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Featured Story

Mustangs | The Shrinking West

Americans have a love affair with horses—especially the wild horse. Mustangs are a mythic symbol of freedom, heroism, romance, limitless possibilities, and the vanishing West.

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Bad Planning

I ride one of the donkeys most of the way back because of tender knees and blisters. We are out later this time and the heat of the day is killing everyone. We’ve gone thru all our water and still have an hour or so to go to get to the village. When we finally get back I find out even Adil wasn’t left any food. All he’s had in the time we’ve been gone is tea. I give him the last of my peanuts. I paid the local guides and gave one guide with a huge neck goiter my pota aqua tablets—I hear iodine is good for that… but if the iodine doesn’t help him, at least he will have clean water to drink.

News & Updates

Bob Gilka, Legendary editor dies at 96

Photo by J. Bruce Baumann This is from the NPPA blog: ARLINGTON, VA (June 25, 2013) – Robert E. Gilka, a newspaper photographer and editor who was a mentor to legions of photographers and who was the director of photography for National Geographic Magazine for more...

Publications

50 Greatest Photographs, National Geographic iPad App
Women in the Material World, Menzel Publishing
Wildlands of the West, National Geographic Book Division
When Mountains Move, National Geographic Magazine
The Truth About Tongass, National Geographic Magazine
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About
Olson & Farlow

Melissa Farlow and Randy Olson are photojournalists in the documentary tradition. Even though they are published in LIFE, GEO, Smithsonian and other magazines, they have primarily photographed for the National Geographic Society on over 50 assignments that have taken them to 50 countries over the past 20 years.