The urge to explore wild landscapes has drawn humans to every corner of the world. People’s ability to travel in small, tightly woven groups across landscapes around the planet stems from our evolutionary roots when our survival depended on our ability to work together, and carefully observe and adapt ourselves to our surroundings. Today expeditions into wild landscapes continue as compelling and powerful primal experiences for people in the modern world, drawing out of us a deep sense of wonder, connection, and engagement with the mysteries and grandeur of the natural world.
Drew Lovell high on Shot Tower in the Brooks Range. Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska.