Why Is It Important to Explore?

National Geographic’s adventurers and grantees reveal what drives them to explore our world. Interviews include Lee Berger, Cory Richards, Catherine Workman, Laly Lichtenfeld, John Francis, Emily Ainsworth, Juan Martinez, Clare Fieseler, and Enric Sala. Now you tell us: Why do you think it’s important to explore?

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