National Geographic : 2010 May
INSIDE GEOGRAPHIC Society Updates • GeoPuzzle Answers PHOTOS: SVEN ZACEK, WILD WONDERS OF EUROPE TOP LEFT ; SHAUL SCHWARZ SLANGAAWLSABLOB TOME IAPH ISAR ICE ABUZZDHAB IAOV AL TORAMO IREAANELL AAAGOOD FR IZZDAY LOGESAAAADUEAAA ED ITAATAPINAOAR FIZZLING JO INTLY TEAAANTESAAA IDA AAAADOAAAAINCAN JAZZYWALKINGAAA OM ITAAMI AOWA EAR NOPEAFUZZMANCHU ER ICAISAOARERAN SETSABESOADOUBT SPECIAL ISSUE Nature's Fury portrays the power of forces shaping our planet. The 100-page special issue includes coverage of the earthquake in Haiti. Go to ngm.com/natures-fury. NG CHANNEL The universe's most outrageous storms churn in outer space. What would happen if this wild weather hit Earth? Scientists find out in Storm Worlds, a three-part special debuting May16at8p.m.onthe National Geographic Channel. NAT GEO WILD Our new cable network, Nat Geo Wild, brings humans closer than ever to the animal world. Check local listings for information. BIOBLITZ On April 30 and May 1 we join the National Park Service and thousands of volunteers to survey Florida's Biscayne National Park. Visit nationalgeo graphic.com/bioblitz for details. ON ASSIGNMENT Wild Moment Great gray owls aren't known for being shy. Sven Zacek learned just how bold the birds can be while on assignment in Finland's snowy Oulu region. Instead of choosing to rest in a distant spruce tree, this female settled atop the photographer's tripod, set up 40 feet from where Zacek stood. With another camera, he caught the bird's confident landing. ON ASSIGNMENT Prison Patrol Outside the Center for Enforcement of the Legal Consequences of Crime, Shaul Schwarz (above, at left) rode around in the back of a pickup truck with two anonymous guards. "It was hard to get access with a camera," explains the Israeli photographer, who covered this month's story on Mexican cults. The day before, Schwarz had been allowed into the prison, but only for two hours. "This is a hard-core jail," he says, adding that trust was an issue throughout the assignment. "Everybody is masked, and not knowing who is who is very scary."