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The week in wildlife – in pictures

Orphaned baby elephants and mating hamlets are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Our 21 Most Popular Stories of 2017

From groundbreaking discoveries to breathtaking photography, check out our top stories of the year.<p>In what could only be described as a turbulent news year, our most popular stories offered readers a little something different: a sense of wonder.<p>We marvelled at the discovery of one of the best …

Photos of Cats Doing Martial Arts

Hisakata Hiroyuki is a Japanese photographer who has focused his career on a rather unusual subject matter: action photos of cats that make them look …

50 Iconic Buildings Around the World You Need to See Before You Die

From the Taj Mahal to Fallingwater, how many of these have you seen?<p>Perhaps one of the greatest joys of traveling is drinking in the local culture. Its essence is all around: reflected in the food, the textiles, the dialects, and of course, the architecture. Each destination's local flair infuses …

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The 20 Hottest Women In The World Right Now

These days, being hot isn’t just about winning the DNA lottery and hiring a good stylist. Want proof? Take a good look at the 20 awe-inspiring women …

The 30 Most Scandalous Naked Dresses in History

Cactus Flowers: Mother Nature’s Fireworks

Picture Stories<p>Did you know that cacti can bloom? Yes, those prickly green plants burst out some of the most beautiful flowers you’ve ever seen. For photographer Greg Krehel, these crazy cactus flowers have become an obsession.<p>“Since I was a kid I’ve always loved succulents and cacti. One year I …

Art Photography

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

Ominous Supercell Thunderstorms Animated from a Single Photograph by Mike Hollingshead | Colossal

<p>Weather photographer Mike Hollingshead, whose impressive storm photography we first featured around this time last year, has taken his editing a bit …


Pictures of the Week 1.1.15

Top 5 National Geographic Videos of 2014

In a year filled with compelling stories, some really stand out. Below is a list of our top 5 videos from 2014.<p>In a year filled with compelling stories, some really stand out. Below is a list of our top 5 videos from 2014. We hope you find them as interesting and moving as we do.<p>The topics range …

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

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Pictures: Canadian Landscapes

Our Favorite Pictures of Cats You've Never Heard Of

Des pin-up latex hot et sexy

Chaque année, le lancement du calendrier Pirelli crée l’évènement. Présenté à la presse et aux collectionneurs du monde entier, le 18 novembre …

Portraits of Time

Project info<p>Portraits of Time is a series of portraits of ancient trees from around the world that explores time and survival, celebrating the wonders of nature that have endured throughout the centuries. This fourteen-year project has taken me on an exhilarating journey to many parts of the United …