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Close Out Women’s History Month With Photographer Jodi Cobb

By Caroline Gerdes Jodi Cobb’s photos of geisha captured many elements to the subjects of beauty and women in the world. (Photo by Jodi Cobb) Jodi Cobb was among the first female photographers almost everywhere she worked early in her career, including National Geographic. Rather than be thwarted by the adversity she Read Full Article…

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In the Agulhas

By Carl Safina The Agulhas current flows down the east coast of Africa from the north. It’s described as “narrow, swift, and strong” on our briefing material aboard National Geographic Orion. As it reaches the southern tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas (Cape of Good Hope is not actually the continent’s Read Full Article Here…

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Feeling the Ocean’s Beating Heart

By Paul Rose Divers descend along a mini mountain of coral during the Pristine Seas: Seychelles expedition. (Photo by Manu San Felix) In one single heartbeat, one immeasurably powerful pulse, the Indian Ocean has changed my life: On this expedition I had the most moving and beautiful dive. Moving—because we were riding the high-speed incoming…

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Balloon mapping False Creek

By Ann Chen Author flying a weather balloon camera rig in downtown Vancouver. Photo Credit: Stephen Jackson False Creek, a narrow inlet bordering downtown Vancouver, is a site of multiple histories and fluctuating shorelines. Today, the banks of the creek are lined with public art, residential neighborhoods, a science museum, re-zoned sites for real Read…

Looking for Life

By Daniel Koehler At the beginning of March, I returned to New Xade for an extended visit. Someone in the community had recently passed away, and the funeral was scheduled for the same weekend I arrived. The day before the ceremony, I went to the cemetery to help dig the grave. A dozen of Read…

Passing on the Ancient Knowledge of Plants’ Healing Properties

By Miguel Vilar By Anika Rice, Explorer Programs Northeastern Madagascar’s incredibly diverse forests are home to rich local medicinal traditions. The Makira forest area in particular houses some 250 plant species that are used to treat more than 80 illnesses. Some experts estimate that the Makira watershed houses 50 percent of Malagasy floral biodiversity. Read…

Huge, Rare Vultures Make Impressive Flying Journeys

By Darcy Ogada Traveling 125 miles under your own power might take a human a week a more to complete. For an endangered Ruppell’s vulture with an epic wingspan of roughly 8 feet, it’s a mere day trip. Ruppell’s vultures rise up on thermals of hot air and can easily travel 125 miles in Read…

Exciting New Prospects for Crocodile Conservation in Cuba

By Wildlife Conservation Society By Natalia Rossi Since 1999, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), where I serve as a program fellow and herpetologist, has worked in Cuba to protect both American and Cuban crocodiles. With air boats unavailable in the isolated island nation, our research frequently has us walking for hours through dark muddy Read…

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