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.

Duneriders from Red Bull Photography on Vimeo.

In the video above, you can see Kolesky working with a Nikon D4s DSLR and a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. He also brought a second D4s body with a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens and a Nikon D750 with a Nikon 16mm fisheye lens. The crew was out there for nearly a week, so I imagine that the dust-sealing of the Nikon gear came in handy, although Kolesky tried to protect his gear against the elements and didn't change lenses or memory cards during the trip.

To see more of his work, visit Craig's website here

For more information about the Duneriders project, see Red Bull Photography's website

(Seen via Fstoppers