Emmett Sparling | @emmett_sparling | 390 thousand followers
Since graduating from high school, Emmett has seen more corners of the world and had more heart stopping adventures than most of us will see in our lifetimes. He might be found hanging from a helicopter over a Hawaiian volcano, sledding down a Swiss glacier at sunset, making friends with Alpacas in the mountains of Peru, capturing sunrise over a misty coconut plantation in Bali, exploring the pristine sand dunes of South Africa, being dropped deep into a cave in Java, exploring the ocean floor in a mini submarine or waist deep in the water on a starry night on Bowen Island.
By sharing these amazing experiences with gorgeous photography and stunning videos, Emmett now makes his living as one of Instagram’s fastest growing adventure travel photographer/videographers. All while working with brands like: BMW, Shangri La, Hastings Overland, Daniel Wellington, and more.
“I think if you can call yourself a public figure, you need to just settle down, you’re not really a public figure. I’d say a public figure would be an A-list celebrity... If you have a 100k followers, you’re not a public figure”
“The first thing that comes to mind when I think of life-changing travel experiences, is my trek through the Peruvian Andes in August 2017. After trekking for 5 days through the Andes, we were determined to get to Rainbow Mountain for sunrise. On our final day, we left basecamp at midnight to reach rainbow mountain by 5:30am (sunrise). At around 16,500 feet at 3am, we were hit by a blizzard while crossing the ridge leading to our final destination (17,400ft). We huddled together in the dark until the storm began to clear and the sun began to rise. Epic pink clouds greeted us for no more than 5 minutes before turning back to their usual grey. It was absolutely magical. It was one of the most fulfilling moments of my life because of how much effort went into getting the shot. I had envisioned it weeks before, and we were able to make our vision come to life.”