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Gulf Oil Spill
The largest U.S. oil discoveries in decades lie in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico—one of the most dangerous places to drill on the planet.
Forlorn in the Bayou
Louisiana’s wetlands are resilient and have bounced back before. But no one knows how long this recovery will take.
My Blue Wilderness
Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle reflects on the disappearing blue wilderness of her childhood.
Time for a Sea Change
A new study suggests that our current appetite for seafood could soon lead to a worldwide fisheries collapse.
In this month's photo journal, Nick Veasey gives us a glimpse inside the everyday world.
The Big Idea: Laser Preservation
Laser devices are making detailed images of famous landmarks around the world.
This month's issue reminds us that there is more to the cost of oil than the ticking numbers at the fuel pump.
These amazing leapers were photographed for a story on Australia in the December 1936 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.
Submit your photo, check out Your Shot jigsaw puzzles, and see reader photos published in National Geographic.