Issue 131 | Akshayuk Pass

Plus: Swimming with giant cuttlefish, Lake Turkana helicopter safari and more.





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This is Adventure Fix, the newsletter that helps you discover extraordinary journeys and experiences across the globe.

Here’s what we've got for you today:

  • Diving: Swim with Giant Australian Cuttlefish

  • Remote Places: Akshayuk Pass

  • Unique Experiences: Lake Turkana helicopter safari

  • News: A baby great white shark caught on camera for the first time




Swim with Giant Australian Cuttlefish

Swim with Giant Australian Cuttlefish

Photo: Whyalla Diving Services

Every year from May to August thousands of Giant Australian Cuttlefish gather at the shores of Point Lowly, South Australia to mate.

Color-changing cells in the cuttlefish’s skin are normally used for camouflage, but during the mating season, males display vibrant colors and fascinating patterns like neon signs to attract females.

If you are ready to get into our shallow but cold waters you will be rewarded with an unforgettable sight.

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Akshayuk Pass

Akshayuk Pass is a renowned mountain pass within Auyuittuq National Park on Baffin Island in Canada. Auyuittuq, an Inuktitut word meaning "the land that never melts," best describes the park's frozen landscapes, glaciers, and rugged peaks.

It’s a 60-mile (97 km) natural corridor that is surrounded by towering peaks, including Mount Thor, one of the world's highest vertical cliffs.

A traverse through the pass usually takes 8 to 12 days depending on the weather and your skill level. While there’s no designated trail to follow, the pass follows a glacial valley and significant landmarks.

The striking views of Overlord, Odin, Thor, and Asgard peaks will guide you through this spectacular landscape.

If you want to experience the raw beauty of the polar environment, this trek should be on your radar.

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Lake Turkana Helicopter Safari

Lake Turkana Helicopter Safari

Take to the skies and soar above one of Africa’s most dramatic and least explored landscapes, Lake Turkana.

Known as the "Jade Sea", this vast lake lies in the very north of Kenya and is the largest permanent desert lake in the world.

Heading north from Laikipia, fly over the dunes of the Chalbi Desert and through the dramatic Suguta Valley to land on the remote and desolate shores of Lake Turkana. 

Pause along the way near craters or salt lakes, glide at a low altitude over the water, hover above frozen lava flows, and venture into the desolate scrublands that disappear towards Uganda.

Lake Turkana has a fearsome, but alluring reputation. To many, it remains Kenya’s final frontier. With the freedom of a helicopter, this trip makes the most of the dramatic landscapes.

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Landscape Photography Checklist

When it comes to capturing stunning outdoor scenes, having the right photography gear is the first place to start.

But, not every piece of kit is equal.

Some gear like cameras and lenses are essential, while other items like a remote shutter release are handy, and then there are things like a panorama nodal slide that are nice to have but you don’t need it from day one.

If you’re just getting into the world of landscape photography, deciding on what equipment to get can be stressful.

That’s why we crafted a Landscape Photography Checklist to help you decide for yourself what gear you need now and what you can save for later.




Wow: Insane macro photography of real snowflakes.

News: Baby Great White Shark caught on camera for the first time.

Travel: The land of the Sleeping Beauty Cave is waking up to tourism.

Animals: Why are polar ocean animals giant?

Just for laughs: Parental controls.



Where in the World

Wanna flex your adventure geography skills? Guess where this pic was snapped!

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