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"Our April [2016] issue of National Geographic has ten different covers...."

Lovely, just what us hardcore collectors & completists love to hear!

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160315-animals-photo-ark...

** Take their quiz and find out which animal you are, haha.

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160315-animals-photo-ark... 

And, here's the story behind the 10 cover images, which were but 10 out of 6,000 choices. At least they aren't producing 6,000 cover versions for April, jeesh.

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http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/15/choosing-one-animal-...

 

                        ~ Scott S. 

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Just FYI, I'm a turtle. (As the Mercury astronauts would say: You bet your sweet ass I am).

I got the Reiman turtle too, Tom (but I was disappointed).

    : - P

"  Result: Reimann’s Snake-Necked Turtle


Reimann’s snake-necked turtles are native to New Guinea, where they survive on fish and insects. They can stretch their necks out much farther than other turtles—hence their name.  "

 I'm a porcupine...a little prick.....

ha !

I just got mine... it's the TIGER.

I got the Indian Peafowl today.... if I only have one of the 10, I would have preferred a different one... I think it would have been funnier if we each received the cover that matched our test results *rolls eyes.

Here's "behind the scenes" montage of some of Joel Sartore's shoots for this project, from which the 10 covers come:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/151124-photo-ark-bts?utm_... 

Here's a link to the photographer talking about his photo ark project:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/ng-live/151208-sartore-ph... 

I also got the Indian Peafowl....

: - )

File this under "I need help".

After reading your remark about "Completists" I decided NOT to collect them all.  However as soon as I saw one on a magazine rack, I bought it.  I mean I couldn't help myself.  I immediately when on eBay and Amazon and bought the rest.

Did I win?  And if so did I win anything other than being the sickest puppy in the pound?

Yours in collecting (and completing),

Tom

Ha! 

I wondered if anyone would come back and "admit" they bought them all. I also will, but haven't done it yet. It sort of makes me crawl up the wall to not have them all.... just because they made 10 versions. 

Sickest puppy? Hmmm. I hope you were able to get favorable pricing; I'm sure the s+h on these individually ate up equal to-or-more-than the actual copy prices, no? 

Say, did you notice too, that the newsstand copies bear the comment atop about "Find them all. Collect them all." ? The member's copies do not.

-- Scott 

Most of them were reasonable but a couple I overpaid a little.  As I said, I need help.

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