Video: Totality – How One Amazing Photo of the Total Eclipse Went Viral

Last week’s total eclipse was an awe inspiring sight for sure, generating some wonderful memories and amazing photos of the celestial show. But one of the images that stood out from the crowd was so incredible that it immediately caused some online pundits to question its authenticity. The photo in question captured a climber in Smith Rock State Park in Oregon with the totality of the eclipse crested the mountain behind him. It was indeed an impressive shot, and it was all taken naturally and untouched by Photoshop. In this video, you’ll see how photographer Ted Hesser went to great lengths to get this now iconic image. You’ll also see why taking that perfect photo isn’t just about being in the right spot at the right time.

Kraig Becker