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Ryan Flett  Professional Outdoor Photographer Mountain Obsessed. Addicted to adrenaline and places far away from people. Nelson, BC šŸ

I like to imagine the forces that shaped the landscape over millennia; tectonic shifts that created mountains, the elements that wore away rock, the glaciers that shaped valleys and the rivers that carved intricate patterns of paths downhill. Through the ages, the chaos of these forces remarkable creates in a way that cannot be matched by humans. Beauty out of chaos on a time-scale we are unable to comprehend.
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The Slocan River flows out of Slocan Lake as the Goat Range looms over the landscape before sunrise.
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#chasinglight #adventurethatislife #mountainlifeĀ #Mountainstories #Mountainhigh #landscapecaptures #Mountainculture #Adventuretrip #wildsoul #outsideartist #kootenays #wildlycreative #cangeotravel #mountaincultureelevated #outdoorart #wildones #CanadaĀ #mountaintops #mountainrange #visualfolkĀ #outdoorslife #awakethesoul

Getting to these places isnā€™t always easy (pushing bikes for hours - no sleep on a mountain peak - waking up at 4am) but they are worth it when everything comes together. Itā€™s always a lottery when chasing the sun.
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#thegreatoutdoors #theoutbound #outdoorslife #outdoorpassion #wheretofindme #roam #Mountainrange #outĀ­sideisbetter #kootenays #throughthelens #earthbound #visualworld #CanadaĀ #mountainman #landscapecaptures #adventurelife #visualmobsĀ  #outsideculture

As I work endlessly in my office this spring (my usual after a busy winter) my mind floats back to moments like this in Valhalla Park last summer.
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When I look back at my images, sometimes it's hard to believe that I experienced those moments at all. I spend so many hours editing, reviewing, sending to publications that the image occasionally becomes a commodity more than a representation of a time and place.
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But many times, as with this shot, images that sit forgotten on my hard drives become my favourites as they are untainted by my process of business. Either way, I feel quite fortunate to call this my job and I wouldn't change it for anything else.
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#Stayandwander #welivetoexplore #hikingadventures #adventureon #hikingfun #hikingtrip #exploremoreoutdoors #exploreon #adventuresports #Adventure_culture #kootenays #getlostnow #roamfree #wanderers #hikemore #canada #awakethesoul #wheretofindme #venturesociety

I don't know about you, but I love road tripping in my truck. There's something about having a self-contained unit that I can take wherever, able to get up almost any road and not worrying about a roof over my head or where I'm going to sleep that night. It opens up a whole new freedom which I have become addicted to in the summer.
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This summer, @kendra_bernice and I will be seeing more of Canada, US and beyond than we've seen before. From the BC Coast and the southwestern USA you will probably find us climbing, biking, hiking or sleeping in my trusty steed under the stars.
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I used to despise reading when I was younger but that was only until I discovered adventure non-fiction.
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Books such as Endurance and Into Thin Air sparked my fascination with peopleā€™s experiences exploring this large world of ours. Iā€™ve long sought stories, facts, historical peculiarities (sometimes to an annoying degree) but I love learning about the past.
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These events and experiences I read of will forever be invisible to me but yet have shaped the world I live in today. Their tales live on through words on a page. Itā€™s incredible the power of books.
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#campingvibes #ourcamplife #campingout #campingcollective #campingadventures #campingout #roam #adventurers #travelog #Mountainstories #mountainscape #Outdoorpassion #Lifeoutside #camplife #wheretofindme #goplayoutside #naturelife #outsideculture #mountainman #natureinside #neveridle #campistco #hipcamp

I had surgery on my knee a few weeks ago and it's been nice finally getting out of the house. .
The surgery was scheduled and I was happy to get it done but it's been hard not getting out much as I jealousy see friends hiking and biking. I'll be back to normal in a few weeks but a fire has been lit under my butt to come back stronger than ever.
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#astrophotography #universetoday #astrophoto #astrography#nightsky #nightscaper #starphotography #starscape #longexpo_additction #udog_sky #landscape_captures #milkywaychasers #natgeospace #starrynight #astro_photography_ #visualmobs #landscapephoto #CanadaĀ #wheretofindme

The signs of winter are slowing disappearing. The quick appearance of hot weather this past week got me excited for summer adventures as we took to sailing Kootenay Lake in #NelsonBC.
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The snow is now secluded to the mountain tops, buds pop on every branch and water looks more and more appealing. But don't be fooled into swimming yet, it will freeze you solid.
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#chasinglight #adventurethatislife #mountainlife #Mountainstories #Mountainhigh #landscapecaptures #Mountainculture #Adventuretrip #wildsoul #outsideartist #kootenays #wildlycreative #cangeotravel #mountaincultureelevated #outdoorart #wildones #CanadaĀ #mountaintops #mountainrange

Spring runoff is in full swing in BC. After a super deep winter here in the Kootenays, it will be a long time before all the snow in the alpine melts. Iā€™m ready for this hot weather...summer canā€™t come soon enough.
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#theglobewander #discoverearth #lifeoutside #wherewillwegonext #Mountainstones #outsideeveryday #outsideplay #kootenays #outdoorsports #outdoorslife #landscapephotos #Canada #exploremoreoutdoors #forgeyourownpath #earthVisualsĀ #explorers #roamingĀ  #outsidecultureĀ #mountainscapeĀ #mountainhigh #traveloften #wilderness_culture #mountainculture #wondermore

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