Sunday Stills: An arctic village where science thrives, the unlikely allure of tarantulas, and more

Sunday Stills: An arctic village where science thrives, the unlikely allure of tarantulas, and more




Plus: A photographer accompanies a migrant caravan from El Salvador, fleeing violence in search of opportunity
In Pictures: Canine adventurers
National Geographic
Issue 126
S U N D A Y  S T I L L S
November 11, 2018
Photograph by Paolo Verzone
      Science     
Science at the Top of the World
The village of Ny-Ă…lesund in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is the northernmost inhabited spot on the globe. It has been the launching pad for polar expeditions, home to a coal mine, and now hosts a community of scientists. Photographer Paolo Verzone spent time taking in the village's unusual history and "harmonious vibe."
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Photograph by Moises Saman
      Culture     
A Migrant Caravan Heads North
Photographer Moises Saman follows a group of Salvadoran migrants leaving family and friends behind as they forge north toward what they hope is a brighter future.
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Photograph by Juan Pablo Ampudia
      Wildlife Watch     
The Unlikely Allure of Tarantulas
For some, tarantulas are the stuff of horror movies. But there is a global community of arachnophiles who keep them for fun, fueling a booming illicit pet trade as well as efforts to conserve these gentle giants of the spider world.
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Photograph by Jane Hahn
      Environment     
In Danger of Running Dry
Photographer Jane Hahn explores the mounting water crisis in El Salvador, where a shrinking supply is jeopardized by weak regulation, lagging services, and climate variability.
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      Selfies on Assignment     
Photographer Hannah Reyes Morales snapped this selfie while on assignment in Manila for an upcoming story about the Philippines.

"One in 10 Filipinos are abroad, many of them providing for entire families and dreaming of a better future," writes Morales, who herself is Filipina. "I spent a few hours photographing airplanes, to illustrate the departures of Filipinos from the Manila International Airport. The best vantage point happened to be from a low income community nearby, and of course the children in the area demanded to partake in this process. It was powerful for me to share this view with them: of planes flying overhead carrying our hopeful countrymen, going to places they can only imagine for now."
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