Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing your adventures around the World in the Adventure Land Photo Contest, part of the Outside Views Series in collaboration with Macphun. a Big thank you to guest judge Jay Goodrich. Jay is an internationally published adventure photojournalist living in the mountains surrounding Jackson, Wyoming. He spends six months out of the year traveling the world creating stories about riding bikes on dirt and skis on snow. Recent clients include Bike, Dirt Rag, National Geographic, Outside, Powder, and many more.

Adventure is a difficult term to define. For some, adventure can be found as close as their back yards, but for others it is defined by traveling to the remote corners of the earth. To the inexperienced, I feel that the adventure becomes about the destination. Standing at some remote location and snapping a “we made it” photo very rarely produces an image that inspires me. For me, the greatest photos that I have ever taken have happened during the process of the adventure - the journey. The setbacks, the laughter, the fear, even the beauty experienced with a single person or a group of people becomes the true adventure. It becomes the story that we all get to share with the world after we return home. So when I look at photos that illustrate an adventure, I want to conjure up a story in my own mind of what was going on at the very moment the photographer released the shutter.  


Congratulations Grand Jury Winner "hunting time" by henrykurniawan

hunting time by henrykurniawan - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"This photo not only defines the concept of adventure through the photo itself, but does so with where the photographer needed to go to create it. When I looked at this photo, I began to think of the stories the hunters will tell to each other while out there hunting and the new stories that they will have when they return." - guest judge

Congratulations Runner Up "The Biker" by martinpodt

The Biker by martinpodt - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"The misty light instantly captured my heart in this photo. I want to go ride there right now. I often ride my bike on the margins of the day and this reminds me of all of those adventures." - guest judge

Congratulations Runner Up "Climbing at Cinque Torri" by jamesrushforth

Climbing at Cinque Torri by jamesrushforth - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"As someone who used to climb, this photo highlights that feeling of being high above your surroundings - scary and exhilarating. And again, you typically don’t climb by yourself so the journey is mutually experienced with at least one other person." - guest judge

Congratulations Runner Up "The courier" by TomerE

The courier by TomerE - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Immediately knowing this was taken in Petra, my next thought is to ask, “What’s the deal?”, a horse and carriage aren’t something I would expect to see is this location, so I want to know more about the story." - guest judge

Congratulations Amateur Winner "winter memory" by mathildejenkins

winter memory by 05h27 - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

Congratulations People's Choice "Midnight sun" by DanielKordan

Midnight sun by DanielKordan - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Yellow Mountain" by bobtour

Yellow Mountain by bobtour - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Dreamy Dutch Sunrise" by albertdros

Dreamy Dutch Sunrise by albertdros - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"untitled" by simon_cerulean

 by simon_cerulean - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Seceda" by dfrancis2

Seceda by dfrancis2 - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Ogoy island, Baikal" by Cookieman

"Haifoss" by bengreenphotography

Haifoss by bengreenphotography - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"found" by CreativeArtView

found by CreativeArtView - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"SUNSET-PANO" by RobCrutcher

SUNSET-PANO by RobCrutcher - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Volcanic landscape" by varemo

Volcanic landscape by varemo - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Delicate Arch" by npentecost

Delicate Arch by npentecost - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Light of moon, light of sun" by antonagarkov

Light of moon, light of sun by antonagarkov - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"An Adventure to Remember" by JennaVee

An Adventure to Remember by JennaVee - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"[ … polar night ] " by raymondhoffmann

[ … polar night ]  by raymondhoffmann - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Rossfjord - Northern Norway" by JKBPhotography

Rossfjord - Northern Norway by JKBPhotography - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Cunis Ignis" by bluetorus

Cunis Ignis by TrueNorthImages - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"untitled" by Lucky4life

 by Lucky4life - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Eating Marmallows and Drinking Cider High Above Wapta Falls, BC" by Edinseye

Eating Marmallows and Drinking Cider High Above Wapta Falls, BC by Edinseye - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"waterfall portrait" by ovi_craciun

waterfall portrait by ovi_craciun - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"First love" by Tor-Ivar

First love by Tor-Ivar - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Emergence of magic" by nicolaisolbakkwillumsen

Emergence of magic by nicolaisolbakkwillumsen - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Camargue white horses silhouette" by jg74

Camargue white horses silhouette by jg74 - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Huts" by milkyway

Huts by milkyway - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge " by liammcdonald

Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge  by liammcdonald - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Winter Light House" by Jeta1websandpix

Winter Light House by Jeta1websandpix - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Yosemite Fire Falls. Project 52 week 8" by Bruz

Yosemite Fire Falls.  Project 52 week 8 by Bruz - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Narnia" by racheljonesross

Narnia by racheljonesross - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"winter forest (The last monk - Posledný mních)" by dzajro_com

winter forest (The last monk - Posledný mních) by PeterSeitler - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Iceland Ice Cave" by grantcollier

Iceland Ice Cave by grantcollier - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Iran " by scottlin

Iran  by scottlin - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"swiss cheese" by rolandbach

swiss cheese by rolandbach - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Trolltunga" by marc-photographie

Trolltunga by marcbaechtold - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Bridal Falls" by michellevallese

Bridal Falls by michellevallese - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Base camp " by DustinPenman

Base camp  by DustinPenman - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Belittled by Nature" by laceybear

Belittled by Nature by laceybear - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Dancing in the dark" by marcocacciatore

Dancing in the dark by marcocacciatore - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Bruarfoss - iceland 2" by Throughmycanon

Bruarfoss - iceland 2 by Throughmycanon - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Diamonds on the Beach" by NatashaHaggard

Diamonds on the Beach by NatashaHaggard - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Mount Bromo" by kenvinpinardy

Mount Bromo by kenvinpinardy - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Amazon River" by Davenportfolio

Amazon River by Davenportfolio - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"New day comming" by JesusSanz

New day comming by JesusSanz - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Endless" by Alovaddin

Endless by Alovaddin - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Matanuska Glacier" by jeffehlers

Matanuska Glacier by jeffehlers - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Take it all in" by victoraerden

"Champagne Pool" by PaulPersys

Champagne Pool by PaulPersys - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Cutting the cheese " by joshuaperrett

Cutting the cheese  by joshuaperrett - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views

"Among the Redwoods" by emxsee

Among the Redwoods by emxsee - Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views