The Galapagos Unveiled
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The Ballad of Lonesome George
Damned with us and damned without us, the Galápagos continue to attract hordes of nature-loving visitors. But whether you're drawn by the majesty of Darwin's discoveries or mesmerized by the brutal spectacle of survival, remember this: Evolution happens.
In these fragile, frigid ecosystems, the phrase tread lightly takes on a whole new meaning
Floating through class V whitewater and grizzly country in the shadow of Mount McKinley
Churchill, Canada, Isn't Just for the Bears
My Son, the Manatee
Is it ever too late to become the caring parent you thought you could be? To find out, one man went in search of his adopted manatee—only to discover the many injustices that humankind has heaped upon these hapless marine mammals. And when Junior is fat, slow, and endangered, family values are nothing more than an easy way to break your heart.
Eyes on the Veld
Deep in South Africa's interior sprawls Kruger National Park, the crown jewel of game preserves with 2,500 lions, 2,750 rhinos, 8,500 elephants, 30,000 zebras, 100,000 impalas...and 650 miles of boundary wire keeping animals in and poachers out. Welcome to the postmodern Eden, where everyone behaves—or else.
Once, he rode the smoky ridges about the Umpqua River, a pack of baying hounds at his feet, the bawling of the terrified Ursus americanus ringing through the hills. Once, he was undisputed master of the kill. Once, Ray Hillsman slew a thousand bears. And then one man said, No more.
Beyond the Zone
As the United States prepares to hand over the canal, Panama's wild wonders are ripe for discovery
Chuck Darwin, Eat Your Heart Out
The Chiricahua Mountains are as rugged and diverse as the Galápagos but have one big advantage: They're right here at home.
Yeti or Not
The Great Reinhold Messner unmasks his latest conquest
A Storm at the Bone: A Personal Exploration Into Deep Weather
Can you feel it coming? Heat, hail, snow, rain. Wind, drought, flood, pain. Are you tired of waiting? Then hurry to Bangladesh, where the skies have already broken.