Jed WeingartenCameraCanon EOS-1D Mark IILens24.0-70.0mmISO400F-Stopf 4.0Shutter Speed1/640About the shotOutlet Falls had just seen its first kayak descent the day before this photo was taken. While I had some great images from that day, I spent most of the day kicking myself for not having brought the climbing gear I needed to rappel the 20 or so feet down to the vantage from which this photo was shot.That night, I rallied a couple of local paddlers to go back out with me and see if there was still enough water. This time I brought my climbing gear, and not only was there still water, but more ice had formed over night. This was one of those rare moments when all the factors came together and the moment was captured.BiographyLed by my passion for whitewater, I have been paddling and photographing rivers around the world for the last 20 years. Over the past few years, I have begun to pursue my interest in wildlife and conservation photography, working near my home in Portland, Oregon, as well as in China, Bhutan, and the Arctic. A deep interest in East Asia and a proficiency in Mandarin has led me on repeated adventures in Western China and the Great Himalayan ranges. The late Galen Rowell and his work documenting alpine expeditions inspire me, and I strive to bring some of that vision to the kayaking world. This fall I will be back in Asia shooting kayaking in Bhutan and a float trip in Tibet. My work for the foreseeable future will largely focus on threatened areas, cultures, and wildlife in the greater Himalayan ranges. My clients have included National Geographic, Outside, Patagonia, and Kayak Session.