Anatomy of an iPad App: A Photo Archive That’s Also an App

September 18, 2012

By Meghan Ahearn

© Michael Nichols/National Geographic Society

An image from the app's "Elephants" photo gallery, which shows two younger elephants playing under the watchful eyes of nearby adult females. To see more images from Michael Nichols's iPad app, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

A lot of recent debates in the publishing world have focused on magazines and newspapers offering their articles for free online. As news outlets like The New York Times began using paywalls to reserve some content for paying subscribers only, National Geographic photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols started questioning whether giving away over two decades of work for free on the...

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