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“Young spotted eagle rays feed in a shallow lagoon at night, Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands. These rays had been feeding individually, then ran into each other and turned together, then split up again immediately after the shutter tripped. I had waited for six hours over two nights, ever prepared to shoot individuals entering the sweet spot. My heart raced as I saw this image coming together.”
We held our breath when Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space on October 12, 2012, falling to Earth from an altitude of 24.2 miles. Now we can see the fall from Baumgartner’s point of view.
The footage shows the daredevil being coached by his mentor, Joe Kissinger, Jr., as he steps out of the balloon. “I wish you could see what I can see,” Baumgartner says. “Sometimes, you have to be up really high to understand how small you are.” Then he salutes, says, “I’m coming home now,” and leans out.
Michael “Nick” Nichols on his infamous photograph:
“This tiger cub’s name was either Sarge or Major. Betty Young is the name of the lady who had these tigers in Arkansas. Betty started to adopt and ended up with 52 tigers, which was complete madness. She became more and more controversial. I photographed her home in ‘96. She has good intentions and really loves tigers. She would adopt them from bad situations during the cocaine craze. People who shouldn’t have tigers had them as pets, so she would rescue them ...
“People might think, What a cute picture! when in reality the house was a mess and the crib was torn to bits. This guy was a kitten and could bite you, really hurt you.”
For several years Paris-based photographer Olivier Grunewald has been documenting the Kawah Ijen volcano in Indonesia, where dazzling, electric-blue fire can often be seen streaming down the mountain at night. “This blue glow—unusual for a volcano—isn’t, of course, lava,” Grunewald says. The glow is actually the light from the combustion of sulfuric gases.