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Deepen your understanding of our world with Nat Geo. Broaden your thinking every day with compelling stories that challenge you to see a new point of view and dive deep into the topics you care about, from protecting the planet to unraveling mysteries and more.

Sign up for a free account and get access to:
• Hundreds of stories on animals, culture, history, science, and more
• An immersive, ad-free reading experience
• Personalized story lists with recommendations based on your interests

Subscribe to Nat Geo Premium to unlock all of the above, plus more:
• A century of archives at your fingertips
• Downloadable articles for offline reading
• Digital viewing of our award-winning magazine
• Unlimited access to subscriber-exclusive stories, plus interactive features, and photo galleries
• New, online-only articles published daily

If you are already a paid subscriber to National Geographic, access through the app is included in your subscription. Download the app and follow the prompts to link your account. If you purchased your subscription through Apple, payment will continue to be processed through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew. The annual renewal charge for your 12-month subscription shall be the same as the original annual purchase price, unless you are otherwise notified in advance. If you purchased a 6-month introductory offer, your account will automatically be renewed at the end of the 6-month period into an annual subscription price of $29. If you purchased a 1-year introductory offer, your account will automatically be renewed at the end of the 1-year period into an annual subscription price of $29. To avoid the billing of fees for the next subscription period, you must turn off auto-renew or cancel your monthly or yearly subscription at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renew or cancel at any time from your iTunes account settings. You will not receive a refund for the fees you already paid for your current subscription period and you will continue to have access to your subscription until the end of your current subscription period. National Geographic provides no refunds and you may cancel auto-renewal at any time. All sales are final. After purchase via iTunes, you will have unlimited access on this device during your subscription period.

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Blue marlins are among the largest, fastest, and most recognizable fish in the world. Their cobalt blue and silvery white bodies and spear-shaped upper jaws make this big fish stand out in a big ocean.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18.6K Ratings

18.6K Ratings

Hacker#11.33 ,

National Geographic Review

National Geographic is the best. It has amazing photography and lots of scientific proven information that’s explained for the average person. It also shows biases, and theories and explains them along with information that don’t support the claim. It has a wide variety of topics to explore with lots of detail and multiple people who work hard behind the scenes to give the best information. The only negative part about it is that they can over exaggerate animal fights and predators leaving people with knowledge that makes people these amazing animals as dangerous, violent and vicious. Although they do inform people about their behavior and adaptations that help them compete in this ever changing world it gives them a bad reputation. Which leads people to want to harm them instead of protecting them from their already dwindling numbers ( such as sharks). National Geographic provides awesome information with lots of facts and details and gives both biases on topics. But some of the biases content can be perceived wrong.

wmb215 ,

Some improvements but still slow

Updating to 3 stars. Finally I was able to reach someone that suggested deleting the app. But that didn’t work. Then it seemed they perhaps had some issues on the back end of the system (nothing to do with my app). Now downloads seem to work as well as reading offline. Not giving higher than 3 starts because the app is still very slow.
Zero Stars!!! It’s been years since my first review of this app and it’s still broken. Nothing gets fixed. They say the Downloading is now enabled, but it’s clearly broken. It fails when trying to download, then the item gets stuck in the Library and your can’t remove it even though it isn’t bookmarked as a saved item. The only way to purge it is to delete the app and start all over. One brief time I was able to download an article, then while traveling and not on WiFi, the article wasn’t available. So why is there a download option if you can’t read it offline? Maybe I’m missing the purpose of the download option. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app per NatGeo’s support team recommendation, only to loose all my bookmarked items. Then the problem persisted. They or their developer clearly have no clue as to what is wrong with this app, nor do they care about fixing it. If they did, these issues would not be languishing for the past several years. The original apps was great — could download issues, read offline — then this new app came along and all went sideways if not backwards.

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Molly and Mandarin ,

My exposure to nature’s mysteries, other peoples, and exploration of current issues

So good. The photos, of course, are amazing, and the writers bring you right in to what they experience with verbal elegance, do pleasing to see and “hear”. The pictures and stories take me all over the world and up close. NatGeo has me running a race in the wintry cold with top runners in the Himalayas, journeying along an important river in India and seeing its critical water issues, and feeling excited at the amazing cutting-edge agricultural techniques in the Netherlands that give hope to the capacity to feed millions with so little land. My experience and awareness is expanded through the app and the monthly issue, which I think is worth the $2.99/month to subscribe.

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