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"There are moments I will cherish for the rest of my life," writes #YourShotPhotographer Samuel Resendiz. "I witnessed a newborn sea turtle getting out of its nest, while being sun-kissed by the soft light of a beautiful sunset."
For European countries, the invite to U.S. tourists comes with caveats: Please visit, but know that rules and restrictions could change at any time.
Most people want to support sustainable tourism, even though the concept remains fuzzy.
Join The @Tripsisters as they learn about the threats facing sea turtles in the wild and help to release a pair of youngsters in The Bahamas. #WorldSeaTurtleDay
Black fathers are working against stereotypes—and safety concerns—to help their children experience the joy of travel.
On #WorldSeaTurtleDay, see photos of one of the most vulnerable animal populations on Earth.
"Seeing more whales in this area is a sign that the waters are cleaner and there’s more food here for these whales. It shows that what we’ve been doing is working..."
"I was waiting for a sardine run in [Port Elizabeth] South Africa," writes #YourShotPhotographer Reiko Takahashi. "At that time, a miracle happened. Blue sky, clouds, rainbows and humpback!"
With warmer waters, the Gulf of Maine’s famous crustaceans are flourishing—for now.
There’s a simple rule of thumb to follow when climbing this “Stairway to Heaven": Stay focused on your footsteps, and whatever you do, don’t look down.
Scientists are getting an unprecedented look into the lives of mysterious sixgill sharks—top predators that can reach lengths of 20 feet.
A giraffe is silhouetted against a gorgeous sunrise in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya in this photo by #YourShotPhotographer Majed Al Zaabi.
“TikTok is going to drive responsible tourism, especially in light of a pandemic.”
"We’re really only beginning to scratch the surface in our understanding of color vision in animals."
This week, Gordon is in Maine—home to some of the most delicious seafood anywhere on the planet. Don't miss the newest episode of #Uncharted TONIGHT at 9/8c on National Geographic.
Sometimes the best images are not the ones we plan for.
A journey into the wilder parts of Kyrgyzstan treats the senses with glimmering alpine lakes, towering snowcapped peaks, and sweeping walnut forests.
No need to go chasin' waterfalls, these spectacular photos will transport you to some of the world's best.
This incredible landscape in the Swiss Alps hamlet of Lauterbrunnen is "hands down one of the most magical places I have ever been," says #YourShotPhotographer Carmen MacLeod.
Crossings like bridges for bears and tunnels for tortoises have significantly reduced the number of wildlife-car collisions worldwide.
To discover a sense of renewal, take a look at these destinations that cover terrain from the gardens of Iceland to the Sahara desert.
Over six months, Arndt shot more than 60,000 pictures, creating a portrait of wild honeybees unlike anything seen before.
This serene moment on a freshwater lake in Vietnam was captured by #YourShotPhotographer Tuấn Nguyễn.
Standing 14 inches tall and weighing 300 pounds, Queen Victoria's tiered white cake took the tradition to new heights.
When safari tourism dried up with the coronavirus, northern Kenya’s community conservancies got by—but not everyone’s happy with how.
This picturesque earthen structure with a rich folklore history was damaged significantly by a 2003 earthquake. Now, it's being restored to its original glory.
Orphan elephants mudding in a man-made waterhole in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya.
Lack of disposable income, leisure time, and cultural exposure are often barriers to outdoor recreation. Here’s how one group overcame them on Lake Superior.
With nearly all tourism in the region halted, Sherpa communities here face a precarious future.
Tomorrow millions of people across large parts of the Northern Hemisphere will be able to witness the majesty of a solar eclipse.
An owl kicks up sand in flight in this striking action shot captured by Your Shot photographer Faisal Hajwal.
In the last 50 years alone, hundreds of scenic natural landmarks around the world have drastically shape-shifted, never to return to their former states.
After more than a year without income from tourism, Thailand's 3,800 captive elephants and their owners are in crisis.
Olive ridley turtle hatchlings begin their journey from a bucket to the breakers in this image captured on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula.
"The Southern Ocean has long been recognized by scientists, but because there was never agreement internationally, we never officially recognized it," says National Geographic Society Geographer Alex Tait. Happy #WorldOceansDay!
Egypt may be one of the world’s longest-loved travel destinations—and for good reason.
Connecting with Bedouin roots in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt: "What I always see is an unconditional love for the land."
A surfboat navigates a channel in front of a small island in the Mentawai archipelago, Indonesia. This image was created during a licensed drone flight and in accordance with local regulations. Congratulations to John Barton on becoming the May #YourShotPhotographer of the Month!
Measuring 750 miles, the Empire State Trail stitches together 20 regional trails into a continuous, year-round corridor for walkers, cyclists, hikers, and cross-country skiers.
As more tourists are expected to return to Mammoth Cave this year, interpreters will be ready to tell stories of the cave’s long and colorful
From a giant subterranean lake to the cavern that inspired Johnny Cash to seek sobriety, Tennessee’s underground world is teeming with bizarre legends and surprising sites.
Offering untouched wilderness and astounding silence, Greenland is home to some of the world's largest fjords—including this one at Scoresby Sund, captured here by Your Shot photographer Agota Kadar.
.@GordonRamsay's first trip to Portugal is bound to be unforgettable. Don't miss the newest episode of #Uncharted, tonight at 9/8c on National Geographic
"To me, volcanoes are the most tangible phenomena showing that our planet is alive," says volcanologist Arianna Soldati.
Lava caves are formed in a geological instant—a year or two, sometimes weeks—by an eruption from the Earth's crust.
Texans take Alamo lore and legends seriously—and now a $450 million plan to restore the site is enmeshed in controversy.
A hiker admires a small waterfall from atop a cliff in the French Alps in this rugged scene captured by photographer Keith Ladzinski.
This COVID-conscious road trip takes you through the heart of dark sky country—offering astonishing nighttime views and spectacular stargazing.
Rather than heading to an observatory or setting up a telescope in your backyard, star walking takes you on a brief journey to look at the stars from different viewpoints.
When the sun sinks below the horizon, not everyone turns in for the night. For certain adventurers, evening brings a whole new world of opportunity.
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