We are honored to welcome Chris Burkard to our family of contributing artists for 2018. He captures the grandeur of Mother Nature in heart-stopping detail while conveying the unique spirit of each place. He is very active on Instagram, sharing images from his adventures to over 2.8 million followers.
At thirty, photographer Chris Burkard has seen more of the world than most of us could possibly hope to see in several lifetimes. From Iceland, Norway, and the Russian Far East to India, the Pacific Islands, and South America, he captures his journeys in images that bring faraway places to vivid life.
Burkard is often referred to as a surf photographer, and for good reason. He began contributing to SURFER, where he is now staff photographer, in his early twenties. But that job description may leave too much out, since he also shoots adventure travel, epic landscapes, portraiture, street photography, and extreme sports that have nothing to do with the ocean. Continue reading
Image from our Call of the Wild 2018 wall calendar featuring photography by Chris Burkard. Click image for more info.
World Environment Day is a chance to reconnect with nature and celebrate the places that matter most to you.
How will you celebrate World Environment Day? Here’s some wonderful information from the UN website about this international celebration and the 2017 theme: Continue reading
Image from our Wanderlust 2017 wall calendar featuring photography by Chris Burkard.
Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees. — Karle Wilson Baker
On April 28, communities across the country will to come together to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. What is the origin of this celebration for this natural wonder?
Julius Sterling Morton (1832-1902), one of the earliest American conservationists, settled on the treeless plains of Nebraska in 1855, where he edited the Nebraska City News and developed a lifelong interest in new agricultural methods. Believing that the prairie needed more trees to serve as windbreaks, to hold moisture in the soil, and to provide lumber for housing, Morton began planting trees and urged his neighbors to do the same. On April 10, 1872, when he first proposed that a specific day be set aside for the planting of trees, the response was overwhelming: a million trees were planted in Nebraska on that day alone. Continue reading