Native Hawaiian man beats his drum on Makena beach at sunset.
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Angel Falls, cliffs and trees.
Angel Falls, Venezuela.
Man jumping on his mountain bike with Ha Ling Peak in the background.
Canmore, Alberta, Canada.
Cyclist biking through trees with autumn foliage.
Sunset with mountains and trees over the Karnali River in Nepal.
Karnali River, Nepal.
Snowboarding in Halfpipe, Mt. Norquay, Alberta.
MOUNT NORQUAY, ALBERTA.
Palm tree silhouetted against fiery clouds and sea at sunrise.
Matangi Island, Fiji.
Man, palm trees, and bather silhouetted at sunrise.
Man and woman with backpacks and walking sticks cross tundra.
Denali National Park, Alaska.
Houses with blue doors and window frames overlook the Aegean Sea.
Native Hawaiian man stands next to his drum on Haleakala Crater.
Man kiteboarding in turquoise water ocean off Maui Island.
Rear view of female elephant flanked by two babies.
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, Africa.
Sun sets behind Khufu's great pyramid at Giza.
Snorkeling to boat, Moorea, Tahiti.
Mountains reflected in Milford Sound at low tide.
South Island, New Zealand.
Palms, trees, and bather silhouetted at sunrise.
Small waterfall near the Milford Track on New Zealand's South Island.
The Milford Track running through temperate rainforest trees.
MOUNT NORQUAY, ALBERTA, CANADA.
Hood River, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, OREGON.
Woman climbs the Latest Rage above the Crooked River.
Smith Rock State Park, Oregon.
Woman in a tropical garden with brown bandana covering her hair.
A climber scales Smith Rocks.
SMITH ROCKS, OREGON.
Silhouette of person gazing at Angel Falls, Venezuela.
ANGEL FALLS, VENEZUELA.
Golden Gate Bridge at night with city lights.
San Francisco, California.
A man rappels down Red Mountain with his snowboard on his back.
RED MOUNTAIN, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.
Windsurfing on the Hood River, Oregon.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON.
Sitting on the beach (semi nude), Carmel, California.
View of cascading Angel Falls, one of the world's highest waterfalls.
Boats and rock formation at Railey Beach on the Andaman Sea Coast.
Krabi Province, Thailand.
Cyclist rides mountain bike among trees with autumn foliage.
Man carrying backpack crosses river in Denali National Park.
Tree silhouettes, Hood River area, Oregon.
HOOD RIVER AREA, OREGON.
Scenic of Angel Falls, Venezuela.
Woman climbs Karate Crack.
Setting sun reflected in Lake Phewa with boat and mountains.
Caving equipment and bottle hang on line against a fiery sun and sky.
Mae Hong Son, Thailand.
A man and his dog on a Lake Skaha dock.
Lake Skaha, British Columbia, Canada.
Man in caving gear in the entrance to the 'Laundry Chute.'
Rat's Nest Cave, Alberta, Canada.
Climber on Smith Rock above the Crooked River.
Kayaker paddles through Colorado River rapids.
Colorado Rover, Arizona.
Skiers on balcony of ski lodge prepare for skiing.
Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada.
A man rappels down Red Mountain with a snowboard on his back.
Red Mountain, British Columbia, Canada.
Tow in surfing at Jaws.
Maui Island, Hawaii.
Kayaking down Celestial Falls, White River, Oregon.
CELESTIAL FALLS, WHITE RIVER, OREGON.
Participants in Eco-Challenge 1997 hike through a fog at sunrise.
CAIRNS, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA.
Young woman climbs cliff at Lake Louise.
Banff National Park, Canada.
Woman climbing Overboard, Smith Rocks, Oregon.
SMITH ROCKS, OREGON.
Kali Gandaki Valley, Annapurna Circuit, Nepal.
KALI GANDAKI VALLEY, NEPAL.
Hikers cross a stream by stepping on rocks.
Clouds drift past snowy Mt. Cook on New Zealand's South Island.
Slickrock mountain biking.
McWay Falls and beach.
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, California.
Carmel Beach, California.
Free-style mountain biking, Rossland, British Columbia.
ROSSLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.
Rock climbing near Meteora with the town of Kastraki below.
Man skiing along a slope above a valley.
Sunshine Village, Alberta, Canada.
Hikers walk along Milford Track among temperate rainforest trees.
Man places pot of water on propane stove; tundra and mountains beyond.
Ascending out of Spirit Well, a collapsed cave, in Thailand.
SPIRIT WELL, THAILAND.
Young woman climbing Smith Rock, Oregon.
Skiers stand on balcony of ski lodge preparing for skiing.
Slickrock mountain biking in Moab, Utah.
Young man climbs Scarface above the Crooked River below.
Dark clouds loom over Tiwi Beach, Kenya.
TIWI BEACH, KENYA.
Palm trees on the beach at sunrise.
Rafters on a river in Alaska.
Grazing zebras and wildebeest on the Serengeti Plain.
Serengeti Plain, Tanzania, Africa.
Cycling Redwoods Singletrack, Muir Woods, California.
MUIR WOODS, CALIFORNIA.
Mountain biking in puddles, Marin County, British Columbia, Canada.
MARIN COUNTY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.
Palm trees silhouetted against sky and ocean at sunrise.
Daytime view of the moon above Mount Rundle in Canada's Rocky Mtns.
Close-up of a woman's hiking shoe.
Climber dangles on rope near a waterfall in Nordeste, Brazil.
Blading on the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
Woman jogging near Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California.
Palm tees and hut silhouetted against lavender sea and sky at sunrise.
A herd of wildebeest stampede across the savanna.
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.
Woman carries mountain bike up steep stone stairs next to stream.
A woman bouldering on Smith Rocks, Oregon.
Mountain biking on trail, Hood River area, Oregon.
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