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The National Geographic Society was created in Washington, D.C.,in January 1888 for “the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge.” Today the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic magazine, the official journal of the Society, is published in English and 33 local-language editions: Japanese, Spanish (for Spain and Latin America), Italian, Greek, Hebrew, Orthodox Hebrew, French, German, Polish, Korean, Portuguese (for Brazil and Portugal), Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish,Chinese (traditional characters and simplified characters), Finnish, Turkish, Thai, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, Croatian, Bahasa Indonesia, Bulgarian, Slovenian, Serbian, Lithuanian and Arabic. It has a global circulation of around 8 million. The magazine provides in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science and technology, and sets the standard for excellence in reporting, photography and map-making. It has won 13 prestigious National Magazine Awards in the past five years: for Magazine of the Year and Single-Topic Issue in 2011; for General Excellence, Photojournalism and Essays and two inaugural Digital Media Awards for Best Photography and Best Community in 2010; for Photojournalism in 2009; for General Excellence, Photojournalism and Reporting in 2008; and for General Excellence and Photography in 2007.
Traveller,VOLUME 01, ISSUE 05 NOVEMBER 2012
Description : The November issue of National Geographic Traveller India focuses on cities and the allure and energy of urban spaces. The stories aim to inspire readers to experience a spectrum of urban culture in cities across India and the world. The issue also includes stories about cycling through Singapore's Pulau Ubin Island, a sketching holiday in Italy, and the incredi-ble perspective on life of a man who travels the world against all medical advice.
Cuba’s New Now
The people respond to reforms with excitement, black humor, and a large dose of skepticism.
It’s All in the Bubbles
Scientists have discovered the secret of the emperor penguin’s amazing underwater speed.
Vikings and Native Americans
A strange strand of yarn is helping uncover a lost chapter of New World history.
Sailing the Dunes
In his wheelless paraglider, photographer George Steinmetz flies over deserts, guided by dunes.
Cheetahs on the Edge
They’re shy and delicately built. They can’t roar. But the threatened cat is a shrewd survivor.
Arkansas Delta, 40 Years Later
A VISTA volunteer, he made black friends, was beaten by whites. Now he and his camera return.
This month, we use cutting-edge photo technology to capture unique images of the fastest sprinter on Earth.
NGM Photographers on Instagram
Enjoy daily photo dispatches from our photographers.
The Moment: Shooting Stars
To capture emperor penguins in flight, Paul Nicklen used polar survival skills he learned as a child.
Decorate your desktop with beautiful images from this month’s issue of the magazine.
A 1925 image by Émile Baraize is the earliest color photo of Egypt’s Sphinx.
Visions of Earth
features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.
Submit your photo, check out Your Shot jigsaw puzzles, and see reader photos published in
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