National Geographic : 1998 Jun
BEHIND THE SCENES Some Creatures Great and Small Sometimes souvenirs from our stories stick around the office forever. This stuffed sheep car ried by staffer Charlene Valeri was first seen jumping over a bed in our December 1987 article on sleep. "She needed a little hoof help," Charlene says of the crea ture's trip to the photo equip ment shop (above) for repairs. These days the sheep graces the office of Charlene's boss, Associ ate Editor Robert Poole. An unusually large dried pira nha (right) cruises our halls on the prow of a film delivery cart. The toothy fish was a gift some 20 years ago to Illustrations Editor Jon Schneeberger from Wolfgang Jesco von Puttkamer, an old Amazon hand who spe cialized in stories on Brazil's Indians. "He'd send me all kinds of stuff he'd traded for down there, along with his film for the magazine. I never knew what I'd find when I opened those pack ages." Retired since 1994, Jon didn't realize von Puttkamer's old piranha was still doing cart duty at the Geographic. "That fish is still there?" he asked. "I want him back!" Our Winning Ways With Photography NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC won 17 awards-includ ing the prize for "Best Use of Photography in a Magazine"-at the 1998 Pictures of the Year contest sponsored by the Missouri School of Journalism and the National Press Photographers Association. First place in other categories: David Doubilet's "Tasman Sea" (January 1997) and Randy Olson's "County Fairs" (October 1997). NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, JUNE 1998 i FKA6. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC .India.