Photographing the Grand Canyon from Space

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Photographer John Flaig outfits weather balloons with cameras to capture the Grand Canyon from 90,000 feet. That's more than three times the height of Mount Everest and above 99% of the earth's atmosphere. From this vantage point, John shoots ethereal photos rich in color. Watch this National Geographic video to learn how he sends the cameras up and how he retrieves them.


Hiker at Bright Angel Point on the Grand Canyon's North Rim

Grand Canyon North Rim

Those visiting the remote North Rim (5-hour drive from South Rim) will be rewarded with a chance to see the canyon without the crowds.

Workers cleaning the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Photo: YouTube

Cleaning the Grand Canyon Skywalk

Would you want to dangle 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon to "wash windows?" Surprisingly, many people do want that job. Watch the video as workers go about their job making views crystal clear for vacationers.