November 2010 in Revue Magazine

The Resplendent Quetzal (photo by Thor Janson)

The Resplendent Quetzal (photo by Thor Janson)

We feel privileged and excited to be bringing you this special edition. For the past 30 years Thor Janson has dedicated his abilities, talents and resources to attain a goal that any rational human would agree with. Simply put, “To preserve enough cloud forest habitat in Central America to ensure that the quetzal may continue to be the living, legendary symbol of freedom.”

Through Janson’s writing, anecdotes and extraordinary photography, we get an exclusive glimpse into the mist-enshrouded realm of the cloud forest and its fascinating inhabitants. The most noted, revered and elusive of all is the Resplendent Quetzal. Kulkulkán. The Quetzal-Serpent. Guatemala’s national bird and the name of its money. The quetzal appears again and again throughout Maya tradition, lore and art. The Maya even used the exquisite feathers as currency.

Just as Thor has woven an image for us, we have woven his incredible stories and photographs throughout the magazine. For the story line just follow the …continued on page…. For his other photos, flip through the pages. You will find his biography on page 10.

We thank Thor for sharing his passion with us and we hope you enjoy this issue.

—John & Terry Kovick Biskovich

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