Seven Adventure Photographers You Need To Know From hanging off of sheer cliff faces to catch the perfect shot, to braving the freezing cold because the light is spectacular, adventure photographers go through some serious challenges to bring you amazing imagery. So we decided to delve into the archives and bring you our take on the seven photographers you need to know! 09/21/2017 © Kelvin Trautman / Red Bull Illume John Dale So excited to finally be able to share this image of my dad and his pup going for a good walk in the snow that made it to the Top 25 in the Spirit Category of the 2016 @redbullillume Image Quest. Honored and humbled to have my image make it through out of over 34k submissions from the top outdoor adventure photographers in the world. Photography has been a wild and stressful ride but I wouldn’t choose any other path. Thanks to everyone who’s encouraged me to keep at it the past few years, y’all have been instrumental. Psyched to keep shooting and good luck to the finalists! [Guadalupe Mountains National Park, NM - January 2015 - #getoutstayout #solarlife #explore #wanderlust #WeAreAllZeal #ExploreMore] A post shared by John Dale | Photographer (@johndalephoto) on Sep 23, 2016 at 1:07pm PDT Kelvin Trautman Paddling stoke!!! As a form of transport, the humble kayak has shown me more beauty in this world than I'm yet to fully appreciate. In the next couple days I will be back in a boat, this time in northern polar wilderness of Svalbard to help @lewis.pugh, @unenvironment and @hurtigruten to explore, document and ultimately put a spotlight on the plight of our planets northern polar region. Stay tuned for more from this expedition #ArcticDecade here. A snap from a memorable morning with @dawidmocke in Antarctica last year. A post shared by Kelvin Trautman (@kelvintrautman) on Jul 10, 2017 at 8:50am PDT Dave Lehl Work. #santacruz #surf #california A post shared by Dave Lehl (@davelehl) on Nov 1, 2016 at 4:50pm PDT Tim Kemple The mountains and crags of New England taught me how to climb, ski, take shelter from the rain, and tell stories with a camera. It's also home to @easternmntnsports, my very first commercial client I ever had as a photographer! They recently reached out and asked if I'd be interested in telling some stories about my favorite places in the Northeast on their feed -- to which I said 'hell yeah'. So all this week, check out the @easternmntnsports feed for my tales of adventure, great friends, and cool spots all along the East Coast. @hazel_findlay reaching for clips at 'Great Head' in Acadia National Park, Maine. #goeast #maine #climbing #climbing_pictures_of_instagram A post shared by Tim Kemple (@timkemple) on Aug 13, 2017 at 9:09am PDT Krystle Wright Highliner @carlmarrs takes a sunset walk high up in the North Cascades. A post shared by Krystle Wright (@krystlejwright) on May 16, 2017 at 6:18pm PDT Jakub Sedivy One of my favorite places this year. The Cannobio gorge. 3km of must run rapids in a steep deep beautiful canyon. Feels like Narnia. Whoever goes, please be aware the portage at the end changed and now includes proper climbing on a wet stone above a siphon. @zet_kayaks @kokatatusa @norskamoda @olympusczsk #canyon #wonderland #scary #firsttime #vanlife #nomad #eurotrip A post shared by Jakub Sedivy Photo (@sedivyjakub) on May 28, 2017 at 12:45am PDT Mike Leeds Erik Boomer kayaking Sahalie Falls on the McKenzie River in Oregon. Throwback to 2012. I was very fortunate to be a part of this day. @eboomer is a legend, check him out. #kayaking #redbullillume2013 #redbull #redbullillume #erikboomerisalegend #oregon #sahaliefalls #oregonexplored #canon5dmarkii #teamcanon #waterfall #snow #ice #pnw #ballsofsteel #canon #manfrotto #honeybadger #whitewater #aov A post shared by Mike Leeds (@mikeleedsphotography) on Feb 2, 2017 at 12:32pm PST For more spectacular photos, head over to our Instagram and make sure to hit that follow button!