Table of Contents
The Titanic, Illuminated
One hundred years after the ship sent its SOS: “Now we know where everything is.”
Climb of Her Life
Her husband turned back. Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner plunged ahead in a risky effort to conquer K2.
Masks That Make Magic
In Africa and its diaspora a mask can turn you into a god—or send a message to the pooh-bahs.
Walking With Ghosts
With the aid of robotic avatars, James Cameron has spent nearly 500 hours exploring the Titanic.
They really do stick together—and that may increase their odds of survival in a perilous world.
Where Slaves Ruled
In Brazil they escaped plantations, created secret societies, and today fight for legal rights.
50 Years of Covers
Enjoy some of the most compelling National Geographic covers from the last 50 years.
This month we follow a daring team of climbers and experience the highs and lows of K2, the Savage Mountain.
The Moment: Cleaning Up K2
Forced by avalanche to abandon his K2 summit attempt, Tommy Heinrich turned his focus to cleaning up the mountain.
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.