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Images From North America’s Highest Peak

A team of alpinists captured beautiful imagery while climbing, skiing—and helping conserve—Alaska’s Mount Denali.

The Stunning Ways Driftwood Builds Landscapes

Rivers and lakes were constructing with lumber long, long before people (or beavers) ever had the idea.

Additional Reading About Driftwood

By Natalie Kramer Anderson   This list of additional articles about driftwood and its role in the environment accompanies my recent blog post “The Stunning Ways Driftwood Builds Landscapes“. Driftwood Research Articles Kramer, Natalie, and Ellen Wohl. “Driftcretions: The legacy impacts of driftwood on shoreline morphology.” Geophysical Research Letters (2015). Wohl Ellen. “Of wood and rivers: bridging the perception…

Prehistoric Sea Monsters Emerge From the Arctic Landscape

This has been a season of surprises. Findings we thought would be huge, turned out to be, well, nothing, while finds we thought would be small turned into major excavations!

Fuzzy Nautilus Rediscovered and Filmed After 30 Years

Thirty years after their discovery, these unusual living fossils return to the spotlight to be tracked and filmed and reveal the secrets of the deep.

Sailing a Path Through Ocean Plastic

A group of friends set out for the adventure of a lifetime and made time for some good old fashioned scientific research along the way.

Bosnia: A Nation United in Disaster, Strained in Peace

Drawing together when floods caused widespread destruction, the people of this war-torn region are still drawn apart by provocative symbolic actions and divisive political aspirations.

Join Live Twitter Chat With Explorers in the Okavango Delta

Join the team August 26 at 12 p.m. EDT, for a live Twitter chat by following @intotheokavango and @NatGeoLive and tweeting your questions with #NatGeoLive!

Conservation Triumphs on the Eighth Continent

“The true biologist deals with life,” says my favorite author, “with teeming boisterous life, and learns something from it, learns that the first rule of life is living.” After thirteen months in Madagascar, I will dare to call myself a biologist—one who has learned truly what it means to live.

Chasing Orangutans Into an Unknown Frontier

I’ll be entering into mysterious areas under the shadow of Mt. Gunung Palung, places where few have ventured into and where none have followed orangutans. I’ll be exploring the unknown.

Three Levels of Arctic Sea Monster Fossils Revealed

This year’s field season up in the Svalbard archipelago is revealing marine reptile fossils of different kinds spanning millions of years.

Conservationists Clash on #CecilTheLion, Hunting, and the Future

Cecil the Lion’s illegal killing isn’t just trending in news, it was trending in the hallways of the International Congress of Conservation Biology (ICCB) last week. The biennial, five-day gathering of 2,000 scientists is structured by formal, planned presentations. But on the conference’s last day, an untraditional pop-up session called “#CecilTheLion: What Next?” revealed just how factionalized…

Coral Reef Restoration in Malaysian Borneo

Restoring coral reefs and documenting saharks and rays in Malaysian Borneo.

Saudi Investors and ‘Sex and the City’ Combine in Sarajevo

Carrie Bradshaw quotes may seem strange in a mall funded by a conservative Saudi group, but ideologies and infrastructure combine in many interesting ways in the rebuilding of this war-torn city.

Fleece to Food: Explorer Gregg Treinish on Microplastics

National Geographic explorer and grantee Gregg Treinish wants everyone to know about the hidden toxic cost of synthetic fabrics.