February 1, 2015: Shooting Sharks, Models and The Pros and Cons of Adventure Preparation

Photographer Ben Horton shoots wildlife for National Geographic magazine, then models for bathing suit companies. He says the variety keeps him sharp. (photo by Ben Horton)
Photographer Ben Horton shoots wildlife for National Geographic magazine, then models for bathing suit companies. He says the variety keeps him sharp. (photo by Ben Horton)

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– Some adventurers prepare exhaustively for their expeditions. And others take more of an “off-the-cuff” approach to their adventures. Toby Storie-Pugh explains that “where you sit on the preparation continuum is a matter of personal choice.” And for a motorcycle trip from Nepal to Paris, Storie-Pugh’s decision was to learn how to ride the bike in the weeks leading up to the 8,000 mile road trip and stay as sharp as possible during the ride. Storie-Pugh rode through Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran on his route, but said that the vast majority of people in those countries were very welcoming. His 2015 plans include summiting Everest and walking the length of the Congo River.

– Few professions afford as much versatility as photography. And for Ben Horton, variety is the spice of life. The Los Angeles based photographer spends time snapping sharks and crocodiles in Costa Rica, shooting models on California’s deserts, and riding horses in Mongolia. Horton appreciates the comforts of Los Angeles, but enjoys the call of —> Read More Here

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