Using Science, Exploration, and Storytelling to Change the World in 2015

Every day, the National Geographic Society advances our legacy of studying, exploring, and protecting the planet. And this year proved that there’s still so much left to explore—from discovering a new human ancestor deep in a South African cave to protecting some of the last wild places in the ocean.

Watch our recap of captivating moments in science and exploration from 2015 in the video above, and explore the stories in depth below.

New Human Ancestor (Homo naledi) | ‘Sharkcano’

Pristine Seas: Desventuradas | Pristine Seas: Palau

Reducing Demand for Ivory | City of the Monkey God

Okavango Wilderness Expedition | Glowing Sea Turtle

BioBlitz: Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

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  1. Ven
    February 6, 2016, 4:20 pm

    What is the music in this video? Anyone know?

    • Andrew Howley
      February 8, 2016, 11:00 am

      Hi Ven, this video uses “Triumphant” by Pinkzebra, taken from AudioJungle. Hope you liked it!