Table of Contents
The vast swath of sub-Saharan savanna is a world of unseen lines. Crossing one of them landed the writer in a Sudanese jail.
Design by Nature
Biomimetics is the young science of adapting designs from nature to solve modern problems.
Last Days of the Rickshaw
Are India's rickshaws a symbol of exploitation? Or just a handy way to get around?
Nā Pali Coast
Golden beaches and soaring cliffs make this rugged edge of Hawaii a paradise on Earth. But tourists and trash take a toll.
More and more, the faithful are flocking to pilgrimage sites on and off the beaten path.
World Series Birding
Hundreds of birders around New Jersey compete to become the World Series of Birding champion.
Submit your photo, check out Your Shot jigsaw puzzles, and see reader photos published in National Geographic.
Decorate your desktop with beautiful images from this month's issue of the magazine.
Visions of Earth
Each month, National Geographic features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.
Editor in Chief Chris Johns writes about the challenges of covering the war-torn area of Sudan.
How to Help
Over 100,000 children worldwide have noma, a gangrenous infection thriving among poor sanitation and malnutrition.