September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014

A Grand Flyover

Photograph by Jassen T., National Geographic Your Shot

Sunrise at Yellowstone National Park finds steam rising from the surface of the Grand Prismatic Spring, the park’s largest hot spring. Your Shot member Jassen T. overcame high winds and turbulence to capture the view while piloting a plane at 11,000 feet. “This incredible place is not only remote, but flying over high terrain is dangerous,” he writes. “Trying to get the right angle without people on the walkway while trying to maintain the right altitude and attitude also made things complicated. While flying, I remember thinking to myself that I didn't want to leave. There are just not enough words to describe magic.”

Jassen T.'s picture recently appeared in Your Shot's Daily Dozen.

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94 comments
Jessica Beals
Jessica Beals

It looks like a jawbreaker candy after you've licked all the way to the center, showing layers of colors all blending into one another.

Great shot!

Shannon T
Shannon T

Wow. I wonder hot warm it is on that walkway. I'd love to find out.

Alicia Little
Alicia Little

Sorry but flying drones in ANY National Park is EXTREMELY ILLEGAL and that is to protect amazing natural features such as grand prismatic spring! A drone fell into it in early August!! Another fell into Yellowstone Lake and the perpetrator is being charged with multiple crimes for it! PLEASE follow the parks' rules so that we can keep them protected from too much human damage!!!!

Valerie Gutierrez
Valerie Gutierrez

The colors make it seem like a painting or fake. Making it more interesting. 

Lexi Muhammad
Lexi Muhammad

I've been there before and it smells very bad. It has beautiful rainbow colors.

Desirae Manoz
Desirae Manoz

i like how the colors fade out into each other. like the blue to the blue green and yellow to orange 

Chase Blazon
Chase Blazon

I like how the colors change from deep purple to light orange.

Thien Lam
Thien Lam

i like the quality of the water and how full it is.

alize white
alize white

i like how there are two different kinds of blues and how the colors look together. 

Alan Jordan
Alan Jordan

I love this picture, and how the colors are very vibrant.



Kelvin Barraza
Kelvin Barraza

The array of colors that this national park produces is outstanding in a very unique way!

Justin Sanchez
Justin Sanchez

The colors are magnificent, you can also see the texture of the ground around.

Kevin To
Kevin To

The emphasis on the colors of the spring are very nice.

Taelor Williams
Taelor Williams

I love the beautiful colors and texture used in the photo. 

alvaro macias
alvaro macias

the picture really shows color its very beautiful.


Desaree Garcia
Desaree Garcia

i like how the colors look because how it changes to even lighter colors then the same exact thing when it changes to the lighter blue.

Jaden Callahan
Jaden Callahan

This picture is just simply amazing the colors are beautiful


Sabrina Taher
Sabrina Taher

This picture has beautiful colors, and the texture makes the photo really nice!

Esteban Ochoa
Esteban Ochoa

YAAASSSSSSSSS! 

       =3         -person

John S.
John S.

wel dun, gud piktuur 

Noah Hinojosa
Noah Hinojosa

Great shot the contrast of the blue with the orange. good photo!

Branden Pol
Branden Pol

i just love this picture! Great angle and colors

Kim S.
Kim S.

@Alicia Little

Based on the caption under the photo, I don't believe that he was flying a drone.  Perhaps Jassen T. can comment to clarify?

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