Exclusive Edition - The Ultimate Field Guide to Photography: Buy Now!
Visit our Online Shops

Sign up for free

Newsletters

Once a month
get new photos
and expert tips.

Fall Foliage, Coventry, Vermont, 1997

Photo: Fall Foliage

The beauty of autumnal maple leaves appears through a screen door. Just as the green summer fattens and strengthens the creatures of Vermont, fall cuts crisply into the bounty by sending migrating animals south, silencing chirping birds and insects, and running deer and bear out of the forests until hunting season ends.

(Text adapted from and photograph shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Vermont: Suite of Seasons," September 1998, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by Michael S. Yamashita

Special Advertising Section

Photo: Horses and old barn

Enter Sweepstakes

Take a photographic journey through Montana and enter for a chance to win a trip for two!

Photo: Man carrying a kayak

Adventure Videos

Check out adventure videos from our West Coast Adventure Editor Steve Casimiro and go "Behind the Lens."

Photo Tip of the Week

Long Exposures

When making long exposures, use a remote release to avoid camera movement. If you don't have a remote release, use the camera's self-timer.

More Photo Tips

Photography DVDs

Photo: Photography DVD box

Get the stories behind the lens and experience photography at its best!

New Photo Books From National Geographic

Photo: Visions of Paradise book cover

Own the latest images from our world-renowned photographers!