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Extraordinary Entries from the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest

Last month, we featured a selection of the spectacular entries in the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest, and we're pleased to share even more works from the competition. The chosen entries showcase the stunning diversity of our world, through both landscape and culture. They depict an exciting …

Travel Photography

What Photographers are NOT Considering When Using High ISO

It’s no secret now that modern cameras have taken photographers to new heights with their ability to shoot at and above ISO 1600. Personally, I can …

Top 10 photography locations in the Lake District

The Keswick-based photographer and author of new book Photographing The Lake District reveals his personal top 10 locations for taking stunning shots in the national park<p>These are my current top 10 photo locations in the Lakes, but ask me next week and the list may well have changed. This is …

The Piercing Stares of Holy Men in Pushkar, India

© Brian Hodges / Offset<p>Having journeyed everywhere from Mongolia to Italy, travel and portrait photographer Brian Hodges seeks a genuine connection …

This Photographer is Living His Dream of Swimming with and Photographing Great White Sharks

For photographer George Probst, Shark Week must be like looking through a family photo album. That’s because this photographer’s bucket list item …

59 Alternative Engagement Rings for the Non-Traditional Bride

Today's bride is hardly cookie cutter–and her engagement ring shouldn't be either. In the interest of the individual, peruse these uncommon heart-stoppers.<p>In dreaming about your engagement ring, a simple solitaire rarely comes to mind. Rather than debating the nuances of a cushion cut vs. a radiant …

Double Duty: Sneakers for Work(ing Out) and Play

8 sneakers that will look just as good at your Soul Cycle class, as they will for your next brunch date.<p>The style set can find a way to make anything fashionable, and we mean anything—just look up the definition of "normcore" which has made its way into the vernacular in the last year. Sneakers are …

'Paris-Plages' Is Back, Turning The Seine Into A Sandy Paradise

The spot to "see and be Seine." Or even, dare we say it, a "beach Seine" (we know it doesn't <i>really</i> work, just go with it.)<p>The puns are endless, but so is the sand. Paris-Plages is back for its thirteenth season. The annual project turns the banks of the city's famous river into a beachy getaway for …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

The First Trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey Is Here

Mr. Grey will see you now…<p>The first full trailer for Sam Taylor-Johnson's big screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey is here, with the chemistry between Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson proving palpable.<p>The budding relationship between Johnson's character Anastasia Steele and Dornan's Christian …

Travel Tips From Nat Geo Staffers

Becoming a travel pro takes time<b>—</b>and lots of trial and error<b>—</b>but it’s not cheating to learn from the experiences of others. The folks at Nat Geo Travel know that as much as anyone. And while we have a lot of road miles under our belts, we’re students of the world, too.<p>Here’s what we’ve learned so …