Adversity is what gives Jody MacDonald her why. In 4 minutes this National Geographic photographer takes us around the world and makes adversity look very worthwhile.

Jody MacDonald is no ordinary photographer. For nearly the past decade, she’s called a 60-foot catamaran her home as she’s sailed to the wildest corners of the planet on a global kiteboarding, paragliding, and surfing expedition that’s taken her to over 60 countries. MacDonald, who was born in Saudi Arabia and has been traveling the world since she was a child, documents extreme sports, spectacular landscapes, and everyday scenes that open a breathtaking window on different cultures, from India to Mauritania to Morocco. Jody is an award winning photographer represented by National Geographic Creative. You can see her images in many international publications such as National Geographic, Red Bull, Outside, BBC, Patagonia, Islands, and Men’s Journal among others.le.