National Geographic Daily News
Hope Varnes
Hope Varnes

We saw lots of crabs that looked like this when we visited Bacolod City in the Philippines in 2013. They were tiny.

Neesy Tompkins
Neesy Tompkins

I found one of these in my front yard this evening. Close to a drainage ditch, and quite aggressive. Due to the drought I wondered if he was searching for water. Gorgeous purple hues. 

How to Feed Our Growing Planet

  • Feed the World

    Feed the World

    National Geographic explores how we can feed the growing population without overwhelming the planet in our food series.

See blogs, stories, and news »

The Innovators Project

See more innovators »

Latest News Video

  • Mazes: Key to Brain Development?

    Mazes: Key to Brain Development?

    Mazes are a powerful tool for neuroscientists trying to figure out the brain and help us learn to grapple with the unexpected.

See more videos »

See Us on Google Glass

Shop Our Space Collection

  • Be the First to Own <i>Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey</i>

    Be the First to Own Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

    The updated companion book to Carl Sagan's Cosmos, featuring a new forward by Neil deGrasse Tyson is now available. Proceeds support our mission programs, which protect species, habitats, and cultures.

Shop Now »