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.
The list of world-class black-and-white wildlife photographers is a short one, but even if it were pages long, South African photographer Heinrich van den Berg certainly would belong near the top.
On March 10, 1979, Flip Nicklin met Frank, who was "singing" in the waters off of Maui at the time.
The In The Mountains Assignment drew a number of excellent submissions to the gallery on the OP website. ...
Encompassing some 25,000 square miles of real estate in southeastern California and southern Nevada is the great Mojave Desert. ...
The OP Assignments galleries on our website continue to showcase the considerable talents of the magazine's readers. ...
A favorite and idyllic setting exemplifying the area's countless estuarial rivers, creeks and marshes, Myrtle Island is found deep in South Carolina's Low Country
Also labeled: Favorite Places
In South America, "south" means more than a direction, more than a description and more than a mere adjective. ...
Winters can be long in the Pacific Northwest...or maybe they just seem that way.
Based in Northern California, Elizabeth Carmel is one of the top nature photographers working today.
It’s 2 a.m. at 80º north of the equator. The midnight sun glares off puddles in the pack ice.
In this issue’s Assignments department, we’re looking at three dramatic mountain scenes.
Watching a spectacular Bryce lightning storm through my camera viewfinder, I looked around to check the light behind me and found I was sharing the viewpoint with 65 of my "closest friends." That’s when I knew I needed to find other,...
Also labeled: North-America
George Ward was 33 years old when he first picked up a camera in a meaningful way.
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