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Nomad. Working to share the beauty in this world. Cinematographer // Photographer // Contributor @natgeoadventure @roam

Andy Best (@andy_best)

Leading lines point to what may be an Elven Kirkjan, or church. Many of the raw stories exist far from the reach of tourists, so it made it that much more incredible to get a few first hand moments in these magical places.

@sonyalpha #alphacollective

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The power of an active landscape can humble anyone.

Andy Best (@andy_best)

Grateful to be back in the Pacific Northwest and thankful my work allows me to travel the globe. Many ask, how? I try to answer as many as I can, I promise you that. Some assume that I must have an inheritance or that I have a golden key. See I feel that @Instagram over the years has created this illusion that one can become a filmmaker or photographer overnight without any effort. Or by following in the steps of others may unlock some sort of fortune or even fame. To those I say good luck, because behind the scenes of this craft is a very uncomfortable world of work, a serious grind, and a lifetime of dedication. And I do mean lifetime. Do not be fooled into thinking that the windows shared on this platform come easy. To that I also say, what do you desire personally on your journey? Are YOU satisfied? Can you rest well knowing the story you're writing? If you really desire to replicate my journey, prepare yourself for failure, prepare yourself to be comfortable with the uncomfortable, and prepare yourself to give up everything as nothing comes without very serious sacrifices. Only then will you find YOUR golden key. Meanwhile, I'm stoked to be headed home from many nights away from my little family. #wearestillwild #lovethegrind

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Good friend and absolute rock star @dawnkishphoto and I had a quick boulder sesh in the High Sierra. By sesh I mean, school. As a beginner I have tons to learn, but couldn't feel more honored to have her and @vermphoto as friends and teachers. Now we just have to meet up for climbing and leave work behind. Lol!

Shot on @google #pixel #oldmanlightning

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Old Man Lightning. The Verm. John Sherman. The myth, the legend himself. It's been incredibly inspiring to watch this 58 year old man shake off the cobwebs and train for 18 straight months, all to get back on top. Literally. None of it could have been accomplished without his fierce and loving partner Dawn Kish, and of course his good friends at @paragonathletics. What a Journey! Now go send it Verm! Until next time... @vermphoto @dawnkishphoto #oldmanlightning

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A brisk start to the day here in the Valley. Old Man Lightening is underway with @vermphoto and @dawnkishphoto. It's going to be an incredible day as we watch Verm attempt to send Midnight Lightening after 18 months of intense training with his friends at @paragonathletics. It's been unbelievable to watch Verm's transformation, don't worry Verm! Just go out and do you my friend! #oldmanlightening #vermbo

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It's as if I can't escape forest fire smoke this season. On another note because of this, seasons changing, or just time passing, something I love doing is framing up shots I've taken before. It's good to appreciate the times we live in today and the now. No matter what the scene may look like, there is beauty, now the key is looking for it.

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This mornings wake call... I have traveled thousands of miles these last few weeks and while staring up at this glorious full moon I thought to myself, Whoa!! Over the last few years I've racked up enough miles to go to the moon and almost back again. Mind blown...

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One adventure ends and another begins. I'm off to Yosemite Valley tomorrow to shoot legend @vermphoto's big come back, as he sends Midnight Lightening. Get ready to watch history!

@sonyalpha @sonyprousa #alphacollective

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This incredibly diverse landscape continued to blow my mind and take my breath away. Day by day we drove deeper into the country dodging flooded rivers and constant rain. Every single moment left a long lasting impression, each I will take with me forever.

@theempireexpeditions @arctic_extreme @splitboard_iceland @wheldenseth @djiglobal

Music @jordancritz

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There's only a quota for the soul. Travel and exploration is very much an internal experience for me. One that balances my mind body and spirit. Grateful

Andy Best (@andy_best)

Pálmi, a native Icelander that craves wild open spaces, and an all around rad human. Prepping to ride his first line of the season. It's inspiring to see the unquestionable dedication and passion he has for these places and his country. We could all learn a thing or two.

@eddiebauer @splitboard_iceland @theempireexpeditions #EverThermDownJacket #EBContributor

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Places like these don't exist just anywhere. Furthermore, experiences in an unknown world spark inspiration, drive, and the will to complete all one desires.

Our trip has ended in giant success. We were delt many blows by the weather, a few heart pounding moments, and many laughs.

So glad to have new friends in @theempireexpeditions, @arctic_extreme, and to have my good friend @wheldenseth there for the journey. So much to come. Cheers!

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That beautiful world of fire and Ice.

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Another quick check in from nowhere. Sporadic service IS quite nice. #OverAndOut

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Quick check in from the middle of nowhere.
With good friends @theempireexpeditions, @arctic_extreme, @djiglobal, and @wheldenseth.

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Headed on an incredible seven day journey into the heart of Iceland with good friends at, @theempireexpeditions and @wheldenseth. I'll be off-grid during this expedition, but stay tuned, this is gonna be good! #waltermitty #wearestillwild

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In a few days I'll be revisiting this gorgeous country. It'll be a mission to go deeper than just the surface. To see and hear more from locals on how our wild places aren't as wild as we'd like them anymore. To do that we'll be going into uncharted territory, telling stories of ancient history while covering vast distances of the remote landscape. My local guides will be sharing their world through their lens. See, I think Iceland is the perfect case study for how our world is changing and why it's more important than ever that we wake up and cherish these special places. #leaveabettertrace

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A road to nowhere, my favorite. The Cascades are getting blasted right now. Thankful as fires have raged havock this summer. We'll see the outcome as all this crazy dust settles.

Andy Best (@andy_best)

Swipe 👉 // Probably the most fulfilling projects are the kind that I can post up, dig some roots and study. As the weight of my daily world ebbs and flows on my mind, it's overwhelmingly therapeutic to disappear in composition, angles, and colors. As I prepare for an upcoming project in the Valley I always go back to my trip three years ago. I was mostly alone in the park at the dead of winter which allowed me to find a spot for the camper, Sequoia, and I. Once there, I wandered through the magic of this place, waiting for the snow to fall and when it did I was already disconnected from everything and everyone. I was in a zone that is hard to describe. I'm so grateful for these times and as they are rarely this perfect as a scenario, they keep me floating around this world looking for this connection. I'll see you in a few weeks Yosemite, I miss you. #wearestillwild
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