Lauren Ward

I grew up in a household where both grandfathers were World War II navy veterans. War stories trickled down through my parents and because of these circumstances, I felt a sense of familiarity with the war early on. This, in part, was what stirred my curiosity and prompted me to seek out dozens of veterans...

I grew up in a household where both grandfathers were World War II navy veterans. War stories trickled down through my parents and because of these circumstances, I felt a sense of familiarity with the war early on. This, in part, was what stirred my curiosity and prompted me to seek out dozens of veterans...

Watch the Full Replay Above! Big Cat Week is right around the corner. A week dedicated to nature’s fiercest felines, we’re celebrating these magnificent creatures by rounding up a team of big cat experts and photographers for our next Google+ Hangout on Tuesday, December 3rd at 12:30 p.m. EST (5:30 p.m. UTC). And don’t forgot to tune into...

  Kakenya Ntaiya, a trailblazer for women’s education in Kenya and National Geographic Emerging Explorer has been selected as one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes of 2013. “I couldn’t believe it,” admits an elated Kakenya who received the good news on Wednesday. The title comes with a $50,000 prize, a sum that could make a...

  Kakenya Ntaiya, a trailblazer for women’s education in Kenya and National Geographic Emerging Explorer has been selected as one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes of 2013. “I couldn’t believe it,” admits an elated Kakenya who received the good news on Wednesday. The title comes with a $50,000 prize, a sum that could make a...

  Kakenya Ntaiya, a trailblazer for women’s education in Kenya and National Geographic Emerging Explorer has been selected as one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes of 2013. “I couldn’t believe it,” admits an elated Kakenya who received the good news on Wednesday. The title comes with a $50,000 prize, a sum that could make a...

What’s it like to swim with manta rays off Mozambique’s remote coast? Or photograph the world’s rarest animals? Our next Google+ Hangout brings together a cadre of Explorers who spend more time in the field than they do in their own homes. This month we’re celebrating The Great Nature Project by asking a manta ray...

Google+ Hangout: Global Snapshot of the World’s Plants, Animals For 125 years, National Geographic has continued to share its never-ending curiosity about the world and all that is in it. Now we’re handing over the role of photographer and explorer to you. The Great Nature Project invites people of every age and from every continent...

Google+ Hangout: Global Snapshot of the World’s Plants, Animals For 125 years, National Geographic has continued to share its never-ending curiosity about the world and all that is in it. Now we’re handing over the role of photographer and explorer to you. The Great Nature Project invites people of every age and from every continent...

As we reflect on 125 years of science and exploration, National Geographic has brought you countless stories of epic adventure and discovery. However, sometimes the stories of epic failure can be just as gripping, if not entertaining. The September issue of National Geographic magazine highlights these stories in an article and photo gallery. We’ve rounded up three National Geographic Explorers...

As we reflect on 125 years of science and exploration, National Geographic has brought you countless stories of epic adventure and discovery. However, sometimes the stories of epic failure can be just as gripping, if not entertaining. The September issue of National Geographic magazine highlights these stories in an article and photo gallery. We’ve rounded up three National Geographic Explorers...

Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are back at the table for their first peace talks in years, to be mediated by United States Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Israeli settlement expansion in the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem halted attempts at peace talks in 2010, and continued expansion as well as the handling of existing...

Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are back at the table for their first peace talks in years, to be mediated by United States Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Israeli settlement expansion in the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem halted attempts at peace talks in 2010, and continued expansion as well as the handling of existing...

Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are back at the table for their first peace talks in years, to be mediated by United States Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Israeli settlement expansion in the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem halted attempts at peace talks in 2010, and continued expansion as well as the handling of existing...