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Translators are finally being recognized by the Man Booker International Prize

The English-speaking world has a pretty dismal track record when it comes to reading works in translation—roughly 3% of books published in the US and UK are originally written in a language other than English, according to a report published last year by Literature Across Frontiers. But in recent …

Books

For Chinese Tourists Behaving Badly, A Government Blacklist

"Ugly Americans" — tourists with appalling manners, loud voices, louder apparel and heaps of cultural insensitivity — have been an enduring stereotype for decades.<p>They are now facing a major challenge from their increasingly well-traveled Chinese counterparts.<p>Not only are the Chinese bemoaning …

China

The Ultimate Guide To European Street Food

Nothing quite captures the essence of a city like its street food... and by "captures the essence," we mean captures our appetites.<p>Behold, this mouthwatering street food guide from the folks at Wimdu that prepares us for traveling through Europe, one cheese-filled dough ball at a time. While …

Your China Photos

China

Best of Montana Year-Round: Scenic Drives and Trails

Get ready for a breathtaking experience on scenic routes across Big Sky Country.<p><b>Amtrak Empire Builder</b><p>“The Empire Builder provides the best way to see the big sky of Montana with actual purple mountain majesty,” says Marc Magliari of Amtrak. The legendary passenger train, which travels more than …

Fish

Your Canada Photos

Canada

Climbing On Mount Denali

Photos

New Zealand’s South Island: Adventure Country

See trip details for South Island, New Zealand, one of 30 suggested family trips from National Geographic.<p>New Zealand Guide<p>More Family Trips<p>Seventy percent of New Zealanders (aka Kiwis) live on the more urban North Island. But the South Island is full of places to explore. Renting a camper van and …

New Zealand

Geology Gone Wild in America’s National Parks

America’s national parks are showcases of extraordinary geological phenomena. While some of them are famous, others are unsung, unexplained, or just plain strange. But, to be sure, all of them spur the imagination, helping us to appreciate the forces that have shaped the nation and its parks.<p><b>Here</b> …

Serene Nature Scenes Captured by Colorblind Photographer

Kilian Schoenberger shot some breathtaking rural woods behind his home to produce additional images for his European landscapes collection. The …

Awesome Photos of Batam Ants Doing What They Do Best

Indonesia-based photographer Uda Dennie shot some remarkable images of ants in his native Batam. Using a Canon Kiss X4, Sigma 150mm Macro, a monopod, …

Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …

Animals

14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

South America

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

AF-ON & Back Button Autofocus: This May Just Change the Way You Shoot Forever

Still autofocusing by pressing halfway down on your shutter release? Well, suppose I told you there’s another way that you might even like better? …

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Where will you go in 2014? We can't plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you …

This Timelapse of Banff National Park Will Take Your Breath Away

Established in 1885, Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park. It's home to more than 2,500 square miles of breathtaking mountainous terrain (estimated to be between 45 and 120 million years old!), more than 1,000 glaciers, more than 2,400 campsites, ancient alpine meadows and stunning …

Light Painting Photography by Janne Parviainen

Photographic Long Exposure Light Paintings.<p>Janne Parviainen is an artist and photographer from Finland who creates amazing photographic light …

Photography

A Pond So Beautiful It Belongs On Your Desktop Screensaver

We’re not kidding. Check your Macbook wallpapers.<p>This magical place is found southeast of Biei, a town in Hokkaido, Japan and might just be the most beautiful pond in the world.<p>After a 1988 volcano eruption, dams were built to prevent mudflow and lava from pouring into town. With nowhere else to …

Ten reasons to like the Nikon Df by Steve Huff

Stunning Macro Details of Uniquely Beautiful Snowflakes

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov isolates single snowflakes in order to capture the unique beauty of the delicate, icy crystals that fall to the ground during a snowstorm. The Moscow-based photographer gets quite up-close and personal to capture the geometric shapes and lines of snowflakes that …

Photography

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Breathtaking Aurora Time-Lapse Captures the Northern Lights Over the Rockies

Here’s a two-minute time-lapse escape into the Rocky Mountains for those of you still stuck at the office today. Because last Friday, while us …

New Zealand Photos

See photos of New Zealand (including Milford Sound, Kaikoura Canyon, and Maori tattoos) in this photo gallery from National Geographic.

Travel Photography

Adorable Italian Zonkey is Half Zebra, Half Donkey

About four months ago, an adorable half-zebra, half-donkey was born in Italy named Ippo. The rare crossbreed, known as a zonkey, is the offspring of a male zebra and female donkey. There are a variety of zebroids (a hybrid of zebra and any other member of the horse family) in the world, though …

Cute

Maps of What the Earth Would Look Like If All Ice Melted

Global warming is a pressing issue that affects everyone. Though it may be hard to tell right now while we still have polar ice caps, National Geographic recently created a series of maps that illustrate how visually different the Earth would look if all the ice on the planet melted. The maps …

Global Warming

Hilarious Photos of Celebrities Riding Invisible Bicycles

<b>Boris Johnson and Arnold Schwarzenegger</b><p>While entertainment magazines try to sell the “Celebrities are just like us–they shop, they eat, they even ride bikes!” headline to consumers, redditors look past one common quality of stars in a thread aptly titled <i>Invisible Bicycles</i>. Unlike the rest of us, …

Celebrity Gossip

Exhilarating Shots of Thrill-Seekers Strolling Atop Skyscrapers

One of our favorite thrill-seeking photographers Tom Ryaboi continues to scale tall skyscrapers, expanding his <i>Rooftopping</i> series with incredibly daring perspectives from up above. The Toronto-based photographer, who has had an inescapable affinity for great heights since he was a toddler climbing …

Bridges