Tag Archives: Geography

Photography: National Geographic – Oct 2022

A dark grey Canadian sphynx cat looks directly at the camera with green eyes and his ears turned to point forward. The image is surrounded by a yellow border and overlaid with the headline, "Minds of their own: Some animals have complex emotions— much like us"

Minds Of Their Own – Ed, a Canadian sphynx cat,

is curious, outgoing, affectionate, and highly responsive to human emotion. He’s also talkative: Say his name, he purrs. In this portrait, his forward-tilted ears show he’s alert and his narrowed pupils that he’s relaxed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY VINCENT LAGRANGE

Cover Preview: National Geographic – Sept 2022

The U.S. is home to some of the most beautiful places on the planet, but climate change poses a threat to these natural treasures. On this episode of Overheard, learn how innovation and Indigenous knowledge could change how we protect the environment.

Read more: https://on.natgeo.com/3CanfRJ

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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Africa Views: Ethiopia And Sudan’s Disputed Borders

Recent events have revived a century-old border dispute between Ethiopia and Sudan over al-Fashaga—a fertile region that both countries claim as their own. Could these tensions throw the entire region into conflict?

Timeline: 00:00 – The border dispute: Sudan and Ethiopia 00:58 – The history of the dispute 02:33 – How does Abiy Ahmed worsen tensions 03:55 – Trouble in Tigray 04:38 – The return of civil war in Ethiopia 05:07 – Sudan reclaims al-Fashaga 06:27 – The dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam

Foodscapes: Science Of The Global Food System

Climate: Rainforests In Some Unexpected Places

Many of us are familiar with rainforests; lush and exotic environments that serve as the pinnacle of life on Earth. For the most part we assume these only occur throughout the tropics, but as it turns out certain areas in the temperate latitudes can receive just as much rainfall, creating a number of rainforests in unexpected places.

Temperate rainforests are coniferous or broadleaf forests that occur in the temperate zone and receive heavy rain. … The moist conditions of temperate rain forests generally support an understory of mosses, ferns and some shrubs and berries.

Perspectives: The World’s Islands In Size Comparison

There are many islands on Earth, this video shows some of them from the smallest (Hub Island) to the largest (Greenland). The measurements may vary depending on the source. The islands are placed over North America to have a better perspective of their size with respect to the different states.

MUSIC: (CC BY) sb_helios by Scott Buckley – http://www.scottbuckley.com.au