Adventurer/photographer Erik Boomer braves extreme conditions in Chile to create a bold portrait series of the Whitewater Grand Prix athletes.
From our July 2013 issue, Chris Gragtmans shares his thoughts, plus some footage and photos, on the record runoff event this spring on the Ottawa River, where a haddful of the planet’s top paddlers used the massive water to push freestyle kayaking ahead in new directions.
The C&K Awards are just around the (river)bend, and with them the Photo of the Year Contest. But first, you need to vote for the photo you think is best before we can present the winner.
Pacific Northwest photographer Kirk Mastin speaks to his love of film photography and how he went beyond a normal portrait assignment to capture this dynamic kayaking photograph.
A paddling photo essay from British Columbia’s Hornby Island, which offered a fitting finale to C&K’s Vancouver Island-based sea kayak review featured in the June 2013 issue, on a fleet of day-tripping boats built for everyday touring.
This month on “Behind the Lens,” Colorado kayaker and photographer Peter Holcombe explains how some carlight maneuvering and good models produced a composition balancing focus between water and paddler.
Photos, results, and racer analysis from the North Fork Championship II, where Louis Geltman claimed a victory over a stacked international field on a slalom course barreling down Jacob’s Ladder on Idaho’s North Fork Payette.
In this Gallery—The Other Portage, you can see the Congo Whitewater Kayaking Expedition Team. Photo: Greg Von Doersten
“Park and play” wasn’t in the lexicon of the voyageurs or Lewis and Clark. When the water ran out or the river became too steep, they portaged.
The times have changed and so have the cameras, but not what photographers ask of their boating models.
Canoe & Kayak’s top paddling destinations to shoot wildlife photography
Michigan photographer nails storm kayaking image for the May 2013 cover.
Erik Boomer made this photograph of expedition partner Sarah McNair Landry during a rainsquall in the middle of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.
Tyler Bradt with Steve Fisher, Ben Marr and Rush Sturges in a relative calm moment during the first descent of the Congo River’s Inga Rapids, Oct. 26, 2011.
Colorado-based nonprofit Ríos to Rivers uses kayaking and exchange to educate young boaters about the impact of dams on rivers and build a cross-cultural dialogue about the value of free-flowing rivers and the need to balance development with conservation.
The Olympic spectacle is a lot like the Lee Valley Whitewater Centre in suburban London. For five days this summer the world’s attention will be focused on this pump-driven facsimile of a Class IV creek, where the planet’s best slalom boaters will compete for the sports biggest prize. Some will triumph, others will falter, and […]
That’s what they called it back when Kodachrome was king. Photography has changed a great deal since then, but not human nature. Which explains why Paul Kuthe was so close to the rocks at Oregon’s Cascade Head when the North Pacific threw a heavy set straight at him. “Most of it was my fault, shouting ‘Get in there a big more!’” admits photographer Steve Rogers. Kuthe took four set wavevs on the head, but it was the first one, pictured here, that nearly ended his day. “He pretty much just clung on. It was like, ‘Holy shit, Paul, you really nearly overcooked that one.” – JM