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Even in a life filled with amazing moments, there’s always a few that stand out.
From imagining going boldly where no one has gone before, to sending rovers there in real life, Kobie Boykins turned a childhood dream into a prolific career “Exploring Mars.” A dynamic young engineer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Boykins is on the front line of Mars exploration. He designed the solar arrays that power the Mars exploration…
A legendary pioneer in photography answers questions about her career, inspirations, world travel, and her new tour.
Looking at Carsten Peter’s photo of a Vietnamese cave blanketed in a mystical mist, you could be excused for thinking it was the product of Hollywood magic.
National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen has spent his life capturing images of wild creatures in the world’s coldest places. From northern icons like polar bears, walruses, and British Columbia’s spirit bear, to Antarctic stars like penguins and leopard seals, Nicklen has photographed it all. He has a commitment to seeking out the wilderness spirit and…
Come up with any caption you want, only the man behind the camera knows what was really going on. Happily, he’s eager to share the story.
From trekking India’s Himalayas in search of rare snow leopards, to stalking the elusive jaguar through Latin American jungles, to chronicling the nocturnal activities of the cougar, there is nowhere Steve Winter won’t go to come face-to-face with his subjects.
For more than a century, National Geographic has brought stories from around the globe into your home. But, what have writers and explorers faced to tell these groundbreaking, stunning and sometimes dangerous tales?
From running away with the Mexican circus to sambaing through Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to exploring an Indian magician’s village, Emily Ainsworth will share her adventures in worlds vastly different from our own.
The “Great Work” of Africa, the greatest achievements of the peoples of Africa, are the intact wilderness areas that still remain on this wild, primordial continent. Just 200 years ago most of this vast landmass was a never-ending wilderness protected by teeth, claws, tusks, horns and fangs. A patchwork mosaic of forests, lakes, deserts, mountains, deltas, grasslands, rivers,…
To celebrate the National Geographic Society’s 125 anniversary, National Geographic Live! is kicking off its season with a play honoring one of the Society’s most recognizable names: Alexander Graham Bell.
An archaeologist explains what the Maya calendar really says about 2012, and shares other-worldly experiences from his adventures.
On April 17th, at 7:30 pm, a Washington-area audience will have an opportunity to get know these two sides of Ed Kashi – both the award-winning photojournalist who covers the world, and the intensely personal husband, father and man who longs for home.
This coming Thursday, April 5, Washington-area history buffs will have the opportunity to mark the 150th anniversary of the pivotal Civil War battle of Shiloh a day early by listening to a talk by the distinguished novelist and historian Winston Groom, author of such books as Forrest Gump and Shrouds of Glory. Groom’s latest book Shiloh 1862, published last month by National Geographic Books, is the first major book on the Tennessee battle in fifteen years.
On Saturday, March 24 at National Geographic’s Washington, DC Headquarters, Engineers Eric Berkenpas and Mike Sherpard will demonstrate many of National Geographic’s innovative tools that help capture images from high in the sky to deep in the ocean. Join us for Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gee Whiz!