lake trout

In Montana’s glacial lakes, biologists deploy an unusual weapon to defend native bull trout against an invader. It’s spring, but frost covers nearly half the boat ferrying Clint Muhlfeld and his crew across Quartz Lake, high in the mountains of Montana’s Glacier National Park. They hiked 6 miles to meet the flat-bottomed skiff — which…

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David Kunkel

photography by KEITH LANPHER Bassoons run baritone scales as piccolos trill and timpani tune. Trumpets blare and violins slide from flat to true, the musicians intent as they twist pins and work valves, each oblivious to the cacophony. Maestro David Kunkel steps gingerly onto the conductor’s platform, raises his hand, and the chaos stumbles to a…

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photography by ADAM EWING Sam Eubanks unloads purple and white bulbs of kohlrabi in the kitchen, next to acorn and butternut squash, their greens and pinks glowing just like the pictures in the catalog. Amazing to see it go from picture to plate, and to know it was her hand that planted and weeded and…

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Photography by RICH-JOSEPH FACUN They left in paper scrubs; that was what upset Rosemary Trible, that in this moment of violation, when dignity had been ripped away, after stirrups and specula and having to relive the trauma for police officers and detectives, doctors and nurses, these victims of rape rustled out the door in scratchy…

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HUNTLY, VIRGINIA – Nol Putnam forges wind from iron, his hammer metronomic at 2½ strikes a second, steel against iron against anvil. The angle of the peen and the force of his follow-through shape hot metal the way a rolling pin pushes pastry. Putnam, 80, has been creating art from iron for more than 40 years. His…

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