Photo of the Day: "For Africa, it is literally the tree of life," writes #YourShot member Marsel van Oosten of baobabs, pictured here in Madagascar. The trees can store thousands of liters of water in their trunks. #photography
"Photography is by nature a solitary act. This is the one time, the one place, where we are not competitive. We are sharing with each other," says photographer Vince Musi of the annual LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. Hear from our experts why this event has become a standout among the rest. #NatGeoProof
What draws people to the poles again and again? Journey to some of the most isolated places on Earth with our experts in the field, and learn what makes the polar regions so unusual—and so captivating: http://on.natgeo.com/1FEX2bZ
Kangaroo is considered a more sustainable alternative to beef—yet the meat is still not widely embraced. Are our ideas of what we can and cannot eat holding us back from a more environmentally-friendly diet? #FutureofFood
It's increasingly clear that everyone has a unique community of microbes—or microbiome—living on their bodies. Could the DNA of these tiny residents also reveal our identity, just like fingerprints or our own DNA?
+sebestyen tiberiu Whichever they could gatber enough evidence from first would be fine by me! There's simply no cause to rape or murder anyone. Self defense, fearing for ones life is one thing. Rape and Murder however is absolutely deplorable and I'm perfectly happy seeing the guilty go down for it whether by extracting such evidence from DNA or Microbes. On that day, "I wasn't there!", doesn't cut it!
While navigating the dry riverbeds that substitute for roads on the western shore of Kenya's Lake Turkana, archaeologist Sonia Harmand turned left instead of right—a misdirection that led to an enormous payoff.
Photo of the Day: In Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, young Newari girls called kumaris are worshipped as living goddesses—such as Dangol, pictured here, who applies special makeup for festivals. #photography
Whether you crave an adventurous mountain trek or a relaxing sandy beach, we want to see where your favorite summer travel destinations are. Show us by uploading your photos to the #BestSummerTrips hashtag challenge on Your Shot.