Elaina Kimes

How Saving Elephants Got One National Geographic Explorer Arrested

Nights in police custody, fake elephant tusks, and terrorist organizations are all just part of a day’s work for Bryan Christy, National Geographic Fellow and Chief Correspondent to the Special Investigations Unit. In 2014, Christy rigged two fake elephant tusks ...

Nearly Crushed By a Flipping Iceberg

Frozen in time, Franz Josef Land is one of the last lingering remnants of the wild Arctic. The remote and nearly uninhabited 192-island archipelago is renowned for its biodiversity, which includes polar bears, walruses, bowhead whales, belugas, and narwhals. The ...

Bear Family Gives Explorers an Unexpected Wake Up Call

Imagine arriving at one of the last places on Earth, where, as Bertie Gregory  puts it,  “wild land meets wild ocean.” It would take two planes, multiple car rides, and a ferry just to begin the journey. There is no ...