Amy Bucci

Meet Danitsja, a Potty-Trained Sloth

By Lucy Cooke, NG Emerging Explorer Sloths have something of a reputation for having eccentric bathroom habits, but this resident of a sanctuary in Suriname, really takes the … bidet. When sloth conservationist Monique Pool rescued this particular sloth, named Danitsja, ...

Explorers’ Hearts Full This Thanksgiving

National Geographic explorers kicked off their Thanksgiving celebrations by sharing with us some of the things they are grateful for. From nightly raccoon visits to the smell of the ocean, our explorers continue to remind us to cherish the earth ...

Transatlantic Kayaker Declares: “Done With Paddling for a While…”

Aleksander Doba, a 67-year-old retired engineer and Polish kayaker steadily paddled on a solo, unsupported expedition across the Atlantic Ocean. He made his way across the Atlantic Ocean between Lisbon, Portugal and New Smyrna Beach, Florida starting October 5, 2013 and finishing ...

Special Squeaky Sloth Video

National Geograpic Emerging Explorer Lucy Cooke, creator of Slothville, is on a one-woman crusade to show the world why some of the most unlovable animals are actually the most interesting and deserving of our attention, study, and protection. Her new ...

Happy 80th Birthday, Jane Goodall, From Nat Geo Explorers!

Jane Goodall observes the antics of two chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. (Photograph by Michael Nichols) In July 1960, at the age of 26, Jane Goodall traveled from England to what is today Tanzania and bravely entered the little-known world ...

Solo Transatlantic Expedition: Kayaker Declines Rescue

Aleksander Doba, a 67-year-old retired engineer and Polish kayaker, is about 900 miles from Florida’s coast—steadily paddling on a solo, unsupported expedition across the Atlantic Ocean. He has been making his way across the 4,700 nautical miles of ocean between ...

Solo Transatlantic Expedition: Kayaker Declines Rescue

Aleksander Doba, a 67-year-old retired engineer and Polish kayaker, is about 900 miles from Florida’s coast—steadily paddling on a solo, unsupported expedition across the Atlantic Ocean. He has been making his way across the 4,700 nautical miles of ocean between ...

Retirement Plan: Transatlantic Kayak Expedition

Rather than settling down in a condo in Florida, Aleksander Doba, a 67-year-old retired engineer and Polish kayaker, is spending his retirement about 900 miles from Florida’s coast—steadily paddling on a solo, unsupported expedition across the Atlantic Ocean. Battling ...

Retirement Plan: Transatlantic Kayak Expedition

Rather than settling down in a condo in Florida, Aleksander Doba, a 67-year-old retired engineer and Polish kayaker, is spending his retirement about 900 miles from Florida’s coast—steadily paddling on a solo, unsupported expedition across the Atlantic Ocean. Battling ...

Rare Footage of Snow Leopards Caught by Mountain Yak Herder

A young yak herder, Wangchuk, captured this footage of snow leopards with camera traps provided by the Bhutan Foundation and biologist Tshewang Wangchuk, also a National Geographic Waitt grantee.  The yak herder, Wangchuk (who goes by only one name), is ...

Searching for the Wolverines of Mongolia

Where would you go to track down the largest weasel known to man, the wolverine? Don’t forget to take into consideration its sharp teeth and claws, its fierce hunting abilities, and its propensity for remote environments. National Geographic grantee ...

International Women’s Day: Photos and Quotes From Women Explorers

Here at National Geographic, we’d like to celebrate International Women’s Day by highlighting favorite quotes from our women explorers. Whether they are educating young girls in Africa, or searching for fossils in Madagascar with their two young children, ...

Explorers Give Thanks!

National Geographic explorers kicked off their Thanksgiving celebrations by sharing with us some of the things they are grateful for. From chirping monkeys to the essential local burritto truck, our explorers continue to remind us to cherish the earth and ...

Explorer of the Week: Mike Wesch

Cultural anthropologist and media ecologist Mike Wesch examines how the internet has changed communication and relationships today. He addresses questions of anonymity, user generated filtering, participatory culture, and more with various experiments online. As one reviewer exclaimed, “Who knew anthropology ...