Photo of the Day

a solitary tree in the cosmopolitan landscape of Dubai
July 14, 2014

Branching Out

A lone tree on the edge of the city seems to stand as a testament to Dubai’s changing landscape. The burgeoning cosmopolitan metropolis is home to some 2.1 million people. This photo and caption were submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Winners will be announced July 31. Browse editors' favorites and download wallpapers »
Photograph by Franck Boutonnet

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