Andrew Howley

Year-End Honors for Our Cutting-Edge Explorers

2016 has been an incredible year for exploration, research, and conservation—and explorers supported by the National Geographic Society have been at the top of each of those fields. In recent days, several of them have been awarded for their contributions ...

Colorful Close-Ups From a Remote Coral Reef

Kike Ballesteros has been the Pristine Seas team expert on coral and algae since the beginning. Now, diving on the current expedition to Niue Island, a raised coral atoll in the South Pacific, Kike reveals some of his most colorful ...

Albino Otter Proves to Be as Adorable as You’d Hope

If you spent a good amount of time studying, photographing, and protecting otters in the wild, how long do you think it would be before you saw an albino one? 10 years? 20? Try more like 40. Hans Ring is one of Sweden’...

Something Fishy in Washington, D.C.

By Amy Werner Today is World Fish Migration day, a day best celebrated by raising awareness of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish, exactly what Rock Creek Park did at a 2016 BioBlitz fish identification on May 20.  The ...

Secrets of Stunning Ocean Photography

“Only about two percent of the ocean is currently protected,” says National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala. “The rest is being disrupted by overfishing, pollution, climate change, and species extinctions. We need to do something to change that.” In this ...

The Ocean and Our Explorers Need You

This week, comment to NatGeo on Facebook or Twitter with “#donate $10” and give your support to Pristine Seas. The ocean covers more than 70 percent of the surface of Earth, but only 2 percent of that is officially protected. National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence ...

#PhotoArk to Illuminate St. Peter’s Basilica

Joel Sartore’s #PhotoArk images were broadcast onto St. Peter’s Basilica, December 8 at 1p.m. EST/6p.m. UTC. Follow @NatGeo on Periscope to see what he saw. With habitat loss, poaching, and climate change looming like a new ...

It’s Elementary: Wildlife Is Going Up in Smoke

The youth are not the future, they are here now. But they will have to deal with the ramifications of what happens now in the future. If they fail to speak out and raise awareness and enable action today, they ...

Facebook Chat With the Wisest Woman in the Sea

The young and the old and all the in-between are gathering in Paris this week to make plans and commitments for combating climate change. While much of the anticipation is around whether there will be a big new binding agreement ...

Chat With Legendary Wildlife Photographers

Join Dereck and Beverly Joubert for a live Facebook chat, December 1, from 12-1 p.m. EST. Big cats used to be everywhere. So did dinosaurs. We may never get to see dinosaurs as living, breathing creatures, but we can still ...

Twitter Chat With Paul Salopek Friday at 1p.m. EST

Follow @OutofEdenWalk on Twitter and join Paul Salopek for a live chat from the trail Friday, November 13 at 1p.m EST.  Ask your questions using #EdenWalk. A few weeks ago in the Out of Eden Walk blog, as he was ...