Due to its strategic military importance, the Kamchatka peninsula was off limits to foreigners and to most Russians during the cold war. The rainbows grew large. The Dolly Varden grew grotesque. By any definition Kamchatka is still a wilderness. A remote land with more rivers than could be explored in a lifetime. There is no need to make comparisons. Once you have fished the peninsula, there is only the need to return.
I am outlandishly fortunate to travel to spectacular destinations around the globe with a fly rod and a camera. Fly fishing landscapes offer inspiration and awe far beyond what my small words can describe. I simply hope to capture compelling images that expose the essence of fly fishing environment, travel, and lifestyle. From decisive moments to magical light, from Alaska to Patagonia, these pursuits clearly go hand-in-hand. One enriches the other.
Mark Lances's editorial work includes shoots for publications such as The Drake, American Angler, Field & Stream and many, many more. Mark has also done commercial work for fine companies such as Hyde Drift Boats, Scott Fly Rods, Patagonia, Orvis and a long list of others.
To see more of Mark's work, visit his web site, River Light Images.