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“Usually if it’s been done, I’m not too interested in it.”
That’s according to National Geographic grantee Eddie Kisfaludy, a marine biologist, pilot, and extreme data collector. And that’s how he found himself flying a tiny helicopter 8,000 miles over some of the most remote regions on Earth, including Greenland’s most epic landscapes.
With more and more great whites being spotted off the beaches of Cape Cod, Skerry set out to document the massive predators, hoping to learn about their behaviors and shed some light on the oft-misunderstood carnivores. But a lot more than just a beautiful photo was riding on this assignment.
In a pitch black, 140-foot-deep underwater cave, three divers make a stunning 13,000-year-old discovery: the oldest complete human skeleton ever found in the Americas. In this video, see the ancient remains, venture through the remarkable deep-water chamber, and see how a skeleton belonging to a teenage girl from the last ice age lead scientists to a major revelation about the earliest Americans.
In the fight against Zika, bubonic plague, and other infectious diseases in the Amazon, microbial biologist and National Geographic grantee Ryan Jones has found an unlikely and adorable ally: puppies.
Matthew Luskin is a conservation biologist, wildlife ecologist, and National Geographic grantee. He spent a year in the rain forest of Indonesia tracking tigers through the remaining three largest national parks—and it was seriously dangerous. “When there’s a tiger around you can’t sleep. You can barely eat. You can’t do anything because all you are…
By Zoe Jewell of Wildtrack Last week Vladimir Putin released Kuzya, complete with electronic tracking device, but forgot to tell her she was to stay in Russia. Shortly after she swam across the freezing Amur river into China where she stopped for supper at a Chinese chicken farm take-away. She left nothing but a few…
Nothing quite excites the imagination than going for an early morning’s walk and seeing the paw prints of lions along the road from the previous night’s hunt. How many of them are they? How far away might they be? Who are they? Are they still hungry? Will I live to eat breakfast? Now, spend time…
By Florian Weise, N/a’an ku sê Carnivore Conservation Research Project, Namibia and National Geographic Big Cats Initiative grantee. Last week a livestock farmer called to report a cheetah caught in a trap. He won’t release the animal on site — it will kill his livestock. But knowing about the species’ imperiled status he does…
Our “Biological SWAT team” has just assembled in the Southern Rupununi savannahs of Guyana to conduct a 3-week biodiversity survey.
An incredible journey to preserve the last untamed Mexican River: the San Pedro Mezquital.
The Somali lesser galago is Kenya’s least known primate. Since 2003, Tom Butynski and Yvonne de Jong have been gathering information on the natural history of this galago. During their warthog surveys in northern Kenya a new population of Somali lesser galagos was discovered at an oasis in the Chalbi Desert.
Kenya’s common warthog, thought to only be active during the day, appears to have ‘swapped’ its strictly diurnal lifestyle for a nocturnal one. In the desert environment of central northern Kenya, food is scarce and there is no drinking water for several months at a time.
Yvonne de Jong and her team are in search of the desert warthog and common warthog- yes, the lovable ‘Pumba’ from the ‘Lion King’- in northern Kenya.
My love of science comes from many places. I am drawn to the adventure, the exploration, and the possibility of discovery. Like many scientists, my thirst for knowledge stems from an insatiable curiosity about the unknown. Unlike many scientists, my “laboratory” is far from civilization. In an age of technology where information is consistently and…
Five years in the making, this NG explorer has finally returned from his travels in Jordan excavating the site of Ancient Middle East’s first techno-revolution. Learn more about what the team discovered and what’s next on their agenda!