VOICES Ideas and Insight From Explorers
Category archives for Exploration
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.
Critically endangered vultures and other migratory raptors are under increasing threat due to poorly placed wind farms erected along Africa’s Rift Valley flyway.
Photographing every one of the 12,000 animal species under human care is Joel Sartore’s dream. And now he’s been living that dream for 10 full years.
2016 has been an incredible year for exploration, research, and conservation—and explorers supported by the National Geographic Society have been at the top of each of those fields.
Women—representing many places, ages, tribes, and other identities—are core to the story of Standing Rock. They run kitchens, start schools, organize supplies, provide healing, and offer wisdom. These are their words.
With ice on the deck of the canoe in the morning during our first weekend, we began our 1,110-mile journey to the Sunshine State.
Human error can lead to dangerous inaccuracy when mapping underwater caves. That’s why Sebastien Kister developed Mnemo, a cave-mappers new best friend.
From backyard birding to the world’s largest collection of feathers, see how scientists and amateurs alike are helping unlock the secrets of birds’ migrations.
To be able to share the beauty and wonder of these underwater caves with other people is one of our main aims in this project. One of the best ways we can do this is by making maps.