National Geographic : 1996 Nov
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC OnAssignment * JOSEPH BANKS That Clammy Feeling PEERING INTO a live giant clam wasn't enough for Cary Wolinsky, visiting the James Cook University research sta tion in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. "I'd heard these bivalves can't close tightly," says the photogra pher, who stuck his whole arm in, "but I had to see for myself." Seeing for himself got Cary into photography in the first place. As a freshman at Boston University he borrowed a camera and "just walked around the city, shooting. I was smitten." Cary had the same feeling as he followed Joseph Banks's journal along the Australian coast. He also saw how the environment has changed. "The only reason we still have these giant clams is that within the national park they are protected from fishing." of Its full* surprises. a BOWIE SEAMOUNT Deep Thinker IT WAS A COD'S-EYE VIEW for the crew of the fishing boat Star Wars II, who boarded the yacht Sum dum to watch Bowie Seamount videos shot by photographer Emory Kristof from a remotely operated vehicle. Emory (at front) combined his loves of diving and tinkering 20 years ago, when he helped develop deepwater camera technology to search for the Loch Ness monster (June 1977). His innovations have changed the face of underwater photography. Says the former staffer, now a freelance, "Like any explorer of any frontier, BILL CRTSER I want to make people aware." NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC (ISSN0027-9358)IS PUBLISHEDMONTHLYBY THENATIONALGEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY,1145 17THST. N.W .,WASHINGTON, D.C.20036-4688. $25.00 A YEAR,$5.00 A COPY. PERIODICALS POSTAGEPAIDATWASHINGTON, D.C.,ANDELSEWHERE. POSTMASTER: SENDADDRESSCHANGESTONATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, P.O.BOX2174, WASHINGTON, D.C.20013.