The 25 Best Adventure Photos of the Past 25 Years

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Surfing in Southwestern Alaska
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Surfing in Southwestern Alaska

The Shot: Josh Mulcoy carves a wave against a backdrop of the Aleutian coastline — a remote archipelago off the southwest coast of Alaska, 2013.

The Photographer: Chris Burkard/Massif

The Full Story: This photo went onto become the cover shot for the award-winning 2014 feature documentary The Cradle of Storms, co-directed by Bryce Lowe-White and Ben Weiland. The groundbreaking film features pro surfers Alex Gray, Josh Mulcoy, and Peter Devries exploring the Aleutian Islands and proved Weiland’s hypothesis that some of the best waves on earth exist in the coldest and most distant places.

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