Vertigo and wildlife photography do not mix-at least not if you are photographing the Andean condor, the world's heaviest flying bird. One place the condors still soar is Peru's Colca Canyon, a gorge twice as deep as Arizona's Grand Canyon. To catch the birds on film (see story, page 12), Mark Jones and roving editor Tui De Roy rappelled down the canyon's cliff sides or perched like spiders above sheer drop-offs (left).
Such gymnastic feats by our contributors help us to take you along into wild regions impossible for most people to see firsthand. Our hope is that through our pages you will join us to experience vicariously a wondrous natural world that needs human care. With that in mind, we also introduce you to other animals you may not know. In this issue you can:
* Swim with whales that reach 60 feet long and 100 tons in size (page 48).
* Meet a primate so tiny it can fit …