One of the best parts of being a photojournalist is that you get to meet a wide variety of people and see new places all the time. This past year was no different. As a photographer for the Explorer, I visited summit stewards atop Mount Marcy and snorkeled with divers on Lake George in search of invasive species.
I also joined an autumn bushwhack deep into the Five Ponds Wilderness, photographed the aftermath of the historic Halloween flood in Hamilton County, and stood along the icy waters of the Cedar River to capture a paddler coming downstream in early April.
You can see these images and others in the photo gallery above.
Some of the images may inspire you to ski or ice skate or paddle, while others show the raw power of nature, such as the washout alongside Hoel Pond in the northern Adirondacks, or the ice jam. The images are different but share one theme. They all tell the story of the Adirondacks.