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This week: Spot Mercury, Orionid meteor shower
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Sonam Dorji, a climbing Sherpa from Phortse working for IMG carries some of the last loads down from high camps on #Everest to base camp. The hard work of less celebrated climbers goes unnoticed in a world that celebrates every one of the summits made by Western
Fossils suggest that long before birds and bees, vertebrates used internal fertilization:
What's the hardest part about on an expedition?
Photo: @stevewinterphoto. Chicago, I can't wait to share my stories about photographing big cats for @NatGeo with you @GoodmanTheatre this evening. For those in other parts of the country visit my website, linked in my profile description, for future dates and stops. And don't forget to do your par
Photo- @andy_bardon /// Monday Mind Surf /// A local surfer pulls into a wave at Teahupo'o, Tahiti. This notoriously dangerous wave dumps thousands of gallons of water onto a razor sharp reef, and is highly regarded as one of the ultimate test pieces in the surfing world. Shot in the French Polynes
Why did thousands of venomous spiders swarm a house?
Photo: @melissafarlow | Eleven nuns make their home behind closed walls, living a life of commitment to poverty and celebacy at Val Mustiar, a world-famous Benedictine Convent of St. John. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The alpine monastery was founded by Charlemagne, was built in the 8th centu
"This part of the South used to be too hot for anybody to care about before mosquito control, before bridges"
A beauty even in death, the #Amazon is cloaked in smoke from fires set to clear the forest for industrial-scale farming of corn and soy beans, in Mato Grossi #Brazil. To see the entire transition, scroll through @geosteinmetz Photo by George Steinmetz on assignment for NG magazine story on Feeding
Mistakes and reversals shake trust in Ebola response:
Photos: Birds flaunt their feathers
Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). Fiery sunset in #Cappadocia, #Turkey, known for its ancient rock-cut houses and temples. Slowly closing in on a wonderful and intense National Geographic Photo expedition. #NGExpeditions @natgeotravel @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
Nepal blizzard survivors found:
Space photos: A distant galaxy, Saturn's moon Tethys, and more
Sherpas and Western outfitters look to next year's climbing season:
Watch: Get up close with king penguins and elephant seals
Queen of the underworld sheds light new light on Greek tomb:
What lessons can we learn from Hurricane Sandy?
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Mingma Sherpa walks by one of many monuments to climbers who died in the #Himalayas. The spot is on the hike to #EverestBaseCamp. I find myself thinking of those who died in the recent #Nepal avalanches and of the families they left behind. More images from my
Here are answers to questions about the Ebola virus surfacing in the news:
Heading back to Africa for an assignment for @natgeo. The last trip I made was to #Tanzania on the southern tip of the salt lake #LakeNatron. That was a story about early human footprints & that is where I shot this photo of our #Masai guide & camp leader with his son. The next one is also a human #
Comet's near miss with the red planet:
Video @ladzinski / A #cormorantFisherman preparing for a morning of fishing at twilight on the #LiRiver in #Yangshuo China
"Our risks today were undreamed of a hundred years ago."
In the beef debate, there are many sides: #FutureofFood
Stinkbugs have spread to 41 states—can we stop them?
Photo by @TimLaman. Beaver lodge and fall reflections on a pond in Acadia National Park, Maine shot last weekend. Gotta love fall in #NewEngland. @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative, @TimLaman
Avalanches explained: How people trigger disasters
Roadside motel. Livingston, Montana. iPhone photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Viral shark video gives rare look at feeding frenzy:
Image by @paulnicklen - Our patience was tested while #onassignment for @natgeo with @cristinamittermeier and @sea_legacy. Often we had to wait for weeks to catch a short glimpse of the elusive Rain Wolves of coastal British Columbia. Every now and again, however, we were rewarded by the piercing ey
iPhone photo by @michaelchristopherbrown. Met this man and his grandson yesterday while traveling through the beautiful state of Uttar Pradesh, India.
Watch: Smart raccoons escape trash can
What's the strangest food you've ever eaten?
Photo @renan_ozturk @camp4colective // Each day we travel further North, through the jungle villages of the Kachin region #onassignment for the #MyanmarClimb expedition. As there is no tourist or trekking infrastructure here, each night we end up in a different communal bamboo bunkhouse. We are also
Photo by @daviddoubilet a starving sealion #galapagos #sealion charges school of salema during an #elnino event in Galapagos Islands. Retrospektive Exhibition with @Natgeo Germany @NikonCamera #stadtmuseumschleswig
Photos from our archives: 100 years of football in America
Photograph by @JohnStanmeyer Exodus — Latest story I wrote and photographed in National Geographic PROOF related to my recent assignment for @natgeo in Turkey along the Syrian border while on part IV of the Out of Eden project. Please Copy/paste this url to read, then share to others: http://proo
Can family farms feed the world? Yes, if they look like this: #FutureofFood
Mystery solved: How birds weather turbulence
Could Ebola mutate to become more deadly?
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Pronghorns gallop safely over a highway during lengthy migration—find out how:
Meet our 2014 Travelers of the Year: