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Imagining a planet
that can sustain all life
for generations to come

Empowering a community
to make it happen

National Geographic Society

“I want people to care, to fall in love, and to take action.”

Joel Sartore

Joel Sartore
Photographer and Photo Ark founder


“Guiding my students through a process of discovery is what inspires me.”

Cristina Veresan

Cristina Veresan

130 Years of Exploration tag

We’ve been making discoveries—and making an impact—for over 130 years. Now you can explore this fascinating history firsthand with a new, interactive timeline that takes you behind the scenes through rare video footage, photos, artifacts, and inside stories.

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