March 13, 2009
Woman Swimming, Berlin
Photograph by Lynn Johnson
This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features
Neurobiologist Constance Scharff finds inspiration swimming near her Berlin home. Her discoveries trace a thread woven through all creatures: "The genetic hardware a bird uses to learn to sing probably isn't far from what a mouse uses to learn to run a maze, and what you use to learn to speak."
See more photographs from the February 2009 feature story "Darwin's Legacy."