National Geographic : 1961 Feb
KODACHROMESBY THUMA, GILLIAR NAtIONAL L EOGRAPHI EOcY N THE EVERLASTING twi light of the dripping rain forest, the author searched for color and found it, but only in exquisite dabs. Pinkish cup fungi some times provided a pedestal for the twin-eyed butterfly (opposite) of the Tenaris genus, a member of the Amathusiidae family found throughout tropical Asia. Here and there a fiery mushroom popped up from a fallen log, a scarlet-bodied dragonfly came to rest, or a jewel-like silk spider caught the eye. The search for water. In the lowlands the expedition traveled in hours-longdown pours, but on the White man ridges rain stopped for days on end. Everyone turned to the desperate hunt for water. Cut stalks of bamboo proved one sure but meager source; the trunks of trees, another. Here a bearer pours water extracted from a tree's hollow. His friend, catching it in a leaf, drinks it on the spot.