National Geographic : 1996 Jul
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC O: Assignment * GOBI DESERT DINOSAURS U SOUTH AFRICA'S PARKS A Writer Comes Clean A Photographer Horns In HIS "OFFICE" had few amenities besides a breath taking view. But freelancer DONOVAN WEBSTER worked at his desk daily before the sun got too hot. The desert took its toll. "I shaved my head before I left home; I was told I wouldn't shower for six weeks," he says. "I wore these same clothes the whole time too. This photo was taken early in the trip. I look way too clean." Don's book, After math, about the social and environmental effects of 20th-century wars, will be published this fall. A TRANQUILIZED RHINO isn't tranquil for long, says staff photographer CHRIS JOHNS, in Mozam bique covering the rescue on pages 36-7. "Once I photographed one who'd been given an antidote," he recalls. "The handler said, 'If you don't move in the next 30 seconds, this animal will kill you.' I moved. Then that rhino exploded!" Chris, who grew up on an Oregon farm, was joined by his wife and daughters in South Africa. "This story," he says, "felt like home to me." NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC (ISSN0027-9358) IS PUBLISHEDMONTHLYBYTHENATIONALGEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY,1145 17THST.N.W.,WASHINGTON, D.C.20036-4688. $25.00 AYEAR,$5.00 ACOPY. PERIODICAL POSTAGEPAIDATWASHINGTON, D.C.,ANDELSEWHERE. POSTMASTER: SENDADDRESSCHANGESTONATIONALGEOGRAPHIC, P.O.BOX2174, WASHINGTON, D.C.20013.