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ADVENTURE Photographer Wins World Press Award

We were pleased to learn that photographer Brent Stirton just won a World Press Award–first prize in the Contemporary Issues category–for this intense photo of a dead silverback gorilla near Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

We recently sent the conflict-zone photographer to try out a decidedly more tame adventure: a 4-day Andes trek to Machu Picchu along the Camino Salcantay. The catch: After roughing it all day through jungles and glacier, nights were spent resting up in luxe lodges. Check out his Camino Salcantay photo gallery >>