Thorung La Pass, Nepal
Photograph by Helmut Zhang, My ShotAdventure photography has its own set of special challenges. In this gallery, get tips for capturing the best action shots.
Pictured here: A climber on Thorung La pass in the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal is dwarfed by a snowy peak.
Photograph by Ron Dahlquist, My ShotGarrett McNamara in a huge barrel at Peahi or "Jaws," north shore of Maui, Hawaii
Photograph by Chris Brundige, My ShotGerman climber Timo Scheu near Sedona, Arizona
Hikers on Mount Fitz Roy, Argentina/Chile
Photograph by Pete McBride, National GeographicBraving gusts, hikers press on toward 11,072-foot (3,375-meter) Mount Fitz Roy. The Patagonian mountain sits on the border of Argentina and Chile.
Photograph by Catherine Karnow, National GeographicA man bikes past California oak trees on a grassy hillside.
Sand Dune, Namibia
Photograph by Nick Summers, My ShotTwo hikers climb Dune 45 at Sossusvlei, Namibia.
Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Photograph by Steve Davis, My ShotWhile on a recent vacation to Costa Rica my wife and I took an evening stroll along a quiet stretch of Playa Grande beach. After sunset the sky became beautifully multihued and reflected off the wet sand. I took this shot as a lone surfer, seemingly oblivious to the fantastic views, heads home.
Photograph by Claire Youdale, My ShotTaken in Hampi, India. I was on a climbing trip on all the granite boulders scattered in this area, when Johan jumped between the boulder he had just climbed and the one you get down from. I took the shot at just the right time.
Dente del Gigante, Italy
Photograph by Davide Necchi, My ShotThis is a picture of the "dente del Gigante" a famous peak in the Monte Bianco group; this is taken from Colle del Gigante at 3,400 meters [11,155 feet]. This photo is a single shot with only a correction of curve and contrast. The light came from a half moon at 4 a.m.
Ski Lift, Taos, New Mexico
Photograph by Sherri Lunte, My ShotAn amazing sunrise on the beautiful slopes in Taos, New Mexico. I hardly had enough time to pull out my camera for the shot ... then it was gone.
Credits: National Geograhic