Table of Contents
Onward and Downward
Travel along on a record-breaking descent to the deepest spot in the ocean.
The Mystery of Risk
Why do explorers put their physical self and their reputation in peril? The answer may surprise you.
Risk Takers Tell All
Meet space jumper Felix Baumgartner, voted Nat Geo Adventurer of the Year, and five other stars.
An Aboriginal village invited our writer to visit. “Anything I can bring?” The reply: “Dinner for 25.”
Maxed Out on Everest
Our team saw how the mountain has become an icon for everything that’s wrong with climbing.
Last of the Viking Whalers
Norway reserves the right to hunt minkes. But kids don’t want to grow up to be whalers.
Photographer Amy Toensing patiently built relationships to bring us this month’s story on the first Australians.
Decorate your desktop with beautiful images from this month’s issue of the magazine.
A codfish arch greeted Crown Prince Gustav during his 1887 visit to the Norwegian port of Hammerfest.
Visions of Earth
Each month, National Geographic features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.