National Geographic : 2010 Aug
PHOTOS: SHARON GUYNUP TOP ; JIMMY CHIN • INSIDE GEOGRAPHIC Society Updates NAT GEO CHANNEL On August 22 at 9 p.m. tune in to the National Geographic Channel's Dawn of the Oceans, a two-hour journey that explores the history and future of our mighty seas. NG BOOKS Set in Renaissance Italy, The Professor of Secrets tells the little-known story of a brilliant, unconventional doctor named Leonardo Fioravanti. Find it in bookstores now ($26). GeoPuzzle Answers KALE LAME CELLS ILAY OMAR AXIAL WATERGAIT NURSE ICK ASIDE TREED SKELTON CAB OSU SMUT SKI HEGOTACETACEAN SODA WOO IRON PRINTSOFWHALES ANT WOLF UNI FIN INTASTE BOZOS RANGE ARA OPART ORCASTRUT PENCE PEAR LACE SNEER EASY CHER ON ASSIGNMENT KazirangaRecapTakingpictures of Indian wildlife can be dangerous work. "It's an intense challenge, " recalls photographer Steve Winter (above, at left). During the 14 weeks he spent in Assam, India, in Kaziranga National Park, he was never without armed guards, who would occasionally fire shots to chase away (not injure) charging rhinos. He captured this story's lead photo with a camera trap; other shots---like the one on page 102---were closer encounters. Still, Winter didn't get hurt, a fate he credits largely to the guards. "Jeng-jeng means 'trouble' in Assam- ese," he explains. "I learned that phrase pretty quickly. " N G F I L M S The Wildest Dream Why climb Everest? "Because it's there," is what English mountaineer George Mallory said before setting out in 1924 to be the first to reach its summit. Mallory disappeared somewhere near the top, and his body was lost for years---until 1999, when Conrad Anker discovered it. What befell Mallory? Anker embarks on his own treacherous climb to find out in The Wildest Dream, a new film by National Geographic Entertainment featuring recently found Mallory footage. For theater listings, go to nationalgeographic.com/movies. Park guard Siba Sakia watches as Steve Winter sets up a camera trap.