What's better than slogging through the mud and of the Amazon Forest looking for illegal gold miners? About a hundred things! But seriously, this was one hell of a story to shoot. Writer Damon Tabor and I collaborated on this story and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting gave us a generous grant, then we pitched the story to Harper's Magazine and they said Let's do it! So we did it! First we went out on patrols with French military looking for Brazilian wildcat gold miners sneaking into French Guiana. Then we went all Kurtz-style and went deeper into the Amazon with Brazilians looking for a golden fortune.