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Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring and visitors path from above
July 24, 2015

Over Yellowstone

The day Your Shot member Eric Smith first walked the path around Yellowstone National Park’s Grand Prismatic Spring, he made an addition to his bucket list: photographing the spring from the air. “I made that dream a reality as I took off in a helicopter from Bozeman, Montana, and flew to the Midway Geyser Basin [where Grand Prismatic is located] to get the 50-megapixel shots I had always seen in my mind,” he writes. “It was even more spectacular than I could have imagined ... The final composition juxtaposes humanity with one of America's most incredible natural treasures.”

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Photograph by Eric Smith, National Geographic Your Shot
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