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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.
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…
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.
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 into the expedition, the team took their quadcopter for an unintentional bumpy ride-and caught it all on tap.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
November’s “National Geographic” cover story is about life in Cuba — but it’s also about the ocean. Explorer Clare Fieseler shares photos from the Cuban coast that help illuminate the human-ocean challenges embedded in the new article.
Follow along as NG Grantee Rhian Waller explores the surprisingly diverse corals that dwell deep in the fjords of the southern tip of South America, and discover what they can tell us about the rest of the ocean as well.
NG Emerging Explorer Jørn Hurum recently returned from an expedition to Spitsbergen Island in the Arctic Circle excavating the remains of ancient marine reptiles worthy of the most fantastic Norse legends. Now you can access the results of their search for free!
Skating on thin ice. That could be the story line for polar bears this past summer in the Norwegian Arctic. When I was up there in the waters around Svalbard, Norway it seemed as if the ice was disappearing faster than in previous years. Without ice the polar bears, don’t have a platform from which…
Get a first-person view of life in the field from amphibian and reptile biologist, Edgar Lehr exploring remote areas of Peru for new species of frogs and lizards.
Emerging Explorer Tierney Thys has spent over a decade tracking massive 10-foot long, 5,000-pound ocean sunfish in almost every ocean- and she’s got a thing or two to say about the state of the Big Blue.
Do the Walrus. It may just be the next big dance craze. Before you rush to judgment and think I’m just making this up you might want to check out some of their booty-shaking moves. As you might expect when anything as big as a walrus starts rockin’ and rollin’ you can’t take your eyes…
How can something that’s been fossilized for millions of years help us predict the next mass extinction? Jeff Benca gives us some insight into deep time, fossils, and a potential global ecosystem collapse.
Emerging Explorer Dr. Aydogan Ozcan is developing a revolutionary global health solution using one of the most common forms of technology available- the smart phone.
Explorer and biologist Karen DeMatteo has a difficult job—searching for elusive and endangered species of wild cats and dogs. Her best tool? An obsessive dog with a fantastic nose. Check out the first video in the new “Closer Look” series- videos that bring the insider’s view to you.
SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) won first place at this year’s UNCCD’s Land for Life Award ceremony and will receive $40,000 to support the development of an integrated agricultural livelihood learning center and demonstration farm located near Cap-Haitian, Haiti.