livethemoment

by Katherine Yaksich

 Arctic Self Portrait 
   An Arctic self portrait taken less than 600 miles from the North Pole, while we search for polar bears near the pack ice.   Thanks for joining me on this wild adventure. It’s difficult to describe my experience in the Arctic as a photographer in residence, but I definitely have a greater appreciation for our planet. I’ve learned a tremendous amount and had the wonderful opportunity to be part of a gracious, knowledgable, and talented expedition team. I’m excited to be back on the ship headed to Antarctica next February, which would mark my 7th and final continent. Antarctica has actually been on my bucket list ever since I did a school report on it in third grade.    
   I will leave you with this quote by Paul Nicklen, a National Geographic photographer and biologist, that truly resonated with me:   
   “I want to bring back images of this remote, raw, unforgiving, beautiful, and yet extremely fragile world to you. I want you to care about these regions as much as I do, and I hope to inspire you to help avert the warming trend that is changing them quickly and irreversibly.”     
   Live Adventurously,  Reuben

 Arctic Self Portrait

An Arctic self portrait taken less than 600 miles from the North Pole, while we search for polar bears near the pack ice. 

Thanks for joining me on this wild adventure. It’s difficult to describe my experience in the Arctic as a photographer in residence, but I definitely have a greater appreciation for our planet. I’ve learned a tremendous amount and had the wonderful opportunity to be part of a gracious, knowledgable, and talented expedition team. I’m excited to be back on the ship headed to Antarctica next February, which would mark my 7th and final continent. Antarctica has actually been on my bucket list ever since I did a school report on it in third grade. 

I will leave you with this quote by Paul Nicklen, a National Geographic photographer and biologist, that truly resonated with me:

“I want to bring back images of this remote, raw, unforgiving, beautiful, and yet extremely fragile world to you. I want you to care about these regions as much as I do, and I hope to inspire you to help avert the warming trend that is changing them quickly and irreversibly.”  

Live Adventurously,
Reuben

by Katherine Yaksich

Getting geared up to embark on my 5 week Arctic adventure and photo residency tomorrow! This post goes out to my dad, who got me into photography growing up. As a kid, I started taking photos on his old 35 mm film camera and developing them myself in a dark room, and probably owe a lot more to my dad than what I give him credit for. He wrote me this email last week: 

 “You have a very safe and enjoyable trip. Not too many people are able to accomplish what you are about to do.  You are accomplishing what I missed doing when I was younger.  We are proud of you. Best of luck to you. We will pray for your safe trip. Let me know what I can do to help. Take care.” 

 To which I replied: 
“Thanks dad. It’s never too late to live out your dreams. If you have a dream, go chase it regardless of how old you are. I love you. Carpe Diem, Reuben” 

 Dad: 
“I will be satisfied watching you accomplish my dream. I love you.” 

 I also want to take a moment to give a shout out to my incredible sponsors: @loweprobags, @blackrapid (blackrapid.com), and @muckbootco. Thanks for partnering with me and providing me with some goods to help me hopefully capture some beautiful imagery. I’m so grateful and truly cannot thank you enough! 

 Let’s do this!! 

 #thisarcticlife #lowepro #blackrapid #livethemoment #muckboots #packing #vscocam #vsco #arctic

Getting geared up to embark on my 5 week Arctic adventure and photo residency tomorrow! This post goes out to my dad, who got me into photography growing up. As a kid, I started taking photos on his old 35 mm film camera and developing them myself in a dark room, and probably owe a lot more to my dad than what I give him credit for. He wrote me this email last week:

“You have a very safe and enjoyable trip. Not too many people are able to accomplish what you are about to do. You are accomplishing what I missed doing when I was younger. We are proud of you. Best of luck to you. We will pray for your safe trip. Let me know what I can do to help. Take care.”

To which I replied:
“Thanks dad. It’s never too late to live out your dreams. If you have a dream, go chase it regardless of how old you are. I love you. Carpe Diem, Reuben”

Dad:
“I will be satisfied watching you accomplish my dream. I love you.”

I also want to take a moment to give a shout out to my incredible sponsors: @loweprobags, @blackrapid (blackrapid.com), and @muckbootco. Thanks for partnering with me and providing me with some goods to help me hopefully capture some beautiful imagery. I’m so grateful and truly cannot thank you enough!

Let’s do this!!

#thisarcticlife #lowepro #blackrapid #livethemoment #muckboots #packing #vscocam #vsco #arctic