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Waterfall Huck in Red Bull Illume Finals

11.15.2013

Canoe & Kayak asked photographer Lucas Gilman how he got the whitewater shot that earned him a spot among the Red Bull Illume’s top 50 photos.

Photo Flipbook: Kayak Corsica

11.14.2013

C&K Contributing Photographer Darin McQuoid provides a visual journey back to the scenic Mediterranean island cradle of creekboating in this photo flipbook and story from our August 2013 issue installment of ‘Dirtbag Diaries,’ tracking a spring kayak trip from Slovenia to the island of Corsica.

Wild Animal Encounters

11.12.2013

In a heartwarming moment of wild animal encounters, a paddling Samaritan picked up an exhausted northern hawk owl from the frigid Lake Tuusula in Finland. Local Pentti Taskinen placed him on the bow of the boat and paddled him over to the safety of land, where the young owl rested for a while before flying […]

Behind the Lens: Darrell Wong

11.06.2013

Maui photographer Darrell Wong utilizes creative exposure and an aerial perspective to capture this unique image of downwind paddling icon Danny Ching.

Behind the Lens: Vitek Ludvik

10.02.2013

Czech photographer Vitek Ludvik employs DIY construction and ingenuity to create a dynamic angle.

Four Play

09.11.2013

Inside the 90-mile Adirondack Canoe Classic, a fall amateur event from Old Forge to Saranac lake, NY, that attracts novices and experts alike, including some of the biggest names in marathon canoe racing (who set a new course record), as well as nearly 300 paddlers across the racing and touring divisions of paddlers in increasingly popular four-person canoes.

Behind the Lens: John Rathwell

09.05.2013

Ottawa-based photographer John Rathwell employs multiple flashes to make Billy Harris’ log ride on Trick or Treat Falls, Quyon, Quebec really pop. This photo appeared in Gallery of the June 2013 issue.

HOW TO PACK:

08.09.2013

C&K correspondent Chris Gragtmans takes us inside his recent multi-day run of California’s Upper Cherry Creek, offering nuggets of packing advice to intrepid multi-day expedition paddlers.

Behind the Lens: Erik Boomer

07.30.2013

Adventurer/photographer Erik Boomer braves extreme conditions in Chile to create a bold portrait series of the Whitewater Grand Prix athletes.

BREAKOUT STAKEOUT

07.29.2013

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 Top 10 Photos

07.24.2013

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.

Behind the Lens: Kirk Mastin

07.18.2013

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.

Sea Kayak in British Columbia

06.27.2013

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.

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.

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