Earlier this month, on November 5, two dams retaining tons of iron-mining waste in Brazil burst, releasing a massive flood of toxic sludge that has flowed downstream into Rio Doce, spending two weeks making its way several hundred miles downstream, finally reaching the Atlantic Ocean.
A look at various events that took place on this day, November 23, photographed over the past century. Today’s collection includes a sword-fighting Mussolini, a motorcycle-jumping Evel Knievel, William Shatner dressed as a gun-toting Santa Claus, and much more.
As politicians debate the status of refugees, volunteers are working tirelessly to provide them with basic care.
A new exhibit focuses on the famed photographer’s work on the subcontinent.
The photographer was not supposed to capture the barbed wire surrounding the Manzanar War Relocation Center, but he found a way to show the truth.
A dinosaur in Beijing, stormy weather in Seattle, Potala Palace in Tibet, a nine-year-old karate champion in Japan, ice accumulation in New Hampshire, security measures in France and Germany, a bear with its head stuck in a milk can in Maryland, and much more.
In the late 1860s, photographer Andrew J. Russell captured images of the construction of the Union Pacific Railway in Wyoming and Utah as well as the wide-open landscape of the American West and its inhabitants.
There’s a whole room devoted to tiny taxidermy.
In Mali, an industry has grown up around the tailoring and creation of colorful and shiny bazin (damask) garments.
During World War II the United States government operated a heavily-subsidized childcare program—the likes of which Americans haven’t seen since.
A collection of recent aerial images showing the vast diversity of landscapes across China, from cities to mountains, desert to sea shores, and much more.
Late last week, Iraqi Kurdish militias, backed by a U.S.-led air campaign, launched an assault to retake the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq.
Buildings and monuments across the globe have been lit up in France’s national colors this weekend, in solidarity with the French people, and in tribute to the victims of Friday’s attacks.
The winners of the 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have just been announced.
It is late winter in Antarctica now, and the months of darkness will soon be brightening.