WE WELCOME 2016 BY SHARING WITH YOU a collection of images from the lives of some of our Matador Ambassadors. Our Ambassadors represent a collective of world-class athletes, photojournalists, writers and filmmakers. They bring us original, inspiring projects for Matador and our network of brands, DMOs, and host countries. They are recognized in their respective industries as leaders. Here’s a selection of some of their travel shots from 2015.

Chris Korbulic. Rio Ano Nuevo, Patagonia, Chile.

We invited #MatadorN Ambassadors to take over the @MatadorNetwork Instagram feed and share their travel highlights of 2015. Introducing Ambassador @ckorbulic! I love hiking, especially when it has kayaking at the end. There was great potential for a phenomenal first descent of the Rio Ano Nuevo after we hiked in ~30 miles over 5 days, only to be thwarted by a proper Patagonian rain storm that resulted in a flooding river. The hike back out was not nearly as enjoyable, though we did get to paddle down a different river we had hiked up originally. Rio Ano Nuevo, Patagonia, Chile. February 2015. Photo by #MatadorN Ambassador @ckorbulic. Follow his feed for more #travelstoke! // Matador Ambassador 2015 year-end #TravelstokeTakeOver

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“I love hiking, especially when it has kayaking at the end. There was great potential for a phenomenal first descent of the Rio Ano Nuevo after we hiked in ~30 miles over 5 days, only to be thwarted by a proper Patagonian rainstorm that resulted in a flooding river. The hike back out was not nearly as enjoyable, though we did get to paddle down a different river we had hiked up originally. Rio Ano Nuevo, Patagonia, Chile. February 2015.”

Michael Bonocore. Jökulsárlón, Iceland.

Alex Strohl. Unnamed Lake, Golden Ears, British Columbia.

“It’s hard to describe the feeling you get when you find moments like this.. You’ve been looking at the weather for days, carefully planned the time you should get there to have the right light conditions. And then you get lucky and it all comes together. It should be called “planning for luck.””

Chris Korbulic. Beriman River, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

“The gorges of the Beriman River were so deep and steep-sided that the only reasonable way to scout the whitewater was by helicopter. This allowed us to see the whole river, take notes, and basically make a map of how we wanted to make the kayaking first descent descent. This photo is of the first gorge in a series of thirteen. Beriman River, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea.”

Scott Sporleder shoots Kenya Safari from the Air for Matador Network.

Mark McInnis in Peru.

Start a fire for me tonight. I'll be groovin' indoors with REFUSED. 😜

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“Peru is insane. Period. I was down there in April with @ladyrdot @brookpower @ivah_the_great and #instalesslee shooting a campaign for Eidon. Our awesome — and absolutely hilarious — guides Marco and Franco took us to this sea-cave on a low-tide. It was our last day of the trip and it couldn’t have been a better way to say farewell to an absolutely amazing country.”

Scott Sporleder. Wadi Rum desert, Jordan.

“Welcome to Middle Earth! No, actually this is a shot of myself and Ross Borden mobbing through the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan, but it looks like it could be out of, well, Mars. We were in the back of a truck when we got caught in a sand storm.”

Chris Burkard in Ísafjörður, Norður-Ísafjarðarsýsla, Iceland.

Front row parking to the best light show I have ever seen.”

Lucas Gillmann shoots Greg Long at Mavericks, Northern California.

Will Wissman. Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia.

Mark McInnis. West Coast, US.

“This was January 1st, 2015. My buddy @lanejpearson had to convince me to do this hike. We had a NYE party the night before and were feeling a bit cloudy from the keg. Needless to say, I’m really glad we made the effort to start the year off this way.”

Chris Burkard. Swiss Alps.

Symmetry in the Swiss alps. #swisswelcome @flyswiss

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Chris Korbulic. Root Glacier, McCarthy, Alaska.

Double tunnel! Ice cave exploring in the Root Glacier, McCarthy, AK.

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Brooke Dombroski. North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii.

Brian Lewis. Colorado State Forest State Park.

Christoffer Collin. Lake Plansee, Austria.

@punkodelish and an alp sunrise.

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Al Mackinnon. Fiji.

Fiji: always a good idea.

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