W. Hodding Carter

57 Feet & Rising

When the biggest floods in 75 years rolled down the Lower Mississippi, three river rats couldn't resist putting in. The result: an epic 300-mile canoe journey filled police boats, deadly whirlpools,...

Glorious Bastard: Martin Strel

He's kinda fat and more than a little rude (and he drinks like a fish). But long-distance swimmer Martin Strel has become the world's most unlikely philanthropist—out to save the...

Memo to Michael Phelps

Nice job in China, guy. Now could you turn your attention to saving swimming?

The 40-Year-Old Virgin Swimmer

In a (completely misguided) bid to make the 2008 Olympic team, ex-NCAA swimmer W. HODDING CARTER is training like he did in college. And that means spring break. Only this time our...

Without a Paddle

Journey with us through the watery heart of the largest subtropical wetlands in America: the Everglades. Why? Because it's there—or used to be.

Florida

Dry Tortugas National Park

Knock on Wood

Armed with audiovisual firepower, a squadron of bird geeks chases the one that got away

My Son, the Manatee

When you adopt a member of a subtropical endangered species, you do what any good parent would: Get yourself down to Florida, and make sure Junior's all right.

My Son, the Manatee

When you adopt a member of a subtropical endangered species, you do what any good parent would: Get yourself down to Florida, and make sure Junior's all right.

My Son, the Manatee

When you adopt a member of a subtropical endangered species, you do what any good parent would: Get yourself down to Florida, and make sure Junior's all right.

My Son, the Manatee

When you adopt a member of a subtropical endangered species, you do what any good parent would: Get yourself down to Florida, and make sure Junior's all right.

My Son, the Manatee

When you adopt a member of a subtropical endangered species, you do what any good parent would: Get yourself down to Florida, and make sure Junior's all right.

My Son, the Manatee

When you adopt a member of a subtropical endangered species, you do what any good parent would: Get yourself down to Florida, and make sure Junior's all right.

My Son, the Manatee

When you adopt a member of a subtropical endangered species, you do what any good parent would: Get yourself down to Florida, and make sure Junior's all right