by Christophe NoelPhotography by Keith Thompson

As overlanders, we often cordon ourselves to the road, frequently forgetting to see what lies beyond. Adventure photographer Keith Thompson spends much of his year in the parts of the world where roads are few and far between, if there are roads at all. This gives him a unique glimpse into a world few will see firsthand. He is a masterful photographer able to convey the drama of nature as it plays out. I had the good fortune of meeting Keith while living in Alaska, and consider him a good friend. His appreciation for the remaining wild places on earth are evident in his images. Below are just a few of those images.

 

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Keith Thopmson has been a wilderness expedition guide for fifteen years. He currently guides trips in Alaska, the Canadian Arctic, Svalbard, and Antarctica. A   practicing massage therapist he recently earned his boat captain’s license and pilots a water taxi that transports people, mostly Kayakers, to remote destinations in southeast Alaska.

He maintains an apartment in Juneau where he winters and practices massage. When not in Juneau, he spends three months of the winter on a ship and guides trips to Antarctica. During the Alaska summers he lives in Gustavus where he guides kayak expeditions in Glacier Bay National Park and captains the water taxi.  Never without a camera in hand he tries to shoot as much as he can. In his limited spare time, Keith is building a cabin in Gustavus and resides in a broken down yurt as construction progresses.

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Longitudes: Adventure Photographer Keith Thompson

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About the Author: Christophe Noel

Christophe Noel is Expedition Portal's Editor and the Senior Editor for Overland Journal. Born into a family of backcountry enthusiasts, Christophe grew up backpacking the mountains and deserts of the American West. An avid cyclist and bikepacker, he also has a passion for motorcycles, travel, food and overlanding.