Nat Geo's Most Amazing Photos
Rio de Janeiro is hosting the 2016 summer Olympics, but before the athletes and spectators arrive, theres a lot of work to be done. Veteran National Geographic magazine photographer David Alan Harvey hits the ground running to reveal how this complex city known for both its lavish parties and dangerous neighborhoods is preparing for the worlds arrival and reinventing itself along the way.
National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry faces a once-in-a-lifetime challenge: after 75 years, Kodak has discontinued their Kodachrome 64 Slide Film, and Steve's been given the very last roll to document its retirement in just 36 frames. He travels from the streets of New York to Mumbai, India and then into remote farming villages in the heart of Rajasthan to capture portraits of a changing world on a film that will never be made again.
Underneath Paris is a world of mystery and darkness. We'll follow photographer Stephen Alvarez - renowned for his groundbreaking cave pictures - into the subterranean realm beneath Paris. It's a place filled with historic mysteries and modern danger, where historians study the roots of Paris, and where artists, writers, and revolutionaries have woven the plots of novels, rebellions, and more.
Nick Nichols has been photographing elephants for more than 20 years. Now, he faces his most emotional assignment yetphotographing orphaned elephants at the moment when they are most vulnerableimmediately after their parents have been killed by poachers. Nick works closely with the keepers at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, who have made caring for these orphaned elephants their lifes work.
Ghosts of The Wild West+
More than 40 years ago, famed photographer Bill Allard fell in love with the American West. Now, on assignment for National Geographic magazine, he follows the path of the Hi-Line Railroad, which cuts across a thousand kilometers of northern Montana. He's there to track down the descendants of homesteaders who settled there a century ago to eke out a living despite the odds stacked against them. Along the way, we'll find out what connects Bill to this rugged landscape and why, at 73, he can't resist coming back again and again.
Photographer John Stanmeyer is on assignment for National Geographic magazine. Known for taking common subject matters and making them notable, John faces one of his most challenging assignments yet - "Sugar". Making the crystallized granule that most people consume daily interesting puts this photographer's skills to the test. John decides to delve deep into the heart of Haiti in search of sugar's use in Haitian Voodoo ceremonies. This is a subject matter with which he's unfamiliar and a religious practice rarely seen or witnessed by outsiders.
National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen is on assignment in the Arctic. We follow Paul as he braves the frigid waters off Greenland to photograph the unpredictable and dangerous Atlantic walrus. These giant mammals have rarely been photographed feeding on the ocean floor. Paul's challenge is to get close enough to capture the unique feeding habits of the walrus, while keeping a safe distance from their razor-sharp tusks.
Everyone's seen pictures of tigers and that leaves veteran big cat photographer Steve Winter with a problem - how do you photograph Bengal tigers in their natural habitat in a way that's never been seen before? To accomplish his mission, Steve travels to India with boxes of high-tech photographic equipment in an attempt to do just that.
Milan is a city thats hard to love. And yet its home to some of the most prominent art, fashion and history in the world. Photographer David Yoder is on assignment for National Geographic Traveler magazine to reveal the hidden side of Milan -- one of surprising beauty and nuance that only a true Milanese would know and most visitors dont often see.
What is it about the human face? Two of the world's most renowned photographers, Steve McCurry and Martin Schoeller reveal their secrets for capturing intimate portraits using very different shooting styles and lighting techniques. We'll follow along and learn from these masters how they find and photograph that one-in-a-million face.