January 4, 2016

Feel the Rush

Photograph by Eastlyn Bright Tolle, National Geographic Your Shot

Eastlyn Bright Tolle, a National Geographic Your Shot member, submitted this image of Niagara Falls. From her vantage point, “right on the other side of a wall that separated [her] from this perilous drop,” she was able to create a unique and thrilling perspective: one that doesn’t allow the viewer to consider the safety of the overlook from which the photo was taken.

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26 comments
Julie Saxer
Julie Saxer

I live near Niagara Falls and I have been there many, many times.  I know where this photo was taken and it is the best point where one could feel as if they are reaching the brink just before going over the falls.  It is definitely breathtaking and mesmerizing  This photographer definitely took a beautiful and awesome photo.  The color of the light is unique and captures the power of the falls.


C C
C C

That is a breath taking photograph. Thank you for sharing!!

Emilio B.
Emilio B.

nice shot, someone knows their camera well.


Juliano Pastorino
Juliano Pastorino

Masterpiece! The texture of the water surface is unbelievable.

Lucie Gagnon
Lucie Gagnon

Excellent shot! Love the tones and how you captured the force of the water! 

sujil soman
sujil soman

that's a really beautiful picture.appreciate the photographer for her courage & powerful composition.

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw

This perfectly captures the medieval belief that if you sailed across the ocean you would fall off the edge of the world. Terrifying and awesome.

Mike Demmings
Mike Demmings

My stomach is in knots, like I'm bracing to go over the edge. Really well done!


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