Frequent Your Shot contributor Christian Aslund captured this cold-inducing portrait of Renny Bijoux, a youth ambassador from the Seychelles on a Greenpeace North Pole expedition. Aslund said, “The team, most of them without any previous polar experience, skied to the North Pole and lowered a capsule 4.3km onto the sea bed, containing signatories to their campaign to protect the Arctic from industrial development.” Reblogged from National Geographic
Mont Blanc (White Mountain) in the Alps is western Europe’s highest peak at 15,771 feet (4,800 meters). Your Shot member Arina Andryeyeva submitted this shot, captured at 13,120 feet (4,000 meters), of Mont Blanc’s snowy ridge and peak ascending into the cloud cover. “The temperature before climbing was around 20°C [68°F],” Andryeyeva writes. “After [we made] it almost to the very top, the temperature dropped to minus 1°C [30°F].”
Two hundred, actually—that’s how many sheep Your Shot photographer Einar Örn says gathered in this portrait taken in Iceland. He reckons that the intense collective gaze meant that “they were waiting to get into a warm house after a stroll in the snow.”
Reblogged from National Geographic
“Biking and flipping in the snow was a first for us,” says photographer Tyler Roemer of this image he took of mountain biker and good friend Carson Storch pulling a backflip off a snowy jump in Redmond, Oregon. “The tread and rims of Carson’s bike became filled with ice and snow, making it extra slick and precarious,” he says.
“Biking in the snow is typically left to people that ‘fat bike’ and keep their wheels on the ground,” Roemer says. “But Carson is on a slope-style bike here, which is made to jump solely on dirt, not in the snow.” The picture was caught on Storch’s first attempt on the icy run ouy after practicing a couple of straight air warm-ups. A lot of snow had fallen the week prior, so the team had just a small window of good weather that day. “Due to the cold temperatures, the snow was light enough for Carson to shovel the jumps off with ease,” Roemer says. “The cold weather also made the dirt jumps like concrete, completely freezing all the moisture within the jump. There was a layer of ice on the surface of the jump and the landing that made the run out dangerous and out of control.”
Your Shot community member Robert Melgar offers a thrilling view of the 74-foot drop at the lower end of Oregon’s 230-foot Dry Creek Falls. “The difficulty was to keep the lens dry, and yes, the water was very cold!” he writes.
Sunrise over the Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland.
The secret is to get up early… and have absolutely no clouds blocking the sunrise. So dress warmly, because no clouds means cold temperatures. It was below -5°C that morning, even tough it was August.