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 favourite.
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
Which is your favourite photo? Please leave a comment below. Thank you.
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All of these pictures are spectacular! As a newbie in hobby photography, I aspire to one day have the ability to capture the essence of God’s creation to a high quality standard. I am learning that it takes 100’s of attempts to get one semi decent picture, so this gallery of photos is over the top. I now have a new benchmark to work towards. After the last couple of years, it would appear it takes a lifetime to learn how to do this.
God is so awesome in producing natural canvasses for us. Coincidentally, He provided me with opportunities last week that took me way out of my comfort zone. God’s artwork is stunning and overwhelming at the same time. To see His raw beauty can be so overwhelming because of the scope of it all. How could you not want to share this with others? Also being a Type A, I am encouraged.
Thank you for sharing this gallery. My favorite picture is the abandoned house in Nebraska.
Hello Cheryl. So glad to know you enjoyed the photos and of your interest in Photography. I get the “100’s of attempts to get one semi-decent picture.” That’s the over the top, Type A needed for excellence. You are not alone. You’re part of a select group that work towards perfection so that others can see beauty. Thanks for commenting!
Pastor Bob, respectfully, you neglected to share what you favorite picture is?
I actually like the one with the tight rope. I have an aversion to heights or maybe its to falling. Seeing him walk across that tight rope is amazing.