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Joel Sartore is, among other things, a lifelong Nebraskan, an Eagle Scout, and a veteran photographer for National Geographic magazine. He’s also someone who cares deeply about the fate of our planet, and the species that depend on it, including us. Here’s a look at the world and all that’s in it through Joel Sartore’s unique lens.

Four score and 11 years ago…the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. It was a fitting date — Memorial Day. Here’s what it looked like…then and now.

National Geographic Magazine’s International Photo Contest has just ended, and the judges have some tough decisions to make. But you can be a judge, too, and vote for your favorite image in the People, Places, and Nature categories. Here’s last year’s People winner, taken by Ilvy Njiokiktjien in Mozambique: The verdict: “This is one of…

Today’s Pic: Lighting the Way

National Geographic Magazine’s International Photo Contest has just ended, and there are some great submissions, like this one taken in Shanghai. We like how photographer Gail von Bergen Ryan was able to capture the bright colors in this tunnel. She says, “I was in the front car of the short subway between Pudong and the…

Today’s Pic: Bored in Bangkok

National Geographic Magazine’s International Photo Contest has just ended, and there are some great submissions, like this one taken in Bangkok. This picture really does say a thousand words. Says photographer Ashutosh Karkhanis, “This picture was shot in Safari World in Bangkok last year. As we were waiting for the orangutan show to begin, this…

National Geographic Magazine’s International Photo Contest has just ended, and there are some great submissions, like this one taken in India’s Ganges River. Says photographer Jenay Martin, “The Ganges is the holiest river in India. Every morning and every evening Hindus bathe in the holy river. However, it is very polluted, and in this very…

Classic NG Road Trip: Route 40 in 1961

[The Gray family's] station wagon odyssey from sea to sea totaled 17,000 miles, counting side trips. Near the village of State Road, Delaware, the author’s family chats with a State trooper. From the July 1961 issue of National Geographic Magazine, by Ralph Gray/NGS. Cross-country road trips are often seen as a rite of passage for…

China’s Mystic Waters

In this month’s issue of National Geographic magazine, writer Edward Hoagland and photographer Michael Yamashita document the dichotomy that exists at China’s Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, a World Heritage site that gets over 18,000 visitors daily. The deep emerald-colored pools are considered magical by the Chinese: “Nowhere else under the sky,” they say, “can match Jiuzhaigou.”…