A glass slide 1,000 feet above the ground in Los Angeles, an emu is helped away from a California wildfire, a selfie in the 125 degrees Fahrenheit heat of Palm Springs, a Hello Kitty face grown on a melon in Japan, and much more.
Last September, photos of a Syrian refugee being tripped by a Hungarian camerawoman as he tried to flee border police went viral. His story caught the attention of a soccer training school near Madrid that helped him find work and a new home.
A punishing heat wave across the American Southwest has spawned a number of early season wildfires in Southern California, including the Sherpa Fire, which has burned nearly 8,000 acres in less than a week.
Iraqi pro-government forces have pushed to the center of Fallujah, retaking much of the city, after two years of ISIS control.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on the presidential campaign trail, participants in the World Naked Bike Ride in Mexico City, and much more.
Since March, a series of protests, strikes, and marches have slowed down or stopped various parts of France.
It’s time once more for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet.
Memorials and candlelight vigils for the victims in Orlando took place in parks and plazas around the world, with citizens and government officials voicing support for the victims and their families, as monuments were lit in rainbow colors, and flags lowered to half-staff.
Euro 2016 in Paris, flooding in Texas and Tasmania, students draw a Banksy in England, underwater spacesuit testing in the Mediterranean, and much more.
Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, began earlier this week, with the observation of the Hilal, or new moon.
Every year, tens of thousands of pilgrims gather in Sinakara Valley, high in the Peruvian Andes, to celebrate Qoyllur Rit’i, or the Snow Star Festival.
In May, the International Space Station made its 100,000th orbit of the Earth, and it has reached nearly 16 years of continuous human occupancy.
The annual cheese rolling competition in Gloucester, an ISIS drone shot down in Iraq, clashes between Trump supporters and opponents in San Jose, and much more.
Heavy rains across parts of Europe this week have caused rivers to overflow and flash floods to inundate small towns in Germany.
Wildlife officials armed with a court order entered the temple to remove the tigers and investigate potential criminal misconduct.
For more than five years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war.
Estonia’s triplet Olympic Marathoners, protests in France, U.S. special operations forces in Syria, the National Spelling Bee in Maryland, a thousand Indian Runner ducks in a South African vineyard, and much more.
Images and portraits from present-day Hiroshima
One of the most intimate human gestures, a kiss can convey greetings, give comfort, express joy, and above all, show love.
The deadline to enter the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is fast approaching—entries will be accepted until May 27, 2016.