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A National Geographic investigation reveals a direct link between religion and ivory smuggling.
The Glory of Leaves
Sleek or prickly, waxy or spiny, pure green or silvery white ... why do they look the way they do?
A New Face for Rio
With the Olympics coming in 2016, the city is spending millions to fix up its hillside slums.
Amazing Mesoamerican Reef
In this world, mangrove forests, sea grass beds, and coral reefs strike a delicate balance.
The Sky Caves of Nepal
Explorers scramble up cliffs to find out who created these ancient dwellings.
My Neighbor, Mr. Badger
The people moved away from their cottages in a rural Finnish town. And the animals moved in.
This month, Bryan Christy and Brent Stirton investigate the resurgence of ivory smuggling.
The Moment: Big Fish, Little Fish
While photographing the Mesoamerican Reef, Brian Skerry had a close encounter with a whale shark.
Decorate your desktop with beautiful images from this month’s issue of the magazine.
A kitten demonstrates the seaworthiness of a giant water lily in this 1935 photo by Alfred T. Palmer.
Visions of Earth
Each month, National Geographic features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.