Contributing photographer Darin McQuoid‘s shot of Rok Sribaron paddling down the pristine teacup waterfalls of Japan’s Nishizawa Canyon holds down a page in the Gallery of our December issue, available on newsstands now. Here the Northern California lensman takes us on visual journey with some more details from his July return expedition to Japan. Filmmaker Daniel Brasuell was also on hand to record the action, his video work can be found here at A Wet

Click HERE to see more of McQuoid’s 2011 trip of paddling and helping with the disaster relief efforts following the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.