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by Katherine Yaksich

| MY SWEET NEW RIDE | 

 I managed to score the last Tokyo Bike in this beautiful color, since they stopped producing it last year.  

 I’ve been eyeing it for over a year so it was probably meant to be.  

 (at Wiiliamsburg, Brooklyn)

| MY SWEET NEW RIDE |

I managed to score the last Tokyo Bike in this beautiful color, since they stopped producing it last year.

I’ve been eyeing it for over a year so it was probably meant to be.

(at Wiiliamsburg, Brooklyn)

by Katherine Yaksich

California here we come, right back where we started from  

 #nofilter #comiccon 

 (at San Diego, California)

California here we come, right back where we started from

#nofilter #comiccon

(at San Diego, California)

by Katherine Yaksich

Into the Wild 

 I’m on a mission to get a dome housing for my camera, to experiment more with separating the water from the air. 

 (at Montauk Beach, New York)

Into the Wild

I’m on a mission to get a dome housing for my camera, to experiment more with separating the water from the air.

(at Montauk Beach, New York)

by Katherine Yaksich

Surface to air #alohafriday 

 (at Maui, Hawaii)

Surface to air #alohafriday

(at Maui, Hawaii)

by Katherine Yaksich

Getting geared up to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with @andrewmklein.  

 I’m hoping these lightweight hiking shoes will carry me nearly 20,000 ft to the summit. 

 Do any of you have any tips to share for climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro?  

 We leave in just over a month so let the countdown begin…  

 #neverstopexploring #bigcatsplayball 

 (at New York City)

Getting geared up to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with @andrewmklein.

I’m hoping these lightweight hiking shoes will carry me nearly 20,000 ft to the summit.

Do any of you have any tips to share for climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro?

We leave in just over a month so let the countdown begin…

#neverstopexploring #bigcatsplayball

(at New York City)

by Katherine Yaksich

There’s so much to be grateful for, especially surfing 80 degree water with @josephandrewtv ✌️ 

 #alohafriday #hawaii #travelstoke

There’s so much to be grateful for, especially surfing 80 degree water with @josephandrewtv ✌️

#alohafriday #hawaii #travelstoke

by Katherine Yaksich

Charlie’s Angels, Hawaiian style, or something like that 

 (at Maui, Hawaii)

Charlie’s Angels, Hawaiian style, or something like that

(at Maui, Hawaii)

by Katherine Yaksich

My first stateside Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus dive and first time using feet and PSI while diving. No tiger shark sightings on this dive #shootsbrah 

 (at Maui, Hawaii)

My first stateside Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus dive and first time using feet and PSI while diving. No tiger shark sightings on this dive #shootsbrah

(at Maui, Hawaii)

by Katherine Yaksich

Happy #worldoceansday! 

 This is another image from my first Drake Passage crossing on the way to Antarctica. The Drake Passage is the stormiest sea in the world and people often ask me how the crossing is. For someone that gets sea sick easily, I didn’t think it was that bad and managed to survive 6 crossings.  

 Out of all of my Antarctic photographs, these are some of my favorite images. Perhaps it is because I have a deep connection to the ocean and have spent most of my life in and around the ocean.  

 I find a tremendous amount of beauty in our oceans, even in the midst of its chaos, and I’m truly grateful for everything it has to offer. Let’s do whatever we can to protect it! 

 #antarcticaordie 

 (at Antarctica)

Happy #worldoceansday!

This is another image from my first Drake Passage crossing on the way to Antarctica. The Drake Passage is the stormiest sea in the world and people often ask me how the crossing is. For someone that gets sea sick easily, I didn’t think it was that bad and managed to survive 6 crossings.

Out of all of my Antarctic photographs, these are some of my favorite images. Perhaps it is because I have a deep connection to the ocean and have spent most of my life in and around the ocean.

I find a tremendous amount of beauty in our oceans, even in the midst of its chaos, and I’m truly grateful for everything it has to offer. Let’s do whatever we can to protect it!

#antarcticaordie

(at Antarctica)

by Katherine Yaksich

| HOME SWEET HOME |  

 After 4.5 years of living here and numerous flights back and forth, this is the closest fly by I’ve ever experienced over Manhattan 😍 

 It’s fascinating how such a simple, fleeting moment of beauty can really stop you in your tracks.  

 And I’m so excited to be back home! 

 #empirestateofmind  
 (at New York City)

| HOME SWEET HOME |

After 4.5 years of living here and numerous flights back and forth, this is the closest fly by I’ve ever experienced over Manhattan 😍

It’s fascinating how such a simple, fleeting moment of beauty can really stop you in your tracks.

And I’m so excited to be back home!

#empirestateofmind

(at New York City)

by Katherine Yaksich

Retracing the steps of my youth #wearestillwild 

 (at San Clemente, California)

Retracing the steps of my youth #wearestillwild

(at San Clemente, California)

by Katherine Yaksich

The calm before the storm. I’m headed to LA next week and getting excited to eat Mexican food 

 (at New York City)

The calm before the storm. I’m headed to LA next week and getting excited to eat Mexican food

(at New York City)

by Katherine Yaksich

| GOING SOMEWHERE | 

 “When you are everywhere, you are nowhere / When you are somewhere, you are everywhere.” - Rumi 

 Flashback to Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s always an interesting process going back through archived images, because I seem to always find something new and different with a fresh set of eyes. 

 I took this photo on my journey to Antarctica, probably 3-4 weeks before actually stepping foot on the Antarctic continent for my first time. 

 When I look at this image now, it feels like it’s a foreshadowing of what 2015 will and has brought both professionally and personally. I feel like I’m moving towards a new place, especially since I’ve had the opportunity to work on some exciting personal projects this year. Perhaps I will look back at this image several years from now and discover an entirely new meaning. 

 #antarcticaordie  

 (at Buenos Aires, Argentina)

| GOING SOMEWHERE |

“When you are everywhere, you are nowhere / When you are somewhere, you are everywhere.” - Rumi

Flashback to Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s always an interesting process going back through archived images, because I seem to always find something new and different with a fresh set of eyes.

I took this photo on my journey to Antarctica, probably 3-4 weeks before actually stepping foot on the Antarctic continent for my first time.

When I look at this image now, it feels like it’s a foreshadowing of what 2015 will and has brought both professionally and personally. I feel like I’m moving towards a new place, especially since I’ve had the opportunity to work on some exciting personal projects this year. Perhaps I will look back at this image several years from now and discover an entirely new meaning.

#antarcticaordie

(at Buenos Aires, Argentina)

by Katherine Yaksich

Behind the scenes photo of the @jr piece we pasted for the cover of #nytimesmagazine with @joshuabgeyer  

 Check out “Beyond the Making of Our Walking New York Cover”:  

  http://nytimes.com/2015/04/26/magazine/behind-the-making-of-our-walking-new-york-cover.html  

 #walkingnewyork 

 (at Flatiron Building)

Behind the scenes photo of the @jr piece we pasted for the cover of #nytimesmagazine with @joshuabgeyer

Check out “Beyond the Making of Our Walking New York Cover”:

http://nytimes.com/2015/04/26/magazine/behind-the-making-of-our-walking-new-york-cover.html

#walkingnewyork

(at Flatiron Building)

by Katherine Yaksich

| THE MOMENT LIGHT BEGINS | 

 I started a new exciting project with @andrewmklein that entailed multiple 5 am call times to catch that magic morning light. 

 When you’re not a morning person but you’re willing to wake up at 4 am several days in a row for a project, something must be right.  

 We look forward to sharing more as we get geared up to tell unexpected stories in Africa this summer! 

 #morningslikethese 

 (at New York City)

| THE MOMENT LIGHT BEGINS |

I started a new exciting project with @andrewmklein that entailed multiple 5 am call times to catch that magic morning light.

When you’re not a morning person but you’re willing to wake up at 4 am several days in a row for a project, something must be right.

We look forward to sharing more as we get geared up to tell unexpected stories in Africa this summer!

#morningslikethese

(at New York City)

by Katherine Yaksich

| HOW WAS ANTARCTICA? | 

 When people ask me, “How was Antarctica?” I usually struggle to find words to describe my experience. I do know that my experience in Antarctica transformed and forever changed me. Never in my entire life have I ever been in such close proximity to so much wildlife and such raw, untouched beauty. Penguins walked up to me and bit my fingers and my camera. Fur seals charged at me to the point where I would have to throw blows to fend them off (they were actually much more aggressive than the bulls I ran with in Pamplona, Spain). There was magic everywhere and so many choices when it came down to deciding what to photograph. Antarctica humbled me, taught me so much, gave me a better appreciation for our planet, and is truly unlike any other place on earth. 

 I’ve always dreamed of going to Antarctica ever since I was in 4th grade, and Antarctica made me feel like a kid in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, enthralled and captivated by pretty much everything I saw, felt, and experienced. Our expedition leader told me that I found my wings. 

 Thank you for following along and for allowing me to share some of my images and stories. I’m forever grateful to be able to share these stories and I hope I have inspired you in one way or another.  
I will leave you with a quote about Antarctica that resonated with me:  

 “Take the rockies, the alps, and Mount Washington, cover them with thick, crusted snow that, like frosting spread by a giant’s hand, has spilled down over the land, to end in a jagged, uneven boarder where it meets the sea. 

 Imagine yourself on a spaceship in another world - a world that for 10 million years has been locked away behind ramparts of ice and where escape is blocked in all directions by a cruel, cold ocean. 

 Take all the adjectives in Mr. Roget’s thesaurus and you still haven’t got it, not even Mr. Roget’s best can convey one’s first impression of that vast, mysterious immensity of ice. It’s a lesson in humility, an unforgettable reminder of man’s immortality, and it is like no other place on earth.”  

 - Jenny Darlington 

 #antarcticaordie 

  (at Antarctica)

| HOW WAS ANTARCTICA? |

When people ask me, “How was Antarctica?” I usually struggle to find words to describe my experience. I do know that my experience in Antarctica transformed and forever changed me. Never in my entire life have I ever been in such close proximity to so much wildlife and such raw, untouched beauty. Penguins walked up to me and bit my fingers and my camera. Fur seals charged at me to the point where I would have to throw blows to fend them off (they were actually much more aggressive than the bulls I ran with in Pamplona, Spain). There was magic everywhere and so many choices when it came down to deciding what to photograph. Antarctica humbled me, taught me so much, gave me a better appreciation for our planet, and is truly unlike any other place on earth.

I’ve always dreamed of going to Antarctica ever since I was in 4th grade, and Antarctica made me feel like a kid in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, enthralled and captivated by pretty much everything I saw, felt, and experienced. Our expedition leader told me that I found my wings.

Thank you for following along and for allowing me to share some of my images and stories. I’m forever grateful to be able to share these stories and I hope I have inspired you in one way or another.
I will leave you with a quote about Antarctica that resonated with me:

“Take the rockies, the alps, and Mount Washington, cover them with thick, crusted snow that, like frosting spread by a giant’s hand, has spilled down over the land, to end in a jagged, uneven boarder where it meets the sea.

Imagine yourself on a spaceship in another world - a world that for 10 million years has been locked away behind ramparts of ice and where escape is blocked in all directions by a cruel, cold ocean.

Take all the adjectives in Mr. Roget’s thesaurus and you still haven’t got it, not even Mr. Roget’s best can convey one’s first impression of that vast, mysterious immensity of ice. It’s a lesson in humility, an unforgettable reminder of man’s immortality, and it is like no other place on earth.”

- Jenny Darlington

#antarcticaordie

(at Antarctica)

by Katherine Yaksich

“Who gets up early to discover the moment light begins?” - Rumi 

 #antarcticaordie #earthday 

 (at Antarctica)

“Who gets up early to discover the moment light begins?” - Rumi

#antarcticaordie #earthday

(at Antarctica)