified showroom cars and limiting the races to only 20 minutes, French promoters have created a new and exciting take on the world of professional auto racing.
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Free Falling   Free Falling
Various / Aurora Photos
Take a journey with Aurora Photos to Algeria and experience breathtaking destinations. From traditional tribal villages, to modern bustling cites, this collection of images is sure to excite the explorer in all of us.
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Runners Like You   Runners Like You
Marcos Ferro / Aurora Photos
The Tarahumara have become internationally recognized for their speed and endurance as well as their indigenous lifestyle. Traditionally, the Tarahumara grew rice and beans, brewed home-made ale, hunted on foot and ran hundreds of miles between widely dispersed settlements.Today, many Tarahumara still live in relative isolation and both men and women still run for necessity and sport. However, these days they are just as likely to run long distances as a way of practical travel as they are to run a 10k race.
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Game of the Mayans   Game of the Mayans
Chico Sanchez / Aurora Photos
Ulama is one of the oldest sports played in the world. A popular sport in ancient Mexico, archeologists have found rubber balls (ulli) dating back to at least 1600 BC. The object of the game is to keep a rubber ball from leaving the bounds of the court. Ulama games can be infamously long - it is rumored that one game lasted for more than 8 days! Current games are typically stopped after two hours, much to the liking of modern players...
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Prestige In Paris   Prestige In Paris
Bertrand Desprez / Agence VU / Aurora Photos
The Paris Opera Ballet is the oldest national ballet company in existence. The company boasts some of the most famous choreographers and dancers ever to grace the stage. Accordingly, the Paris Opera Ballet School is one of the most rigorous dance programs in the world. Every year 300 students apply for 30 spots, with an average of 10 returning for year two, and only several that will ultimately graduate. Girls start at the school between ages 8 and 10, and are groomed to one day perform in the Paris Opera Ballet.
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Legends of The Surf   Legends of The Surf
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
Torquay, Australia is one of the premier surfing destinations in the world. Just a short ride away from the beach, the Surf World Museum paints an interactive picture of the early stages of Australian surfing. The Board Room, details the history of the surfboard, the Hall of Fame pays tribute to surfing heroes from the past, and the Live Surf Board shaping exhibit allows attendees to go hands-on with the tools of the trade.
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Catch A Wave: RF Surfing Images   Catch A Wave: RF Surfing Images
Sean Davey / Aurora Photos
Need a break from the summer heat? Check out this tubular new set of surfing images from Aurora's Sean Davey.
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Face Of A Modern Athlete   Face Of A Modern Athlete
Liam Norris / Cultura / Aurora Photos
Liam Norris of Aurora partner Cultura delivers a collection of images that puts a creative spin on traditional athletic photography. From a Wall Street warrior high jumping a city skyline to a pensive Olympian portrait, Norris uses dynamic and dreamy settings to capture stunning images of the peak of human activity.
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Surf Milan   Surf Milan
Gandolfi / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
Is it possible to surf a stone's throw away from Milan? It is in Turbigo. In this town 2 hours away from the ocean, the Naviglio Grande canal and the thermal power station create a practically perfect wave. The “Turbigo wave” is generated by the strong jet of water which spurts from the dam and which over the past few years has attracted many sports fanatics, canoeists and local surfers.
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Fishing Messolonghi Lagoon   Fishing Messolonghi Lagoon
Gavalas / Invision / Aurora Photos
Photographer Gavalas went to the Messolonghi lagoon, the most famous fish production place in Greece where fish is farmed and still caught traditionally. Gavalas captured the lives of the fisherman who live there from October to March working at the fish farms. The work is hard and the quality of life is not very good. The state-owned housing is in poor condition, and the rules are strict. The law prohibits catching small fishes, so the fisherman throw them back into the lagoon and millions of them float, dead, at the surface.
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Beer, Bait and Ammo   Beer, Bait and Ammo
Young / Gruppe28 / Aurora Photos
Photographer Michael Loyd Young documents the hunting and fishing culture along the coastline from Southern Texas to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Highlighting the south's rich tradition of fishing and hunting excursions, Young takes us out into the woods, marshes and lakes to find the catch.
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Afghanistan SkateRunner   Afghanistan SkateRunner
Ramazzotti / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
A group of children wait for “Mister Olly”. When his van arrives, they greet him joyfully; their daily skateboard lesson is about to begin. Mister Olly, real name, Oliver Percovich, born in Australia and here in Afghanistan by chance, unloads a dozen skateboards which the children eagerly grab. Astonished passers-by stop to watch this sport, totally unknown to them.
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Swordfishing in Italy   Swordfishing in Italy
Sergio Ramazzotti / Parallelozero / Aurora
ParalleloZero photographer Sergio Ramazzotti shot the now-dying historical profession, which uses techniques developed 2,200 years ago. Using special boats called "passerelle", which are equipped with a 20 meter high viewpoint and a 40 meter long gangway, expert throwers harpoon and capture the fish. These rich, moving images offer a glimpse at a hard, traditional lifestyle.
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Surfing El Salvador   Surfing El Salvador
Gandolfi / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
Central America's surfer's paradise offers some of the best breaks in the world. Here everything revolves around surfing, from those who repair surfboards to those who offer lessons, from the champion who exploits his image to those who surf in the early morning before going to work.
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Gone Fishing   Gone Fishing
Chris Ross / Aurora Photos
Marine photographer Chris Ross takes us out on the boat for all of the excitement of the big catch. His images skillfully capture the art of fishing; from serene shots of the early dawn waiting game, to the focused, high energy fight between the fisherman and his prey. This set artfully illustrates the relationship between man, fish and their environment.
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RF Collection: New In   RF Collection: New In
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Aurora can cater to all of your creative needs. Long known for our Rights Managed images, we recognize the changing needs of our clients and are now proud to offer a diverse collection of Royalty Free images. You asked, we listened.
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Winter is Upon Us   Winter is Upon Us
Various Aurora Photographers
When the temperature drops we have what you need. With hundreds of gripping shots of winter sports to choose from, let Aurora outfit you for the season.
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America's National Parks 2010   America's National Parks 2010
Various Aurora Photographers
More than 1,700 new images from America's National Parks have entered Aurora's online collection, many of them in the last 12 months. Have a look!
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Take a Dip   Take a Dip
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
There is nothing quite like swimming to cool you down on a hot summer day. We've compiled a full set of new images that cool you down just with one glance. Dip, dunk, plunge, and soak!
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Introducing The Open Collection   Introducing The Open Collection
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
The Open Collection combines the user-friendliness of Royalty-Free licensing with a picture archive that captures the breadth of sports, recreation and outdoor lifestyles. Open covers the diversity of people, places and activities that make us sweat, get high on adrenaline or just put a smile on our face as we explore, challenge ourselves or relax.
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Pakistan Soccer Balls   Pakistan Soccer Balls
Massimo Berruti / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
As the World Cup begins in South Africa, factories in the Pakistani city of Sialkot will produce the replica of Adidas's famous Jabulani soccer ball. Today, Pakistan produces 70% of all soccer ball sold in the whole world. Created and assembled by hand in factories, the last of their kind in the world, this industry is concentrated in the city of Siaklot, and as old as the British presence in the region.
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Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon   Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon
Ryan Heffernan / Aurora Photos
The 6th Annual Copper Canyons Ultra Marathon was run on Sunday, March 6th in the town of Urique, Mexico. 365 runners participated, most of whom were native Tarahumara Indians. Over sixty international runners competed as well, many inspired to run alongside the Tarahumara by Christopher McDougall's book "Born to Run". The following images aim to capture the spirit of this incredible race.
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Rafting White Waters   Rafting White Waters
Justin Bailie / Aurora Photos
Aurora Photographer, Justin Bailie has a passion for water, especially white water. For the past several years Justin has been documenting epic whitewater rafting and flat water kayaking throughout the west. Climb aboard and get ready for a wild ride with these images from Aurora Photos.
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Footballing Africa   Footballing Africa
Bruno Zanzottera / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
Football in Africa, is not just sport and leisure. African soccer players are treated like stars, and importat matches can paralyze the entire nation. Following the dreams of glory, millions of children run after battered footballs on improvised dust fields. Nowadays African soccer is a gold mine that produces champions and sport fairy tales, but subsequently also disappointments and ruthless failures.
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Surfing Gaza   Surfing Gaza
Alessandro Gandolfi / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
Gaza has been under a tightened Israeli and Egyptian blockade for almost three years now, with only limited humanitarian aid allowed in. It's inhabitants refer to it as "an open-air prison". Gazans are increasingly turning to the sea for relief from the violence and conflict.
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SUP   SUP
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Aurora knows SUP; Stand Up Paddleboarding. With recent coverage in the New York Times and the Ellen DeGeneres show, SUP is sweeping the nation, and it's no wonder...Paddleboarding is the a perfect way to get your exercise, get great views of what’s swimming below, and have fun!
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Costa Rica   Costa Rica
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Canopy jungle tours, perfect swell, abundant wildlife, snorkeling, coffee, waterfalls, need we go on? Costa Rica, though small in size, is huge in versatility, and the perfect get-a-way location for any type of traveler. Beach lovers can bask in the sun on hammocks or surf perfect peelers, nature enthusiasts can explore the mountains or active volcanoes, and adrenaline fanatics can soar from zip-lines or raft down one of Costa Rica's roaring rivers.
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Net Fishing   Net Fishing
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Whether it's a means to survival, an outlet to make money or a glamorous way to enjoy some super fresh sushi, there's no doubt that net fishing is one rugged adventure. Take a look and see if you could make your next big catch by the means of only a net.
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Trek to Nepal   Trek to Nepal
Whit Richardson / Aurora Photos
Eighteen years ago Whit Richardson made his first trek toNepal. His experience not only helped him define what was important in life, but it also set him on the path to becoming a photographer. This year Whit revisited Nepal treking into Annapurna base camp, then rafting on the Tamur river, and finishing with a trek along the Helambu circuit. Take in the beauty and serenity that is Nepal.
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Down 'n Dirty   Down 'n Dirty
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
With mud season just around the corner the best way to enjoy the outdoors is to simply jump on in and get dirty. Let Aurora help lead the jump off with our muddiest outdoor imagery.
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Gear Tested, Aurora Approved   Gear Tested, Aurora Approved
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Aurora takes the current outdoor apparel, textiles, and goods to the test to ensure high quality imagery every time. Check out these new fresh images from the outdoor collection.
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Roadtrip to Baja California   Roadtrip to Baja California
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Colorful deserts, endless beaches, fish tacos, and mariachi music are just a few treasures to be found in Baja California. Whether your style is luxurious or minimal, Baja offers a variety of activities for any type of traveler. Roadtrip to Baja with Aurora Photos.
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Surf. Skate. Snow. Ride.   Surf. Skate. Snow. Ride.
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Gear up for ASR with actions shots from the slopes to the streets with Aurora Photos.
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Spearfish   Spearfish
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
No need to hold your breath. Aurora Photos goes beyond the surface with great spearfishing images from down below. Dive into the archive now!
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Extreme Ski   Extreme Ski
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Drop into our extreme ski collection. Real athletes, real action, real photography.
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Antique Planes   Antique Planes
Richard Hallman / Aurora Photos
Aurora Photographer, Richard Hallman, takes flight with these pictures of antique aircraft from the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum in Hood River, Oregon. Soar, dive, glide and spin with Aurora Photos.
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Quirky Outdoors   Quirky Outdoors
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Some where over the rainbow there is an agency that still represents creativity in full color. Relieve yourself from the same ole' same ole'. Introducing fresh perspecitves from Aurora's outdoor adventure photographers.
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Hanging Out Mt. Washington Style   Hanging Out Mt. Washington Style
Jose Azel / Aurora Photos
Experience 6,288 feet through the eyes of Aurora President, Jose Azel. Gear up and get ready for the extreme.
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Parkour: The Art of Moving   Parkour: The Art of Moving
Lukasz Trzcinski / Visavis / Aurora Photos
Parkour is a physical discipline of French origin in which participants cover a distance, attempting to overcome obstacles they meet on their way. The key for this sport discipline is efficiency - the parkour practitioners should run over their route as efficiently and directly as possible.
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Traditional Skiers of The Altay Mountains   Traditional Skiers of The Altay Mountains
lja Herb / Aurora Photos
In the Altay mountains of China’s Xingjiang province, also known as the Uighur Autonomous region, people still follow in the footsteps of their Mongolian ancestors. Like their ancestors, these people live, ski and hunt using the same handcrafted skis and techniques they have for thousands of years.
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Best of September   Best of September
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
With daily submissions, our archive is continually expanding with great images from the best outdoor adventure photographers from all over the world. Here are some of our favorites from September.
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Toronto Newsgirls   Toronto Newsgirls
John Beebe / Aurora Photos
Toronto Newsgirls is Toronto's only all women boxing gym. Most women who are members of the gym have no previous boxing experience and this fight represents their first fight. Toronto Newsgirls is located in the basement of a warehouse in Toronto's east end.
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Slingshot Project, Camping   Slingshot Project, Camping
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
This month we sent a dozen of our best outdoor shooters into the field to capture some fresh new images of camping. From the lens and straight back to you, here is a sampling of what they shot.
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Tuckerman Ravine   Tuckerman Ravine
José Azel / Aurora Photos
Warm spring days bring out skiers to Mt. Washington's Hermit Lake hut and shelters. The glacial cirque of Tuckerman Ravine is the attraction.Much of the terrain is extreme and done only by the most advanced skiers. Still many people come, some to sled, others to picnic and enjoy the sun and others to watch the skiers and the potential falls they may take.
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Tehran Ski Resorts   Tehran Ski Resorts
Alessandro Grassani / Invision / Aurora Photos
March 2009, Iran. Skiing and snowboarding is a popular pass time for young people of Tehran.Ski resorts like Tochal Mountain and Dizin are close by and easy to reach.
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Bull Fighting American Style   Bull Fighting American Style
Dave Shafer / Aurora Photos
La Querencia is the Spanish word that loosely translates to the area in a bullring that the fighting bull imagines as his sanctuary. Deep in the valley of South Texas, La Querencia is where strength of character is drawn for the matadors that perform, similarly to the grand plazas of Spain or Mexico.
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Cave Exploration   Cave Exploration
Robbie Shone / Aurora Photos
Follow Aurora Photographer Robbie Shone down the world’s largest underground free shaft to get a first hand taste of what it would be like to traverse a cave perhaps taller than the office building you are currently sitting in.
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Cordillera Darwin Ski Traverse   Cordillera Darwin Ski Traverse
Kari Medig / Aurora Photos
From late October to early December, adventurers Kari Medig, Steve Ogle, and Dean Wagner attempted the first longitudinal ski traverse of the Cordillera Darwin. Located in the Tierra del Fuego region of Patagonia, it remains one of the least explored regions on earth.
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New Outdoor Life, May 2009   New Outdoor Life, May 2009
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
From the sea to the mountains and everywhere in-between, here are some new outdoor adventure images that have just been submitted.
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Fresh in for April09, Outdoor Life   Fresh in for April09, Outdoor Life
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Here are a few of our favorite images that are new to the Aurora archive from some new fresh talent as well as our veterans.
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Time to Play   Time to Play
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Aurora Photos takes you on the wild adventures of kids being kids.
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Core BMX   Core BMX
Fat Tony / Aurora Photos
Even after fracturing his skull during a BMX stunt gone awry, Aurora contributing photographer, Fat Tony continues to live, breathe and creatively document BMX culture in the heart of Los Angeles.
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America's National Parks   America's National Parks
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
From deserts to canyons, woodlands to coastlands, America's National Parks have it all. Discover our diverse collection of some of the most breathtaking preserved lands in the world.
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Spring Outdoors   Spring Outdoors
Various / Aurora Photos
It's OK to jump for joy, we are excited too. Spring in near. Think green, dream fresh and gear up for a new season outdoors with Aurora Photos.
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Winter's Best   Winter's Best
Various / Aurora Photos
Creative, unique and contemporary winter adventure and lifestyle photography that will lift your spirit right off the couch and drop you into the great wilderness.
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Staycation   Staycation
Various / Aurora Photos
Sometimes the best vacations are right around the corner. In current rough economic times, people are coming up with alternatives to traveling abroad. Whether it's a bike ride through the countryside or relaxing in your backyard, Aurora supports the staycation.
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Grand Canyon River Guides   Grand Canyon River Guides
Kyle George / Aurora Photos
Take a look into the souls of Grand Canyon River Guides through the creative black and white portraiture of Kyle George.
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Texas Water Safari   Texas Water Safari
Blake Gordon / Aurora Photos
The Texas Water Safari, considered the "World's Toughest Boat Race", is a race down the waterways from San Marcos to Seadrift, Texas. The Texas Water Safari has the requirement of only using boats powered by human muscle.
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Mt. Baker Backcountry   Mt. Baker Backcountry
Ethan Welty / Aurora Photos
The Mount Baker ski area is renowned for its heavy snowfall and great snowboarding, but the Mount Baker backcountry offers the off-piste snowslider far more varied choices in terrain and a vastly extended season. The term Mount Baker backcountry is usually taken to mean the large area extending from Mount Shuksan on the east to Mount Baker on the west, including the connecting ridges of Shuksan Arm and Ptarmigan Ridge in between.
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Transalpine Race   Transalpine Race
Carlos Hernandez / Aurora Photos
The Transalpine Race is a rugged 150 mile endurance race in the Alps between Germany and Austria.
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Skateboarding   Skateboarding
Various / Aurora Photos
From 50/50 grinds to Ollies, to Heel Flips, to a Nose Stall, to a filthy Pop Shovit. Whether you know the tricks by heart or not - skateboarding remains as one of the most complex and grittiest forms of expression - for both the skater... and Aurora Photographers.
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Snowboarding   Snowboarding
Various / Aurora Photos
What do you get when you mix snow, natural and man-made features, a board, a top rider, and Aurora Photographers Jeff Curtes and Dean Blotto-Gray? Snowboarding at its finest.
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Athlete Portraits   Athlete Portraits
Various / Aurora Photos
From boxers to ultra long distance runners, this gallery of athletic portraits presents a range of different character types.
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Outdoor Engagement   Outdoor Engagement
Various / Aurora Photos
Fresh, innovative and creative is what defines our Outdoor Collection. We continue to surpass the rest in this highly regarded and expanding body of work.
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Dubai: Flourishing Sports Mecca   Dubai: Flourishing Sports Mecca
Lars Tunbjork / Agence VU / Aurora Photos
Dubai is emerging as a center of interest in the world for sports. Emirati billionaires pursue their quest to provide the biggest and best of everything from golf courses watered by 2,256 sprinklers to one of the world's largest indoor ski resorts.
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Featuring Jay Reilly   Featuring Jay Reilly
Jay Reilly
Introducing a great mix of active lifestyle photography from Jay Reilly.
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Photography From Below The Surface   Photography From Below The Surface
Robbie Shone
Go below the earth's surface and discover the incredible caving photography of Robbie Shone. This type of dedication and photography is incredibly unique. It takes a very different level of expertise and vision to bring this quality of photography back from the depths of the earth.
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Mud   Mud
Assorted Aurora Photographers
Go ahead, liberate yourself and get muddy! From spas where you slather yourself with mud to taking a sloppy ride through the muck on a mountain bike, we have the grit to show.
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Kiteboarding   Kiteboarding
Assorted Aurora Photographers
The adventure sport of Kiteboarding has exploded over the last few years. While harnessed to a big kite, the wind carries the rider over water or snow on a short board which can maneuvered with grace.
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Get Outdoors   Get Outdoors
Assorted Aurora Photographers
Get outside and breathe some fresh air. This new collection of imagery will inspire you to stand up and move your body towards the light and open air. The best of the best outdoor photography is being gathered and distributed through Aurora on a regular basis.
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Introducing Robert Benson   Introducing Robert Benson
Robert Benson / Aurora Photos
Robert Benson shoots many subjects in many styles. His lit images of athletes in action are highly stylized and commercially relevant. Mostly moody high-key visuals are what makes these images stand out.
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Maine Winter   Maine Winter
Various Aurora Photographers
Winter in Maine is beautiful, but sometimes cruel, violent coastal storms, unexpected thaws and flooding as well as snow and ice. Regardless, those seem to pass and leave the winter that many Mainiacs and visitors long for.
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Sean Davey's Surfing Paradise   Sean Davey's Surfing Paradise
Sean Davey / Aurora Photos
In his teens Sean Davey’s homeland of Tasmania fueled his passion for photography and great surf. Oahu's famed north shore has become his paradise, which he loves to share through his photography. Lose yourself in this award winning imagery.
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A Passion for Snowboarding   A Passion for Snowboarding
Jeff Curtes / Aurora Photos
Few photographers have this kind of passion for a sport. Introducing Jeff Curtes.
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Yoga   Yoga

Slow down and take some time for yourself. Visually enjoy keywords such as "quiet", "still", "vitality" and of course "health". Yoga is on a vertical growth curve, Aurora's Outdoor Collection demonstrates why.
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Sailing   Sailing
Various Aurora Photographers
This groups favorite natural resource is wind power. Cruising, racing and the lifestyle of living on a boat is all available at Aurora Photos.
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Introducing Ty Milford   Introducing Ty Milford

Ty Milford's eye understands perfectly the concept of fun. His lifestyle images demonstrate his ability to see what we all want to feel; playfullness, quirky and joy.
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The Outdoor Woman   The Outdoor Woman

She is fit, healthy and tan. She has deep laugh lines. Her shoe collection has no heels, it does have mud, sand and sticky rubber associated with it. Her partner desperately tries to keep up.
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Creative Outdoors   Creative Outdoors

Aurora Photos outdoor photographers come in all varieties. Whether it be hanging thousands of feet off the ground, waiting in the tube for the surfer to drop in or maxing out following a professional endurance athlete, Aurora's shooters still manage to apply their creative skills to get the commercial image.
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Gone Fishing   Gone Fishing

Fishing is about more than the catch. It is the life that surrounds the experience; standing in a cold river at sunrise, studying the hatch, listening to the river, and of course watching for the dashing figures beneath the surface of the water. And then the tug on the line. These are the experiences we long for. Aurora Photos photographers have provided all of these experiences in their imagery, now they are available through Aurora's Outdoor Collection.
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Kentucky Horse Country   Kentucky Horse Country
Melissa Farlow / Aurora Photos
Horse country is a story about how thoroughbred horses are born and raised in Kentucky creating a billion dollar industry. Although there are prestigious farms with names like Calumet, they are really horse factories churning out hundreds of racing hopefuls year after year. Over 600 farms spread throughout six counties ranging in size from a thousand acres to many thousands. This is just a small sample of the images Melissa Farlow has on this topic.
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Introducing Corey Rich   Introducing Corey Rich
Corey Rich / Aurora
As at home on rock, surf board, and skis, or telling stories with his cameras, Corey Rich, a California-based outdoor adventure photographer, travels the globe on assignment. Corey consistently works for the top clients in the outdoor industry, pursuing rock climbing in Mexico, surfing in Panama, freight train hopping in the American West, ultra-marathon racing in the Sahara Desert of Morocco, and snowboarding in Papua New Guinea. From its conception, Corey has been a driving force in Aurora's Outdoor Collection. He continues to produce fresh work for both commercial and magazine clients.
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Introducing PatitucciPhoto   Introducing PatitucciPhoto
PatitucciPhoto / Aurora
PatitucciPhoto is the unique combination of the husband and wife team of Dan and Janine Patitucci. Together, they have become one the top producers of outdoor and adventure stock. Based in both California and Switzerland, they have the opportunity to photograph many different environments. The images they produce are a result of their energetic and creative passion for the sports and experiences they pursue. From the beginning the Patituccis has been very active in Aurora's Outdoor Collection.
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Roller Girrrrls   Roller Girrrrls
Katja Heinemann / Aurora
The Skate Key Roller Rink in the South Bronx, NY. The match, a qualifying bout for the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League's semi-finals. Roller Derby originated during the depression, and had its heyday in the 1940’s and 1950’s. After fading into oblivion, the sport has made a comeback, updated with a more punk rock, hardcore feel in both the roller girls' sexy outfits and the ferocity and bruising nature of the sport. During a bout, five roller girls in each team face off in the rink, scoring points when a jammer passes the opposing team, which that team's blockers will try to prevent. Falls, entanglements and pile-ups result, much to the delight of the fans.
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Introducing Joe McBride   Introducing Joe McBride
Joe McBride / Outdoor Collection / Aurora
Aurora is thrilled to have Joe McBride contributing commercial driven photography to the Outdoor Collection. Based out of Los Angeles, Joe has been creating dynamic action sports photography and emotional charged lifestyle portraits for the last 14 years. Working closely with an art director at Aurora, Joe has been creating fresh imagery following current trends and the needs of today's art buyer. His easy going personality and top-notch professionalism clearly shows through the images Joe creates.
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A Way of Life   A Way of Life

The Outdoor Collection bring outdoor adventure lifestyle to a level that is like no other. Our photographers bring the outdoor lifestyle genere to a unqiue space where creativity, unqiueness and visual impact are all part of the final product. While encompassing a creative style appropriate for a commercial audience, the pictures also retain a feeling of real people in real situations. This refined selection was hand picked by our editors to show a sampling of what the OC has to offer.
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Essential Successful Teamwork   Essential Successful Teamwork

The concept of teamwork can successfully be illustrated by using imagery of adventure sports. Activities such as sailing, climbing, sculling and adventure racing show people working together to accomplish goals. The OC provides many options for art-buyers looking for imagery of teamwork, cooperation and partnership.
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A Classic Yacht Admired   A Classic Yacht Admired
Michael Eudenbach / Aurora
Michael Eudenbach's ability to capture the true essence of sailing comes from years of voyaging open waters around the world. His unique experience of traveling, working and shooting aboard Endeavour provided amazing opportunities to capture fresh, powerful and conceptual photography . Michael captured this classic yacht on film in all it's glory from amazing perspectives that only a true yachtsman, who happens to be an outstanding photographer, is able to capture.
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Olympics 2004   Olympics 2004
Todd Korol / Aurora
Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece
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South American Sandboarding   South American Sandboarding
Olivier Renck/Aurora
Fans of American snowboarding magazines find their out excitement in southern Peru. They have discovered a boarder's paradise, the Ica Desert, which boast some of the longest slopes in the world. "Tell the snowboarders to come here. There aren't any avalanches, the weather is always good and sand doesn't melt!"
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Elephant Polo   Elephant Polo
Bernd Jonkmanns/ laif/Aurora
Elephant polo was first played in India around the turn of the 20th century by members of the British aristocracy. The first games were played with a soccer ball, but after finding that the elephants like to smash the balls, the soccer ball was replaced with a standard polo ball. Strange? There's more....
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Cowgirl Queens   Cowgirl Queens
Katja Heinemann/Aurora
Want to represent the sport of rodeo, take home a new Western Wear wardrobe and win $10,000 in college scholarship money? Here’s how.
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Crazy Bikes   Crazy Bikes
Eric Sanders / Cosmos / Aurora
On June 26, 1819 W. K. Clarkson, Jr. was granted a U.S. patent for a "velocipede", a bicycle where the pedals are attached to the front wheel, but a fire destroyed the records. The actual design isn't known and early American interest in his invention was, to say the least, underwhelming. However, it seems things have changed, read on..
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Day Labor Golf Caddies   Day Labor Golf Caddies
Todd Bigelow/Aurora
Meet the PGA version of day labor; Caddies without Bags. Each week dozens, more if you count the amateurs, of professional caddies with decades caddying on the PGA Tour gather on a Monday in the parking lot where tour caddies enter with hopes of getting
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Everest: 50th Anniversary   Everest: 50th Anniversary
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first summit of Everest. May 29, 1953, New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Nepa

View this collection of images from Aurora on Everest, Sherpa's an
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Iceberg Alley   Iceberg Alley
David McLain/Aurora
Iceberg Alley is the name given to the waters that run from Greenland to Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Color Outdoor Stock   Color Outdoor Stock
Chris Pinchbeck/Aurora
Scenics and adventure stock from various locations.
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Endeavour   Endeavour
Michael Eudenbach/Aurora
Follow the exciting and dangerous sport of America's Cup style racing aboard the Endeavour through the eyes of photographer/crew member Michael Eudenbach.
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Soccer Around the World   Soccer Around the World
Andoni Canela/Aurora
The passion for Soccer reaches even the most remote of places. Soccer fields dot the urban and rural landscape around the world much the way baseball fields do here in the USA.
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Formula 1 Grand Prix   Formula 1 Grand Prix
Chris Anderson/Aurora
Formula One would not be as widely known today were if not for one man, race circuit owner Bernie Ecclestone, his mind races faster and sleeker than the cars themselves. Formula One auto racing thrills its fans from
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Winter Olympics   Winter Olympics
Jose Azel/Aurora
Get in the spirit of the Winter Olympics! Competition may be fierce but sportsmanship defines the Olympic Games, celebrating it's nineteenth occurance in Salt Lake City on February 8th, 2002.
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Shark Hunt   Shark Hunt
Chris Anderson/Aurora
Many people fear sharks. Some choose to chase them down, fish them in and kill 'em.
Humans get the last laugh on a shark hunt off the coast of Montauk, Long Island.
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Speed Week   Speed Week
Nina Berman/Aurora
Experience land racing at its best on the pure white crystalline salt plains during Bonneville's "Speed Week".
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Dancing on Air   Dancing on Air
Peter McBride/Aurora
Come one come all. For a one time performance the Bandaloop Troupe dances on air 2,500 vertical feet up a cliffside in Yosemite National Park.
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