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Behind the Lens: Peter Holcombe

06.21.2013

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.

Sticking the Fork

06.11.2013

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.

Gallery — The Other Portage

05.22.2013

In this Gallery—The Other Portage, you can see the Congo Whitewater Kayaking Expedition Team. Photo: Greg Von Doersten

Gallery

05.20.2013

“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.

Gallery

05.17.2013

The times have changed and so have the cameras, but not what photographers ask of their boating models.

Where the Wild Things Are

05.17.2013

Canoe & Kayak’s top paddling destinations to shoot wildlife photography

Behind the Lens: Aaron Peterson

05.14.2013

Michigan photographer nails storm kayaking image for the May 2013 cover.

Sea of Cortez

05.14.2013

Erik Boomer made this photograph of expedition partner Sarah McNair Landry during a rainsquall in the middle of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.

The Inga Rapids

05.13.2013

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.

ADVOCATE EXCHANGE

05.08.2013

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.

Gallery

05.07.2013

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 […]

Gallery—Kodak Courage

05.02.2013

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

Ledges Legends

04.24.2013

Spring in the Northeast has arrived, and with it, the start of creek racing season. The smell of maple syrup and sight of red flannel overwhelmed the senses at the New Haven Ledges Race this past weekend. With a late spring melt, the conditions could not have been better. Boaters from all over New England headed to the New Haven River, a few miles outside of Bristol, Vt., to take part in the annual event.

China Walls, Eastern Oahu, Hawaii

04.23.2013

Outrigger canoers Jimmy Austin and Keizo Gates paddling at sunset near China Walls on Eastern Oahu near Honolulu, Hawaii.

Salal Creek, British Columbia

04.23.2013

This photo featured in the 2013 Beginner’s Guide. Todd Wells kayaks down Salal Creek in British Columbia.

Lac La Croix, Ontario

04.23.2013

Modern canoeists encounter pictographs left on the shores of Lac la Croix by Ojibwe artists who also traveled by canoe.

2013 Santa Cruz Paddlefest

04.04.2013

Last month, some of the world’s best kayak surfers competed in the 27th annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest. Their stunts and tricks on the legendary break awed spectators and made for some awesome photography. The C&K staff picked their favorite photos to showcase in a flipbook.

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