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Sense of Place - Week 3 Gallery - Traveler Photo Contest 2014 - National Geographic — Submit your entry online to the 2014 Traveler Photo Contest in any of these four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place, and Spontaneous Moments. Prizes include a Galapagos Photography Expedition, photo workshops, and more.

Mount Everest's Deadliest Day Puts Focus on Sherpas — Broughton Coburn Updated April 18, 2014 In the deadliest day in Mount Everest's history, a Friday avalanche has killed 12 Sherpa guides and left three missing. Another six people have been injured, according to news reports.
Sad day with Sherpas' deaths in #EverestAvalanche; died prepping the route for rich Western climbers
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Photo of the Day — A dinner boat on the Seine passes the Eiffel Tower in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from William Albert Allard.

Sherpas Take Steep Risks for Life-Changing Pay — Chip Brown Published April 18, 2014 Last spring the Sherpa news that dominated the headlines was a brawl that took place on Everest when a group of Sherpas fixing ropes got into a fight with three Western climbers.
Sherpas Take Steep Risks for Life-Changing Pay - the last line tells the whole story
Learn why Sherpas risk their lives in an exclusive Nat Geo story and photos via @NatGeo

Route 66: Leaving Chicago — I wanted a convertible- -a red vintage convertible with shiny chrome rims and white leather seats. But the Enterprise at O'Hare didn't have any of those. "You wanna Impala?" The guy asked, but it was white-and I'm allergic to renting white cars. One day on the road and white cars start looking like dirty underwear....
What does the REAL #Route66 look like? Like a Roman ruin. See today's photo gallery, "Leaving Chicago" #Illinois
Read my 1st two stories from the road on #Route66 "The Mother Road" & "Leaving Chicago"
RT @WheresAndrew: Yesterday I set out from Chicago to drive the entire length of #Route66. Read today's post, "Leaving Chicago"…
Yesterday I set out from Chicago to drive the entire length of #Route66. Read today's post, "Leaving Chicago" #travel

The Future of FOOD How to feed our growing planet — The National Geographic Food Hub

National Geographic Investigates the Future of Food — By 2050, Earth will likely be home to more than nine billion people. That's a lot of mouths to feed. In a special eight-month series, "The Future of Food," National Geographic investigates how to meet our growing need for nourishment without harming the planet that sustains us.

Best Space Pictures: Blood Moon, Auroras, and Rover Tracks — Jane J. Lee Published April 18, 2014 The night sky presides over a cherry tree in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, on April 12. The mayor of Tokyo presented 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C., in 1912 as a sign of friendship between Japan and the U.S. The annual National Cherry Blossom Festival honors that gift.
RT @NatGeoMag: A galaxy warps, auroras light up the night, and the moon turns blood red in this look back at the week in space.…

Can World's Rarest Bear Be Saved? — Douglas Chadwick National Geographic Published April 17, 2014 The Gobi is Earth's fifth largest desert, sprawling across half a million square miles of southern Mongolia and northern China. It sees temperatures of minus 40°F in winter and 120 in summer, and gets just two to eight inches of annual rainfall.

Rena Effendi on the Beauty in Unexpected Places — "You become this superhuman being that doesn't need anything. You just go out taking pictures and you don't notice bad weather, or hunger, or exhaustion. You just take pictures." -Rena Effendi Rena Effendi grew up Baku, Azerbaijan during the economic collapse of the Soviet Union.

Silent Streams - National Geographic Magazine — At the helm, sharing the role of Noah, are J. R. Shute of North Carolina and Pat Rakes of Arkansas, who met at graduate school in the mid-1980s. They've been splashing around streams and keeping aquariums since they were boys. Now they've managed to transform a boyhood passion into an unusual profession.
"In the United States nearly half the 573 animals on the threatened and endangered list are freshwater species."…