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Step Right Up, for Emily Ainsworth’s “Worlds Apart”

From running away with the Mexican circus to sambaing through Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to exploring an Indian magician’s village, Emily Ainsworth will share her adventures in worlds vastly different from our own.

Two Young Explorers Create First Map of the Future Patagonia National Park

For Young Explorers Marty Schnure and Ross Donihue, the past nine months have been a journey of energy, frustration, sweat, cold, wind, laughs, scree, sore feet, an icy tent, warm sleeping bags, a lot of lamb stew, hard work, failure, perseverance, and success.

September 1, 2013: Speed Hiking From Mexico to Canada, Coming Face to Face With a Grizzly and More

This week, we set a speed record walking from Mexico to Canada, pack bear spray in the event that we encounter a bear, dog or family member who gets out of line, and cycle across the United States in just 42 days.

Patagonia’s Local Llamas: The Guanaco

Have you ever met a guanaco? Learn about these large, charismatic mammals that roam the Patagonia National Park Project in Aysén, Chile.

“Cuba’s New Now” and the Oceans: Part II

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.

“Cuba’s New Now” and the Ocean: Part I

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.

A Surfer’s Journey From Source to Sea

National Geographic Young Explorer, photographer, and surfer Shannon Switzer goes to adventurous extremes to help people make the often-ignored connection between rivers and the ocean.

Exquisite Views of Patagonia’s Wetlands

From close-up views of unusual flowers, to rodent’s-eye-views of the world where moss is grass and grass is forest, to epic landscapes seen only by a camera attached to a kite, Anand Varma’s photographs reveal Patagonia not as it would appear if you were there, but as it would appear if you were everywhere.

Fishing for Lizards

Neil Losin is a National Geographic Young Explorer pursuing his Ph.D. in UCLA’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Losin received a grant from National Geographic in 2009 to study territorial behavior between species. The work focuses on why some animals defend their territories not only against members of their own species, but against members…

Cloudy With a Chance of Monkeys

Panoramic view of Goldsmith working in the cloud forest canopy From afar, the primeval mountainsides of the Monteverde Cloud Forest of Costa Rica appear both majestic and mysterious. Venture within and you will discover that this mist-enshrouded tropical evergreen forest is teeming with life. This astounding biodiversity owes much of its existence to the extra…