Amy Bucci

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, and brought her back to her sanctuary she discovered something totally extraordinary about her. When...

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 and celebrate the world around us. “I’m grateful for nature—everyday. So many people take nature...

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 the expedition on April 19, 2014. Doba spent 166 days, 23 hours, and...

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 book, The Little Book of Sloth, celebrates the sloth: the cutest, cuddliest, slowest creature on...

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 of wild chimpanzees. She was equipped with nothing more than a notebook and...

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 Lisbon, Portugal and New Smyrna Beach, Florida since October 6, 2013. Learn more about the...

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 Lisbon, Portugal and New Smyrna Beach, Florida since October 6, 2013. Learn more about the...

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 storms, prolonged saltwater exposure, and multiple equipment failures, the sexagenarian has been making his way across the...

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 storms, prolonged saltwater exposure, and multiple equipment failures, the sexagenarian has been making his way across the...

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 a 24-year-old young man who lives in the mountains of Bhutan, in Tsharijathang Valley near...

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 Gregg Trenish and his team decided to travel to a vast region in northern Mongolia know...

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, we are proud to support their work. “Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with...

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 celebrate the world around us. “After frightening mishaps in small aircraft in remote places, accidents...

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 could be so much fun?” What project are you working on now? I am working...