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Close Encounter with a Walrus
To get the spectacular shots that are National Geographic’s trademark, it takes more than just luck and excellent timing.
Photographers endure rigorous, demanding conditions where animals, rather than people, are at home.
See One Photographer’s Intimate Encounter »
Young puffins on islands near the coast of Maine were found dead in their nests last spring. As climate change warms ocean waters, more and more fish species are dwindling. Help protect puffins from climate change by telling Environmental Protection Agency you support limiting carbon pollution from proposed coal-fired power plants.
After almost 100 years of absence, puffins returned to Eastern Egg Rock in Maine thanks to the work of seabird biologists from the National Audubon Society. This video by Cornell's Lab of Ornithology takes an in-depth look at the remarkable recovery effort to bring Atlantic puffins back to their historical habitat.
Hundreds of endangered penguin chicks in danger of starving need to be rushed to safety and care. The African penguin is in dramatic decline, and every single one of these baby penguins are crucial to the species. In just three generations, their population has declined an astonishing 60%, and the African penguin is now endangered.