The galleries themselves show a wealth of beautifully crafted, thoughtful and inspiring photography, but Assignments is much more than just display.
Rafael Rojas is a high-energy guy, which comes through in everything he does.
My foot plunged through cool rushing water to find the firm purchase of a pebbled streambed.
Stefano Unterthiner's wildlife photography is about as up close and personal as you can get to timid wildlife and rare animals.
Northern Montana's expansive Glacier National Park offers over 700 miles of trails, with 760 lakes, 175 mountains and two dozen glaciers. ...
I'm highlighting images from several recent OP Assignments In this issue.
The history of American landscape photography generally has been a continuum of great photographers like William Henry Jackson, Ansel Adams and David Muench training their cameras on the big scenic image.
I can still recall the first time I laid eyes on the red rock country around Moab, Utah.
Ansel Adams described printmaking in musical terms: The negative is the score, and the print the performance.
Sleeping on the Greenland Ice Sheet, waddling with penguins in Antarctica and cruising aboard an icebreaker in the Bering Sea are typical days in the life of photographer Chris Linder.
When he was approached about doing a book on fishing for steelhead in the Northwest, Drew Stoecklein had never photographed such a large-scale project, and he knew little about fishing.
Kurt Budliger appreciates the great American tradition of Western landscape photography.
When it comes to exotic photographic destinations, most Americans have one place in mind: Africa. The cradle of man is a wildlife and landscape photographer's paradise. ...
The Kumbh Mela is the largest religious gathering in the world.
Fewer than 500—that's the number of Spirit Bears that exist in the entire world.
Bank to the left and lift the wing," I shout over my shoulder above the roar of the engine.
I first visited Alaska almost 10 years ago and became so enamored with Alaska's snow-covered summits, tidewater glaciers and wildlife that I decided to make it the focus of my photography.
The images we spotlight here come from a few different Assignments. ...
Though undeniably bold, the slither-chic allure of this versatile piece is hard to resist.
Imagine Hawaii. No doubt you're picturing beautiful white sand beaches, lush tropical forests, maybe even an ocean sunset.
In 2011, he found snow in late September while leading a workshop in Glacier National Park, but his winter really kicked in when he landed in a remote Arctic range a few days into October. He'll take winter wherever, whenever he can find it.
What does it mean to be a photographer with purpose?
The Black And White Assignment was one of the most popular that we've run, and it attracted some of the best photography. ...
In the last decade, with the nation enthralled in two wars, combat photojournalism and photojournalists have woven their way into the day-to-day fabric of all of our lives. ...
In 2011, Fredric Roberts of Los Angeles, Calif., was presented with the award for Best Foreign Photographer for India.
Ten years ago, I found myself staring at a map of the western United States looking for my next photographic project.
When Marc Muench was a kid, he and his family spent their summers on the road.
If the essence of National Geographic Magazine could be limited to one word, it would be discovery. If the essence of...
To reach the Priest Pinnacle in the Priest Wilderness of the George Washington National Forest in central Virginia, Jerry Greer starts out long before daybreak to trek two miles up the Appalachian Trail, and then, with his GPS, heads off-trail to reach...
I was impressed by the range of subjects and the variety of perspectives that were submitted.
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