Nat Geo Editor’s Favorite “A Spark of Genius” Assignment

Do you ever get that feeling of being in flow? Psychologists describe as a mental state where one is fully energized, intensely focused and in total enjoyment of an activity. The senses are heightened and you are completely in tune with your surroundings.
I have felt it during basketball when I was “in the zone” and couldn’t miss a shot.
I have also felt flow with photography. With the sun rising and the Chinese fisherman demonstrating the ancient cormorant fishing techniques, I kept snapping away and recognized how special the moment was.