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Safari!


Safari!

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. ...

Kumbh Mela


Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela is the largest religious gathering in the world.

The Spirit Bear


The Spirit Bear

Fewer than 500—that's the number of Spirit Bears that exist in the entire world.

The Higher Ground


The Higher Ground

Bank to the left and lift the wing," I shout over my shoulder above the roar of the engine.

Discover Alaska Wildlife


Discover Alaska Wildlife

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.

Assignments: March 2012


Assignments: March 2012

The images we spotlight here come from a few different Assignments. ...

Skin Trade


Skin Trade

Though undeniably bold, the slither-chic allure of this versatile piece is hard to resist.

Paradise


Paradise

Imagine Hawaii. No doubt you're picturing beautiful white sand beaches, lush tropical forests, maybe even an ocean sunset.

The Season Of Solitude


The Season Of Solitude

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.

Photographing With Purpose


Photographing With Purpose

What does it mean to be a photographer with purpose?

Assignments: November 2011


Assignments: November 2011

The Black And White Assignment was one of the most popular that we've run, and it attracted some of the best photography. ...

People In Color


People In Color

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. ...

Discovering India


Discovering India

In 2011, Fredric Roberts of Los Angeles, Calif., was presented with the award for Best Foreign Photographer for India.

A Photo Highway


A Photo Highway

Ten years ago, I found myself staring at a map of the western United States looking for my next photographic project.

Off The Beaten Path


Off The Beaten Path

When Marc Muench was a kid, he and his family spent their summers on the road.

The Big Story


The Big Story

If the essence of National Geographic Magazine could be limited to one word, it would be discovery. If the essence of...

Appalachian Ridge Runner


Appalachian Ridge Runner

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...

Assignments: August 2011


Assignments: August 2011

I was impressed by the range of subjects and the variety of perspectives that were submitted.

Shades Of Wildlife


Shades Of Wildlife

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.

The Whale Guy


The Whale Guy

On March 10, 1979, Flip Nicklin met Frank, who was "singing" in the waters off of Maui at the time.

Assignments: July 2011


Assignments: July 2011

The In The Mountains Assignment drew a number of excellent submissions to the gallery on the OP website. ...

Sand In My Shoes: The Other Mojave


Sand In My Shoes: The Other Mojave

Encompassing some 25,000 square miles of real estate in southeastern California and southern Nevada is the great Mojave Desert. ...

Assignments: June 2011


Assignments: June 2011

The OP Assignments galleries on our website continue to showcase the considerable talents of the magazine's readers. ...

Myrtle Island, South Carolina


Myrtle Island, South Carolina

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

Patagonia The Last Wild Place


Patagonia The Last Wild Place

In South America, "south" means more than a direction, more than a description and more than a mere adjective. ...

Spring In The Northwest


Spring In The Northwest

Winters can be long in the Pacific Northwest...or maybe they just seem that way.

Beyond The Range Of Light


Beyond The Range Of Light

Based in Northern California, Elizabeth Carmel is one of the top nature photographers working today.

Here Be Dragons


Here Be Dragons

It’s 2 a.m. at 80º north of the equator. The midnight sun glares off puddles in the pack ice.

Assignments: May 2011


Assignments: May 2011

In this issue’s Assignments department, we’re looking at three dramatic mountain scenes.

Southwest Road Trip


Southwest Road Trip

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

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