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I know that we aren’t meant to live this life alone. We were put here on this earth to experience life together- my closest relationships have been my greatest teachers, and whichever way you worship on this day I hope you were with those you love.
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I know that we aren’t meant to live this life alone. We were put here on this earth to experience life together- my closest relationships have been my greatest teachers, and whichever way you worship on this day I hope you were with those you love.

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It’s one hell of a cool story.  Shortly after this photo was taken the drone smashed into the massive rock wall on the right & slid hundreds of ft into the inky black water of the fjord. I assumed we would never see it again.. we didn’t even know where it actually hit beyond the splash noise & echo sound of it scrapping down the wall. But we felt compelled to give it a try... and somehow my colleague @_ryanhill_ spotted what he thought was a reflective lens 20-30 under the water caught on a small ledge. Remember these fjords are deep, dark and often the steep walls continue all the way to the bottom. 
Ryan got on a dry suit and dove down with just the dim light from a Waterproof headlamp and somehow retrieved it.. at the time it felt like a miracle & honestly rewarding enough just to have recovered the drone at all let alone in fading light. But I knew that salt water damage was going to wreck havoc on the internal memory we shot this on & the likelihood of data recovery was slim.
We quickly put it under fresh water to remove the corrosive salt & removed everything we could so it could dry out as much as possible with some silica packets & heat to help remove moisture. 
Back in the states I made a few calls & was able to finally send it in to see if someone could revive this thing & recover the images.. it took almost 4 months but by some miracle & genius technology we were able to rebuild the files. This is the first I’ve seen of these images since it went down. Thanks for making that dive @_ryanhill_ & next time fly a little safer. 
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Drone was a DJI mavic Zoom if you are wondering.. and no this ain’t an Ad. Just one cool story. 🤙
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It’s one hell of a cool story. Shortly after this photo was taken the drone smashed into the massive rock wall on the right & slid hundreds of ft into the inky black water of the fjord. I assumed we would never see it again.. we didn’t even know whe

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@rorykramer @evanpaterakis 😂🙌🏼

Even in the harshest environments you can find pristine moments like these. In the stillness of the sea you begin to become apart of the environment .. everything connects. This is maybe one reason why we venture across the world to some of the coldest and most remote places on earth. To find these rare moments, the ones that aren’t meant to last.
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Even in the harshest environments you can find pristine moments like these. In the stillness of the sea you begin to become apart of the environment .. everything connects. This is maybe one reason why we venture across the world to some of the colde

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@outsidemagazine 🚢 🍾

I’ve always loved those hero stories that tend to come when you are in those low points on the trip. Like when @jquinny told me that he had pretty much sold anything of value to go on these surf over the last 10 years trips... garage sales & borrowed money were a normal part of the struggle for him to get a sponsor despite having been so successful on the contest circuit. When we got the cover shot this trip it was more than just a photo on the front page. It really meant something to both of us... it meant that all that sacrifice was worth it.
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I’ve always loved those hero stories that tend to come when you are in those low points on the trip. Like when @jquinny told me that he had pretty much sold anything of value to go on these surf over the last 10 years trips... garage sales & borrowed

Planet Earth
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@zaknoyle Magic in the photo and the story!🙌🏽

I’ll always be faithful to Winter but I’m looking forward to flirting with Spring.
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I’ll always be faithful to Winter but I’m looking forward to flirting with Spring.

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@lukeditella @chrisburkard, let’s just plan something. Surf/hike/ski.

@outsidemagazine 🙌🙌🙌

I have been told (very lovingly) that I can be a terrible flying partner. My head is constantly out the window letting in the cold air. But then again, how can you blame me.
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I have been told (very lovingly) that I can be a terrible flying partner. My head is constantly out the window letting in the cold air. But then again, how can you blame me.

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@roam You be you Chris!

@jordanherschel How incredible!

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One of those moments when you don’t mind a butt in your face. 

@bennyboosh deep Caribbean.
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One of those moments when you don’t mind a butt in your face. @bennyboosh deep Caribbean.

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@petehalvorsen This count be us if you werent always traveling @slatertrout 🌊(_!_) 📷

Siberian winds never felt so good. Japan has quickly become one of my favorite places on earth, every experience whether surf or snow has introduced me to a different part of its delicate culture. Excited to be heading back at the end of this month for a project I have been dreaming about for a few years now. 
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Siberian winds never felt so good. Japan has quickly become one of my favorite places on earth, every experience whether surf or snow has introduced me to a different part of its delicate culture. Excited to be heading back at the end of this month f

Iwanai-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
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@roam Stoked to see what comes out of this

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How you celebrate St. Patrick’s day in the Arctic.
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How you celebrate St. Patrick’s day in the Arctic.

Arctic Circle
There is something so much sweeter about a view like this when you have worked for it. I woke up at 12:30 am and rode 212 miles by bike to Santa Cruz. After the first 6 hours (halfway) in pitch black the highlight was arriving here at sunrise without a soul around and stretching my tired legs. Still only halfway. No real goal in mind other than to experience a place like the California coast a little deeper, maybe a bit more patiently through heavy breath & a little sweat equity.
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There is something so much sweeter about a view like this when you have worked for it. I woke up at 12:30 am and rode 212 miles by bike to Santa Cruz. After the first 6 hours (halfway) in pitch black the highlight was arriving here at sunrise without

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@roam Experience is everything. Thanks Chris

Somewhere deep in all of us lies a Night Owl. Embrace it.. you will be surprised what you see.
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Somewhere deep in all of us lies a Night Owl. Embrace it.. you will be surprised what you see.

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@roam Hoot hoot brother! 😎

I’m crossing the pond and heading to the UK to teach a photography workshop & keynote speak at the @thephotographyshow . Can’t wait to meet y’all and share a bit of what I’ve learned along the way. 
For tickets & details tap my bio link or www.ChrisBurkard.com/events
#SwitchtoAlpha #SonyUK
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I’m crossing the pond and heading to the UK to teach a photography workshop & keynote speak at the @thephotographyshow . Can’t wait to meet y’all and share a bit of what I’ve learned along the way. For tickets & details tap my bio link or www.ChrisB

The Photography Show
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@roam Have fun over there Chris!

@jordanherschel Ooooooo yes!