Sunday Stills: The thrall of nuclear weapons, protecting the world's fastest animal, and more

Sunday Stills: The thrall of nuclear weapons, protecting the world's fastest animal, and more




Plus: What it takes to make an animal from the South Pole feel at home in the middle of the Mediterranean
Watch a death-defying ritual
National Geographic
Issue 121
S U N D A Y  S T I L L S
October 7, 2018
Photograph by Brent Stirton
      Magazine     
Protecting the World's Fastest Animal
The art of falconry has been around for thousands of years but there are few places where it is practiced with as much fervor as on the Arabian Peninsula. One sheikh has helped pioneer captive breeding practices to help conserve those birds still in the wild.
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Explore: The Year of the Bird +
PHOTOGRAPH BY GIANMARCO MARAVIGLIA
      Animals     
Inside Italy's Largest Aquarium
Caring for 12,000 animals takes a village of veterinarians, aquarists, animal trainers, and marine biologists. Photographer Gianmarco Maraviglia's project "Behind the Glass" shows us the work that goes into making an animal from the South Pole feel at home in the middle of the Mediterranean.
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PHOTOGRAPH BY MYRTO PAPADOPOULOS
      Culture     
Between Tradition and Modernity
Photographer Myrto Papadopoulos tells the story of the Pomak, a group of ethnically Slavic Muslims living in a remote area of Greece. Her images capture a subtle, delicate story of identity, tradition, and fragmentation as an isolated past meets a global future.
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PHOTOGRAPHS BY ADAM REYNOLDS
      Travel     
Touching Doomsday
Underground silos that once housed nuclear missiles capable of destroying the world are now open to tourists. For photographer Adam Reynolds, the strange mix of nostalgia and awe poses the question of whether these museums are a celebration of strength or a cautionary tale.
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