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Scaling a Forest Giant
A tree-climbing scientist takes the measure of a 3,200-year-old, 247-foot-tall sequoia.
The Tunnels of Gaza
They’re a death trap, a lifeline, and a symbol of the dreams of the 1.6 million beleaguered Gazans.
It took eight years. But now every bird of paradise species has been photographed in the wild.
‘Sky of the Wolf, Please Help’
That’s a prayer of shamans—spiritual healers of Mongolia, Central Asia, and Siberia.
A World Beneath the Sea
Thousands of years ago, rising tides swamped Doggerland. Now archaeologists are diving in.
This month, photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols gives us a picturesque view of a snow-covered giant.
NG Photo Contest
Enter before November 30 for a chance to win $10,000, then check out the competition.
The Moment: Bird’s-Eye View
While photographing the courtship dance of a male bird of paradise, Tim Laman wondered what the female sees.
Decorate your desktop with beautiful images from this month’s issue of the magazine.
A 1917 photo shows a camping party using a fallen sequoia as a picnic spot and parking space.
Visions of Earth
Each month, National Geographic features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.