Mission Critical Namibia

Season 1

When National Geographic photographers go on assignment, it's not just a job-it's a mission. Covering stories that are as urgent as they are timeless, they travel to every corner of the globe to show us what we need to know now-to save iconic species from extinction, protect ourselves, and make way for a better, more sustainable planet. And this time, they're taking you along for the ride. Go deep off the shores of Cape Cod, as award-winning photojournalist Brian Skerry investigates a rash of fatal shark attacks where humans aren't the prey, but the predators. Travel to the tropics of Borneo, where field biologist and photographer Tim Laman races against time to bring attention to a palm oil industry that's wiping out some of the last remaining orangutan habitat. And join legendary big cat photographer Steve Winter as he ventures deep into the beating heart of Mumbai-to capture extraordinary imagery of leopards right in the center of the most crowded city on the planet. Having the "best job in the world" isn't as easy as it sounds. Because when you're assigned a Mission Critical, you've only got one shot at telling us the story-and making a difference

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