18 Photographers Share Their Incredible Stories on Nature and Wildlife Photography
“My first eight years of flying, I didn’t dare take photos. It’s not so easy to fly and take photos at the same time.”
The Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot water spring in the United States. At sunrise, steam emerges from its depth, thus adding to its kaleidoscopic look. I was 11,000 feet above, battling turbulent winds, encircling the area for an hour, searching for the right vantage point. But, winds in excess of 50 miles per hour from the west prevented me from maintaining a constant altitude. Nevertheless, after spending about an hour circling the area, I managed to capture this mesmerising shot. It reminded me of the human eye.
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: Canon EF 70–200mm f/4L IS USM
Exposure: 1/400sec at f/5, ISO 100
When Shooting From the Air
Most people shooting from an airplane make the mistake of resting their elbows on the aircraft’s window or seat. The resulting vibration will reflect in your photographs. Also, you don’t have to use a high shutterspeed to shoot. If the landscape is far away, you can get away with a shutterspeed as low as 1/8 sec, as long as the air is calm.