National Geographic photographers are fueled by restless curiosity, roaming the planet in search of fresh perspectives. Join us on a journey of the hurdles, triumphs, discoveries, and wins from 2020, and see how hope endures as we continue to explore the world.

Destinations on the rise for 2021
Destinations on the rise for 2021
Nat Geo’s 21 most compelling images of the 21st century
Nat Geo’s 21 most compelling images of the 21st century
10 unforgettable images from our Year in Pictures issue
10 unforgettable images from our Year in Pictures issue
Best of the Year
10 good-news stories for wildlife in 2020
10 good-news stories for wildlife in 2020
These are our best animal photos of 2020
These are our best animal photos of 2020
10 awesome science discoveries you may have missed in 2020
10 awesome science discoveries you may have missed in 2020
18 timeless photos that remind us why we miss traveling
18 timeless photos that remind us why we miss traveling
7 wins that gave us hope for the environment in 2020
7 wins that gave us hope for the environment in 2020
The maps and graphics of 2020's events and discoveries
The maps and graphics of 2020's events and discoveries

Latest Magazine Issues

Through an Astronaut's Eyes

Mysteries of a Virus

2020: The Year in Pictures

Saving the Great Lakes

A World Gone Viral

Reimagining Dinosaurs

Meet the Robots

Stopping Pandemics

The Last Voices of World War II

You'll Miss them when They're Gone

The End of Trash

Last Journey Into Slavery

Under Jerusalem

Women: A Century of Change

Last of its Kind

The Arctic is Heating Up

A World on the Move

The Moon and Beyond

The Hidden Cost of Wildlife Tourism

We are Not Alone

The Ultimate Climb

The Future of Medicine

The Search for the Sacred Texts

Battle for the American West

Last Tribes of the Amazon

The Story of a Face

The Science of Sleep

Building a Better Athlete

Planet or Plastic?

Artist, Provocateur, Rogue, Genius, Picasso.

Black and White

Through an Astronaut's Eyes

Mysteries of a Virus

2020: The Year in Pictures

Saving the Great Lakes

A World Gone Viral

Reimagining Dinosaurs

Meet the Robots

Stopping Pandemics

The Last Voices of World War II

You'll Miss them when They're Gone

The End of Trash

Last Journey Into Slavery

Under Jerusalem

Women: A Century of Change

Last of its Kind

The Arctic is Heating Up

A World on the Move

The Moon and Beyond

The Hidden Cost of Wildlife Tourism

We are Not Alone

The Ultimate Climb

The Future of Medicine

The Search for the Sacred Texts

Battle for the American West

Last Tribes of the Amazon

The Story of a Face

The Science of Sleep

Building a Better Athlete

Planet or Plastic?

Artist, Provocateur, Rogue, Genius, Picasso.

Black and White

Through an Astronaut's Eyes

Mysteries of a Virus

2020: The Year in Pictures

Saving the Great Lakes

A World Gone Viral

Reimagining Dinosaurs

Meet the Robots

Stopping Pandemics

The Last Voices of World War II

You'll Miss them when They're Gone

The End of Trash

Last Journey Into Slavery

Under Jerusalem

Women: A Century of Change

Last of its Kind

The Arctic is Heating Up

A World on the Move

The Moon and Beyond

The Hidden Cost of Wildlife Tourism

We are Not Alone

The Ultimate Climb

The Future of Medicine

The Search for the Sacred Texts

Battle for the American West

Last Tribes of the Amazon

The Story of a Face

The Science of Sleep

Building a Better Athlete

Planet or Plastic?

Artist, Provocateur, Rogue, Genius, Picasso.

Black and White

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Best of 2019
Best of 2019
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Best of 2018