Photo of the day

The story behind Cameron Hunter’s photo of sledder Nick Antle—which appeared on the cover of the Winter 2013/2014 issue of SnoRiders magazine

by Cameron Hunter

A shot of the back of a snowmobiler as he's going over a windlip.
Nick Antle, who lives in Whistler, B.C., wheelies over a windlip deep in the backcountry around Whistler. Cameron Hunter photo

Nick Antle and I shot this photo on one of the first days where the snow was finally deep enough to travel in the high alpine of one of our favourite sledding zones.

I was following Nick through a nice open pow field, when we spotted this perfect wheelie spot. After a quick thought about my shot and Nick scouting what was behind this windlip, I had my camera out and we were shooting.

Nick is very comfortable on his sled, so he had no problem sending it the first time, and we nailed this shot. After that, I packed up the camera and I don’t know if I took it out for the rest of the day.

Days like these are few and far between in the Whistler backcountry, but when we get them, I am sure glad to share them with good friends on our sleds, and I am glad that I can document some of this amazing sport through my lens.

Cameron Hunter is a professional photographer from Squamish, B.C., whose focus is on motion and capturing action sports utilizing cutting-edge lighting techniques. He also specializes in photographing people for advertising and editorial lifestyle images.

To see more of his images, visit Cameron Hunter’s website.

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