What’s it like photographing a National Geographic story?

Who doesn’t recognize that reputable yellow-bordered magazine that’s loaded with breathtaking articles and imagery on history, culture, architecture and many other worldly things you weren’t aware existed until you saw the story about it on the cover. To me, National Geographic is among one of the finest magazines in the world and if you’re as curious as I am about how a story for it is photographed, John Stanmeyer shares with us the intriguing process from beginning to conclusion. The harder a story is, the less likely someone else has done it and so the more valuable it is.