jimmy_chin Normal ice flows form from slow steady drips of water freezing one drop at a time, essentialy stalactites in fast forward. Here @realwillgadd moves through giant overhanging blobs of ice. These surreal shapes are formed by wind blowing the water up in chaotic swirls of dancing water droplets. Fun day cruising w Will in the Ghost River Valley. Such an insanely beautiful wilderness area right outside Calgary. @travelalberta #explorealberta 3h

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jimmy_chin There's something primal about swinging ice axes and kicking crampons into ice. @realwillgadd has been getting primal for a long time. Stoked to get a day w him. It's been a while, almost 15 years since we last shot together. Besides being one of the best ice climbers in the world, he's also one of the most motivated and good natured people I know....lucky to call him a friend. #explorealberta @travelalberta @redbull @blackdiamond #climbingicicles 17h

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jimmy_chin Racked. Heading north. #explorealberta @travelalberta 2d

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jimmy_chin Happy to announce that @merufilm will be released in theaters this summer....Music Box Films has acquired US theatrical rights to @merufilm and Showtime Network has purchased the US television rights. We are all very excited to be working with Music Box Films who recently won an Academy Award for their foreign-language film "Ida." -------------------------------------------------
@conrad_anker giving thanks and paying homage to the cosmos for safe passage....
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jimmy_chin Photograph by @paulnicklen for @natgeo. Paul Nicklen is a good friend and one of my personal heroes. The impact of his tireless work and contributions towards conservation over the last couple decades is possibly only surpassed by the beauty of his incredible photography. He recently helped start Por El Paneta’s photo competition which is awarding $300,000USD in prizes....yeah, seriously. They are only taking submissions for a few more days. Head to https://porelplanetaphoto.com/ to find out more. ----------------------------------------------------Caption from @paulnicklen:
One of the most unique, special and elusive species I have ever had the pleasure of photographing is the Narwhal. Most people do not realize that they even exist. There really are unicorns out there!  The tusk just happens to grow out of a 16 foot long whale that lives in the Arctic ocean. It doesn’t get any better than that. It took me ten years of trying different techniques to find these whales. Working with local Inuit guides and using my ultralight airplane with friend and fellow pilot, Brian Knutsen we were able to find hundreds of these whales living way offshore in the drifting pack ice.  Please follow @paulnicklen to see underwater images of these incredible creatures. With @cristinamittermeier #nature #wildlife @Elplanetaphoto #unicorn @natgeocreative  @thephotosociety  #climatechange
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jimmy_chin I can’t say that I love alpine starts but they are a means to an end...which is basically to milk every minute of daylight possible. Most of the best mountain days start and end w headlamps on. @kitdski and @m_synnott starting the day off right....and of course, thanking the universe for coffee. On assignment for @natgeo. #dawnpatrol @thephotosociety 4d

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jimmy_chin Not all campsites are created equal. Here's a memorable one below Mad Dog Peak in Bella Coola while filming w @sherpascinema for #intothemind. @bellacoolahelisports @dynafit @thenorthface 5d

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jimmy_chin Happy Spring! @m_synnott and @kitdski still looking for winter in a quickly thinning snowpack. No matter...good to be mixing it up w some climbing and skiing in Grand Teton National Park. On assignment for @natgeo. @thenorthface @revosunglasses @thephotosociety 6d

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jimmy_chin Middle Teton framed from inside the heart of the Grand. @natgeo @thephotosociety 1w

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jimmy_chin Ride n shine! Nothing like a few alpine ice pitches before breakfast....a moment from 20,000ft on the Sharks Fin, Meru Central, Garwhal Himalaya, India. @renan_ozturk @conrad_anker @merufilm 1w

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jimmy_chin Last light w @sherpascinema in Bella Coola during the filming of Into the Mind. #onefromthearchives #everydaycounts @bellacoolahelisports @thenorthface @revosunglasses 2w

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jimmy_chin @m_synnott and @kitdski enjoying some 50+mph winds and below zero temps touring to their ski objective in the Tetons a couple weeks ago. This week unseasonably warm temps have increased avalanche potential due to wet slides. You could say conditions have been a little varied around Jackson Hole....aside from the one thing we're all looking for - more snow. @natgeo @thephotosociety 2w

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jimmy_chin A behind the scenes moment reviewing footage with @alexhonnold after a particularly intense solo during our last shoot. Great cover story on Alex in the @nytimes Magazine today​. Pretty cool to see Alex capturing the imagination of the mainstream consciousness. @dirkcollins @robfrostmedia @shawn_corrigan @rxr_sports {Photo by @wynnruji} 2w

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jimmy_chin @alexhonnold - Yosemite, California, 9.15.14
Keep your eyes open for tomorrows @nytimes Magazine. As much media as Alex has whipped up over the last few years, he still lives a simple nomadic life out of the back of his van. #whip #keepinitreal
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jimmy_chin @m_synnott combining his love for climbing up mountains and skiing back down them. Some fine lines to be found here in Wyoming. On assignment for @natgeo. Here to share the winter wonderland that is Grand Teton National Park, another unique part of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. #humanpowered @kitdski @thenorthface @revosunglasses @dynafit @blackdiamond @thephotosociety 2w

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jimmy_chin All storms pass...eventually. @kitdski waiting for the winds to drop and the sun to rise. On assignment for @natgeo. #wyolife #minusthirtywindchill #yesishotthisfrominsidemysleepingbag @m_synnott 2w

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jimmy_chin Some days in the mountains have higher suffer quotients than others. Nothing beats a good winter spindrift facial cleanse. Happy to be back in the Tetons shooting on assignment for @natgeo. #allthesnowblewaway @revosunglasses @thenorthface @kitdski @jxnfigs @m_synnott @thephotosociety 3w

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jimmy_chin Stoked to get a few days in w @travisrice last month. It's probably safe to say Travis has attained Jedi status as a snowboarder, is one of the more tuned in people you'll ever meet....and, yes, his man cave is next level.... 3w

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jimmy_chin @jxnfigs getting shacked Tetons style. Heading home soon to shoot the ol stomping grounds for @natgeo's #Yellowstone issue. Shot on #iphone6 #steepndeep #partytime @dynafit @rxr_sports @stockland_martel @thephotosociety 3w

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jimmy_chin The places you go to find good snow....after #twoweeksofhighpressure. Thanks for the pic @jxnfigs. #goretex @goretexna 3w

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