Photography

How I caught the mosquito

Posted by: Emily McManus

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We had two great editorial photographers at TED2009 in Long Beach — the brilliant Asa Mathat and James Duncan Davidson. As luck would have it, Duncan was the shooter who happened to be in the right place to catch Bill Gates’ now-famous mosquito release. Read how Duncan got the shot. In the enlargement above, it’s clear that, yes, they were real.

Photo (enlargement): James Duncan Davidson