National Geographic : 2007 Apr
FLASHBACK Trout a La Luis A man beyond legend, the late Luis Marden, who wrote and photographed for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC for 64 years, slipped his passions into every story he touched. Marden, fluent in five languages, a pioneer in underwater photography, discoverer of the remains of the Bounty, to list only a few of his accomplishments, found a way to cast a line (usually a fly line) into practically every drop of exotic water he encountered. On assignment in Panama in 1941, he sniffed out a trout stream on the forested slopes of a volcano, caught three rainbows (serendipitously stocked in 1925 by a fellow trout-o-phile), and recorded the moment as a still life. "Fishing," he once wrote a friend, "is a solace ... the opposite of war, a civilized, gentle, and healing occupation." -Cathy Newman t Flashback Archive See all the photos plus e-greetings at ngm.com/0704. PHOTO:LUIS MARDEN,NG IMAGECOLLECTION NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC(ISSN0027-9358)IS PUBLISHEDMONTHLYBY THE NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY,1145 17THST.NW,WASHINGTON,DC 20036-4688.$34.00A YEARFOR U.S. DELIVERY,$6.00 PERSINGLECOPY(INCLUDESPOSTAGEAND HANDLING).IN CANADA,AGREEMENTNUMBER40063649,RETURNUNDELIVERABLECANADIANADDRESSESTO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC,PO BOX 4412STN. A, TORONTO,ONTARIOM5W 3W2. UNITEDKINGDOMNEWSSTANDCOVERPRICE£3.85.PERIODICALSPOSTAGEPAIDAT WASHINGTON,DC, AND AT ADDITIONALMAILING OFFICES.POSTMASTER:SENDADDRESSCHANGESTO NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC,POBOX 63002,TAMPA,FL33663-3002.MEMBERS:IF THEPOSTALSERVICEALERTS USTHATYOURMAGAZINEIS UNDELIVERABLE,WEHAVE NO FURTHEROBLIGATIONUNLESSWE RECEIVEA CORRECTEDADDRESSWITHINTWOYEARS.