Introducing September’s Guest Editor: Katie Piper

A special issue from the presenter who underwent pioneering facial reconstruction after surviving an acid attack.

National Geographic's September Issue: The Story of A Face

Our report on Katie Stubblefield, the youngest full-face transplant recipient in American history. 

Half of the Great Barrier Reef Is Dead

See where coral in the world's largest coral reef system has been bleached to death.

Why Poison Is a Growing Threat to Africa’s Wildlife

Deadly chemicals are now a weapon of choice for those who see lions, elephants, and other wild animals as threats to livestock and property.

A Look Inside One of Earth’s Most Dramatic Volcanoes

At 2 a.m., this photographer descended into an active volcano where miners extract sulphur from inside a blue-flame spewing crater.

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