Daniel Grill/Tetra Images/Getty Images/Brand X

Epic Beauty in the Cowboy State

Get your cameras ready: Wyoming's landscape is a showstopper. From the majestic Teton Range to the vast High Plains, the state is, in a word, breathtaking. Skiers should hightail it to Jackson Hole, while nature lovers and fly fishermen will be awed by Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks.

Get Inspired

Aleutian Islands, Alaska
Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Clean waves and a clear day are in place in the Aleutian Islands, also known as the "Cradle of Storms". Surfer Alex Gray lets his fins loose on this wave along the coastline. Find out more about Chris Burkard's adventures in our Q&A interview and get his photography tips, best beach picks and more. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Homer, Alaska

Homer, Alaska

Surfer Keith Malloy finds solitude up north near Homer, AK, where he enjoys the entire coastline to himself to prepare to surf. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Big Sur, California

Big Sur, California

This photo of Big Sur showcases its cold beauty on an unexpected snowy day not far from home. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Big Sur Stargazing

Big Sur Stargazing

High above the clouds in Big Sur, CA, is one of the most magical places to camp and gaze at the stars. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Art in Motion

Art in Motion

Big Sur is a place where people -- like surfer Crystal Thornburg -- journey to find peace. It?s the only word to describe her elegant dance down the line. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Guadalupe Dunes

Guadalupe Dunes

The Central Coast of California offers a variety of amazing landscapes. Two surfers trek through steep sand dunes along the coast in search of waves. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Caribbean Colors

Caribbean Colors

From the turquoise waters to the vivid sunsets, the colors in the Caribbean fully bloom at sunset. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Caribbean Surf

Caribbean Surf

Our efforts paid off traveling to the Caribbean to surf undiscovered waves. Here, is a glimpse into the view each surfer had countless times while on the trip. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Jökulsárlón Beach

Jökulsárlón Beach

There are very few places in the world where you can find ice on the shores of a beach. On the way to the water, we walked around huge glacial ice chunks. There was no question that this was going to be the coldest photo session of the trip. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Iceland Surf Trek

Iceland Surf Trek

Surfer Phillip Gold watches his step along snowy rocks en route to a chilly point break. 960 1280

Chris Burkhard  

Camping (Vik, Iceland)

Camping (Vik, Iceland)

We chased the sunset as we made our way back up the cliffs over Vik. We hadn?t seen sun the entire trip, and moments after setting up camp we caught of glimpse of it before it dropped behind the mountains in the distance. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Godafoss Waterfall (Iceland)

Godafoss Waterfall (Iceland)

A hiker explores the stunning Godafoss waterfall, located off a beaten path in north-central Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Jökulsárlón Lake (Iceland)

Jökulsárlón Lake (Iceland)

Ice chunks drift from nearby J?kuls?rl?n Lake and scatter the beach on the edge of Vatnaj?kull National Park. Apparently, they make nice ice recliners. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Picture Perfect Iceland

Picture Perfect Iceland

As the weather shifts in the southern tip of Iceland, the clouds part to give way to a perfect rainbow. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Lofoten Islands, Norway

Lofoten Islands, Norway

As the sun fades away and the Arctic begins to turn dark and cold, Dane Gudauskas finds enough warmth to take flight in Lofoten -- an archipelago and traditional district in the county of Nordland, Norway. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Arctic Barrel on Lofoten Coast

Arctic Barrel on Lofoten Coast

With air temperatures just as cold as the water, Sam Hammer hopes to be found somewhere in between as he pulls into another arctic barrel. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Reine, Norway

Reine, Norway

A man looks across the bay at the dynamic city of Reine in Norway. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Norway's Northern Lights

Norway's Northern Lights

With the reflection of the dropping tide below and the bursts of Northern Lights above, this scene in Norway was as close as you could get to a natural light show. It seemed that the greens of the Northern Lights were reflecting off everything in sight. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

South Falls (Oregon)

South Falls (Oregon)

The largest state park in Oregon, Silver Creek Falls has a series of waterfalls that are accessed by the Trail of 10 Falls hiking trail. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Oregon Coastline (near Florence)

Oregon Coastline (near Florence)

Oregon impresses visitors with its dynamic coastline and sheer cliffs. One of many gorgeous views along Oregon?s coastal Highway 101, this beautiful headland is located near the famous Sea Lion Caves and Heceta Head Lighthouse. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Hanging in Smith Rock State Park (Oregon)

Hanging in Smith Rock State Park (Oregon)

A climber in Oregon?s Smith Rock State Park hangs on tight as he inches his way up a tough route. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Off-Road Route (Jackson Hole, WY)

Off-Road Route (Jackson Hole, WY)

This inviting road awaits the next off-roader near the Teton Range in Jackson Hole, WY. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Mount Moran (Wyoming)

Mount Moran (Wyoming)

With the Snake River in the foreground, this picture captures the majestic Mount Moran located in Grand Teton National Park. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Yosemite Valley (California)

Yosemite Valley (California)

Yosemite Valley awakens to another sunny day. Snow-capped Half Dome is one of the most majestic rock formations in Yosemite National Park. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

The Grandeur of Yosemite

The Grandeur of Yosemite

A hiker basks in the early morning light on a hike up Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. Want more photos? Visit Chris? website, Chris Burkard Photography, to see more eye-catching photography. 960 1280

Chris Burkard  

Waiting to Begin
Waiting to Begin

Waiting to Begin

Bert Kreischer waits for his Trip Flip adventurers, Allison and Brinton Colburn, to arrive for their first adventure: jumping out of a plane! 960 1280

  

Dressed in Jumpsuits

Dressed in Jumpsuits

Dressed in jumpsuits, Brinton and Allison pose for the camera before going skydiving near Billings, MT, on their way to the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. 960 1280

  

Crash Landing

Crash Landing

Bert and his skydiving expert come in for a crash landing after jumping out of the plane. 960 1280

  

Ready for the Road Trip

Ready for the Road Trip

Bert hops on a motorcycle as Brinton and Allison put on their helmets and get ready for their motorcycle road trip to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. 960 1280

  

Bert Goes Fly Fishing

Bert Goes Fly Fishing

While looking quite dapper in his waders, Bert attempts to fly fish in the Big Horn River in Montana. 960 1280

  

Catching a Brown Trout

Catching a Brown Trout

A fishing expert scoops up a brown trout caught by Allison while fly-fishing. 960 1280

  

Cooking a Brown Trout

Cooking a Brown Trout

Brinton and Allison cook up some of the trout they caught in the Big Horn River. 960 1280

  

Going for a Swing

Going for a Swing

Allison and Brinton pose on a swing after taking a quick break from enjoying the watering hole in Buffalo Chip, MT. 960 1280

  

Stugis Motorcycle Rally

Stugis Motorcycle Rally

Brinton, Allison and Bert are greeted by hundreds of motorcycles upon arriving at the 73rd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. 960 1280

  

Riding Around

Riding Around

Brinton and Allison ride around Sturgis during the rally. 960 1280

  

Performing Tricks

Performing Tricks

Allison and her stunt driver perform tricks during the rally. 960 1280

  

Allison and Brinton Colburn

Allison and Brinton Colburn

Allison and Brinton pose for the camera after finishing up the last leg of their adventure. 960 1280