Victoria Falls, Zambia

Photograph by Annie Griffiths, National Geographic

In situations that are active and thrilling, surprisingly quiet moments can take place. These moments feel even more powerful because of the setting. This photo, taken at the top of Victoria Falls, is a simple moment of contemplation at the end of a crazy adventure. But the setting and the light make it memorable. —Annie Griffiths

Photo Tip: Adventure photography leads to lots of thrilling images. But remember to also watch for those moments of contemplation that can happen when the adventurer pauses to reflect on his extraordinary experience.

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