Land of sand
Keeping the team and the highly sensitive HD camera equipment going amidst the heat, flies, and wind-whipped sand was a challenge, but also fun—sort of. By the end of our stay we had red sand in every pore and in every bit of equipment, had swallowed more bush flies than we could count, and were hanging out for a really long shower. But it was a trip none of us will forget. Here, the red sand behaves for once as Dr. Pianka and his field assistant Stephen Goodyear check a pit trap.