National Geographic

For 130 years, National Geographic has been working to help explain the world and all that’s in it, supporting storytellers who help shine a light on the shared human experience and demonstrate the power of science and exploration to change the world. In order to continue this mission, the Society has launched new fellowship opportunities for four visionary storytellers. Nominated……

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Last year, the National Geographic Society and Zoological Society of London (ZSL) launched the National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellowships, which support on-the-ground conservation efforts to help save species featured in the National Geographic Photo Ark. The Nat Geo Photo Ark EDGE Fellowships will leverage the power of photographer Joel Sartore’s captivating portraits to bring attention to the global extinction……

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This Endangered Species Day, the National Geographic Society is shining a light on species at risk around the globe. In collaboration with out-of-home advertising associations in 22 countries, we are showcasing 10 animals from the National Geographic Photo Ark on digital billboards, mall kiosks, tram cars, rail station displays and other digital out-of-home formats. All…

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By: Jean Marie Twambaze To see more of Twambaze’s Photographs of Akegara National Park and wildlife, please click here I guided a Rwandan tourist named Josiane through Akagera National Park in eastern Rwanda back in 2015. It was her first trip to the park in decades and she told me, “We used to leave Kigali…

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(Patagonia’s Untold Stories)   Scraping sand grains and pebbles for nutrients, it has wandered the river bed for ten months.  After hiding from predators under submerged rocks it is time to leave the safety of the river behind. Among the rarest species of insects in the world, Araucoderus gloriosus belongs to one of four primitive crane…

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Coffee is a powerful force in human history – it unites people, transcends cultures, and kindles the imagination. A cup of coffee is a cup of inspiration. For centuries, coffee has been used as a tool to invigorate the mind and inflame creativity. As a result, coffee and art are closely linked. Although they seem…

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(Patagonia’s Untold Stories) While packrafting the southeastern edge of the Northern Patagonia Ice Field along Chile’s largest river, the Baker, in search of primitive crane flies, Anand Varma and I came across an exciting find. In a fragmented location only accessible via water, among a lichened-covered forest, we discovered a single wing of the genus…

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Since my daughter Pilar was born three years ago, I became a different human being. It’s been a dream of mine to develop a series of books that will inspire and educate children, with a special emphasis on empowering young girls to dream big, and to understand they should aim for the stars to pursue…

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Sailing S/V Mir through remote Raja Ampat has been like traveling back in time to a wilder, less-peopled world.   I spend a lot of time imagining what this planet was like even just a few centuries ago, before people began altering Earth’s living systems on a global scale. Human beings have been leaving their…

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The Biosphere Foundation’s crew aboard S/V Mir recently spent ten days working on reef restoration and education projects on the island of Mansuar in Raja Ampat. While there, we were reunited with some very special people. You might even call them heroes.   Sutama Pak Ketut Sutama is a self-motivated, grassroots, ocean conservationist, which in…

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This is the latest post in the Colombia Blog Series by Colombia Photo Expeditions, in which Kike Calvo profiles interesting information, research and thoughts on Colombia related to journalism, ecotourism, science, exploration and photography. This article belongs to the author’s lifelong series The Güepajé Project. “Who lives it, is who enjoys it (Quien lo vive, es quien lo goza).” The…

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During the early days of NASA and height of the space race in the 1960s, the National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration loaned two of our staff photographers — Dean Conger and Luis Marden to NASA to document their efforts to send a man into space. On May 5, 1961, astronaut Alan B….

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The crew of Mir weathered a big storm and made it safely to southern Raja Ampat, but unfortunately for the author of this blog, there was some trouble in paradise…   Arafura’s Fury If there’s one thing that’s certain about sea travel, it’s that conditions will change. Oftentimes, these changes are drastic and happen with…

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The thirty-three founders of the National Geographic Society were an adventurous and accomplished group. They included scientists, explorers, a journalist and a superintendent of the National Zoo. In recognition of the National Geographic Society’s recent 130th anniversary, this series takes a look at their stories. By Mark Collins Jenkins The story, as he liked to tell…

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The 33 founders of the National Geographic Society were an adventurous and accomplished group. They included scientists, explorers, a journalist and a superintendent of the National Zoo. In recognition of the National Geographic Society’s upcoming 130th anniversary this series takes a look at their stories. By Mark Collins Jenkins In late 1872, Dr. William H….

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