Lauren Ward

BioBlitz Comes to San Francisco

Over 300 scientists reported for duty Friday morning, March 28th for a 24-hour species count at San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Parks. The event, known as BioBlitz, brings together local scientists and members of the community to survey a new ...

Hangout With an Astronaut: Ask Your Questions

Since the year of mankind’s inaugural trip to space in 1961, 341 people have crossed the celestial borders of outer space. These new-age navigators represent the pinnacle of human achievement. What is it about their daring voyages that elicit wonderment in ...

Hangout With an Astronaut: Ask Your Questions

Since the year of mankind’s inaugural trip to space in 1961, 341 people have crossed the celestial borders of outer space. These new-age navigators represent the pinnacle of human achievement. What is it about their daring voyages that elicit wonderment in ...

Google+ Hangout: Saving the Ocean’s Amazing Creatures

[Updated 2/28/2014] Thanks to all who joined us for this live Google+ Hangout with three great ocean explorers. Watch the full replay above and follow National Geographic on Google+ to be a part of future Hangouts! Our next Google+ Hangout brings ...

Google+ Hangout: Saving the Ocean’s Amazing Creatures

[Updated 2/28/2014] Thanks to all who joined us for this live Google+ Hangout with three great ocean explorers. Watch the full replay above and follow National Geographic on Google+ to be a part of future Hangouts! Our next Google+ Hangout brings ...

Hangout With Hi-Tech Explorers

Join us for our next Google+ Hangout as we explore the cutting-edge technology that allows us to perceive the formerly unseen. From the glaciers of Antarctica to cold outer space, both of our guests are using technology in extreme places ...

Hangout With Hi-Tech Explorers

Join us for our next Google+ Hangout as we explore the cutting-edge technology that allows us to perceive the formerly unseen. From the glaciers of Antarctica to cold outer space, both of our guests are using technology in extreme places ...

Giving to Something Bigger Than Ourselves on #GivingTuesday

With Thanksgiving now a glorious gastronomic memory and Christmas soon upon us, the holiday season for gratitude and giving is in full swing. On Tuesday December 3, 2013, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create #...

Giving to Something Bigger Than Ourselves on #GivingTuesday

With Thanksgiving now a glorious gastronomic memory and Christmas soon upon us, the holiday season for gratitude and giving is in full swing. On Tuesday December 3, 2013, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create #...

Give Back to the Ocean on #GivingTuesday

With Thanksgiving now a glorious gastronomic memory and Christmas soon upon us, the holiday season for gratitude and giving is in full swing. On Tuesday December 3, 2013, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create #...

Give Back to the Ocean on #GivingTuesday

With Thanksgiving now a glorious gastronomic memory and Christmas soon upon us, the holiday season for gratitude and giving is in full swing. On Tuesday December 3, 2013, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will come together to create #...

Boone Smith and the Art of Capture

Boone Smith has big cat tracking in his blood. Born into a family of Idaho houndsmen with a legacy of big cat capture, he embodies generations of knowledge passed down from father to son. After decades of experience working as ...

The Patient Photography of Steve Winter

National Geographic wildlife photographers have often recounted the painful waiting period that comes with getting the perfect shot. Countless hours are spent sitting within the stuffy confines of a blind or perched behind a crop of tall grasses, camera lens ...

The Patient Photography of Steve Winter

National Geographic wildlife photographers have often recounted the painful waiting period that comes with getting the perfect shot. Countless hours are spent sitting within the stuffy confines of a blind or perched behind a crop of tall grasses, camera lens ...

Sleeping With Lions

We’ve heard some crazy stories here at National Geographic—everything from a polar bear that shredded an occupied tent to a livid elephant that nearly gored a man. None so terrifying, however, than Big Cats Initiative Grantee Amy Dickman‘...