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A photographer returns to her roots and the haunting, stark beauty of the polar landscape. on.natgeo.com/3AvrG6S on.natgeo.com/3G11sKs
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It won't take long for you to see why everyone's falling in love with Tbilisi.
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California’s Sierra National Forest is at the center of a conservation fight, with environmentalists pushing to turn it into a 2.5-million-acre national monument overseen by the National Park Service. on.natgeo.com/3nWK7ft on.natgeo.com/3H2YuGS
Thanks to a surveying error, a rogue patch of old-growth forest in Minnesota was protected from the state’s logging boom—and left untouched to this day. on.natgeo.com/3IANmkU on.natgeo.com/33LxLjq
The northern lights dance over Skagsanden Beach, Norway, on a snowy mountainous coast.
Despite its popularity, Iceland retains its mystique as a place where natural wonders inspire photogenic journeys and more than a few eerie folktales. on.natgeo.com/3G1vmye on.natgeo.com/3nWxWzv
Challenging but accessible, the new 435-mile Island Walk reveals Canada’s smallest province. on.natgeo.com/3qRL62z on.natgeo.com/3fSW0i4
They're called "jade bergs" — and they are incredibly rare but fascinating sights.on.natgeo.com/3nTKOX8 on.natgeo.com/33L0oNR
A hiker explores an iceberg frozen into the sound near Axel Heigburg Island, Canadian Arctic.
These images document the privilege of travel and the perspectives of past photographers. But they also capture the timeless inspiration, joy, and reward of exploring the world.on.natgeo.com/3KCkvOU on.natgeo.com/3u6D2gz
In Uzbekistan, debate simmers around whether restoration in Samarkand preserves or erases history. on.natgeo.com/32nFpjm on.natgeo.com/3KwE4YO
The capital of everything from cabaret to cuisine, Paris counts nearly 2,000 years of history—and almost as many monuments. on.natgeo.com/33FsWs1 on.natgeo.com/3nRXMEN
Sunset seen from high up in the Santa Marta Mountains in Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada, Magdalena, Colombia.
"Sometimes we ignore Notre Dame, but it's this place [that] so many people have poured so much into over so much time," says photographer Tomas van Houtryve who spent six months getting the aerial shot on the February cover. on.natgeo.com/3GXMard on.natgeo.com/32qNTX8
Most people want to support sustainable tourism, even though the concept remains fuzzy. on.natgeo.com/3KzYe44 on.natgeo.com/3nPCojw
With cleaner waters and more available food, humpbacks are making a splash in the Big Apple to the delight of whale watchers and conservationists. on.natgeo.com/3KthUqx on.natgeo.com/3nO1wH9
A humpback whale displays its fluke before diving in Antarctica's Gerlache Strait in this image by photographer Paul Nicklen.
If you’re looking to purchase an offset to feel a little less guilty about flying, here’s what you should know. on.natgeo.com/3FR0sZn on.natgeo.com/3H21fYE
With the rise of the automobile and mass migration from the countryside to cities, the historic train shut down in 2010. But now, the train is roaring back to life—and this photographer is along for the ride. on.natgeo.com/3Iufru9 on.natgeo.com/3FP5zcm
The Po River Delta region holds surprising finds, from architectural treasures to wildlife wonders. on.natgeo.com/3qORtUp on.natgeo.com/33Amz9e
Fall deeper in love in—and with—this idyllic paradise, offering a winding shoreline dotted with ancient villages and delightful villas.
The pandemic keeps disrupting the cruise industry. So how can travelers make sense of it all? Here’s what experts say. on.natgeo.com/3tGd437 on.natgeo.com/3fFIT3V
When foreign Western productions discovered Almería in the 1960s, the province was one of the poorest in Spain. The movie industry brought the province’s stunning landscapes into the international spotlight. on.natgeo.com/3tFj9N5 on.natgeo.com/3IhZXsU
In Spain, Granada preserves treasures from the past. But trendy hotspots and a new ecopark have this city looking to the future. on.natgeo.com/32kXDCg on.natgeo.com/3FJ3X4a
Blue skies provide the backdrop for a herd of elk in this image captured by photographer Charlie Hamilton James in Wyoming's National Elk Refuge.
Climate change in the Andes has rewritten weather patterns in ways that have affected alpacas at every stage of life—from increasing mortality of newborns to shrinking grasslands where herds feed. on.natgeo.com/3GJKRfv on.natgeo.com/3AfTJHh
Innovations using GPS, AI, and other technology are making navigation easier and safer for walkers, drivers, and even scuba divers. on.natgeo.com/3IfFRzx on.natgeo.com/3rtV8pM
From Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, these are the homes we’d Zoom from if we could. on.natgeo.com/3nFRDeN on.natgeo.com/3KmMP7G
This tiny country village is a dream destination for artists and flower lovers—featuring the picturesque former home of Claude Monet and abundant gardens to wander through.
Three years after a devastating fire, the iconic Paris cathedral’s restoration honors its medieval roots—and the once vilified architect who saved the church in the 1800s. on.natgeo.com/3IdYNi6 on.natgeo.com/3KpHeNO
Skip the crowds and hit the trails before the snow melts, admiring some of the most gorgeous winter scenery at these iconic national parks. on.natgeo.com/3fwldin on.natgeo.com/33JqtfG
Yes, you’ll sacrifice the long, warm days of summer, but in return you’ll have ample room to move—and you might even have a better shot of seeing some of the park’s remarkable wildlife. on.natgeo.com/3KgNGH0 on.natgeo.com/33mQxh8
Take in this gorgeous aerial view of Steep Cone Geyser in Yellowstone's Lower Geyser Basin.
Today, the original Beetle, or Bug, has largely disappeared from the world’s roads—but not in Mexico. on.natgeo.com/3tAIoAk on.natgeo.com/3nvjm1K
A unique cast of people is racing to save the quirky salamander, but experts warn that what’s really needed is habitat restoration. on.natgeo.com/3A57OXM on.natgeo.com/3A41Y9f
At a time when visitation to national parks and other outdoor sites is booming, video games have become an unlikely assistive tool, a new pathway into nature tourism for millions of Americans with a disability or chronic illness. on.natgeo.com/3GClEn0 on.natgeo.com/3GCsmt9
A golden-mantled ground squirrel nibbles buds in a wildflower bed in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
Topping temples, slithering on weavings. Nagas are a cultural treasure in this Southeast Asian country. on.natgeo.com/33lV5nG on.natgeo.com/3trqG26
The swallow is a symbol of Portugal so subtly synonymous with the culture that travelers may not even notice it. on.natgeo.com/32004d4 on.natgeo.com/3Kqw5wz
These are the kind of adventurous tales that you can really dive into—even from your armchair. on.natgeo.com/3rjVM96 on.natgeo.com/3nvJN7f
An Adelie penguin waddles atop the Antarctic ice in this image from our archives by photographer George F. Mobley.
Small-scale scientific expeditions help balance tourism and preservation in this frozen frontier at the ends of the Earth. on.natgeo.com/3ntGWMm on.natgeo.com/3nuH1z3
Among the United State’s most beloved—and photographed—parks, Bryce Canyon is a wonderland created by wind, water, and snow. on.natgeo.com/3tsQE5b on.natgeo.com/3rfGjad
From campgrounds under the stars in Maine to eco-lodges in the wilds of Africa, these experiences provide inspiration for future trips, whether you leave next month or next year.on.natgeo.com/3I2vO0A on.natgeo.com/3zWqEk1
Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of Munich, Germany's Marienplatz, the city's central square.
Train rides of all types are most popular in the summertime. But taking a winter trip can be even more exhilarating. on.natgeo.com/3tqKUsC on.natgeo.com/3nNtJy7
The photographs we published this year reflect an intimacy that comes from staying closer to home and looking deeper into the landscapes and cultural traditions all around us. on.natgeo.com/3trETMf on.natgeo.com/3fm7udE
These remarkable images highlight more than a century of visual storytelling. on.natgeo.com/3zTmuta on.natgeo.com/3rilaMA
One of the defining features at #HQ in Washington, DC, is the Sky Dome, a view of the night sky over the lobby (seen here). These stars are positioned to approximate the sky as it was at the birth of the National Geographic Society, #OTD in 1888, at 8PM.
National Geographic’s photographic archive counts more than 10 million images. Here are a few of our favorites. on.natgeo.com/3Fo6JeP on.natgeo.com/3txGrV0
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