• Celebrate Big Cat Week

    Celebrate Big Cat Week

    Get closer than ever before to lions, tigers, cheetahs, panthers, and more as you share in their triumphs, defeats, and epic struggles to survive during this full week of big cat programming.

  • Give a Cat a Camera

    Give a Cat a Camera

    See what big cats do when they think no one is watching.

  • It’s a Big Cat Throwdown

    It’s a Big Cat Throwdown

    Sometimes big cats find themselves in big spats. Check out some of the fiercest battles from Big Cat Week.

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    10 Ways Big Cats Are Just Like Little Cats

    They may be giant and ferocious but at the end of the day, wild cats are just like our furry little feline (and domesticated) friends. Check out all the ways these beautiful beasts are really just like your average fur ball.

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    Which Big Cat is the Ultimate Predator?

    Big Cats are the embodiment of grace and power.  Find out what skills the members of the ferocious feline family have to become some of the top predators around the world.

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    Of Cats and Dogs

    Photographer Joel Sartore is capturing the world's animalsincluding big cats and wolvesbefore they go extinct.

  • Picture of a whooping crane in New Orleans, Louisiana

    A Flight of Birds

    See a whooping crane, a Javan rhinoceros hornbill, and more stunning birds photographed by Joel Sartore.

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    Primate Portraits

    See photos of monkeys, lemurs, and great apes from photographer Joel Sartore.

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    Whale Watch

    Discover the best places to whale watch in South Australia.

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    Eerie Animals

    From black cats to vampire bats, certain animals just give humans the willies. Cozy up to some creepy critters in this gallery.

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    Deadly Instinct

    The savagery of daily life in the animal kingdom is captured up close by National Geographic photographers in Deadly Instinct, which tells the story of the struggle between predator and prey with vivid shots, narrative, and candid interviews with wildlife photographers. Browse a selection of the photos in this gallery.

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