Unless you have an icebreaker or a helicopter, you'll probably only see this remote Russian nature preserve in photos. It's inhospitable and practically inaccessible, but the island's wildlife — including arctic fox, polar bears and musk oxen — are a strong draw for scientists and photographers.
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Science writer Carl Zimmer says we're not going to bring back dinosaurs. But we might be able to resurrect other extinct species.
For one of these night photographs to turn out, the stars have to align — almost literally.
Afghanistan's Kyrgyz nomads call home "the roof of the world," though by most standards, it's hardly homey.
More than 22,000 entries have been whittled down to just a few winners.
Photographer Eugene Richards explains why, 40 years after his first visit to the Arkansas Delta, he decided to go back.
Those numbers represent one giant sequoia. Oh, also: The "President," as it's called, is more than 3,000 years old.
The Gaza Strip faces tight restrictions from Israel, and this has led to an elaborate system of smuggling tunnels linked to neighboring Egypt. National Geographic examines the tunnels in a piece that has appeared just as Gaza has returned to the forefront of the news.
With such detail and complexity, one can see why ivory sculptures would be coveted and sold at a high price
Some of the country's poorest belong to one of the communities that has been here the longest.
For a Nat Geo photographer, the mystery of Easter Island was a bit more personal: How does one take something that's been photographed a million times and make it interesting?
In Russia, where it's cold and dark for much of the year, summer is a magical time.
According to National Geographic, and now the Australian government, the country's cutest symbol is at risk.
For better or worse, you can now experience an Everest climb as it unfolds — almost in real time — from the comfort of your electronic device.
Rhino poaching is on the rise. The animal's horn is believed to have medicinal properties, and some say legalizing the trade could help squelch the black market. One controversial way to reduce poaching may be rhino ranches, where the horns are harvested for sale.