In the final episode of Through the Prides, family members receive video messages across the border and must decide whether to risk all on the dangerous walk across Kruger National Park.
Armed with a remotely operated mini-helicopter, National Geographic engineer Alan Turchik gets a bird’s-eye view of 3,000-year-old royal burial chambers. The unique perspective is helping to unravel ancient Nubian mysteries.
[This text is from an official press release.] HAWAI‘I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (May 20, 2015)—After two intensive days of exploration and documentation, the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park BioBlitz held on May 15 and 16, 2015, captured a vivid snapshot of the unique plant and animal biodiversity in the park. The event brought together more…
“There are people saying that going around the world on Hōkūleʻa is too dangerous; there is too much risk. The great risk of our time is not sailing Hōkūleʻa. The great risk of our time is ignorance, apathy, and inaction.”
An all-women expedition team puts their own spin on “female bonding” when faced with unrelenting physical threats and emotional exhaustion during a 2,700-mile trip down the Amur River in Mongolia.
“In my two months of adventure here on the prairie, this ferruginous hawk flying into the sunrise was probably the most inspirational and memorable moment of them all,” says photographer Elaine Kennedy.
In the fourth episode of Through the Prides, Wilson Masiya tells us about his childhood hunting for survival, and his work guiding people safely through the wilds of Kruger National Park on foot.
Braving heat, humidity, and the darkest dark there is, a photographer reveals a huge panel of prehistoric art.
Daniel Raven-Ellison doesn’t just see the forest for the trees, he sees the park for the city. Help him on his quest to make all of London a National Park City.
With a giant colorful beak and riotous ways, the great hornbill is a great spectacle.
“When you’re a kid and you think of a very magical place, this is it,” says National Geographic grantee Lisa Dabek.
I love to hike and I even enjoy the occasional bush-whack. So it was with some excitement that my student Paul Muriithi asked me to accompany him for five days on Mt Kenya to search for the Abyssinian owl (aka the African long-eared owl). Though a pair can be observed in Bale Mountains, Ethiopia, the last confirmed Kenyan record of this species was in 1961. But how do you begin searching for an owl whose life history reads like an exposé of an FBI undercover operation: ‘few data’, ‘little information’, ‘nothing known’. That is where Paul first started in 2012, accompanied only by his tenacity and the occasional rampaging buffalo. Three years on, after losing three pairs of binoculars to buffaloes and bush-whacks, the search for this elusive owl has nearly been concluded.
Finding “safe” netting sites is not always easy as we discovered while on the Huab River during our quest to learn more about the desert bats of Namibia.
NG Emerging Explorer Gregg Treinish tracks down wild wolverines to sniff out what their scat can tell us about them and their world.