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Flying Photographers And Watery Deserts

In addition to featuring research expeditions and remote, indigenous cultures, National Geographic also often devotes its pages to simply stunning landscapes. Granted, Lencois Maranhenses National Park is something of a geographic anomaly and worth a feature story; it's basically a watery desert in Brazil. But it's George Steinmetz's photography in this story that is most remarkable.

Steinmetz has been on this blog before. Last fall, National Geographic published photos of his aerial Sahara photographs, which he took from an ultralight paraglider. The only thing more surprising than a watery desert is a flying photographer. Learn more about how he does it on his website.