Photo of the Day

women in white hats and dresses, during a hot church service in French Polynesia
August 9, 2020

Holy Heat

Women in Papeete, French Polynesia, get through a sweltering church service with the help of handheld fans. Men and women don't sit together in these services, but still sing hymns in Tahitian.
Photograph by Jodi Cobb, Nat Geo Image Collection

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history