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How could flight attendants ignore a woman trying to save her husband?

A woman receives a text from her husband, saying he's going to kill himself. Desperate to respond, she tries to call him — but she's on a plane, and …

Father and Daughter Find Adorable Baby Foxes in Their Backyard

A New Jersey homeowner was fortunate enough to find a delightfully cute surprise in his backyard–a litter of baby foxes! Philip Wang and his daughter Alice discovered the little kits on their 7-acre property in Princeton, NJ. The pair photographed the adorable foxes as they dozed together, played …


Powerful Photos of Majestic African Elephants Highlight Their Familial Bond

Photographer Peter Delaney captures majestic African elephants in a series of gorgeous and candid images. The South African transplant catches the creatures trotting along the plains, dusting themselves, and drinking water from a shallow pond. With a cloudless sky and little shade, you get a sense …


The Cutest Little Kitten in the World

By golly, I think we've done it. We just found the cutest kitten in the world! Her name is Daisy and she lives in Japan. The blue-eyed ball of fur is only cuter because of her miniature size, which owner Ben Torode accentuates by capturing her peeking her head out of a mixing bowl or from under a …


In Africa, Tracker Dogs Join War Against Elephant Poachers

It's all hands (and paws) on deck when it comes to the poaching crisis in Africa.<p>MANYARA RANCH, Tanzania—On October 14, tracker dogs led game scouts to a group of armed poachers who were on the run after shooting and killing a well-known old elephant bull just outside Tarangire National Park. This …

The frog with kaleidoscope eyes: psychedelic close-ups of nature – in pictures

Nature photographer Michael Kern turns reptiles, insects and creepy-crawlies into strange psychedelic creations. It’s time to get up close and weird

Beautiful Macro Photographs of Insects and Flower Refractions in Dew Drops

Italian photographer Alberto Ghizzi Panizza has spent the past ten years perfecting his particular brand of macro photography. Specifically, Panizza …

The 19 best drone photos of 2014

The sky is the limit when it comes to creative uses of drones for photography — see for example Dronestagram or the <i>National Geographic</i> magazine …

Locals and Tourists Struggle to Aid Doomed Whale on Nicaraguan Beach

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This Rescued Bunny's Incredible Recovery Is Testament To Hard Work Of Pet Shelters Everywhere

Had it taken even one more day for little Ping to be discovered, it certainly would have been too late.<p>Instead, the tiny rabbit, found among tall grass in Chicago’s Ping Tom Park, will be ready for adoption in a matter of weeks, thanks to the animal shelter that rescued him and the donors who …

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via</i>

Shutting Down the Manta Trade

Human Journey<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic Voices blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p>Text and photos by Paul Hilton, Fellow at the …

The 12 Best Pools In The World

Dive in for a swim you won't forget in one of the world's best pools.<p>Dive in for a swim you won't forget in one of the world's best pools. <i>Via</i>

Eight Celebrity Kids With More Frequent Flier Miles Than You

In honor of eight-month-old Prince George's recent trips to Australia and Mustique, we took a look at his pint-sized jet-setting peers who have mastered the art of breezing through TSA checkpoints.<p>Traveling with young ones isn't easy, but celebrities make it look like a cakewalk (with much help …