AT THE SOUTHERN TIP of Lake Geneva — surrounded by soaring, snow-capped mountains — Geneva is a global hub for international diplomacy and banking and houses the headquarters of the Red Cross and Europe’s United Nations. France surrounds the city on three sides, and its influence permeates everything: language, food, fashion and a lively bar and club scene.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
WE STAND STILL IN THE ICY, sub-Arctic Canadian wilderness. Our breath makes ghosts in the crystalline air. We are dressed in expedition-quality Arctic polar gear against the sub-zero temperatures and whirling snow. But I don’t feel the cold. My attention and my camera are focused 100 yards away on a mother polar bear and her two cubs just emerging from their den. Through my lens they look near enough to touch.