National Geographic : 2004 Mar
FROM OUR ARCHIVES Flashback JACOBGAYER BRAZIL Skirting the Issue Showing off her slinky style, a woman in Sao Luis, in northeastern Brazil, poses with the skin of a green anaconda for members of a National Geographic aerial survey team. The story of their expedition, "Skypaths Through Latin America," in the January 1931 GEOGRAPHIC, featured a shot of the same snakeskin with the caption, "Anacondas big enough to swallow a calf infest the delta of the Amazon." The world's heaviest snakes, green anacondas weigh as much as 500 pounds and measure nearly 28 feet long. This one-maybe 200 pounds and 16 feet long when it could still slither-was a relative lightweight. - Margaret G. Zackowitz WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE You can access the Rash back photo archives and send electronic greeting cards at nationalgeographic .com/magazine/0403. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (ISSN0027 9358)ISPUBLISHED MONTHLY BYTHENATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIEt1145 17THSt NWWASHIGTON DC200364688. $3400 YEARFORU.SDEULVER, $600 PERSINGLE COPY(INCLUDES POSTAGE AM)HANDI). PERIOOICALS POSTAGE PADATWASHINGTON, DCANDATADDITIONAL MAILING OFFICES. POSTMASTER SNDADDRESS CHANGES TONATIONAL GEOGRAPHY, POBOX63002,TAMPA, FL336633002 INCANADA, AGREEMENT NUMBER 0342992, REURNUNDEUVERABLE CANADIAN ADDRESSES TONATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, POBOX4412 STN.A.TORONIO.ONTARIO M5W3W2.