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Recreating National Geographic’s Famous Sun Pillar Shot at Yellowstone Canyon

Written by America’s National Parks: Yellowstone filmmakers Alain Lusignan, Oliver Goetzl and Ivo Nörenberg One of the biggest challenges of wildlife filming is capturing spectacular animal behavior that only happens at certain times of the year, under particular conditions. Wildlife documentaries, though, are also about showcasing rare and spectacular events that occur in an animal’s…

Wicked Tuna’s Final Fishdown and Live Aftershow

After weeks of fishing filled with treacherous conditions, multi-day trips, sleepless nights and record-breaking catches, the North Atlantic bluefin season is coming to a close and the captains of National Geographic Channel’s hit series Wicked Tuna are in a fierce battle to the finish. Tempers flare and the pressure builds as captains and crews reach…

Facing the “Anti-Everest” on Explorer: Point of No Return

A team of elite climbers must confront their personal demons of grief, doubt, and fear on a 150-mile journey from the sweltering jungle of Myanmar to a remote peak at the edge of the world. At the tail end of the Himalaya, Hkakabo Razi is reported to be the highest mountain in Southeast Asia, but…

Where Does Evil Come From?

Where does evil come from? Why does it exist? How does it invade our lives and how has the idea of evil evolved over the years? Can we turn the darkness into light? Morgan Freeman tackles these questions and more in the new episode of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, airing Sunday, May 1…

Announcing “Genius,” the First Scripted Series in Network History

National Geographic Channel’s first-ever scripted series, Genius, will will dramatize the fascinating stories of the world’s most brilliant innovators. The debut season will uncover how an imaginative, rebellious patent clerk named Albert Einstein—a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate—unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the…

Ferreting Out an Unlikely Friendship

There’s no doubting that a multi-pet household comes with plenty of challenges, from vet bills and vacation time to just finding some peace and quiet in your home. But for as many cats and dogs living in harmony, the third most popular category of pets in the U.S. lays low and burrows under the radar.…

The Most Valuable Pearl in the World

The coveted pearl has been prevalent in human history since ancient Egypt and Rome, and has since remained a prized gem. Yet unlike its valuable counterparts such as gold, rubies, and diamonds, pearls are a precious jewel created by a living animal. Its formation is hypothesized, but the definitive process remains a mystery as the…

Explore the Abandoned City of Pripyat 30 Years After the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

On the anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion, explore what the evacuated town of Pripyat, Ukraine looks like 30 years later. Photojournalist Jon Brack traveled to Pripyat to document what the town looks like today. From an abandoned amusement park that was scheduled to open just five days after the disaster to an…

This Pot-Bellied Pig and Tabby Cat Are Best Friends

Vice President of the North American Pot Bellied Pig Association Anna Key wasn’t sure how her beloved pig, Ellie, would react after she brought a kitten into the mix. A year after she adopted Ellie, Anna was riding her bike when she found a kitten abandoned in a pile of trash. She rescued the lone…

Where Did We Come From?

Where did we come from? What happened “in the beginning”? Humanity’s first question remains one of its most intensely debated. Were we created in the image of God, or are we the result of a 13.8 million-year-old singularity? Are there similarities among the religious creation stories from around the world? How do they compare with…