Every year, the National Geographic Society supports hundreds of explorers as they seek to increase our understanding of the world and all that’s in it. They hack through jungles, get up close with wild animals, dive the depths of the sea, experience little-known cultures, unearth the remains of life from the ancient past, and they...
Every year, the National Geographic Society supports hundreds of explorers as they seek to increase our understanding of the world and all that’s in it.
They hack through jungles, get up close with wild animals, dive the depths of the sea, experience little-known cultures, unearth the remains of life from the ancient past, and they share it as it happens, revealing what it’s like to live the life of an explorer, here on the Explorers Journal blog.
While many stories make their way to front page headlines and record-breaking social posts, many more become lost treasures in their own right.
Here are 10 hidden gems from among the hundreds of stories and reflections shared by National Geographic explorers this year. Dive in and see what they had to say.
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Meet the Author
Andrew Howley is a longtime contributor to the National Geographic blog, with a particular focus on archaeology and paleoanthropology generally, and ancient rock art in particular. In 2018 he became Communications Director at Adventure Scientists, founded by Nat Geo Explorer Gregg Treinish. Over 11 years at the National Geographic Society, Andrew worked in various ways to share the stories of NG explorers and grantees online. He also produced the Home Page of nationalgeographic.com for several years, and helped manage the Society's Facebook page during its breakout year of 2010. He studied Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology from the College of William & Mary in Virginia. He has covered expeditions with NG Explorers-in-Residence Mike Fay, Enric Sala, and Lee Berger. His personal interests include painting, running, and reading about history. You can follow him on Twitter @anderhowl and on Instagram @andrewjhowley.