Over the Horizon
Over the Horizon is his beautiful and compelling life story.
David has been called “The Accidental Explorer” because he is a sailor from Iowa and ventured to the sea with a “salty” southern Minnesota farmer. As a young man, he chose outdoor photography as a profession. His love for the sea and the search for new images matched up perfectly with his dream to sail the world’s oceans.
After all the years chasing the horizon and following his dream, David’s life was profoundly impacted as he became an eye-witness to a rapidly-changing Arctic and ocean environment. He is now an advocate for ocean and wilderness protection along with a more sustainable future for generations of explorers yet to come.
David has sailed over 65,000 nautical miles across the globe including below the Antarctic Circle, across the Atlantic 3 times, over the Arctic Circle 6 times, and a 28,000-mile circumnavigation of the North and South American Continents.
His striking photography has appeared in a broad spectrum of media, from the National Park Service, PBS and the Smithsonian to the World Science Festival and TED Talks. David’s documentary of the 2009-10 28,000-mile circumnavigation of the North and South American continents was nominated for an Emmy.
When home in Northwest Iowa, David operates a fine-art gallery featuring his photography and still loves to race dinghies across the blue waters of Okoboji, where he learned to sail as a boy.