Located in Niwot, Colorado, Atlantic Publishers Group handles a line of well-read magazine titles and periodicals. The Colorado magazine distributor is committed to excellence in the content of the titles it carries and the experience of its subscribers. Atlantic Publishers Group (APG) magazines include Better Homes and Gardens, Backpacker, and National Geographic.
Over nearly 130 years, National Geographic has published some of the world’s most iconic magazine images and covers. One of the magazine’s most popular covers came out in August 2009, when National Geographic used photographer George Steinmetz’s aerial picture of the Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park. The magazine had long sought a way to capture the springs, and an article about the super volcano beneath the park provided National Geographic the opportunity to go after the shot once more.
Heading into the shoot, Steinmetz had grown accustomed to taking pictures from the air using a motorized paraglider, but Yellowstone officials prohibited the use of such a vehicle. Instead, he ventured over the park in a helicopter. To capture the perfect image, however, Steinmetz would need to go one step further, literally: He stood on one of the skids of the helicopter to capture the perfect image over the course of a shoot he described as “fearless.”