National Geographic : 1994 Jul
On Assignment Wing to wing with an eagle, Photographer JOEL SARTORE, noted for his whim sical eye, takes a break with Boston College mascot Brian Falvey during coverage of the Massachusetts capi tal for this month's issue. "I'm always running into eagles," says Joel, who documented the real thing for "Eagles on the Rise" (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, November 1992). Joel ruefully recalls Bostonians' pride in their cuisine. From hushed hotel restaurants to rowdy street fes tivals, he says, "I never met a bowl of chowder I didn't like." As a result, he took away a lot from this assignment: "I gained ten pounds." Staff photographer EMORY KRISTOF (lower left) feasts his eyes 170 feet below the surface of the South China Sea, as he and author Franck Goddio examine the remains of the Spanish galleon San Diego for this issue. During 31 years at the magazine, Emory has shifted from early under water work as a scuba-diving shoot er to pioneering the use of lighting and remote-control photography in the deep ocean. With Society tech nicians he designed and operated cameras that recorded life in the 12,000-foot-deep Cayman Trough and beneath the North Pole. He was also the first to use a sub mersible as a wildlife blind to photo graph deepwater sharks (November 1986). More recently, he used camera-laden robots directed from the surface to explore life in the teeming depths of Japan's Suruga Bay (October 1990). "People call me the Nintendo div er," says Kristof. "But I'm happy to do it with machinery these days. I'm there for the images." NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC (ISSN0027-9358) IS PUBLISHEDMONTHLY BYTHENATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY,1145 17THST. N.W., WASHINGTON, D. C. 20036. $21.00 A YEAR,$2.65 A COPY. SECOND-CLASS POSTAGEPAIDATWASHINGTON, D. C., ANDELSEWHERE.POSTMASTER: SENDADDRESSCHANGESTO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, P.O . BOX2174, WASHINGTON, D. C. 20013.