Photo of the Month - February 2016

Mar 4, 2016
by Tyler Maine  
  Check out the top Photo of the Day images from the month of February 2016.

Natural fires are a huge influence on the Okanagan region of British Columbia. Inspired by a particularly bad wildfire season Harrison Mendel and I had been on the hunt to create a unique burn photo but we were after something real rather than a staged fire photo. Several clearcut burn piles left to smoulder high above Kelowna gave us a perfect opportunity. Hidden pockets of soldering embers and toxic smoke made this a hazardous location but when Harrison slashed into a pile of ash and this wave of molten embers erupted we knew it was well worth the risk despite a deep burn on Harrison s ankle. Huge thanks to Ben Schleith and Harrison for helping to make this photo happen.
  1. Harrison Mendel can handle a bike as well as he handles a video camera. Here he is spraying hot ashes after an early winter burn. Image by Robb Thompson - 15269 views

Filming for NWD back in the day.
  2. Darren Berrecloth filming for his New World Disorder 5 ender segment. The Claw is the law. Image by Ian Hylands - 13417 views

  3. Sam Reynolds boosting the Suzuki hip at Nine Knights. Image by Simon Nieborak - 9598 views

Flipping his way into history. 2nd Place 2013 Red Bull Rampage.
  4. Kelly McGarry (RIP) flipping his way into 2nd place at the 2013 Red Bull Rampage. Image by Ride Gravity - 8872 views

Bike Base Jump
  5. Bike Base Jump. Image by Joey Schusler - 8795 views

  Honorable Mentions include:

"Graham Agassiz in Big Water, Utah during the night filming of Darklight by Sweetgrass Productions." Image by Sterling Lorence. This is our first runner up with 8613 views.

"Double rainbows for a rider seemingly on his way to the world champion's stripes... As his rivals faulted, Richie Rude is starting to look unstoppable." Image by Matt Wragg. This is our second runner up with 8048 views.

"Bas van Steenbergen while filming for SYNONYM" Image by Jamie Ledson. This is our third runner up with 7929 views.

MENTIONS: @robb / @hmendel / @IanHylands / @claw / @lunatyk / @ridegravity / @joeyschusler / @yeticycles / @aggy / @sterlinglorence / @mattwragg / @Basvansteenbergen / @jamieledson

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  • 63 1
 #4 Because that run was awesome! And McGarry was awesome
  • 24 32
flag dropoffsticks (Mar 4, 2016 at 15:57) (Below Threshold)
  • 35 2
 as in the legacy of Mcgazza will live on forever
  • 31 1
 Roosting fire! Now there's a new twist on an old take!
  • 12 8
 Nah his electric motor is just maul-functioning Wink
  • 1 0
 His bike has a dual lightsaber!? Sick
  • 10 0
 berrecloth. legend
  • 9 0
 Mcgazza por vida! I love that guy...
  • 4 0
 McGarry easy. Such an energetic shot that makes me want to scream in stoke at my screen
  • 4 2
 You might roost like a bada$$ but not as dope as roosting hot flaming ashes like a boss
  • 3 0
 i love that moab shot.
  • 2 0
 All awesome, but #3 looks pretty cool with that background.
  • 2 0
 #1 and #5 Good pics
  • 2 0
 Yeah Harry! You da bes!
  • 2 1
 Anyone know the official cause of death for that great man? RIP
  • 1 0
 I thought I read it was heart failure of some sort
  • 1 0
 #1 gives a whole new meaning to "stoking the fire".

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