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  • See-Through Fish Discovered Under Antarctica's Ice

    National Geographic News: Animals
    Jason Bittel
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Transparent fish and myriad microbes turn up deep below Antarctica's ice.
  • At Newly Discovered Water Temple, Maya Offered Sacrifices to End Drought

    National Geographic News: Ancient World
    Dan Vergano
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:58 am
    As an ancient drought took hold, a water temple saw more offerings from desperate Maya, archaeologists report.
  • Rosetta Spacecraft, First to Orbit Comet, Finds Surprises Aplenty

    National Geographic News: Space and Tech
    Michael D. Lemonick
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    The spacecraft sends home new views as it rides along with a comet toward the sun.
  • Fire Flies

    National Geographic Photo of the Day
    HIDENOBU SUZUKI
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    “These homemade and handheld ‘pistol fireworks’ are used at the Gion Matsuri festival at the Yoshida Shrine in Toyohashi City, Japan,” writes Hidenobu Suzuki, who shared this picture with our Your Shot community. “The festival takes place on the third Friday in July.” Suzuki’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen. This photo was submitted to Your Shot. Check out the new and improved website, where you can share photos, take part in assignments, lend your voice to stories, and connect with fellow photographers from around the globe.
  • Following the Oil Trail: From Alberta to British Columbia

    Voices
    Ann Chen
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:26 pm
    The first oil well in Western Canada. Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta. Photo: Ann Chen VANCOUVER, BC – It’s nearing the end of January, and I am close to four months into my storytelling project, documenting the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline that will carry oil from the Athabasca oil sands in northern Alberta to the British Columbia coast. From the oil boom town of Fort McMurray, where the oil is mined to the unpopulated edge of the industrial city of Fort Saskatchewan where the pipeline will begin, I spent my first three months in Alberta tracing the path of the…
 
 
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    National Geographic Photo of the Day

  • Fire Flies

    HIDENOBU SUZUKI
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    “These homemade and handheld ‘pistol fireworks’ are used at the Gion Matsuri festival at the Yoshida Shrine in Toyohashi City, Japan,” writes Hidenobu Suzuki, who shared this picture with our Your Shot community. “The festival takes place on the third Friday in July.” Suzuki’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen. This photo was submitted to Your Shot. Check out the new and improved website, where you can share photos, take part in assignments, lend your voice to stories, and connect with fellow photographers from around the globe.
  • Alpine Oasis

    Stefano Unterthiner / National Geographic
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Summer night falls over an alpine meadow stippled with wildflowers in Italy’s Gran Paradiso National Park. In a busy country on a crowded continent, Gran Paradiso’s unspoiled landscape is an arcadian oasis. See more pictures from the February 2015 feature story “Paradise Found.”
  • Spiritual Revival

    Paul Nicklen
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Best friends Ha‘a Keaulana, at right, and Maili Makana dive under a wave on their way to a surfing spot near their hometown of Makaha on Oahu, Hawaii. Like generations before them, they visit these waters almost every day to refresh both body and spirit. See more pictures from the February 2015 feature story “Pure Hawaiian.”
  • Misty Morning Fog

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    “This beautiful pond is actually not too far from my home” in Poland, says Your Shot member Malgorzata Walkowska, who came across this scene while taking a shortcut home one December morning. "I really loved how it was surrounded by very old trees that reflect in the still water, especially on foggy mornings. Since I discovered this unusual place, I like to go back during different light and weather conditions and photograph it." Walkowska's image recently appeared in Your Shot's Daily Dozen. This photo was submitted to Your Shot. Check out the new and improved website, where you can…
  • Annakut in Kolkata

    Sudipta Maulik,Email:to.smaulik@gmail.com;09830276691
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Devotees catch rice during Annakut (“heap of grain”) celebrations at a temple in Kolkata, India. “I was keen to capture the expressions on the faces along with the showering food,” writes Your Shot member Sudipta Maulik. “I planned to take the photograph at the moment the food was thrown from just [behind] me on the first-floor veranda of the temple building. I had to wait for a few hours to take it, as there was no way to enter or exit the temple until the end.” Maulik’s picture recently appeared in the Your Shot Assignment The Story of Hunger and Hope. This photo was submitted…
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  • Following the Oil Trail: From Alberta to British Columbia

    Ann Chen
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:26 pm
    The first oil well in Western Canada. Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta. Photo: Ann Chen VANCOUVER, BC – It’s nearing the end of January, and I am close to four months into my storytelling project, documenting the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline that will carry oil from the Athabasca oil sands in northern Alberta to the British Columbia coast. From the oil boom town of Fort McMurray, where the oil is mined to the unpopulated edge of the industrial city of Fort Saskatchewan where the pipeline will begin, I spent my first three months in Alberta tracing the path of the…
  • In Search of the Elusive Saharan Cheetah

    Luke Dollar
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:42 am
      The video above includes rare photographs of Saharan cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus hecki) scentmarking taken by remote cameras in a survey in the Ahaggar Cultural Park in the Algerian Sahara. The survey was conducted by Farid Belbachir, Amel Belbachir-Bazi and Sarah Durant with the support of Zoological Society of London,  Howard G Buffett Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Society, Panthera, Office National du Parc Culturel de l’Ahaggar and others   In Search of the Elusive Saharan Cheetah By Sarah Durant Zoological Society of London, Wildlife Conservation Society and National…
  • Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #22

    James Kydd
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    “As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.” Mahatma Gandhi Earlier this month many of us, delighting in the tradition of fresh starts, aligned the 1st of January with change in our lives. Some of us, with conviction, decided to cut sugar from our diets. Others saw the beginning of the Gregorian calendar as an opportunity for liberation from nicotine. Some chose unselfish goals that would positively affect the planet, like smiling more, eliminating a dependency on…
  • Transitioning from Lived Culture

    Daniel Koehler
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    For the last month and a half, I was living in New Xade, one of the San resettlement villages in the Ghanzi District of Botswana. As I mentioned in a previous post, New Xade is home to a convergence of traditional and modern means of living. When I returned to the village in December, I was excited to explore this concept further. I embedded myself in the community and started to build a strong rapport with the people, especially the youth. My home in New Xade. Opaletswe is one of the many young men I befriended at New Xade. With a big smile and good sense of humor, he is easy to get along…
  • Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #75

    Steve Boyes
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:59 am
    Wow! We are almost there! Nearly 860,000 Wild Bird Enthusiasts on our Facebook page and counting… This is the 75th edition of the “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week” and represents one of the best wild bird photograph collections I have ever seen. This is a testament to how far this community has come and how much effort all of the contributing photographers and enthusiasts have to put in. We need your help to achieve our world-changing target of 1 million Wild Bird Enthusiasts celebrating the freedom and beauty of birds in the wild. These beautiful images unite us…
 
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  • I Heart My City: Nicole’s Nizwa, Oman

    I Heart My City
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Even though Nicole Brewer hails from Detroit, Michigan, she has made the world her home. After stints in South Korea, Germany, and South Africa, Nicole decided to take a job as an English instructor in Nizwa, Oman. When she’s not at the head of the class, she’s hard at work building I Luv 2 Globetrot, a blog she co-founded with a friend who shares her love of travel. Now in her second year of teaching in Oman, Nicole has grown to love what she describes as a “city like no other for its natural charm and distinctive beauty.” Here’s a look at Nizwa through…
  • Travel With Kids: Low-Cost London

    Heather Greenwood Davis
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here’s her latest advice: Reader Question: We need an affordable place to stay with our daughters in London. Where should we look? My Answer: Deals are found away from the royals. Choose chain hotels (like Ibis, Novotel, and Park Plaza) in “family friendly” neighborhoods (restaurants that won’t flinch at a stroller, parks with more than grass to play on) accessible by the London Underground (aka “the Tube”). Anna Tobin of CiaoBambino.com notes that…
  • World Calendar: 5 Must-Attend Events

    Intelligent Travel
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in February:  Celebrate Carnival samba-style (February 13-18)in Rio de Janeiro. This iconic kick-off to Lent lures millions of visitors to Brazil each year with five days of lively musical competitions, elaborate parades, and unscripted street festivals. When Super Bowl madness subsides, turn your attention to another sporting event for the ages—the 2015 Cricket World Cup (February 12-March 29). Held every four years, the latest battle royale will be hosted by Australia…
  • The Best of Intelligent Travel

    Leslie Trew Magraw
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    We publish new articles and stories all the time on Intelligent Travel, but there are a few that really got your attention last year. In case you missed them, here are the 14 most popular posts of 2014: 1. The Last Best American Beach Towns  “A great beach town must have shores that are spacious, picturesque, relatively uncrowded, and clean. Beyond that, its local culture not only has to service tourism but also transcend it.” Here author Bruce Schoenfeld highlights seven American classics that fit the bill. To complement the Traveler feature article, Nat Geo Travel staff…
  • Just Back: Jackson Hole

    Intelligent Travel
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    Nat Geo staffer Erin Block just returned from a winter adventure in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. “As a rule, I am a warm-weather person,” she says. “But one day I decided it was high time I stepped far out of my comfort zone.” That’s how she decided to try her hand at skiing for the first time—on some of the biggest and steepest slopes in the United States. The last word? “There was no better place to bundle up and leave the warm behind.” Follow Erin’s story on Twitter and Instagram @erinsblock. Memorable moment: As a first-time skier, getting off…
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