Welcome to Blog Wild!

We’re always excited when a new National Geographic blog enters the fray, and for the past few weeks Blog Wild editor Ford Cochran has been publishing some seriously great content at a steady clip. Blog Wild covers all of the missions-related news at the society – from the work our explorers are doing out in the field to the programs and events that are happening in the building (Angelina Jolie’s recent visit to our offices falls into the latter category, she was here speaking about U.N. World Refugee Day last week). Ford’s got a great voice, and he’s providing a sneak peek at the inner workings here, including a story about this behind-the-scenes shot (above) taken by Tim Greenleaf of Nat Geo Expeditions during a visit to Kenya’s Amboseli National Park:

“Photography rule number one,” Tim admonished. “Don’t forget to look behind you!”

In fairness, Tim noted that the photographer and videographer above might have been filming, say, Amboseli’s deeply endangered lions rather than the elephants. But still.

Congrats to Ford and the Blog Wild crew for a great launch. Bookmark Blog Wild now to keep up with all things National Geographic.