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National Geographic, formerly The National Geographic Magazine, is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society. It has been published continuously since its first issue in 1888, nine months after the Society itself was founded. It primarily contains articles about geography, history, and world culture. The magazine is known for its thick square-bound glossy format with a yellow rectangular border and its extensive use of dramatic photographs.
The magazine is published monthly, and additional map supplements are also included with subscriptions. It is available in a traditional printed edition and through an interactive online edition. On occasion, special editions of the magazine are issued.
As of 2014, the magazine was circulated worldwide in 40 local-language editions and had a global circulation of 6.8 million per month. Its U.S. circulation is around 3.5 million per month.
An enlightening, wide-ranging interview with NGM editor Kathy Moran—touching upon humanity's visual storytelling DNA, the transformative power of images and the fundamental universality of photography.
Many great National Geographic photographers talk about photography as a powerful, universal visual language — true inspiration!
See full-screen slideshows of the top winners selected by National Geographic this year in all categories of their international contest: Nature, People and Places.
With an amazing archive of photographs that span the globe and the past 125 year, the anniversary issue of National Geographic reminds us that "a photograph has the power to do infinitely more than document. It can transport us to unseen worlds."