The best outdoor photographers in 2017, in a list of nearly 1,000.
There’s a sense that the year was a watershed for outdoor photographers.
We had the rise of Instagram, a new generation of selfie-loving people who saw an opportunity to capture their experiences on their devices.
Then came the winter of 2018-19, with the polar vortex, which was devastating for photographers everywhere, and a record-breaking snowfall.
A year that felt like an early warning of what would happen in 2019 was, in fact, an early wake-up call.
A series of high-profile incidents in the US and Europe left many photographers fearing the worst.
But, while this year was not the year for the big headlines, there was a lot of good news to look forward to in 2018.
Here are our top 10 outdoor photographs of 2017.1.
A snow-covered snowboarder’s dream of a ‘world-class experience’The snowboard enthusiast Chris Gorman from the US had a vision for what he wanted to capture: an experience in the Alps that was truly exceptional.
But with temperatures dipping below freezing in the spring, he was forced to make a decision.
What was he going to shoot?
Would he take photos of a perfect landscape or a snowstorm?
The result was Snowbound, a series of photos that capture the moment when a person sees the sun, which he is convinced has been the sun for thousands of years.
The photographer’s goal was to capture the essence of snow, in the most magical way possible.2.
A photographer who was too good to go home’It’s a bit of a blur to say that my life has been pretty much perfect since I was 14.
I got a job working in an office in London and it was a dream job.
But then I got pregnant, so I left.
And then I realised it was time to take a break.
I thought it was going to be another big career move, but when I got home I thought, ‘This is what I want to do for the rest of my life’.3.
A woman’s journey from working in the film industry to taking her first camera awayThe photojournalist Kate Taylor has been in the industry for almost 15 years, with some of the most beautiful images she has ever captured.
But her story is still fresh and resonates with people all over the world.
It is an incredible story, as it shows that, like so many other people, she was able to realise her dreams after all.4.
An image that changed the way I look at my clothesIt’s hard to imagine how someone can have a passion for photography and still live in the present day.
But for photographer David Cram, who spent most of his career as a fashion photographer, that wasn’t always the case.
He is now a freelance designer, using his own photos to change the way people see their clothes.5.
A mother’s journey to find a husbandAfter giving birth to her first child in 2010, the photographer’s life changed dramatically.
She was pregnant again, and had lost her job as a full-time photographer.
But the pregnancy also brought new meaning to being a photographer, and so she decided to go out and meet other photographers.
She had a lot to learn and a lot more to think about.
The result is the stunningly beautiful and poignant photograph titled A Mother’s Journey, which captures the story of a mother who takes on the challenges of raising a child.6.
A family reunion in the middle of a snowy fieldA mother and her son were skiing in the woods on a sunny winter’s night in Germany when the sun went down.
They were skiing with a friend on a snowboard, when a gust of wind blew them off course.
But it was just the beginning of the adventure they were about to embark on.
The photographer, Laura Hagen, was skiing with her son and his father, Karl-Heinz Kohn, in Germany’s Oberhausen Forest when the wind blew the windmills out of the way.
Hagen’s photos capture the extraordinary moment, as the boy was able in the moment to see the mother and father as he fell into the snow, and the family reunite with each other.7.
A shot of the sun shining through a hole in a snowflakeAs winter approaches, the weather in the world changes.
A lot of people look for the perfect moment to take their photographs, but for many people, taking their photographs in the morning is no longer possible.
Photographer Anna Schulz, a former model and model scout who now works as a freelance photographer, was inspired by this when she went to photograph a woman’s sunrise in a forest in Russia.
It was one of the first times I have ever taken a sunrise.
It took me a while to realise that the sun was shining through the snowflake, but I was hooked.
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