Caroline Gerdes

Q&A With National Geographic Museum’s ‘Croc Keeper’

Last week, National Geographic Museum at National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, D.C. opened its family-friendly, interactive exhibit, “Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World.” “Crocs” explores a family of species that has flourished for more than 200 million years, and ...

Photographer Steve Winter’s 5 Wildest Big Cat Encounters

As World Lion Day approaches, the world mourns the death of #CecilTheLion in Zimbabwe, and people (including Arnold Schwarzenegger) show their support for these majestic animals through National Geographic’s #5forBigCats campaign, big cat photographer Steve Winter is spreading the ...

Explore Mars with JPL engineer Kobie Boykins

From imagining going boldly where no one has gone before, to sending rovers there in real life, Kobie Boykins turned a childhood dream into a prolific career “Exploring Mars.” A dynamic young engineer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Boykins ...

Behind the Photo: Seeing Double

When looking at National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb’s eerie photo of adult twins in a spooky setting, you expect to hear the duet whisper, “Come play with us.” Cobb, who is known for breaking societal barriers to cover beauty ...

Close Out Women’s History Month With Photographer Jodi Cobb

  Jodi Cobb was among the first female photographers almost everywhere she worked early in her career, including National Geographic. Rather than be thwarted by the adversity she encountered—including the dangers and discomforts of traveling as a single, working ...

Behind the Photo: Inside the World’s Largest Caves

Looking at Carsten Peter’s photo of a Vietnamese cave blanketed in a mystical mist, and reflected in a crystal clear pool, it is easy forget that this is a real place on planet Earth. You could be excused for ...

Q&A With the World’s “Coolest” Wildlife Photographer

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen has spent his life capturing images of wild creatures in the world’s coldest places. From northern icons like polar bears, walruses, and British Columbia’s spirit bear, to Antarctic stars like penguins and leopard ...

Behind the Photo: Paul Nicklen’s Leaping Penguins

When you see a photo like Paul Nicklen’s shot of leaping penguins above, it’s not difficult for a narrative to form. The photo is so clear and action-packed that it feels suited for a caption contest or a ...

Steve Winter on the Trail of Big Cats for Big Cat Week

Photographer Steve Winter traveled from coast to coast in the U.S. this autumn on tour with National Geographic Live!, the live events division of National Geographic. His “On the Trail of Big Cats Tour,” engaged sold-out audiences across North ...

Mardi Gras from Louisiana’s Cajun Country

Growing up in the Greater New Orleans Area, I thought knew everything there was to know about Louisiana Mardi Gras. I was wrong. I grew up with the big, spectacular floats and bejeweled kings and queens of New Orleans Carnival. ...

Mardi Gras from Louisiana’s Cajun Country

Growing up in the Greater New Orleans Area, I thought knew everything there was to know about Louisiana Mardi Gras. I was wrong. I grew up with the big, spectacular floats and bejeweled kings and queens of New Orleans Carnival. ...

Getting the Story: 125 Years of National Geographic Writing

For 125 years, National Geographic writers have travelled around the world and lived the adventure.  Their stories provide glimpses into exciting, stunning and sometimes dangerous places.  The world’s best-known magazine received the 2013 National Magazine Award for General Excellence in its ...