National Geographic : 1996 Jun
RACING A RISING TIDE, frantic travelers mired on a remote beach signal the photographer'splane for help. "The pilot radioed authoritiesin Brisbane,more than a thousand miles away, and they alerted the nearestAboriginalsettlement," says Sam Abell. Rescuers-armedwith a mighty winch-arrivedbefore high tide. Scant infrastructureand roadsthat resemble motocross tracks make adventure one of Cape York Peninsula'sbiggest moneymakers.