Cover Preview: National Geographic – August 2022

How the spirit of ancient Stonehenge was captured with a 21st-century drone

Photographer Reuben Wu took innovative risks to show one of the world’s most-photographed sites in a new light.

Reuben Wu, a British photographer and visual artist based in Chicago, was first introduced to National Geographic as most⁠ people are: When he was a child, he enjoyed looking at the magazines his father subscribed to for decades. 

He dreamed of seeing his photographs in the same magazine—and even on the cover. So when National Geographic asked him to photograph an iconic monument he knows well, he was ready to work. 

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Walking Tour: Dubrovnik In Southern Croatia (4K)

Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It’s known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the pedestrianized Stradun (or Placa) is lined with shops and restaurants.

Hiking Tour: Laugavegur Fimmvörðuháls, Iceland

Fimmvörðuháls is the area between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull in southern Iceland.

Video timeline: 00:00 Intro 2:21 Landmannalaugar 7:59 Álftavatn 9:59 Hvanngil 12:52 Emstrur 15:28 Volcano Huts 16:06 Valahnúkur 17:39 Thórsmörk 22:06 Baldvinsskáli 24:11 Skógafoss 24:50 Guide

The route between Skógar and Thórsmörk goes through this pass and is one of the most popular walking routes in Iceland, despite being 22 kilometres long and involving 1,000 metres of climbing.

National Geographic: The Bermuda Triangle Myth

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is an urban legend focused on a loosely-defined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. 

For centuries, scientists have struggled to explain why hundreds of ships disappear when they reach the Bermuda Triangle. This area in the Atlantic Ocean is home to approximately 300 vessels, with several of these ships capsizing under mysterious circumstances. Today, experts are diving into these crystal clear waters to visit some of the abandoned shipwrecks and determine why they never made it to dry land.

Morning News: Record Heat Waves, Colombia’s FARC, Ukraine Grain Store

Vast stretches of the temperate world are baking or burning, and as climate change marches on widespread heatwaves will only grow more intense and more common.

After a half-century of insurgency, some rebels of Colombia’s disbanded FARC group needed a new calling: they have become tour guides. And a look at where Ukraine can store its considerable grain harvest.