NG Studios/Josh Thomas
NG Studios/Petr Cikhart
Photograph by Jim Ginty, MyShot
NG Studios/Joe Bender
For 20 years Steve Elkins has been exploring Mosquitia, the largest untouched rain forest in Central America. Ever since Columbus landed here on the coast of Honduras, legends swirled of a white city buried inland. Many men lost themselves in the 34,00 square miles of tangled jungle, searching amidst jaguars and swarming insects for the fabled treasures and secrets.
Photograph by Brian Skerry, National Geographic
The November 2015
Photograph by Nick Midwig, National Geographic Studios
Despite being the most depicted mother in history, very little is known about Mary. In this episode, Explorer travels to Jerusalem, Nazareth and Ephesus, Turkey, to investigate the historic story of Mary—from the mythology to the cultural phenomenon.
Photograph by Tony Gerber, National Geographic Studios
Reporting from Virunga National Park in Africa’s Democratic Republic of Congo, correspondent Justin Hall meets park director Emmanuelle de Merode and veteran park ranger Innocent Mburanumwe. He interviews them about the rebel groups and militias roaming the park’s jungles, the slaughter of its protected species, the Western oil giants seeking to extract its vast resources and the park rangers who have been hurt in the line of duty. Hall also investigates a band of militants, who consider poaching critical to their survival and claim to have the park and its people’s best interests in mind.