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Friday Fact: Mushrooms are genetically more like animals than plants.
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Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey) of a #Sherpa climber carrying loads through the #Khumbu icefall above Everest Base Camp. My heart aches today for the families of the Sherpa climbers who died on Everest yesterday. It was the deadliest day in Everest history. These are the men who make it poss
Space photos: A warped spiral galaxy, the Klyuchevskaya Volcano, and more on.natgeo.com/1ng87FP
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Photo by @amivitale. Me on a shoot with a #panda friend. Because it's a captive panda that will not be put in the wild, I did not have to wear a costume. @natgeocreative @panospictures @thephotosociety @nature_org #nature_china #animals #cute #photojournalism #nikonusa #nikon #d4s #nikonambassador
Can the Gobi bear—the world's rarest bear—be saved? on.natgeo.com/QtxLJs
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Historic tragedy on Everest, with 12 dead in avalanche: on.natgeo.com/1nfTSAJ
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Apongbon Bus Station in Africa's biggest city #Lagos, #Nigeria takes commuters to the mainland from Lagos Island. Photo by @Hammond_Robin #OnAssignment for @NatGeo. @ThePhotoSociety @PanosPictures @LagosPhotoFestival
On Mount Everest's deadliest day, learn about the Sherpas: on.natgeo.com/1nfMtS2
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Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Sherpa climbers circle their altar at basecamp before ascending the Khumbu icefall on their way to the summit of Mt Everest. My prayers go out to the family and friends of the Sherpa climbers who died on Everest today. Watch NationalGeographic.com for updates t
Photo by @peteressick. My photography book, The Ansel Adams Wilderness, has just been released by National Geographic Books. The book is a collection of photographs from an amazing wilderness area in the Sierra Nevada Mountains next to Yosemite National Park. This High Sierra region was where Ansel
The connection between the wildlife trade and illegal drugs: on.natgeo.com/1jdap1H
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Why the melting ground is to blame for tilting trees: on.natgeo.com/1jcPqvX
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Where to get the best gelato when in Rome: on.natgeo.com/1jchXll
Most Earth-like planet yet discovered: on.natgeo.com/1eZ8lcF
Photo by @amivitale. Many of us have ceased to think of the #panda as a “wild” creature. It’s more of a cartoon animal that lives in zoos. But watching Zhang Xiang, the first female panda to be released into the wild, you realize that she may be the most famous panda that no one—save a handful of sc
Chief warden of Africa's oldest national park was ambushed, shot: on.natgeo.com/1eYMJx0
Video footage of Europe's elusive grey wolf: on.natgeo.com/1eYsmA6
Photograph by @JohnStanmeyer for @NatGeo on assignment for National Geographic, continuing part III of the @OutOfEdenWalk project — Prayers during Palm Sunday last weekend inside the Church of the Holy Sepluchre in the Old City of Jerusalem. @VIIPhoto @ThePhotoSociety #iPhoneOnly #Hipstamatic #Watts
photo by @andy_bardon - Well, it's climbing season on Mt. Everest, where each day seems to be a balancing act. Team logistics, acclimatization, physical hardship, and objective danger are all part of the deal. Wishing all a safe season, & massive thanks to the Sherpa that make it all possible. Shot
Cheetahs as pets? An inside look at the illegal exotic wildlife trade: on.natgeo.com/1eOneE8
How do chimps make their "beds"? on.natgeo.com/1eXKpWV
@paulnicklen on assignment for @natgeo with @cristinamittermeier for an upcoming story on Hawaiian Pride. @haaKeaualana is a true #mermaid of the #sea. She has been in the sea almost everyday since she was born and it shows in her comfort and grace below the waves. She comes from the beautiful and
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Once upon a time I walked across America. Every step for 3,349 miles. The journey took 154 days. This is a photo I took on day 132, mile 2,715 on a farm near Somerset, Ohio. I stayed with this family for 3 days and let my feet rest. I made paintings with th
Watch: A look at the brains of transparent, baby zebrafish on.natgeo.com/1eXmIhC