Haitham Al Farsi
National Geographic
Magazine / Organization

The National Geographic Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that pushes the boundaries of exploration to further human understanding of the planet and empower people to generate solutions for a more sustainable future.

For 130 years, the organization has funded groundbreaking scientists and explorers and shared their findings with the world. They sponsored Hiram Bingham as he brought back stories from Machu Picchu, documented Robert Ballard’s quest to find the Titanic, and supported Jane Goodall’s study of chimpanzee behavior, all the while bringing to the world some of the most compelling photography.

National Geographic’s explorers continue to push the boundaries of knowledge. To date, they have given out more than 13,000 grants to scientists and conservationists whose work is making a significant difference in the world.

On the website, visitors can explore this fascinating history first hand with a new, interactive timeline that takes the viewer behind the scenes through rare video footage, photos, artifacts, and inside stories.

Your Shot features a daily image chosen from thousands submitted to National Geographic’s photo community.

This year will introduce The Race Issue, following up on the recent award winning series of Gender Revolution, and the launch the Diversity in America series which will run throughout 2018.


Authored Articles
History Defining Moments of 2020
Disaster, Unrest, & Uncertainty
These are the moments that will be etched into history, this year 2020 has been a year dominated by...
Best Photos 2019 / National Geographic
Curated By Whitney Johnson
There are many such moments here, from military exercises in a warming Arctic and Rwandan schoolgirls flexing their muscles...
Travel Photographer of the Year / National Geographic
2018 Winners Announced
Travel photography is revealing, transporting, and inspiring. We looked for images that showed us the world: its people, places,...
Our 5th Year Anniversary
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We are rounding out our fifth year with nearly 3 million visits strong. A very exciting journey it has been, indeed.
New Year / 2021
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This would be the world we would inhabit for the time. And so holiday celebrations would toast on a...
New Year / 2020
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Promethean fire, water from Sisyphus. Let us remember this day. As Hegel tells us, the world's history is not...
The American Document / Part II
Fractured States / Peter van Agtmael
After returning from years of war coverage, van Agtmael tries to piece together the memory, identity, race, class, and...
Race relations in America
We are continuing to see the succession of incidents of discrimination and brutality against the black population. Today we...