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  • Elephants on Parade

    National Geographic Photo of the Day
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In the first morning light, female elephants and their young cross the plains of Kenya’s Amboseli National Park to feed in the marshes, says Your Shot member Daniel Pinheiro. Mount Kilimanjaro and its famed mantle of snow looms behind. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where members can take part in photo assignments, get expert feedback, be published, and more. Join now »
  • Photographer Steve Winter’s 5 Wildest Big Cat Encounters

    National Geographic (blogs)
    Caroline Gerdes
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:06 pm
      As World Lion Day approaches, the world mourns the death of #CecilTheLion in Zimbabwe, and people (including Arnold Schwarzenegger) show their support for these majestic animals through National Geographic’s #5forBigCats campaign, big cat photographer Steve Winter is spreading the word about big cats on tour in Australia with National Geographic Live. He’s kicking off in Melbourne on July 31. Then he’s off to Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Singapore, and, on World Lion Day (Auguest 10), Perth. With #5forBigCats in mind, here are five of Steve Winter’s…
  • Travel Lens: Kristen Kish’s World

    Intelligent Travel
    Hannah Sheinberg
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
    As co-host of Travel Channel’s new show 36 Hours (which premieres August 17), Top Chef season 10 winner Kristen Kish has a pretty full plate—which is often piled high with fried chicken. “The amount of times I ordered late-night room service chicken fingers in various hotels around the world after filming is quite alarming,” Kish says. When she’s not in front of the camera, the South Korea-born, Michigan-raised former model heads home to Boston, where she cut her teeth as a chef. Here’s a look at the world through Kristen Kish’s unique lens: Hannah Sheinberg: When someone…
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    National Geographic Photo of the Day

  • Elephants on Parade

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In the first morning light, female elephants and their young cross the plains of Kenya’s Amboseli National Park to feed in the marshes, says Your Shot member Daniel Pinheiro. Mount Kilimanjaro and its famed mantle of snow looms behind. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where members can take part in photo assignments, get expert feedback, be published, and more. Join now »
  • Passing By

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Passionate ski mountaineer and Your Shot member Peter Svoboda loves minimalist compositions in his winter-themed mountain photography. Svoboda saw this scene unfold from about a mile away on the summit of Kreuzkogel in the Austrian Alps. “The angle of [the] slope ... and [the] afternoon sun created rather attractive shapes at first sight,” he writes. “I was waiting on the top of the mountain and took some pictures with the lonely tree. But it was not enough for me.” After he’d photographed a group of skiers who were enjoying the deep powder, this lone figure “was like icing on the…
  • Painting With Land

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Terraced rice fields are seen from above in Lao Cai Province in northern Vietnam. Rice is one of the country’s key exports. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where members can take part in photo assignments, get expert feedback, be published, and more. Join now »
  • The People’s Pope

    Dave Yoder
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    At a general audience in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, Pope Francis rides in a popemobile without the protection of bulletproof glass. The pontiff wandered freely when he was a cardinal in Buenos Aires but cannot do so in Rome for his own safety. See more pictures from the August 2015 feature story “Will the Pope Change the Vatican?”
  • Bioluminous Larak

    26 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    While walking along the shore of Larak, Iran—an island in the Persian Gulf—Your Shot member Pooyan Shadpoor came across this luminous scene. The “magical lights of [the] plankton ... enchanted me so that I snapped the shot,” he writes. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where members can take part in photo assignments, get expert feedback, be published, and more. Join now »
 
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  • Photographer Steve Winter’s 5 Wildest Big Cat Encounters

    Caroline Gerdes
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:06 pm
      As World Lion Day approaches, the world mourns the death of #CecilTheLion in Zimbabwe, and people (including Arnold Schwarzenegger) show their support for these majestic animals through National Geographic’s #5forBigCats campaign, big cat photographer Steve Winter is spreading the word about big cats on tour in Australia with National Geographic Live. He’s kicking off in Melbourne on July 31. Then he’s off to Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Singapore, and, on World Lion Day (Auguest 10), Perth. With #5forBigCats in mind, here are five of Steve Winter’s…
  • Studies Make Predictions of How to Comply, What to Look for in Final Clean Power Plan

    Tim Profeta
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:57 am
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is slated to release the final version of its Clean Power Plan, regulating emissions from existing power plants, any day now. Many are already predicting changes, some that could be significant. A survey by E&E publishing revealed stakeholders expect timing to be the element most likely to change in the final rule (subscription). The Washington Post, citing sources familiar with plans, reports the agency will give states an additional two years—until 2022—to begin implementing pollution cuts. A new policy brief by Duke University’s…
  • Inspiring Ocean Protection Through Photography

    Valerie Craig
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:23 am
    The ocean provides endless opportunities for recreation and relaxation. At the height of summer many of us are dreaming of cool ocean breezes, swimming in lakes, and playing in rivers.  Our ocean and inland waters provide endless opportunities for recreation, and also endless opportunities to appreciate the beauty – and vulnerability – of the resource that sustains our planet. We know that photography has the power to connect people to a story far more effectively than words alone. And the act of taking a picture captures a moment in time, creates a memory, that can then be shared with…
  • New Study Showed Spawning Frequency Regulates Species Population Networks on Coral Reefs

    Neil Hammerschlag
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    New research on tropical coral reef ecosystems showed that releasing larvae more often is beneficial for a species’ network. The study on reproductive strategies is critical to assess the conservation of coral reef ecosystems worldwide. Juvenile bicolor damselfish (Stegastes partitus)Photo Credit: Evan D’Alessandro Researchers from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science used a computer model developed by UM Rosenstiel School scientist Claire Paris, known as the Connectivity Modeling System to track larval movements of three distinct reef species…
  • World of Dances #13

    Kike Calvo
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:38 am
    This post is the latest in the World of Dances series, which profiles ballet and dance photography in iconic, architectonically unique, culturally emblematic, rapidly vanishing landmarks or simply unexpected locations, that Kike captures about during his travels.   Connecticut Ballet dancers Claire Mazza and Morgan Stinnett at Cockaponset State Park. Photo © KIKE CALVO   Dancers: Claire Mazza and Morgan Stinnett Ballet: Connecticut Ballet Location: Cockaponset State Park (Connecticut) Learn more about World of DancesPrint Collection Follow Kike Calvo…
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    Intelligent Travel

  • Travel Lens: Kristen Kish’s World

    Hannah Sheinberg
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
    As co-host of Travel Channel’s new show 36 Hours (which premieres August 17), Top Chef season 10 winner Kristen Kish has a pretty full plate—which is often piled high with fried chicken. “The amount of times I ordered late-night room service chicken fingers in various hotels around the world after filming is quite alarming,” Kish says. When she’s not in front of the camera, the South Korea-born, Michigan-raised former model heads home to Boston, where she cut her teeth as a chef. Here’s a look at the world through Kristen Kish’s unique lens: Hannah Sheinberg: When someone…
  • Virginia’s Capital of Charm: Richmond

    Intelligent Travel
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Richmond zips away from its sleepy southern past with a blend of modern culture, cuisine, and international sport. Between September 19-27, professional cyclists race in the 2015 UCI Road World Championships along the same streets and James River-skirting trail that lure leisure cyclists (rent wheels from Riverside Outfitters). The food scene goes “beyond ‘where can I get crab cakes?’ to noodle houses, pie shops, and breweries,” says Maureen Egan of Real Richmond Food Tours. Try Blue Bee Cider or L’Opossum’s South-meets-France bistro fare (ham escargot biscuits, lavender grits).
  • I Heart My City: Daisann’s Hong Kong

    I Heart My City
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Award-winning journalist and frequent National Geographic Traveler contributorDaisann McLane (on Twitter @Daisann_McLane) began her love affair with Hong Kong back in 2001, on assignment for The New York Times. She returned to the city again and again over the ensuing years, eventually settling there full-time in 2010. “As a New Yorker, I fell in love with Hong Kong easily, because the two cities have a similar density and energy,” McLane says. Soon after her move, she launched Little Adventures in Hong Kong, a bespoke food- and walking-tour company. “[I wanted to…
  • Adventure 101: Mountain Biking in Crested Butte

    Avery Stonich
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Few places exude bicycling culture as much as Crested Butte, a quirky mountain hamlet tucked into the southern Rockies at close to 9,000 feet above sea level. The Western Slope town (population 1,500) is just 25 miles from Aspen as the crow flies, but a world away in style. Just beyond Crested Butte’s city limits, the pavement ends and dirt roads snake up the valley, leading to world-class mountain-biking trails amid some of the most striking scenery Colorado has to offer. Crested Butte is one of the birthplaces of mountain biking, and, fittingly, was once home to a museum and hall…
  • I Heart My Hometown: #PostcardProject

    Leslie Trew Magraw
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    National Geographic Traveler features editor Amy Alipio recently asked our readers to weigh in on whether they thought the postcard was obsolete. The response was astounding. Seems the postcard isn’t the dying art (and travel tradition) we feared it was. In the past three months (and with a little help from the Postcrossing.com community), hundreds of rectangle-shaped missives—from Shanghai to Sheboygan—have flooded into Nat Geo headquarters to put a point on that fact. Some of the postcards are handmade, featuring original photography, sketches, or collage work. Others…
 
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