This Summer has seen record numbers of people ‘getting away from it all’ in the outdoors and visiting National Parks. Yellowstone saw its all-time maximum of 1 million visitors in July, and Zion National Park had a bizarre situation where people waited in queues for up to 4 hours for a basic hike! Some of these places are implementing innovative measures to combat the strain on nature, including designated selfie stations.
During his recent visit to Zion National Park, New Zealand photographer Luke Riding found a broken camera that clearly fell from Angel’s Landing trail. Falling from almost 1,500 feet, the camera was smashed. However, the memory card was intact and Luke managed to see the photos taken back in 2016. Thanks to his friend Ben Horne and the power of social media, the camera was reunited with its owners in just over 12 hours!
Earlier this month, we reported Zion National Park’s decisions to ban tripods from all trails for photography workshops. This caused reactions and even some confusion among photographers. But, Zion National Park has now responded to their concerns. Some trails will allow tripods for photography workshops after all.