Erik Boomer is a professional photographer, kayaker, and a National Geographic "Adventurer of the Year." In 2011, he and fellow paddler Jon Turk embarked on a clockwise circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island in Canada for 104 days. The two men were the first people to complete a circumnavigation of the island, earning them both the title of "Adventurer of the Year." Boomer documented his 104-day adventure with photographs, which were featured in the New York Times and Outside Magazine. Before taking on Ellesmere Island, Boomer embarked on other expeditions and adventures, which include six descents of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine and dropping 90-foot waterfalls.