Duneriders: Photographing skiing and biking in Namibian sand dunes
posted Friday, December 4, 2015 at 3:34 PM EDT
Adventure sports photographer Craig Kolesky headed to the remote Skeleton Coast in Namibia to shoot a project with freestyle skier Fabio Studer and mountain biker Oliver Munnik. Having to travel with licensed crew and having to plan their travels around the tides, there was a lot of planning and organization needed for Kolesky's project. "So when I first got a call about this idea, I thought it was pretty crazy to take a skier and a fat bike and put them together in an environment that's totally out of context to what they do."
Using modified skis, Studer was able to move surprisingly quickly through the sand. For both Studer and Munnik, it was their first time skiing and biking in a dunes environment. Check out the video below to see Kolesky working with the two athletes. It's a very neat environment and to see the athletes pushing themselves to the limits there is visually unique.