This was a Geographic television documentary, filmed in The Yucatan and this local Mayan fellow played the king.
This young woman, a soap star in Mexico, played a Mayan queen.
A local actor playing an ancient Mayan.
Also an actor portraying ancient Mayan society.
A deadly Coral snake.
This photograph I made at the location; not a part of the production.
This is an actress portraying Sacagawea for a NGS-funded Lewis & Clark IMAX feature film.
Prepping an American Indian actor for a scene in a very cold Utah – Geographic’s Lewis & Clark IMAX film.
American Indian actors watching Lewis & Clark going down the river beneath.
This is archaeologist Guillermo Cock, who discovered a treasure trove of mummies in Lima, Peru.
Geographic then came calling.
One of the 900+ mummies Dr. Cock found.
Among the bodies were many small treasures.
The archaeologist knew this fellow had been a warrior, since his garments had not completely disintegrated.
This is the photograph Geographic used to promote the documentary worldwide.
His lab in Lima was quite small, filled with many of his finds. These are just a few of the Lima mummies.
I photographed the longtime host of Geographic’s Explorer Tv series, Boyd Matson, many times.
This was a story on Yellowstone and this lake is so heated that falling in would be deadly. The fellow with Boyd, a park ranger, unfortunately fell victim to an avalanche in the back country a few months later.
Still on the Yellowstone story.
Boyd with a young grizzly-in-training, somewhere in Wyoming.
In Texas, we did a piece on the Devil’s Sinkhole, owned by the Nature Conservancy. It is home to several million Mexican Free Tailed bats.
Each evening, they all leave for a night of insect-hunting.
On the Big Island of Hawaii, on top of Mauna Loa, are the Keck Observatories. Boyd is standing in front of the famous hex mirrors.
Also on the Big Island, we did a story on the Kilauea Volcano.
One evening, we climbed on top of the working Keck, Boyd climbed the other one still being constructed, and he closed the documentary as the sun descended.
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