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EXPLORING THE PAST, EXAMINING TODAY
Cross the desert with Marco Polo, dive into Black Sea mysteries, discover life in a toxic cave, and take flight with pterosaurs. Then CONTACT US and tell us what you think.
May 2001
Features List
A table of contents linking you to this month’s feature stories.

Match Wits...
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Hip Zips
Nominate your favorite for coverage in the magazine.

Sights & Sounds
From “Phantoms of the Night.”

Flashback
Revisit a photo from the past and browse our archives.

Tell Us: The Game
Identify this month’s mystery photo.

Final Edit
The picture rescued from the cutting room floor.

Global Getaways
Our international editors reveal their top five travel destinations.

Archives
NGM online: the last five years.

Spotlight

Global Getaways
Global GetawaysMeet the editor of National Geographic Korea and savor the Asian spice of her five favorite places to visit in her homeland.
CODIE Award Finalist 2001


May 2001 Features
Marco Polo, Part I
Jaguars
Black Sea
Poisonous Cave
Pterosaurs
Frogs
ZipUSA:
Jamestown, NM
The Sights & Sounds of Phantoms of the Night
Jaguars—Track “the beast that kills with one leap” with photographer Steve Winter and experience the big cats in the wild in this multimedia expedition.


Bad luck plagued the expedition, but those troubles faded next to the thrill of discovering ancient shipwrecks and evidence of an epic flood that may have inspired the biblical story of Noah. Listen to Ballard tell the tale.
Bob Ballard

Online Extra: New Home on the Range Cleaner Living and Driving Technologies for a Greener 21st Century. What will we drive in the next hundred years and beyond?

image: Newborn Frog
Point of View
How does one capture an image at the split second a newborn frog steps out of its egg sac? Photographer George Grall shares his secrets. Then catch a slippery specimen for your desktop and send a froggy e-greeting to a friend.


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