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National Geographic Magazine July 2017

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seeing beauty via technology

ONLINE If you think Varma’s still images of hummingbirds are great, wait until you see his video—at ngm.com/Jul2017. When photographer Anand Varma first pitched us a story about hummingbirds in 2011, he says we told him: “That’s boring. Every photo of a hummingbird that can be taken, has been taken.” I wish we’d been more polite than that because, as you’ll see in this issue, such a response would make us not only rude but wrong. In fact, no one has seen photos quite like this before—and that’s especially true of Varma’s video of hummingbirds in action, on our website at ngm.com/Jul2017. One of our principles of storytelling at National Geographic is, “Do what others can’t.” Others may not have our global reach, our crazy ambition, or the depth of our visual and reportorial…

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rolex partners with national geographic on a vital mission

National Geographic is synonymous with exploration. It has been the core of our identity for 129 years—and no one else does it quite like we do. For 63 of those years, we’ve had an incredible partner in this mission: Rolex, whose watches explorers have worn to Earth’s deepest oceans and highest peaks. Rolex has long been driven by the spirit of exploration, and it continues to support pioneering ventures in discovery and conservation. We and Rolex share a passion for exploring the unknown. We also share a deep sense of responsibility toward the planet and a recognition of the importance of protecting its wonders. This month we’re pleased to announce an enhanced partnership with Rolex—the first of its kind in National Geographic’s history—that further unifies the efforts of our two organizations. What are our…

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an unlikely optimist

What do you think the public misunderstands about climate change? I think the overwhelming majority of the public understands very well that climate change is an extremely important challenge, that human beings are responsible for it, and that we need to act quickly and decisively to solve it. The most persuasive arguments have come from Mother Nature. Climate-related extreme weather events are now so numerous and severe that it’s hard to dismiss what’s happening. But even those who don’t want to use the words “global warming” or “climate crisis” are finding other ways to say, “Yes, we’ve got to move on solar, wind, batteries, electric cars, and so on.” We have so much at risk. Why have such sharp political divisions emerged over climate change? There’s an old saying in Tennessee: If you…

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a family on the high seas

It started with a husband, a wife, and their dog. In 2010 divers Ghislain Bardout and Emmanuelle Périé-Bardout took their Siberian husky, Kayak, to the North Pole to explore the ecosystems beneath the ice. The pair assembled a team of eight to shoot photos and video and monitor the group’s health. Kayak’s role was to bark if he saw polar bears. Under the Pole—as their expedition was first named—has since grown into a worldwide quest to explore the most inhospitable parts of Earth’s oceans. In 2014 the full team swelled to 55 people for a trek to the west coast of Greenland, where they dived to world-record depths of 364 feet. “People said it wasn’t possible, but we believed it was,” says Périé-Bardout. Their trip resulted in films, a book, and plenty…

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the sport that soars—and kills

In 1997 Patrick de Gayardon donned a webbed nylon suit and leaped, it’s believed, from Norway’s Kjerag mountain. The rush of air inflated the suit’s three wings, allowing him to glide. This first modern wingsuit transformed BASE jumping: named for launch points building, antenna, span (bridge), and earth. Previously, BASE jumpers descended vertically with parachutes. In wingsuits pilots can perform daring horizontal stunts such as flying through rings of fire and narrow rock formations. But wingsuit pilots are much more likely to die. The first recorded fatality from a wingsuit BASE jump was in 2002; it has since become one of the world’s most lethal sports. “You feel you have absolute control over what you’re doing—that’s what’s become such a killer,” says Jeb Corliss, who has been jumping for nearly 20 years.…

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voyages of old

Settling the islands of the Pacific Ocean was one of the greatest maritime adventures in human history. Some 3,400 years ago people began to sail from Southeast Asia, crossing hundreds of miles of open water to find specks of land where they could build new lives. Archaeological evidence provides a time line of when the individual islands were colonized. But scientists are uncertain about the precise starting points of the voyages and how the early sailors managed to travel such long distances. A new study has worked out likely scenarios by combining computer simulations of seafaring with climatic and oceanographic data. Some colonists probably set out from the Moluccas in northern Indonesia, arriving in Palau, about 500 miles away. Others may have left the Bismarck Archipelago near New Guinea and ended…