Joel Sartore, Photographer has made it his mission to document all the planet’s creatures, from the everyday to the exotic.

Our Planet’s Family Photo Album
The cherry blossoms here in Washington, D.C., are nearly at peak bloom! Celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival with these photos of blooms from past seasons.

10 Stunning Images of D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms
Did you know Florida's Siesta Key Beach has been deemed the “whitest beach in the world”?

8 Unique Things to See and Do Across the United States
Did you know Florida's Siesta Key Beach is known as "the whitest beach in the world"?

8 Unique Things to See and Do in U.S. States
Learn what conservationists are doing to bring 5 threatened animals back from the brink.

Conservationists to the Rescue!
As the flowers begin to bloom, romance can as well!

9 Most Romantic Places to Visit in Spring
We are LIVE with "Loyal" author Rebecca Ascher-Walsh at the Guiding Eyes for the Blind Canine Development Center, where she is giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how the journey begins for these extraordinary dogs. Post your questions for her in the comments below!
“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.”—Zen proverb

Appreciate the beauty that comes with each new season with “1,001 Ways to Slow Down”: [ Link ]
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It’s not only in “Jurassic Park” that “scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should”—it’s happened in real life too!

7 Stories of Science Gone Wrong
Explore the world through your headphones with these diverse audiobooks.

Around the World in 12 Books
On a windswept island in the middle of Ireland’s misty Lough Derg is a mysterious portal to hell.

The Legend of St. Patrick's Purgatory
“The panda sat for a long, long time eating big piles of bamboo without a care in the world. I could have photographed it all day, but I eventually had to go.”—Joel Sartore, Photographer

Hear more about Joel’s experiences capturing portraits of animals in “The Photo Ark”: [ Link ]
There’s a reason they’re known as “man’s best friend.”

How Dogs Can Help You Through Depression
Spend Science Education Day learning a little bit about how the world works with these cool experiments from National Geographic Kids’ "Ultimate Explorer Guide": [ Link ]

National Geographic Books
Andrew Skurka is back to talk about how to pack and prepare food for outdoor excursions! For even more tips, check out his new book, “Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide, Second Edition”: [ Link ]
Add a moment of mindfulness to your day: Lie down and imagine you are at the edge of the sea on a beach. Gentle waves move around your body as you float in shallow water, gliding up and down. Relax in profound calm.

Take some time to relax with help from “1,001 Ways to Slow Down”: [ Link ]
And you thought your holiday travels were rough!

7 Wild Migrations
Originally established as a sanctuary for elk, Elk Island National Park is recognized today as the cornerstone of bison and elk conservation in Canada. Without this place and the dedication of its people, these iconic creatures would not thrive in Canada today.

See more of the wildlife in Canada’s parks in “Guide to the National Parks of Canada, 2nd Edition”: [ Link ]
Spoiler Alert: It’s more than just how to get your dog to sit and roll over.

What Cesar Millan Has Taught Me