Being over-the-top “Type A” and borderline obsessive helps a great deal in getting National Geographic to notice you as a photographer.
It’s not enough just to be a great photographer. You have to be a great photographer and be able to dive under sea ice, spend days in tree stands in the tropics, speak fluent Russian or know Moscow like the back of your hand or be an absolute genius at lighting impossible situations.
Here’s eleven stunning views, courtesy of National Geographic photographers.
Let me know which of the eleven is your favorite.
11 Of Creation’s Most Stunning Views
1. (Above) An abandoned house near Denton, Nebraska, (above) a bruised summer sky crackles with atmospheric electricity. The phenomenon in this composite image—four shots taken within 20 minutes—is often called cloud-to-cloud lightning.
Photograph by Erik Johnson
2. Tethered to a highline, Tyler Meester, a backpacking guide, traverses a 65-foot span over a precipitous drop in California’s Yosemite National Park. He’s one of many millennials who work in the national parks to be near some of the best hiking and rock climbing.
3. Steven Donovan, flipping into a pool, took a seasonal job at Glacier to work on his photography skills. He posts to @es_dons.
4. Former Grand Canyon ranger Amy Martin watches a winter sunrise over a section of the Colorado called Conquistador Aisle. No trails exist along 95 percent of the canyon’s North Rim or along 80 percent of its South Rim. Fewer people have now hiked the canyon’s length in a single trip (10) than have walked on the moon (12). Photograph by Pete McBride
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