National Geographic Traveler magazine is celebrating its 30th anniversary this fall. To commemorate this milestone, we asked 12 of our longtime photographers to select their favorite images shot on assignment for Traveler throughout the past three decades. We will be publishing these images, along with stories behind the photographs, throughout the month of November.
Today, we hear from photographer Aaron Huey about the image above, which he shot for Traveler in 2004.
This was for my first assignment for Traveler in 2004. It was an assignment I'll never forget.
I was not yet making a living at photography—I was working in an indoor climbing gym in Seattle, Washington, ...