Emily Voigt had no idea that she would be pulled into a world of shady deals and smuggling when she began investigating the
Asian arowana, the world’s most expensive aquarium fish. Traveling to 15 countries, she braved headhunters and civil war to follow the trail of a fish that is often transported under armed guard. On the way, she discovered the lure of the wild—and the dangers of obsession, as she reveals in her book
The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World’s Most Coveted Fish.
When National Geographic caught up with her by phone at her home in New York, she explained how a well-meaning conservation effort to protect the arowana paradoxically increased its attractiveness to collectors; how her search for the arowana took over her life; and why...
One woman risked terrorists, headhunters, and the 'fish mafia' to see an Asian arowana—the world’s most expensive aquarium fish—in the wild.
Arowana, also known as kelisa by the native of Malaysia. This type of fish normally aquarium/pond bred in southeast Asia, especially Thailand, Malaysia, and its neighboring countries. I also believe that some of the stories are highly exaggerated.
My uncle had this rather big and expensive fish which fed on house lizards which his factory workers kept him a steady supply. It lived well until the day a clueless cleaner put too much tap water into the fish tank.
I was waiting for the "headhunters" bit, only to realize it's a distant, if not irrelevant reference to the farm in Borneo. That, I find to be immature and clickbait-evil. Folks pay hundreds and thousands of dollars for a purse or handbag just because the makers say it symbolizes status and class. I think we're all victims of good and superstitious marketing to a certain degree.
"Wild animals in circuses don’t belong in an advanced, civilized society." After 146 years Ringling circus is putting on its final show.
Royal anniversary! 💍 It's been six sweet years since Prince William and Princess Kate exchanged vows and shared a kiss that made the whole world say "aww." 💕
Happy birthday, Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty turns 91 today. However, like many British monarchs before her, she’ll officially celebrate in June (when the weather is better for her birthday parade). http://cnn.it/2pL2ZBd
El New York Times utilizó una fotografía de la visita de los Pats a Barack Obama, en 2015, en la que se aprecia una delegación mucho más nutrida en la Casa Blanca.