One of only a handful of people to earn a Ph.D. under the world's most famous ecologist, E.O. Wilson, National Geographic grantee Mark Moffett--an intrepid and eccentric ecologist--shares the beauty and marvels of life in the treetops.
Photographer Annie Griffiths Has Worked On Every Continent Except Antarctica. When Her Two Children Were Born, She Decided To Take Them Along For The Ride. Here, Griffiths Shares Her Portfolio Of Emotionally Rich Photographs.
Completing a marathon is a worthy item for the bucket list. Twenty-six miles is a long way to run, but for the growing number of ultra-runners, that's just a quick, post-work jaunt. They power through exercise-induced hallucinations, organ failure and some of the most remote wilderness in the Lower 48.
For centuries the American West has been the realm of cowboys, miners and frontiersman. Since 1872 mining companies have been reaping the benefit of an antiquated law allowing mining companies to purchase land at bargain prices, such as the recent acquisition of an entire mountain for only 875 dollars. Wild Chronicles follows what happens when 19th century laws are faced up against 21st century sensibilities.See All National Geographic Videoshttp://video.nationalgeographic.com/v...moreless
The Conspirator: The Plot to Kill Lincoln : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/ The trial of Mary Surratt for her role in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln has long been a matter of debate --- did Mary deserve to die?
To many westerners, Asia has more than its share of suspicious-looking foods. But it's a good bet there's nothing as popular while at the same time utterly shocking to outsiders as "balut." Could you eat the fetus of a duck just days from hatching?
Animals, adventure, geography, culture - The National Geographic Kids Almanac has it all. You'll find puzzles, games, homework help, quirky factoids, amazing photographs, and more inside this affordable, 352-page essential.
November 7, 2011 --- Watch as biologist Luke Dollar uses a blowgun to subdue and study Madagascar's top predator, the fossa. The catlike creature "will eat pretty much everything in the forest," but to survive, it'll still need help from conservationists like Dollar, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.
A crew of eco-minded, risk-loving snowboarders is putting the sweat, toil, and raw adventure back into their sport by foregoing helicopter assistance and accepting the risks and hard work to find the ultimate reward. A crew of eco-minded, risk-loving snowboarders is putting the sweat, toil, and raw adventure back into their sport by foregoing helicopter assistance and accepting the risks and hard work to find the ultimate reward.moreless
National Geographic magazine continues a yearlong series examining the specific challenges and solutions we face as the worldwide population reaches 7 billion people in 2011 with a March story looking at humans' massive impact on the planet. Also in the March issue is 'The Surprising Face of Seven Billion,' a poster showing a composite face of the world's most typical person. Other stories will follow throughout 2011.moreless
January 26, 2012 --- Researchers have discovered a unique visual attribute that jumping spiders use in attacking and catching prey. The arachnids use what is called image defocus-proven in part by videos that show spiders jumping with deadly accuracy in green light (and fumbling in red).
The Storming is a visual snowboarding quest, born out of the desire to progress the limitations of the action-sport film genre. This cast of riders is dedicated to pushing the level of the sport in all aspects, from heart-stopping, big-mountain riding to ground-breaking freestyle.
Typically, sea kayakers dream of calm waters and soft tailwinds. It's preferable to navigate around waves and whirlpools. A team of young adventure kayakers redraws the sport's horizon by seeking out the sea's most turbulent places, called tidal races, and diving right in.
Deep in Indonesia, motion-activated cameras have recorded two critically endangered Javan rhinoceroses with their calves. Though the footage is 'great news,' only 40 individuals remain -- with none in captivity, conservationists say.
Not many former NFL cheerleaders have survived a plane crash, slept in jungles teeming with poisonous snakes, swum with hungry great white sharks, rappelled down a 14,000-foot sinkhole in search of frogs, and been charged by an angry silverback gorilla. But then, Mireya Mayor is not your typical ex-NFL cheerleader.
Is life too loud? Learn to harness and master the incredible power of silence. After witnessing the devastating effects of a 1971 oil spill, John Francis embarked on a period of reflection that stretched into 17 years of self-imposed silence and 22 years of walking.
Restoration work is under way for antiquities damaged during a looting attempt at Cairo's Egyptian Museum in late January. Museum officials say very little was damaged and that nothing was destroyed or stolen from the museum.
Egyptian officials -- who earlier reported that no artifacts were stolen from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo during a looting attempt last month -- now say several items are missing from the museum, including some depicting King Tut.
For most of the last six years, Renan Ozturk has been a traveling vagabond following his passion for rock climbing. This existence involved sleeping outside in wild places, hitching rides, living on little, draining his bank account, and diving in the odd dumpster looking for 'gourmet' food. Now a little more domesticated, Ozturk shows us he is still living his dream, every day.moreless
You're at the head of a trail you have never ridden before. With a knowing look, a friend turns to you and says, 'Just follow me!' Whoever says it makes a pretty big difference for what lies ahead. Whether it's a good idea or not, we almost always drop in. From sending giant step-downs to high-speed trails, it's always better to share the ride.moreless
This film is about sparking the flame and watching the world's best athletes blast off. Once again, TGR's crew of athletes and cinematographers have raised the bar with some of the ski world's most jaw-dropping footage. Follow the crew as they discover the previously unskied big-mountain playground of Petersburg, Alaska; enjoy epic powder play at Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and tear up the park at Stevens Pass, Washington.moreless
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