National Geographic May 2021 Highlights:
The Ocean Issue
Secrets of the Whales
Some dolphins and whales have their own cultural traditions and dialects, characteristics once thought to be unique to humans.
About 70% of Earth’s surface is ocean. This is how it’s connected.
Images made years apart show how warming oceans harm corals.
28 Days Under the Sea
Diving on the floor of the Mediterranean, four explorers found amazing life-forms.
Searcher of the Deep
Decades after locating the wreck of the Titanic, Robert Ballard still hunts for cultural and scientific treasures.
Mining Marks a Landscape
Viewing mines from above, a photographer captures the results of extracting coal to fuel electric power planets.
Conservation’s Popularity Contest
Wildlife funding and advocacy focus most on charismatic species. Is it time to rethink that approach?
A huge Antarctic iceberg posed a risk to an island wildlife preserve.
Bridging Cultures, Causes With Music
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma pairs concerts with activist events on environmental and other issues.
Fleeing the Flood
As waters threatened rare giraffes’ habitat, former enemies joined forces to move them via modern-day ark.
Ink From Pollution
On The Cover:
In South Pacific waters, a humpback whale calf focuses on photographer Brian Skerry, and vice versa Skerry has spent years observing the distinctive behaviors and traditions of many cetacean species.
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