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National Geographic's First Cover Story of 2016 Captures the Tidal Basin in All Its Beauty

This year, the National Geographic is determined on exploring the beauty and history of parks in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. For their first issue of 2016, the magazine featured stunning imagery of parks all around the nation, from Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon to the Tidal Basin. Above, you can see the Tidal Basin image that was published, taken by photographer Stephen Wilkes. Wilkes told DCist that the spring image was taken after a nonstop 16-hour photo shoot and was captured from 80-feet-high on a cherry picker. If interested in learning more about how Wilkes composes his images, you can check out a National Geographic article on him here. In their first issue, National Geographic also wrote a piece on the history of 14 national parks, including the Yellowstone.
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