Inside Nat Geo: Badass female wildlife rangers, stunning photos of a matriarchal kingdom, and more

Inside Nat Geo: Badass female wildlife rangers, stunning photos of a matriarchal kingdom, and more





Rangers, teens, matriarchs, journalists: Women of all kinds live amazing stories every day. Here are some of our favorites, told by women about women. | 
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INSIDE NAT GEO
your update on our top stories for Dec. 11
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Three Indian Women Take on a Male-Dominated Travel Industry
In a country where women make up less than 30% of the workforce, these three unlikely tour guides are changing the face of travel.
MEET THE TRAILBLAZERS
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FURTHER: Should Women Travel Alone in India?+
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Where Women Reign: An Intimate Look Inside
a Rare Kingdom
High in the Himalayas, the last matriarchs of the Mosuo people struggle to keep ancient traditions alive in the face of voracious tourism and dwindling villages.
MEET THE MATRIARCHS
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FURTHER:The Risky Lives of Women Sent Into Exile For Menstruating+
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Follow a Transgender Teen's Emotional Journey to Womanhood
"I was no less of a woman before it, and I'm no more of one today," says transgender Massachusetts teen Emmie Smith of her gender-confirmation surgery.
MEET EMMIE
FURTHER:A Woman's Epic Journey to Climb the Seven Summits+
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These Badass Women Are Taking on Poachers—and Winning
If you're trying to protect South Africa's endangered elephants and rhinos, look no further than the Black Mambas, the world's first all-female anti-poaching unit: they'll get the job done.
MEET THE MAMBAS
FURTHER: The Woman Behind the Only National Memorial for Female Vets+
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The Woman Who Shaped National Geographic
Enjoy Nat Geo's color photography? You can thank Eliza Scidmore, the pioneering journalist, photographer, and travel addict whose work made the magazine what it is today. (She's also responsible for D.C.'s famous cherry blossoms.)
MEET ELIZA
FURTHER: This Woman Saved the Americas From the Nazis+
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Famous Viking Warrior Was a Woman, DNA Reveals
New DNA evidence has forced archaeologists to reconsider a well-known gravesite, shedding light on Viking gender roles.
MEET THE SHIELDMAIDEN
FURTHER: Prehistoric Women Had Stronger Arms Than Modern Athletes+
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