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Is it time to stop thinking all non-native species are evil?
Photo by @Amivitale for a @natgeo story on the Oil Boom in the Bakken. Children perform at a school recital in Bainville, Montana. Enrollment at the school has more than doubled since 2009. The oil boom is bringing great wealth to the region but for those on a fixed income like school teachers, it
Photograph by @michaelmelford. On March 11th of this year, using his authorities under the Antiquities Act, President Obama designated the Point Arena-Stornetta Unit, protecting approximately 1,665 acres of a significant and spectacular stretch of public lands along the Mendocino coastline in Northe
Horses, dogs, pigeons—even glowworms—were crucial participants in World War I:
This week: Spot the Dumbbell Nebula, and the bright star Spica near Mars and Saturn
A tip from @natgeo Photographer @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey): The secret to making truly great photos is the STANCE. I always shoot on one leg when hunting rainbows. #DenaliNationalPark on assignment for @natgeo. (Photo by @ali_geiser)
How drones will change the way you eat:
Photo by @TimLaman on assignment for @NatGeo. Morning mist shrouds the lowland rain forest of Gunung Palung National Park, which is prime habitat for the Bornean Orangutans my wife Cheryl Knott is studying with her team from <> . Follow our fam
Polar bears and penguins tracked via satellite:
iPhone photo by @stevewinterphoto of my assistant @bertiegregory flying the Phantom drone alongside Gerhard Vos in Limpopo, South Africa. I am currently on assignment for @natgeo shooting a worldwide leopard story. Stay tuned for more updates from the field!!! #bigcats #leopards #southafrica #steve
Photo by @TomasVH. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. In this photo, actors dressed as German foot soldiers run through a battlefield set in Flanders Fields near Veurne, #Belgium as part of the filming of a #WWI television series called In Vlaamse Velden last year
How World War I helps explain today's Middle East bloodshed:
From the archives: The first pilot to fly from Hawaii to California
Photo @ladzinski / Sunrise reflection of #HalletsPeak in the beautifully lily covered #NymphLake in Colorado's #RockyMountainNationalPark. @natgeocreative
Asteroid impact killed off dinosaurs at a weak moment for the beasts:
Photograph by @paulnicklen. This was an @sea_legacy expedition to Svalbard, Norway 2014 to document climate change. Andrea Matzen (@ichstehnichtaufdich) is a nautical cadet on the Hanse Explorer. Wind, great light and her faux fur parka allowed for a beautiful portrait while we were in search of p
Photos: A century of outdoor eating around the world
Was teen pilot's tragic round-the-world flight attempt too risky?
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey) : following wolf tracks in the Toklat River on assignment for @natgeo in #DenaliNationalPark! #Alaska
What happens to wild animals in a wildfire?
Photo @coryrichards What is 'The Meaning of North'? Read all about the incredible ecosystem of Franz Josef Land in the August issue of @natgeo. The lonely archipelago lies 800 miles north of the arctic circle in Russia's Barents Sea and stands as a barometer for climate change and our impacts both a
African elephants have 2,000 genes related to smell—the most ever discovered in an animal:
Photo by @TomasVH. Beekeeper in a secret garden in Paris, France. #nonfiction #summer