Pictures We Love: A Selfie in Space and a Trip to the Bottom of the Sea
Bill Douthitt, Senior Editor, Special Editions
Being a science fiction geek, this picture of a glowing mysterious craft holds natural appeal for me. Though it may look like a fanciful spaceship, the mission of DEEPSEA CHALLENGE is quite real—to reach the deepest part of the ocean. Mark Thiessen’s brooding depiction of Jim Cameron’s one-man submarine is a perfect way to show this vehicle dedicated to exploring the unknown.
Yet the picture came about quite by accident. During a night test dive, the sub surfaced some distance away from the recovery ship—a situation that took place only once during the expedition. Mark was in the water and realized that the brilliant lights of the ship as it approached to recover the sub would