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Just in time for Halloween, follow cave ecologist and National Geographic grantee Donald McFarlane through Borneo’s “Cockroach Cave,” where every surface vibrates with cockroaches and other guano-grubbing and flesh-feasting creepy-crawlies.
In Yosemite National Park, the bee population is incredibly diverse. However, these important pollinators are struggling in ecosystems across the nation. So what is the secret to the Yosemite bees’ success? It seems the answer is fire.
National Geographic photographer Steve Winter comes face-to-face with a family of leopards as part of his work to help protect these stunning creatures.
Cross-cultural explorer and National Geographic grantee Chris Bashinelli tried to live as Mongolian nomad for a month and found himself face-to-butt with the nomads’ livestock. He quickly discovered that “when your face is a few inches from a cow’s teat and a few feet away from the cow’s kicking legs, it isn’t exactly the most comforting environment.”
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.
Braving heat, humidity, and the darkest dark there is, a photographer reveals a huge panel of prehistoric art.
While looking for bumphead parrot fish, it was striking to think of the future U.S. president, roughly at our age, brought for a very different reason to this same remote Pacific island.
It has a black head and a bright orange body, and velociraptor-like claws on its hind legs. It lives underground, not in a hive. And it lives by itself, instead of in the huge colonies we’re used to. Here’s the story of the discovery of the world’s newest-known bee. Bee-ing There The hot, dusty bush and deserts…
Bumphead parrotfish are few and far between now, but their coral-chomping ancestors helped build the very beaches we sit on today.
Every day at San Guillermo, we tally the dead in hopes of seeing further into the secret life of the puma.
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.
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.
As the prairie prepares for winter slumber, Ellen Anderson is ramping up her efforts in time for spring. There’s a farmer to hire, a seed mix to order, and lots of paperwork to complete while snow starts to fall outside her home on American Prairie Reserve.
Lost in the middle of a storm, Sadia and Andrew trek up the mountains to find a remote village in authentic Laos.
Lost in the adventures of the mountainous terrain in Laos, we are guided by an unexpected group of new friends with a unique, traditional upbringing.