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    First bicycle 1817 Karl von Drais - First plane flight December 17, 1903 Wright brothers This plane crossed USA without fuel, just on solar power. It can fly day and night. Taken after historic landing July 6 2013 JFK airport. Pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg started this project to prove how pioneering spirit and latest clean technologies can find solutions for the future. Flight across the world 2015. We have come very far and the world is still changing everyday.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 229
    Lighting 267
    Creativity 244
    Story 217

    The community has selected this image of a solar-powered plane (which crossed the United States without fuel) as the Viewer’s Choice winner for the Explore Our Changing World assignment. The future looks bright indeed with such great strides being made combining clean technologies and transportation.

    Cory Richards
    National Geographic Photographer
    2138 comments
    Rudy Bacani
    Rudy Bacani

    Congratulations Juan. You're gallery is amazing. Thanks for visiting my gallery and for including some of my work in your Favourites.


    Rebecca Fitch
    Rebecca Fitch

    Stunning photo--stunning gallery.... Great cutlines to complete the story of your photos. Beautiful!!! 

    Alexandre Vieira
    Alexandre Vieira

    It's a wonderful image. besides having a very clever composition, has a fantastic meaning

    Congratulations  Juan

    Linda Carella
    Linda Carella

    A big congratulations, Juan ... it's a brilliant shot and so deserving of this recognition and honor ... I'm truly happy for you, my friend.  :-D

    Heimer Teodoro Bejarano Sandoval
    Heimer Teodoro Bejarano Sandoval

    Hola Juan, me alegra mucho que tu foto fuera publicada en la revista, es el merecido reconocimiento a tu creatividad. Gran foto, felicitaciones

    Un abrazo desde Colombia

    Hi Juan, I am very glad that your photo was published in the journal, is the deserved recognition of your creativity. Great photo, congratulations

    A hug from Colombia

    Stamen Stanev
    Stamen Stanev

    Hi Juan, yet another proof how brilliant this shot is. So great to see it in the magazine. Congratulations!

    Victor A Mirontschuk
    Victor A Mirontschuk

    Congratulations on getting published in NG.  Fantastic shot and accomplishment.  Way to go.  As I have said before this is one of my favorite shots. 

    Lucy Beveridge
    Lucy Beveridge

    Hi Juan!! This is fantastic news and I'm so happy for you!! Many many many congratulations for this very well deserved recognition & honor!!!! De todo corazon, enhorabuena!! En cuanto abra el quiosco de la prensa, voy a por la revista!!!

    Marina T.
    Marina T.

    Congratulations, dear Juan!!! I'm so happy for you! You deserved it!! 

    Joe Enenbach
    Joe Enenbach

    Congratulations on the recognition of your terrific image in the current issue of NGM!  Certainly well deserved.

    Karen Jacobs Cook
    Karen Jacobs Cook

    OMG, I am so happy this has brought tears to my eyes. I knew awhile back your photo should have been published. I am so proud of you.

    Congratulations!

    Veronica Craft
    Veronica Craft

    Juan,


    For some reason I can't see your whole comment but reading some comments bellow I think you made to NG magazine right? Justice has been made. You deserve this so much! Congratulations dear friend, I am very happy for you. Once again, well deserved!!!! :)

    Nestor A. Vela
    Nestor A. Vela

    Dear Juan,  your picture was one of the first pictures (if not the first) I made a comment the very first time I signed up on "your shot Nat Geo". I was amazed then… and I am amazed now. Not only from the photography point of view but the subject of sustainability and clean energy steps humanity is doing.


    I am very proud of you. Congratulations!!!!

    Adela Serna
    Adela Serna

    Buenisimo Juan, muchas felicitaciones, realmente es una foto espectacular que merecía estar en un revista como esta. Felicitaciones nuevamente !!!!

    Andrew Crane
    Andrew Crane

    Congrats Juan, Glad to hear that your photo is being published. I'll have to pick up a magazine when it comes out.

    Robert Booth
    Robert Booth

    A richly deserved recognition for this magical photograph, Juan...   'Perfetto!'

    Ivete Basso Photography
    Ivete Basso Photography

    Congratulation Juan! I'm so happy for you! Thanks for sharing with us. Complement!!! Complement also for Cory Richards to have chosen this photo for publication. Great job!!!

    Susan Breau
    Susan Breau

    Congrats Juan!  A much deserved award for such an outstanding image!  Yea Juan!

    Robinlyn Maher
    Robinlyn Maher

    Huge congratulations, Juan, I hope this is just one of many for you!! So well deserved, this shot is phenominal and I can't wait to see it published in the magazine. More Cheers!!! 

    DOLORS BAS
    DOLORS BAS

    Yujuuuuu ...congratulations you are fantastic !!! Cheersss!!!

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Linda Carella Thank you very much Linda. I am very happy to share this with you. I will always remember your support and encouragement.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Marina T. Thank you very much Marina for your kind words and for stopping by my gallery.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Karen Jacobs Cook Thank you much for you heart felt words and generosity Karen. They mean a lot to me. I share this with you that believed in me!

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Thomas Thomas Thank you very much Thomas for visiting my gallery. Indeed it was a very inspiring moment. Absolutely wonderful experience!

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @DOLORS BAS Thank you very very much Dolors. It makes me very happy to share this with you.

    Thomas Thomas
    Thomas Thomas

    @Juan Osorio  If you ever make a plane with a larger capacity, say for ten, look me up. I'm always ready for an adventure. If your design would work with a hundred passengers, you could remake the world.

    Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio

    @Thomas Thomas @Juan OsorioDear Thomas, I am not associated with the Solar Impulse project. I was just at the right place at the right moment to capture this milestone. I agree with you though. It will take a while for this technology to translate into commercial flights and it will definitively will change the world. In the meantime, if you are excited about this project you can follow them flying around the world. They are starting next year.

    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Jul 6, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2013
    Location: Rochdale Village, New York, United States
    Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    Focal Length: 10 mm
    Shutter Speed: 8/1 sec
    Aperture: f/8
    ISO: 160
    Copyright: © Juan Osorio
    Categories: Adventure, People, Space
    Assignments: Explore Our Changing World, The Night