Travel photographer Erin Sullivan takes us on a journey to explore the impacts of the social media-fueled photography and the importance of being responsible and respectful visitors while recreating in the lands we love.

About the series: As a co-op, we believe that a life outdoors is a live well lived. We’re dedicated to protecting and advocating for the lands we love, and that starts with understanding the macro issues and trends that impact these outdoor places and the people who recreate in them. The ‘In Our Nature’ series is created to help us all become more informed and active stewards of the environment. Have a topic you’d like us to explore? Let us know in the comments below.