Earlier this year I received an email from National Geographic. National Geographic photographer Anand Varma had seen the photograph by Sean Goebel and me of our friend Wade Meade hiking Half Dome in Yosemite National Park at night and he wanted to include it in a book he was putting together.
The book was to be called Invisible Wonders and this is the blurb you can see over on Amazon:
In this dazzling coffee table book, acclaimed scientist-photographer Anand Varma unveils a world never before seen by human eyes, achieved through the innovative techniques of today’s finest photographers.
“If we hold our breath and gaze a bit more carefully at our world, we might just glimpse a few beautiful secrets hiding in plain sight,” writes Anand Varma
After doing all the paperwork and sending the image, I was feeling cautiously optimistic. When it became available, I pre-ordered the book. While it certainly was implied that the image would make it into the book, I wasn’t going to say anything until I had a copy in my hand. It didn’t seem real. That day finally arrived yesterday, when a box containing this spectacular volume arrived at my door. I quickly flipped through and found our image. A full two page spread. In a National Geographic Book. Looking through the names of other photographers in this incredible volume… wow what an honor to have such company.
Thank you so much to Anand Varma and the team at National Geographic for including us in this incredible book. It feels surreal to open a book with National Geographic and that iconic logo on the cover and inside is one of my images.