Photos of skunks and their owners at Skunk Fest

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 14 April 2014

We’ve heard of snakes and ferrets as pets, but skunks? Also, did you know that every year, skunk owners gather in Ohio for a celebration they call Skunk Fest? In a National Geographic cover story about wild pets, animal photographer Vincent J. Musi explores the world of skunks and their humans through an unconventional but endearing photo series.

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Startling photos of an Otter attacking a crocodile

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Monday 10 March 2014

It’s official: alligators and crocodiles are getting soft. Last week, we saw photos of a snake devouring a crocodile in the swamps of Queensland, Australia. Now, photos show a river otter in Florida engaging a young alligator in an epic battle for lunch, with the mammal eventually emerging as the victor. It looks like the […]

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The 2013 National Geographic photo contest winners

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 25 December 2013

National Geographic has been known to push the boundaries of what can be captured by a camera. It has opened our eyes through the years to the beautiful and horrific images that exist in our world. This year is no different. We get images of the wonders of man and nature, but we also get […]

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125 years of National Geographic photos

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Monday 7 October 2013

For most of us young ones, the National Geographic Society means weeknights spent in front of the TV watching Locked Up Abroad, Mudcats, or Doomsday Preppers. But many of us don’t know that National Geographic spans 125 years of exploration, discovery, and learning. One of their great contributions is their innovations in photographic technology that brought us amazing, breath taking, and historically-relevant images.

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Photos of the annual Painted Elephant Parade

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Monday 23 September 2013

No, you aren’t drunk: those are real, technicolour elephants on parade. Thanks to photographer Charles Freger, we have these lovely photos taken in Jaipur, India at the start of the annual Painted Elephant Parade.

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Whales are becoming extinct, so are the whalers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 4 July 2013

‘It’s the whalers who are headed for extinction,” observed Roff Smithr in National Geographic of Norway’s seafaring Lofoten Islands, where the scene is fast changing as the next generation of Norwegian kids don’t want to carry on the family business. The feature came with equally evocative photographs by Marcus Bleasdale.

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Amazing images from 2013 National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest

The Flying Dutchman Reader Find

By The Flying Dutchman in Cool Travel, New Photography on Wednesday 3 July 2013

Here are some of the most spectacular photos which formed part of this year’s National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest. May this inspire us all to explore and protect our natural world, as soon as we manage to pry our collective jaw off the floor.

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Animal ninjas in their element

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Thursday 9 May 2013

Nature is great. Some animals have the art of camouflage down pat, disappearing right into their surroundings. Christian Ziergler captured some amazing pictures of these creatures at their mimicry best for National Geographic, and you can try to locate sneaky leaf-little toads and the such in this interactive image gallery.

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Cats are destroying the planet AND our minds

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 9 February 2013

Domestic cats have been getting bad press lately for as one of the world’s top invasive species. Now, thanks to evolutionary biologist Jaroslav Flegr — whom National Geographic dubbed a ‘cat detective — we know they can make us all a bit cuckoo too. The guy discovered that the toxoplasma gondii parasite that’s pervasive in […]

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National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 winners

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 15 January 2013

The winning shots of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 are awe-inspiring. We especially like the one of the Matterhorn in the Pennine Alps by Nenad Saljic (Places category, winner) and Eric Guth’s shot of glacial ice washed ashore along Iceland’s eastern coast (Nature category, honourable mention). So ethereal.

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This water lily can lift heavier weights than you

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 24 October 2012

Why did the kitten cross the river… nah, how? Why, it had the help of a giant water lily — specifically, the Queen Victoria (Victoria regia) water lily, a monstrously huge plant that can reach up to 8 feet in diameter and hold up to a hundred pounds. The National Geographic notes that the ‘air […]

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National Geographic photos of the Lego factory

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By Gerry Mak in New Photography on Thursday 19 January 2012

National Geographic just published awesome photos from inside the Lego factory in Billund, Denmark. I’ve wanted to go there since I was a kid.

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Stephan Alvarez’s photos of Paris catacombs

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By Gerry Mak in New Photography on Thursday 17 February 2011

National Geographic has a nice set of new photos of the catacombs underneath Paris. They’re by Stephan Alvarez.

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New sea life found in the Atlantic Ocean

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Friday 9 July 2010

Our friends at National Geographic have just published a series of amazing photos of new fossil species found in the Atlantic Ocean, including this one above, the Sea Cucumber Mountaineer, which is ‘normally found on the ocean floor’. Says marine biologist Monty Priede of the discovery: ‘We’ve always thought of them as slow-crawling animals, but they are actually capable of swimming. This is quite important on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, because otherwise there’s a risk of starving if they get stuck on a ledge somewhere’.

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