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Discovering the Endangered Cypress Trees of Laos

Come with us to one of the last truly wild places in Southeast Asia: the Annamite Mountains of central Laos. Along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, among hill-tribe villages, we’ll be studying the majestic—and critically endangered—Chinese Swamp Cypress.

Primate Discoveries in Northwest Kenya

Even when you’re focused on studying warthogs, you can’t help but make some intriguing observations and discoveries about other animals along the way.

Top 10 Photos of a Year in America’s Serengeti

These images remind me of the different lenses through which we experience the outdoors and how even long term progress can be captured in a split second.

2015 Expedition Launches in Everglades Headwaters

We are poised at the brink of the 2015 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, beginning in the northern reaches of the Everglades Headwaters, on the banks of Lake Hatchineha in Polk County, Florida.

Collecting Clues to Solve a Volcanic Mystery

After nearly two weeks on its slopes and summit, we are now one step closer to understanding the genesis, evolution, and future of Sangay volcano in Ecuador.

Expedition Ready to Launch

Beginning January 10th, I will join fellow explorers Mallory Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie on a 70-day trek to raise visibility for a wildlife corridor from the Evergaldes Headwaters near Orlando to Gulf Islands National Seashore near Pensacola. Our work is supported by the National Geographic Society and we’ll be sharing stories here every week. The map below provides an overview…

Slow Journalism: Deep Storytelling in the Digital Age

The fast pace of the modern lifestyle has not only changed the way we send and receive information, but has transformed the way journalists operate. Some are slowing down and taking a different tack. Join a live conversation Tuesday, January 13.

A Portrait of the Lacandon People

A young Mexican photographer, Gema Ramon, captures the last of the Lacandon society as they are threatened by modern culture and their inevitable transformation.

The Search for Submarine Volcanos Begins

The hunt for active hydrothermal activity around the Solomon Islands is on! National Geographic Society/Waitt grantee Brennan Phillips and his team are searching for underwater volcanic activity. Their findings will be the first step towards ecosystem-based management of deep-sea mineral resources.

Rowing the Pacific With Wine and Cheese

Row the Pacific Ocean with French cousins Christophe and Clemente in this video, and contribute to ocean conservation while you’re at it. Just don’t get seasick!

North America’s Smallest Carnivore Gets a New Coat for Winter

Many grassland species are uniquely adapted to life on the snowy plains, but the Least weasel (Mustela nivalis) completely commits to its cold weather camouflage. As autumn comes to an end, this mini carnivore sheds its dark fur for a solid white coat that helps it evade predators like hawks and owls hovering overhead. And the…

Explorer’s Surprise Greenland Shark Discovery

When you’ve watched hours upon hours of remote camera footage and not seen anything larger than a sea star, a nearly 20-foot shark is something to get excited about.

10 Hidden Gems From a Year in Exploration

With National Geographic explorers sharing more than 350 stories from the field this year, chances are you missed a few. Here are some lost treasures we hope you’ll enjoy.

Last Refuge on Mt. Ribàué

Only just having left the destruction on Mt. Namuli behind, the sky island team comes upon an even more desperate scene on Mt. Ribàué.

Discoveries From Two Years With Kenya’s Warthogs

Yvonne de Jong and Tom Butynski are National Geographic grantees working to track down what may be Africa’s least understood large animal, the desert warthog.