The best of nature at Great Falls

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Salil Borkar

Sometimes, even nature competes with humans for a good photograph. Its beauty comes out best when it is ferocious. This photograph was taken at Great Falls Park, VA, the day following hurricane Sandy hit the east coast from Florida to Boston. The Potomac river, 10 feet above its usual height roaring across the length of the park, through the jagged stones offered a breathtaking view of the beauty and the ferociousness of the river.

Location: Great Falls National Park, McLean, VA


More Sense of Place Entries »

  1. Jugaad

    By Matthew Belmonte

  2. Eiffel Tower Abstract

    By Jennie Stein

  3. Young Meets Old

    By Brian Wirth

Take A Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities

Subscribe to Nat Geo Traveler

  • 3050C_TRV_Banner_160x120.jpg

    Order Now

    Available in print and for iPad®! See destinations come alive with 360-degree photos, videos, and more!