How we chose this is­sue’s cover

Canadian Geographic - - ENGAGING WITH US -

One way or another, cave diver Jill Hein­erth was destined to win the cover vote for this is­sue. Af­ter all, as one of Canada’s top women ex­plor­ers, she was a nat­u­ral choice. In an atyp­i­cal ap­proach for this is­sue’s sur­vey, we pre­sented vot­ers with just two op­tions, both vari­a­tions of an un­der­wa­ter por­trait of Hein­erth. While there are many great im­ages of the diver in her el­e­ment, these two in par­tic­u­lar stood out. It was a close tally, but op­tion two, the wider shot of Hein­erth near her home in High Springs, Florida, won with 53 per cent. Vot­ers gen­er­ally com­mented that they pre­ferred see­ing more of the un­der­wa­ter en­vi­ron­ment and div­ing equip­ment, which gave a greater sense of what Hein­erth does. Who are we to ar­gue?

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