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Great ski photography is all about the fleeting moment when the perfect light meets the perfect background meets the perfect athlete—in a candy-cane parka. All the elements came together for photographer Wade McKoy one day in the Jackson Hole backcountry thanks to Andrew Whiteford’s dramatic interpretation of "Waldo" in a laid-out backflip off a kicker. “The clouds help make this shot special, but they also closed out the blue sky and the good light shortly after the session began,” McKoy says. “Andrew, in his red striped coat, was the only skier who got it in good light.”