National Geographic : 2015 Jul
YourShot.ngm.com VISIONS Fabrice Guérin Paris, France In a cenote near Tulum, Mexico, Guérin went div- ing with his wife. As they dived deeper, the water color changed from blue to green and the water itself from fresh to salt water. The atmosphere, Guérin says, felt like a lunar landscape. Gabe R. DeWitt Morgantown, West Virginia DeWitt and four friends were hiking near May Lake in Yosemite National Park. While they were camped, he noticed that his photos around the fire were coming out overexposed. Only when the flames died down did he get a softer glow. “Rarely do we see the unguarded moments of an adventure. These images showed the per- sonal, transformative, beautiful, humorous, and even painful moments of exploring.” — Jimmy Chin, National Geographic photographer EDITOR’S NOTE Behind the Adventure Assignment We asked to see photos that show what inspired you during a challenging new experience.