Nat Geo Assignment: Behind the Adventure

Nat Geo Assignment: Behind the Adventure - Kristian Bertel
Shepherd, India submitted to the assignment ‘Behind the Adventure’ on National Geographic.


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Kristian Bertel has contributed to the National Geographic Your Shot photo community with an assignment called ‘Behind the Adventure‘. The photo assignment curated by Mary Anne Potts, a senior producer and an adventure at National Geographic Magazine and Jimmy Chin, a National Geographic photographer, is focusing on the adventures that are rewarding because they allow us to explore the most beautiful places in the natural world, to challenge ourselves physically and mentally, and to build deep bonds with the friends who share these experiences with them. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of their ‘Adventurers of the Year‘.

About an adventure – as a topic
According to a dictionary an adventure is an exciting or unusual experience. It may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome. Adventures may be activities with some potential for physical danger such as exploring, skydiving, mountain climbing, river rafting or participating in extreme sports. The term also broadly refers to any enterprise that is potentially adventure with physical or psychological risk, such as traveling in unknown places or other major life undertakings.


”An adventure is an undertaking into the unknown, often having a connotation of curiosity and excitement and an adventure can also be regarded as visiting a country with many impressions”


Adventure in travel photography
One of the great things about photography and travel photography is that you can capture moments with your camera. Some of the photographical moments can be staged photography, where you get the expression that you look for. But in other situations you can get some really unexpected and great moments as well.

“- I definitely see travel photography in India as an adventure in itself. As a photographer you will never know what will happen in the countryside or at the next corner in a village. I remember, I was driving with my Indian driver that specific day very early in the morning from Aurangabad in the Maharashtra province of India”, the photographer Kristian Bertel says.

“- We were heading back to Mumbai by car, when this amazing scenery of shepherds appeared. They were walking in some fields near the road. Coming from a city in India and exploring the countryside of India is really an adventure. It is like the time has stopped and the shepherds are taking care of their sheeps like they have done some places in the world for more than a thousand years. An adventure for me does not necessarily have to be something wild. It can also be to explore that certain point in time that just stand out as something beyond time”, the photographer Kristian Bertel says again.


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