National Geographic : 2016 Feb
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY february 2016 • vol. 229 • no. 2 Corrections and Clarifications Go to ngm.com/more. On the Cover What history lies under Londoners’ feet? Excavation for a new subway line has turned up artifacts from many eras—more than enough to fire an artist’s imagination. Art by Imaginary Forces 134 Proof | Midnight Slalom Lights, cameras, snow, and night skiing combine in a photographer’s dream shoot. By Jeremy Berlin Photographs by Oskar Enander 110 The Changing Face of Saudi Women With degrees, jobs, and digital me- dia, they’re living in a wider world. By Cynthia Gorney Photographs by Lynsey Addario 90 London Down Under Beneath one of Europe’s oldest capitals lies a “rich archaeological layer cake” of historic artifacts. By Roff Smith Photographs by Simon Norfolk 30 Seeing the Light From the unsophisticated to the ultrasharp, eyes have evolved to see to species’ needs. By Ed Yong Photographs by David Liittschwager 58 Denali | The Power of Parks: A Yearlong Exploration The national park covers six million acres of Alaska. How can that not be enough? By Tom Clynes Photographs by Aaron Huey A grizzly bear eats a ground squirrel—one of the many edibles available to the omnivore in Denali National Park and Preserve.