No107 Denmark: Shepherds
In the Faroe Islands, locals go to great lengths—and heights—to preserve a tradition of “extreme ranching”
No103 Japan: Fox Dance
To please ancestors, children in Himeshima transform into animals and princesses.
No100 Russia: Sled Drivers
With help from trained reindeer, Siberia’s nomadic Nenets speed across the tundra.
No98 Morocco: Monkeys
In the Atlas mountains, the Mediterranean’s only non-human primate species hangs on.
No97 Turkey: Circumcision
In Istanbul, boys undergo an ancient surgical procedure—and get the royal treatment.
No95 Indonesia: Free Divers
In Sulawesi, big-lunged Bajau hunters eke out a traditional living underwater.
No92 Hungary: Busos
In a town on the Danube, mobs of shaggy monster-men herald the coming of spring.
No91 Italy: Sheep Routes
Thousands of sheep crowd through the Po Valley on an annual migration between Alps and plain.
No89 United States: Jazz Parades
In New Orleans, historic “Second Line” processions bring the music to the streets.
No88 Lesotho: Horsemen
In a tiny highland nation in southern Africa, herders dignify simple lives with striking costume.
No71 Philippines: Octopus
Discarded shells are shelters for this underwater species in Anilao. Beer cans, too.
No70 China: Tea Fields
In southern Yunnan, pu-erh emerges from terraced landscapes and timeless methods.
No68 Italy: Palio Parade
Siena’s medieval-themed processions lay bare the city’s sturdy, tangled roots. Just don’t call them reenactments.
No61 Greenland: Icebergs
Hardly inert, the frozen giants of the Illulissat Icefjord are harbingers of dramatic change
No58 United States: Grizzly Bears
In America's first national park, an iconic omnivore roams an extremely varied path.
No56 Papua New Guinea: Bird of Paradise
Come mating time, the King-of-Saxony male makes a ruckus. Collaboration: Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
No55 West Papua: Riflebird
A male bird-of-paradise performs a dramatic courtship dance. Collaboration: Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
No52 Thailand: Swords
A Lampang workshop specializes in the dha, a traditional Southeast Asian sword.
No44 United States: Antelope Canyon
In the Arizona desert, an underground corridor unlike any other.
No26 United States: Elk Refuge
In winter, a Wyoming town welcomes to the world’s largest gathering of elk.
No19 TURKEY: OIL WRESTLING
A tournament that has attracted slippery strongmen since the 14th century.
No14 United States: “Little Denmark”
A California town that preserves (and performs) its Danish roots with gusto.