Tag: extreme sports

Pushing the limits of photography: Krystle Wright

Talking Australia
Talking Australia
Pushing the limits of photography: Krystle Wright
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Regarded as one of the world’s leading female extreme adventure photographers, Krystle Wright is always pushing the limits of her craft. Also a cinematographer and director, she gave up city living to pursue her dream and hasn’t looked back. Her personal desire for adrenaline and passion for paragliding almost cost her her life in a serious accident in Pakistan in 2013. On this episode she talks about the reward of going the extra mile for a great story or image, and she shares how draining her profession and lifestyle can be at times and how she had to readjust to being stuck at home and unable to travel the globe during the pandemic. This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Liz Ginis (Managing Editor Digital at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com). You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic

Adventure

Highlining above the Tasmanian wilderness

Thrill seeker Valentin Rapp has walked between some of Tasmania’s greatest natural monuments by rigging up a highline. Not for the faint of heart, the extreme sport of highlining involves traversing a rope suspended high above the ground. See more of his adventurers here.

Adventure

Crossing Victoria Island, Canada

Victoria Island beat them in 2005, but when Chris Bray and Clark Carter returned to complete the historic crossing they were armed with new equipment and the knowledge that if at first you don’t succeed, there’s only one thing left to do.