In 2001, Aaron Huey—then a young photographer's assistant—was dropped off on the Pacific Coast of the United States armed with a single camera and accompanied by only his dog, Cosmo. 3,349 miles and 154 days later, he arrived in Coney Island. A dream he held for years had finally been realized: He had crossed the "American Ocean" on foot.Since then, he has traveled the world, photographing such things as Taliban ambushes and drug eradication in Afghanistan, antiquities smuggling in Mali, and sharks in French Polynesia. It was during his long walk, however, that he truly felt "present," and focused on capturing single frames instead of working a changing situation.
"Extreme Exposure,"--on view at the Annenberg Space for Photography through April 17--is a showcase of incredible nature photography that honors the renowned photographers that produced them.
More videos from Extreme Exposure:
Pushing the Limits of Extreme Nature Photography
Photographer Paul Nicklen Balances Art and Drama at the Poles (Video)
Michael Nichols Uses Technology and Daring to Catch Animals in His Camera Trap
More photos from Extreme Exposure:
From Smiling Seals to Exploding Landscapes, Photographers Journey to Earth's Most Dangerous Places For "Extreme Exposure"
The Daredevil Photographers Behind Tiger Swimming and Erupting Volcanoes in "Extreme Exposure" Speak
Concerned Leopard Seal Tries to Feed Photographer Live Penguins in Unbelievable Photos