National Geographic : 2009 Jul
INSIDE GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO: DAVID COVENTRY ATM ASHORE RAM F ROG SHOVE L ADA RUNL I KEKECK KOS ASTORS I NTEGERS ITEMS MES ASIA DEG COS LOWI NG DOMEONTHERANGE ASEA ONE I ALT I TUDECYGNUS PEELER AKA NAM PAL E DTS TORME AVE RAGES GALOOT REX HALOGOODBYE ENE ATTUNE SEER LSD STATUS DDS Geopuzzle Answers ON ASSIGNMENT Angkor Man Ants feasted relentlessly upon Robert Clark as he photographed the ruins of the Khmer Empire city for this month's "Divining Angkor" feature. The bugs were distracting the day this picture was taken at the temple complex of Angkor Thom, but news from home diverted his attention. "It was the day Obama got elected," he says. When his wife called from Manhattan to give him the word, Clark pondered his locale. "I was at the Victory Gate. I thought that was fitting." For more on the empire, catch the National Geographic Channel's Secrets of Angkor, airing July 14 at 9 p.m. SPECIAL ISSUE Your Shot Readers have submitted more than 100,000 photographs to National Geographic's Your Shot since that section's debut in March 2006. We usually have space to run just two of these images. This month we're publishing more than a hundred in our new collector's edition. The special---with this cover (right)---is available June 30 for $10.99 at newsstands, in bookstores, and on ngm.com. Yo u can also order it online with a custom cover using your own downloaded photograph: Your Shot with your own shot. Robert Clark stands at the Victory Gate in Cambodia.