Bidding to better their stock, deer-farm owners last year paid around N.Z. $4,000 apiece for breeding hinds at an auction in Christchurch, New Zealand, National Geographic, October 1986

Bidding to better their stock, deer-farm owners last year paid around N.Z. $4,000 apiece for breeding hinds at an auction in Christchurch, New Zealand, National Geographic, October 1986

Weightless in water, cosmonauts rehearse extravehicular activity at Star City, their training center outside of Moscow, National Geographic, October 1986

Weightless in water, cosmonauts rehearse extravehicular activity at Star City, their training center outside of Moscow, National Geographic, October 1986

Glorious testament to Moorish Spain, the Great Mosque of Córdoba rose in A.D. 786. During the Reconquest of Spain a cathedral was erected within the mosque. These hooded penitentes pass soaring Moorish arches during Holy Week, National Geographic, July 1988

Glorious testament to Moorish Spain, the Great Mosque of Córdoba rose in A.D. 786. During the Reconquest of Spain a cathedral was erected within the mosque. These hooded penitentes pass soaring Moorish arches during Holy Week, National Geographic, July 1988

Artful arabesques and vivid tile work adorn the king’s palace in Fez, Morocco. The technique of carving plaster walls with intricate, geometric patterns was widely used by Moorish architects and is still practiced today by craftsmen restoring buildings in Toledo and Granada, National Geographic, July 1988

Artful arabesques and vivid tile work adorn the king’s palace in Fez, Morocco. The technique of carving plaster walls with intricate, geometric patterns was widely used by Moorish architects and is still practiced today by craftsmen restoring buildings in Toledo and Granada, National Geographic, July 1988

The quiet light of contemplation shines from a woman who has finished dressing  a Christ figure for an Easter celebration in a Roman Catholic church in Chíuchíu, National Geographic, July 1988

The quiet light of contemplation shines from a woman who has finished dressing  a Christ figure for an Easter celebration in a Roman Catholic church in Chíuchíu, National Geographic, July 1988

Wings crackling like a flutter of applause, pigeons alight before St. Marks, National Geographic, April 1961 (left)

Wings crackling like a flutter of applause, pigeons alight before St. Marks, National Geographic, April 1961 (left)

Liquid Boulevard of Palaces and Churches, the Grand Canal Splits a City 1,000 Years Old, National Geographic, April 1961

Liquid Boulevard of Palaces and Churches, the Grand Canal Splits a City 1,000 Years Old, National Geographic, April 1961

Shell Oil Company advertisement, National Geographic, April 1961

Shell Oil Company advertisement, National Geographic, April 1961

Barbed-wire barricade appeared before the Brandenburg Gate when the Communists overnight, on August 13, began walling off East Berlin to prevent refugees from escaping to freedom. Russian guns in 1945 shelled the gate and shattered its winged statue of Nike in her four-horse chariot. West Berliners recast the bronze quadriga from the original molds, and East Berliners restored the gate- a rare instance of East-West cooperation. British soldier with binoculars peers into the Communist sector, National Geographic, December 1961

Barbed-wire barricade appeared before the Brandenburg Gate when the Communists overnight, on August 13, began walling off East Berlin to prevent refugees from escaping to freedom. Russian guns in 1945 shelled the gate and shattered its winged statue of Nike in her four-horse chariot. West Berliners recast the bronze quadriga from the original molds, and East Berliners restored the gate- a rare instance of East-West cooperation. British soldier with binoculars peers into the Communist sector, National Geographic, December 1961

The effects of four hours’ work in the open at 60 degrees below show on this South Pole volunteer. Condensed breath ices his face covering; only the eye holes reveal the man, National Geographic, April 1958

The effects of four hours’ work in the open at 60 degrees below show on this South Pole volunteer. Condensed breath ices his face covering; only the eye holes reveal the man, National Geographic, April 1958