Andrew Howley

Large-Scale Art Makes Tiny Creatures ‘Impossible to Ignore’

Human-sized butterflies will be arriving across the U.S. over the next year. The first have already alighted on an airport tower in Springdale, Arkansas. And they’re on a mission. “Over the last two decades, monarch numbers have dropped ...

How Nature Is Nurturing Cities

Harini Nagendra has spent more than a decade studying the growth and functioning of cities in South Asia, supported in part by grants from the National Geographic Society in 2006 and 2011. In her new book, Nature in the City: Bengaluru in ...

Fridtjof Nansen: Modern Explorers Retrace His Steps

“Thomas Ulrich and I left home 12th of April. We started from the North Pole 1st of May and headed south towards Frans Josef Land with a weight of 170 kilos in our kayaks. (We used plastic kayaks instead of sleds, ...

First Sighting of Rare Whale in New Waters

While more than 125 National Geographic Explorers gathered at Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. this week for the 2017 Explorers Festival, hundreds more continued their Explorer activities in the field around the world. Emerging Explorer Asha de Vos for one, has ...

Nature Is Making a Comeback. It’s Time to Celebrate.

Quick: look out the window. Is the world still there? Got some trees? A couple of birds? A few puffy clouds? Good. Now sit for a minute and enjoy it. People of every generation and especially over the past few ...

Unleashing the Wild Soul of the Cat

It’s Big Cat Week on Nat Geo Wild once again. And this year, the big cats are coming home. Well, kind of. They’re actually already here. As National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert reveal in their latest ...