VOICES Ideas and Insight From Explorers
Modern explorers Børge Ousland and Thomas Ulrich set to trace the route of Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen. “We came to their wintering hut at Jackson Island, which was a touching and very special moment,” writes Ousland. “Here the two explorers spent the winter in 1895-96 with very little equipment, not really knowing where they were. That they survived is a feat second to none in Arctic history.”
In a moment of wonder and elation 77 years ago today, four French teenagers discovered more than just their missing dog.
“Planet of the Apes” might not be our future, but it really was our past. Actors Andy Serkis and Karin Konoval—and Nat Geo Explorer Lee Berger—reveal how.
“If we are overlooking these giants, imagine what else we are missing out on? Imagine what else there is yet to learn?” asks Emerging Explorer Asha de Vos.
“This is a diversified system which is ecologically more stable,” says National Geographic Explorer Zacharie Tchoundjeu. “It solved the problem of wind erosion, it solved the problem of soil fertility.”
New papers published today in ELife shed new light on the age of this mysterious member of our family and reveal that a second chamber contains the remains of at least three more individuals, including the most complete Homo naledi skull yet found.
Legendary conservation biologist Tom Lovejoy shares his thoughts on the progress we’ve made in protecting the wild, and the reasons for continued hope as the Smithsonian’s Earth Optimism Summit gets under way.
When they put the sticker on the Land Cruiser, you know things are about to get good.
After 11 full days on the ocean, Hawaii’s iconic sailing vessel Hokulea and her crew arrived yesterday on Pitcairn Island for the first time in nearly 20 years.
Domestic cats outnumber big cats more than 600 to 1. Can our love of kitties be the key to saving the kings?
Photographing every one of the 12,000 animal species under human care is Joel Sartore’s dream. And now he’s been living that dream for 10 full years.