Photo of the Day : Adventure & Exploration
Photo of the Day, February 22, 2015
Moonlight floods snow-covered peaks in this high-altitude selfie captured in the Tyrolean Alps. “I put my camera on a 25-second ...
Inside the Drop
Photo of the Day, February 17, 2015
“As a professional canyoning photographer ... I had seen and taken plenty of shots from the top or bottom of a ...
Photo of the Day, January 31, 2015
Though many coastal places around the world are at risk from rising sea levels due to climate change, Florida is ...
Photo of the Day, January 27, 2015
Best friends Ha‘a Keaulana, at right, and Maili Makana dive under a wave on their way to a surfing ...
Photo of the Day, January 22, 2015
Hikers journey across a glacier near the Formazza Valley on the Swiss-Italian border. “I was walking toward the top of ...
Photo of the Day, January 19, 2015
Located on the west coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Makaha has a reputation as a tightly cloistered community ...
In the Loop
Photo of the Day, January 16, 2015
Calf and team ropers chat before competing in the Lone Star Rodeo in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in this picture by Your ...
Photo of the Day, December 29, 2014
Perched near Africa’s southern tip, Blombos Cave has yielded some of the earliest evidence of symbolic expression, including shell ...
Photo of the Day, December 23, 2014
“Timed right, diving a cenote can be a truly magical experience, hugely rewarding and unlike most other scuba adventures,” writes ...
Photo of the Day, December 14, 2014
Emerging from behind a snowstorm, morning sunlight strikes the distinctive double peaks of Mount Asgard on Baffin Island in Canada ...
Photo of the Day, December 10, 2014
“Every Icelander has watched this from the day that the earthquakes under the Bárðarbunga volcano on the Vatnajökull glacier started ...
A Perilous Profession
Photo of the Day, November 10, 2014
In April 2014, a devastating avalanche killed 16 expedition workers on Mount Everest, becoming the worst accident in the peak ...
Photo of the Day, October 26, 2014
Canoers paddle the opaque surface of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada’s Banff National Park. Ben Leshchinsky captured the “disorienting ...
Photo of the Day, October 15, 2014
At 16,700 feet and a temperature of minus 20ºF, Jake Norton (right) and Dave Morton eat a quick dinner ...
Under Thin Ice
Photo of the Day, October 5, 2014
On Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, fire and ice meet to form an otherworldly underground. Located on a slope of the ...
Surf and Turf
Photo of the Day, July 25, 2014
A surfer rides a wave as it crashes onto the shore at Palm Beach in New South Wales, Australia, giving ...
Photo of the Day, July 23, 2014
Lava glows red-hot, churning and rumbling in Kilauea Volcano’s Halemaumau Crater in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. “It is ...
A Phantom Lake
Photo of the Day, July 15, 2014
Members of a British-led expedition pause at a subterranean lake on the way to Titan Chamber in southern Guizhou Province ...
Photo of the Day, June 28, 2014
Climber Emily Harrington takes the hard way up southern China’s Moon Hill, an arch from the remains of a ...
Photo of the Day, June 16, 2014
The frozen, fissured surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, seen here in a colorized mosaic image from the Galileo spacecraft ...
Photo of the Day, June 10, 2014
Heli-skiers make fresh tracks on a powder run in the Bugaboos in British Columbia, Canada. The mountain range, part of ...
Photo of the Day, May 31, 2014
Every spring, melting snow creates a dreamscape in Tragöss, Austria. Green Lake, which for most of the year is no ...
Photo of the Day, May 12, 2014
A porcelain crab peers out from a sea anemone in this picture by Your Shot member Thomas Bannenberg, who captured ...
Hugging the Ice
Photo of the Day, May 11, 2014
In a picture that appears in the May 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine, a lone harp seal hugs thinning ...
Skimming the Surface
Photo of the Day, April 26, 2014
"A local gets airborne as he hits the breaking waves with his skimboard at the Barangay Urbiztondo beach in San ...
Photo of the Day, February 26, 2014
"After two days of trekking and caving, we reached the first camp inside Hang Son Doong [mountain river cave], the ...
Photo of the Day, January 18, 2014
Determined to finish a new route, superclimber Alex Honnold dangles from an overhang on Oman's Musandam Peninsula. After pushing ...
Gorner Glacier, Switzerland
Photo of the Day, November 13, 2013
This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots
Beneath the stars, two scientific explorers descend into the icy depths ...
Climber, Queen Maud Land
Photo of the Day, October 16, 2013
This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography
Suspended from an anchor in the rock hundreds of ...
Great Sphinx, Egypt
Photo of the Day, December 4, 2012
This Month in Photo of the Day: Vintage National Geographic Photographs
In 1928 National Geographic Editor Gilbert H. Grosvenor wanted ...
See a selection of editors' favorites, featuring a light moment at an Indian wedding, a macro world on a forest floor, cowboys in the wilds of Patagonia, and more.
See a selection of editors' favorites, featuring a field of blue flowers, a stark Shara landscape, Mount Bromo in the morning light, and more.