An arctic village blanketed in snow in Greenland; a pensive boy at a river sunrise in India; and a colossal wave seconds before crashing. The winners of the 2019 National Geographic Travel Contest in their own words.
Since 2005, Joel Sartore has been taking portraits of every single animal species living in Earth’s various zoos and nature preserves.
The top prize goes to Sergio Tapiro Velasco for his photograph of Mexico’s Volcán de Colima erupting at night.
With a magnesium flash triggered by a tripwire, George Shiras shot some of the world’s first nocturnal wildlife photographs.
The arresting images that have thrived on the pages of National Geographic since 1888 are just a fraction of the photographs taken for the magazine.
Lucid dreaming — in which the dreamer becomes aware she is dreaming and can actively participate in and alter the narrative — has long been a source of fantastical imagery for artists, Salvador Dali being the most famous.
“If I win, the tiger wins,” photographer Steve Winter said at his talk earlier this week at the Explorers Club in New York. For two decades he’s traced tigers through the forests of Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, and India, on a quest for images that would stop people in their tracks, to spend more than a passing second with, and hopefully inspire passion about conservation.
Since Jodi Cobb joined National Geographic in 1977 as the magazine’s first female staff photographer, more and more women photographers have contributed images to the publication in essays on human rights, conflict zones, the minds of teenagers, epidemics, life in the remote corners of the world, and, since this is National Geographic after all, stunning landscapes and vibrant wildlife.
The New York Public Library’s 1510 Hunt-Lenox Globe better watch its bronze throne because a new globe portends to be the oldest to show the Americas. And it has the curious advantage of being carved into the round form of an ostrich egg.
National Geographic, one of the most creative media institutions to embrace Instagram, is suspending its use of the social photo-sharing platform over the terms of service that have the internet in an uproar. The magazine announced the news with, what else, an Instagram post.