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Photographer Documents the Beautifully Uncommon Friendship Between a Wolf and a Bear

Finnish Photographer Lassi Rautiainen expertly captures the beautiful relationship that's shared between a gray wolf and a brown bear. One wouldn't normally see this type of companionship in the wild, but these two seem to have a perfectly symbiotic connection. “No one can know exactly why or how …

Symbiotic

What the Earth would look like without oceans

What the Earth would look like stripped of oceans: First ever digital map of the sea floor reveals our planet's 'alien' landscape<p><b>Half a century of</b> …

Earth Science

How to Travel Cheap. The Ultimate Money Hacking Guide For International Travel

If I were to tell you that you could travel the world for free, would you drop everything right now and go? Most would likely not believe me.<p>Despite …

College Graduate Honors Her Immigrant Parents with a Deeply Personal Photo Shoot

When Eunice Gonzalez graduated from UCLA, she decided to honor her hardworking parents with an inspiring, strawberry-filled photo shoot. For the past two decades, Gonzalez's Mexican parents have picked strawberries for a living, so that they would be able to feed their five children. When she …

Profit

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

How to Create Basic Double Exposure Portraits in Camera and in Photoshop

Scouting the world to find the perfect shot is one of photography’s pure joys. You discover the perfect moment, carefully frame your viewfinder, and …

Tutorials

6 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Reduce your impact on the planet, support local economies, and protect wildlife.<p>The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development—an opportunity to raise global awareness about how responsible tourism can act as a vehicle for positive change.<p>The three …

Check Out These Cool Nature-Monument Mashups in New Campaign for National Park Service

Grey New York is doing some fancy Photoshop work to highlight the glory of American nature and monuments in a compelling new outdoor and print …

Ingrid Bergman: a life in pictures

Orphaned at the age of 13, Ingrid Bergman went from humble beginnings in Sweden to become one of the world’s most glamorous film actors. On the centenary of her birth, here is a selection of rare off-screen photographs<p>Ingrid Bergman – A Life in Pictures, edited by Isabella Rossellini and Lothar …

Amalfi Coast

These are the Most Incredible Photos Shot by NASA’s Cassini Probe

NASA’s New Horizons probe dazzled the world with a detailed photo of Pluto today, but another probe has been beaming back stunning shots of space for …

The Housing Value of Every County in the U.S.

After the last post, which looked at housing values across New York City, I thought it would be interesting to take a more granular look at housing …

Housing

Photographer Travels the World to Capture the Diversity of Beauty in 37 Different Countries

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc is on a mission to capture portraits of women from every country in the world in order to shed light on the beauty that exists everywhere. A little over two years ago, at the age of 27, Noroc quit her job, withdrew all her life savings, and embarked on an …

South America

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

Travel Photography

Beautiful Aerial Portraits of Classic Taxis Showcase Daily Life in Cuba

Thomas Mcinicke's beautiful portraits of old-model taxis in modern-day Cuba offer artful insight into the island nation's daily life. The shots are angled from above, as if the onlooker is gazing down at a bustling street from a Havana balcony. The portraits showcase the great variety of private …

Cuba

National parks and wildlands are the place for peace & quiet

National parks and wildlands are the place for peace & quietFeb 23, 2015A new map of the U.S. based on 1.5 million hours of acoustic data lends …

National Parks

The Top Cities For Engineers

Which cities offer engineers the greatest combined opportunities and compensation?<p>To determine the best cities for engineers, personal finance site NerdWallet looked at 350 of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., analyzing the size of the engineering industry therein using data from the …

Cities

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20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

Hiking

More Gorgeous Portraits of Women with Wild Animals by Katerina Plotnikova

Moscow-based photographer Katerina Plotnikova consistently produces gorgeous portraits of young women cradling exotic animals as if they're pets. Since we last shared her images that featured the likes of giraffes, elephants, and elk, she's created more stunning photos. Beautiful figures donning …

Photography

Goodbye to my favorite science officer. Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on ...

Public<p><p>Goodbye to my favorite science officer.<p>Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on the original Star Trek series, died yesterday. Nimoy invented the …

Top 10 Distance Trails

Top 10 Distance Trails from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>The Wind River Mountains, Wyoming</b> <br>The mountains climb over 13,00 feet (4,000 meters) into the skies southwest of Dubois in Wyoming. Native American tribes hunted here, and their rock drawings and …

Hiking

Picturing an Imaginary Animal Kingdom

I first saw Simen Johan’s work at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City a couple of years ago.<p>I was totally struck not only by the beauty of the imagery but also by how much it expresses, in a very personal way, ideas about habitat, climate change, critical species, and man’s impact on …

Art

Studio portraits of owls – in pictures

Photographer Brad Wilson specialises in studio portraits of wild animals, from birds to primates to the diverse wildlife of the African safari. His book Wild Life includes these portraits of different types of owls which were found at two wildlife sanctuaries and were recovering from various …

Wildlife

Five of the best camping road trips in Europe

<b>Highland Fling</b><p><b>Pick up</b>:Big Tree Campervans, Perthshire<p>There's no better way to explore the formidable landscapes of the Scottish Highlands than on four wheels. Head north in your compact high-top, weaving through the broad mountains and deep valleys of the Cairngorms National Park. If whisky’s your …

European Travel

Exploring Viñales, Cuba's scenic backyard

The Valle de Viñales is a stunning national park blessed by fertile rust-red soil, layered in chartreuse green expanses of tobacco plantations and studded by precipitous limestone buttresses of rock. It offers Cuba’s very best hiking, climbing, caving and vistas, based around the tranquil farming …

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

Jurassic Park

11 of the world's most incredible journeys

Up for an extraordinary expedition? Whether by foot, car, boat or train, these adventures will fire up your wanderlust<p>1. Trek with creature comforts, …

South America

Instagram Spotlight: On the Move

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”<p>So wrote Robert Louis Stevenson in his 1879 memoir, <i>Travels With a Donkey in the Cevennes</i>. It’s true—as long as there has been a Point A and a Point B, humans have invented some pretty creative methods …

South Dakota