This week on National Geographic Weekend radio, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they discover a well-dressed Italian mummy, proclaim a nation devoted to garbage, find the perfect island, find new ways to survive cancer, explore the Okavango Delta for science, relate to a solitary blue whale, celebrate the Wilderness Act, and create a canine soup.
James Kydd, professional photographer and conservationist on the Okavango Expedition, shares some of his favorite photos from the trip, as well as the stories surrounding them.
Over the course of the expedition through the Okavango, Gregg has taken huge amounts of photos. Out of such a countless hoard, he has assembled his top 10!
By their nature, expeditions are dangerous. Wild animals, treacherous terrain, painful labor—a lot is risked in sending groups of people into the extreme. So why do we do it? Historically, the answer has been one of two things: for money, or for measurement. In the first case, expeditions might have brought back tons of ivory,…
Listen to the sounds of a morning in the Okavango River Delta, courtesy of Steve Boyes and the Okavango Expedition!
Explorer Shah Selbe’s photos bring you right into the heart of the Okavango Delta expedition, capturing creatures great and small that the team has encountered.
Ever wonder what it’s like to have an elephant watch you set up your tent at night? Stay calm, and the elephant will carry on.
The Okavango Google Hangout event is over, but you can still watch the recording and catch up on the highlights!
On day two, we found ourselves hushed and intensely listening on the side of the channel in our mokoros, the traditional canoe of the baYei people. The air was tense as we waited as a result of the nearby rumblings of a male elephant. I have never felt so simultaneously excited and anxious at the…
ASC volunteers will manage remote wildlife platforms, monitoring the delta’s fragile ecosystem and collecting data to ensure this area is protected for years to come.
This summer, join us for a Google+ Hangout as we go deep into the wilderness and back in time with four National Geographic Emerging Explorers on a classic expedition into the Okavango river delta, the vast inland wetland that is the pulsing heart of Africa’s remaining wilderness.
Four National Geographic Explorers will travel to the Okavango Delta, Botswana in August, collecting data on the health of the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site. They’ll surely encounter crocodiles, hippos and lions.
Africa’s newly-minted UNESCO World Heritage Site, Botswana’s Okavango Delta, from the air and from space… This emerald green oasis buzzes with life during the summer months when grand thunderstorms sweep across the delta…