During a planning meeting for a Floridian cover story about pythons in the Everglades, I started wondering exactly how long a Burmese python is and how it would compare to the length of our section if all the pages were laid end to end. Turns out the longest recorded length for a python found in Florida is 17 feet, 7 inches -- pretty darn close to the length of our section! So Don Morris did a playful illustration of a winding python to actual length. We started the tail on the cover and showed pieces of the python winding in and out below the folios on every page, concluding with the head that helped illustrate the essay on the back page. Don also did the infographics, Mellisa Lyttle took the python photos and Michael Kruse wrote the python story.
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
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