Gough Island in the south Atlantic is hard to reach, hard to land on, and the winds are so strong that they whip completely around the island—so there was no way the team was going to pass up that adventure.
“The panther is going to have to help us save Florida.”—Cary Lightsey, whose family has been ranching in Florida since the 1850s
We plod across the historic Fergana Valley. We walk among dormant winter villages en route for the border of Kyrgyzstan. It is cold. The sky is the grey hue of a battleship. At a lonesome crossroad, next to a fallow cotton field, we meet two representatives of the world’s beauty industry. They too are on…
“For me, diving in Cortes Bank is like diving into an underwater kaleidoscope.” Join National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry in the vibrant waters of Cortes Bank and prepare for a sensory overload.
Expedition leader Paul Rose has been wanting to reach Tristan da Cunha since he was 10 years old. As a new expedition brings him there at last, he already feels part of the family.
Will we be fortunate enough to find another undisturbed burial where we can see exactly how a person was laid to rest?
Honeybee hives in East Africa seem more resilient than their American and European counterparts, even when faced with similar pathogens. The buzzing question is, Why?
Three Georgetown University students collect water samples we wanted to see how well the largest advanced wastewater treatment plant in the world filters out microplastics.
It’s been four decades since evidence of a female Florida panther was found north of the species’ known breeding range. What does the discovery mean?
In February of 2014, a remotely triggered camera in Utah’s rugged Uinta mountains captured a picture of something no one thought possible in the area: a wolverine. Adventure Scientists teamed up with ultra running volunteers and filmmaker Danny Schmidt to search for more evidence and share the incredible story.
Heading to an archipelago 1,600 miles from the mainland, this is one of the most challenging and ambitious expeditions that we have undertaken.
I met Saha at Bija Vidyapeeth, the educational farm managed by the agricultural and activism nonprofit, Navdanya. Saha teaches Ayurveda around the world, from basic workshops to more complex courses. She spent most of her life in the air and space industry, but during a period of personal, physical crisis, Saha found herself in and out of hospitals until her mother took her to an Ayurvedic doctor. “Something that had been bothering me for four or five years was within two weeks under control, and within six months was gone.”
What would you do to be a National Geographic photographer? Would you trudge across a snowy volcano with a hundred pounds of gear thrown over your shoulder? Would you trek by yourself across a giant river oft visited by grizzly bears? Would you stake out in the dark wilderness with the howls of wolves getting closer and closer? Conservation photographer Ronan Donovan did all that and more for a year and a half to photograph Yellowstone National Park and the wolves that call it home.
A long time ago—the story goes—the Chinese Princess Lei Zu, age 14, was sipping tea in her royal garden when a cocoon dropped from a tree into her teacup. Annoyed, she fished it out. But the hot tea had begun to unravel a fiber from the cocoon. Lei Zu peered at the loose filament. She…