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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Aya O.
Aya O.

What a spectacular image! An amazing capture of nature's miracles. Beautiful. :)

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