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Dan Westergren, Director of Photography for National Geographic Traveler, is based in Washington DC where he spends his days looking at pictures of some of the most beautiful places in the world. Green represents life, vitality, nature, and, of course, environmentalism.In Wakulla Springs, Florida, performing swimmers apply lipstick underwater.
She remembers her wedding day, when she was perhaps 16, as a happy one—possibly, her older brother told the Geographic team, the only happy day of her life. In the mid-1990s, during a lull in the fighting that has rocked Afghanistan for most of her life, she returned to her village.
Though she remembers being photographed in the school tent of her refugee camp, and her resemblance to the girl in McCurry's photo is apparent, the Geographic sought expert opinion. Musheno did a facial comparison between the photographs Steve McCurry took in December 1984 and those taken of Sharbat Gula in Pakistan early this year. So the Geographic turned to the inventor of automatic iris recognition, John Daugman, a professor of computer science at England's University of Cambridge. Accompanied by a diverse team of experts, you'll spot orcas and humpback whales, kayak around icebergs, explore Glacier Bay National Park, and learn about Alaska's Native American heritage. Since picking up a camera in the 8th grade he has been fascinated with photography and the way photographers create objects of beauty from the world at large.
Despite her injuries, she still attacked and subdued the shooter, saving her handler and the other members of the team.
Until she was shown the June 1985 Geographic this year, she had no idea that her image had been seen by millions.
His biometric technique uses mathematical calculations, and the numbers Daugman got left no question in his mind that the haunted eyes of the young Afghan refugee and the eyes of the adult Sharbat Gula belong to the same person.


He has turned this fascination into a lifetime obsession of constantly photographing everything around him.
This past January photographer Steve McCurry joined a crew from National Geographic Television & Film to methodically search for her.
Soviet bombing killed her parents, and her grandmother led her and her brother and sisters on foot, in winter, to Pakistan, where they lived in various camps. He's been lucky to photograph for the pages of National Geographic Traveler amazing places like the summit of Mt. They showed her photograph around the refugee camp in Pakistan where McCurry had encountered her as a schoolgirl in December 1984.
Blanc and the North Pole, and most recently an incredible assignment that took him to Montana. Finally, after some false leads, a man who had also lived in the camp as a child recognized her. Click to read more about America's military working dogs online in National Geographic magazine. She had left the camp many years before and was living in the mountainous Tora Bora region of Afghanistan. Sharbat says she hopes that her girls will get the education she was never able to complete. He said he could find her, and three days later he and a friend brought her back to the camp.



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