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Mtumbwi hauwezi kujua panapokuwa pamejaa maji. (Swahili) The dugout canoe does not know the depth of the water. (English) So believe the Hangaza, an ethnic group living along Lake Victoria near Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. The lake has long been an object of contemplation for the Hangaza. They know that animals like crocodiles swim just beneath…
The world is still enormous, but imperiled. Like traditional navigators, we must see beyond our immediate surroundings to forge a better future.
Daniel Lin—Hōkūle’a crewmember, explorer, and photographer—reflects on one of the most important lessons he has learned while sailing on the Worldwide Voyage.
Captain Robert Thomas was fishing for Chinook salmon in the San Francisco Bay. His charter sport fishing boat, the Salty Lady, was near Buoy 1, just outside of the Golden Gate Bridge when they accidentally foul-hooked an endangered Pacific green sea turtle. Thomas has been fishing these waters for decades and though he has seen…
This article is brought to you by the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). Read our other articles on the National Geographic News Watch blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world. Text and photos by iLCP Fellow James Morgan. I’ve been fortunate to see most of the world’s oceans the past couple…
This week on National Geographic Weekend radio, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they dodge whales and pirates on the Indian Ocean, track poachers in Africa, find lost societies in Orkney, shed light on glowing sharks, harmonize with melting ice in Antarctica, live underwater for 31 days, follow in the pawprints of a lone wolf for 1,200 miles, and rove across the red planet.
Enric Sala describes the beauty and plight of the nautilus, which he finally meets live, face-to-face.
An old Japanese fighter plane contrasts strangely with the abundant coral and marine life around it in the waters of Palau.
As the crews for the second leg of the Worldwide Voyage (WWV) make their way across the South Pacific, they have connected with numerous island communities in French Polynesia. These communities have embraced the mission of the voyage and took it upon themselves to contribute to the message of Mālama Honua in a way that none of the crew members could have expected.
Jon Waterhouse and Mary Marshall join the voyage of the National Geographic expedition vessel, the Sea Lion, to tour and discover some of the best that the ecosystems and cultures of the Pacific Northwest have to offer. As the journey continues, the Haida people showcase their ongoing way of life and stunning artwork.
The Worldwide Voyage received a colorful and memorable welcome to Tahiti, which Hōkūle‘a crew member Ana Yawaramai writes about from her own perspective.
Jon Waterhouse and Mary Marshall join the voyage of the National Geographic expedition vessel, the Sea Lion, to tour and discover some of the best that the ecosystems and cultures of the Pacific Northwest have to offer.
The Worldwide Voyage is about more than just traditional knowledge or sailing the Pacific in canoes. Through this voyage, many peoples are connected, and awareness for the Earth’s incredible oceans is brought into sharp focus.
Daniel Lin is following the thrilling adventures and historic undertaking of Hōkūle’a’s voyage around the world. With the Worldwide Voyage well under way, crew members of the Polynesian Voyaging Society took a minute to reflect with Daniel and answer some of the questions that National Geographic staff had for them.
Daniel Lin is following the thrilling adventures and historic undertaking of Hōkūle’a’s voyage around the world. Here, the Polynesian Voyaging Society successfully makes their first landfall on the Worldwide Voyage in Tahiti and are greeted by the beautiful sights, sounds, and smiles of French Polynesia.