Why I love National Geographic

Reading National Geographic is, to me, an endless world of opportunity and adventure. Opening a new copy really feels like stepping into a new world.

I love National Geographic because so much can be learned from it. They portray the world so beautifully with the help of an amazing team of photographers, journalists, adventurers, writers, biologists and camera crew, that it makes it so much more interesting and fascinating.

National Geographic confronts us with reality. It showcases the beauty and history of our world. It gives us a better understanding of man and nature, evolution of space and time, how new planets and galaxies are always being discovered. These are all amazing examples portraying the reality and truth.

But they also have a neat way of showcasing the darker side, things that are not beautiful, as well as things that make us unhappy. This can be seen by climate change, natural habitats being destroyed, or even human beings who are struggling to survive. In the end, it shows us the good, the bad, and the ugly.

What’s even better about National Geographic is, anybody around the world can have access to its content no matter how old you are.

Just recently, I learned that a marine iguana developed an amazing solution by shrinking and regrowing its size on demand for surviving a common weather event called El Niño which removes much of their food source. So by shortening their size, they shorten the amount of food and energy they would need, giving them a greater chance of survival. What a remarkable example of adaptation!

But being a big fan of National Geographic for a very long time, I was actually thinking of pursuing a career as a photographer and writer to discover more of our world’s wonders and what lies beyond our planet. And if you’re interested in adventure just like me, working for NatGeo is definitely the way to go.

In the end, so much can be reflected on its content between man and nature. You see, National Geographic truly makes the world a better place, but most importantly, it makes us better human beings.

National Geographic makes an explorer of us all.


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Benjamin Lessard

Benjamin Lessard is a young Canadian writer and photographer on a mission to travel the world - Sharing his life's greatest moments, adventures, stories and pictures, he hopes to inspire and educate the world of our beautiful planet and what lies beyond it.

12 thoughts on “Why I love National Geographic”

  1. This was such a well written and enjoyable post. We love Nat Geo and anything to do with our natural world. Since we can’t travel full time (yet!), magazines, books, and blogs on travel sustain us until the next adventure. Thanks for sharing, great work!


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  2. I’ll confess that I haven’t purchased a National Geographic magazine lately, but always loved them for their brilliant photography and interesting stories and journeys through various lands. I remember as a child (8 years old0 my friend and I would trade “gifts” throughout the year, and she used to give me NG mags. I loved them!

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  3. A really enjoyable post! I also love national geographic and the way it keeps us connected to nature and adventures… Hope u get to pursue your dream of working with national geographic 🙂
    Great work!

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    1. Thank you so much! Annie it’s great to know that you are a NatGeo fan too, and I can’t agree with you more, it does let us see the world without paying any money knowing that not everybody can afford it. I’m glad you like this post and I wish you all the best!

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  4. I guess NatGeo is a favorite amongst many travel writers & bloggers. Their stories & content are at an altogether different level which sure gives wanderlust to anyone watching/reading. Working for them would definitely be one of the best things, hope you get to!

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