Table of Contents
Owners love their pet chimps, tigers, bears. Critics say it’s dangerous and cruel.
Can Coal Ever Be Clean?
We burn eight billion tons a year. Demand is surging. The challenge: control the carbon pollution.
A Tale of Two Atolls
Amorous turtles and young sharks find happiness by a pair of Indian Ocean islands.
When a star is born, the best way to take a look is with ALMA, the gigantic new telescope in Chile.
Hats Off to Breton Women
Have you ever tried to climb into a tiny car with a 13-inch-tall column of lace on your head?
Romans in France
The muddy Rhône River is full of surprises: statues, luxury goods, a 102-foot-long Roman boat.
Editor’s Note: The Bear in the Backyard
Turning a wild animal into a pet creates a different dynamic.
Photo Journal: Something Borrowed
Guillaume Herbaut wanted to photograph a story about love in Shanghai, so he wandered into a wedding photo shop.
The Moment: Coal Tender
Photographer Robb Kendrick connects with a family man from a coal mining village in northern India.
Visions of Earth
Each month, National Geographic features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.