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Expedition to the Land of Ice Bears

It was almost at the exact moment of the northern solstice that we boarded the National Geographic Explorer for a week-long expedition to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard–the time of year when the sun reaches the highest point in the sky as seen from the North Pole. We were in the land of the midnight sun, and we would not see the darkness of night for the entire time we were there.

Sleeping With Lions

We’ve heard some crazy stories here at National Geographic—everything from a polar bear that shredded an occupied tent to a livid elephant that nearly gored a man. None so terrifying, however, than Big Cats Initiative Grantee Amy Dickman’s lion encounter … but maybe not in the way you might think.

NatGeo Wild: Face to Face with Florida Black Bears

The Florida Wildlife Corridor will be featured in America the Wild: Gator Country, starring Casey Anderson, Sept. 15 at 10pm ET on Nat Geo Wild. When National Geographic Television learned about the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition from National Geographic grantee Carlton Ward Jr, they extended their exploration of Florida’s Gator Country to discover the little-known wildlife…

July 21, 2013: Swimming From Cuba to Florida, Developing Deep Sea Diving Suits, and More

This week, join us as we attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida and meet a surprisingly potent form of jellyfish, then we listen to glaciers as they melt and learn what they’re telling us, and we hear protest songs from an indigenous Australian country singer.

June 30, 2013: Avoiding Hippos and Crocs, Racing Up (and Down) Mt. Rainier, and More

This week, we share stories of a few harrowing crossings: traversing the Okavango Delta on foot, skiing up and down Mount Rainier, and we leave tire tracks on Mars where we melt rocks for science.

Third Day in the Field, First Crash

Third day into the expedition, the team took their quadcopter for an unintentional bumpy ride-and caught it all on tap.

New Population of Bushbabies Discovered in Northern Kenya

The Somali lesser galago is Kenya’s least known primate. Since 2003, Tom Butynski and Yvonne de Jong have been gathering information on the natural history of this galago. During their warthog surveys in northern Kenya a new population of Somali lesser galagos was discovered at an oasis in the Chalbi Desert.

2.5 Days in 3rd Gear: Our Journey Down La Carretera Austral

Young Explorers Marty and Ross have arrived at the Future Patagonia National Park- track their progress via their LIVE interactive map as the push through the wilderness!

Closer Look: Tanzanian Community Rallies to End Illegal Lion Killings

Day 4 of Big Cat Week Closer Looks, we’re talking to a biologist who ignited a movement to end unjust lion killings in Tanzania.

Closer Look: Making Friends with Technology

Conservationist Amy Dickman knew she couldn’t help big cats in Tanzania rebound without the involvement and support of the local people. Initially communication with the rural community was strained, until they realized she had something they wanted: an outlet to charge their cellphones. Watch this week’s 3rd installment of the Big Cat Week Closer Look series!

Closer Look: Warriors for Conservation

Everyday this week we’re posting inspiring and captivating stories from different big cat conservationists in celebration of Big Cat Week- conservationists like Shivani Bhalla who discovered that the best way to study lions was to recruit help from some unexpected enthusiasts.

Quest for Kenya´s Desert Warthog

Yvonne de Jong and her team are in search of the desert warthog and common warthog- yes, the lovable ‘Pumba’ from the ‘Lion King’- in northern Kenya.

Hangout with an Inventor (and Build Some Cool Stuff!)

Join our next Google+ Hangout as NG Explorer TH Culhane shows you how to build three different types of motors and generators with materials mostly found at home, Monday, December 3rd at 1:00pm ET.

From Tradition to Modernity: Omani Women Artisans Document Their Changing Lives

Omagination: A journey from desert, coast, and island to see through the eyes of Omani women artisans Oman, on the easternmost edge of the Arabian Peninsula, has been a hub of overland and seafaring trade, for more than 5,000 years, and today’s artisanal production techniques are rooted in a rich history of cultural, political, and…

Hangout with a Guerrilla Geographer

Did you miss our Google+ Hangout with Guerrilla Geographer Daniel Raven-Ellison? We brought together explorers across five time zones, in Seattle, Boston, Washington D.C., India, New Zealand, and England for a truly global Hangout.