In The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, the explorer uses inventive and often foolhardy techniques to film animals in close proximity, including approaching hippos by hiding inside a hippo-shaped stalking horse. Photograph: Yousuf Karsh, Camera Press London. In the autumn of 1977, Jacques Cousteau was on a six-week tour of the US to raise funds for filming his much-loved documentary series that was airing on American television at the time. The lectures sold out in each city he visited, attracting crowds bigger than many rock bands. During a stop in Seattle, a group of local schoolchildren came to meet him before the event. Handing him a drawing of a colorful underwater world, one child shyly asked what it This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Eight Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 48 Kathryn Sullivan The astronaut turned deep-sea explorer on the highest highs and lowest lows. Arts & Culture Issue 45 Ella Al-Shamahi The scientist digging for history in the world’s most hostile landscapes. Arts & Culture Issue 51 Emily Gernild The Danish painter breathing new life into an old medium. Arts & Culture Food Issue 51 Imogen Kwok The artist takes food styling quite literally, creating accessories out of fruits and vegetables. Arts & Culture Design Issue 51 How to Make a Chair And do it on a tiny budget. Arts & Culture Issue 51 Odd Jobs The comedian with strong opinions about your home décor.