Sunday Stills: The mystical world of crop circles, a tiny island steeped in tradition, and more

Sunday Stills: The mystical world of crop circles, a tiny island steeped in tradition, and more





Plus: A photographer recounts his narrow escape from the world's deepest cave
Meet the Babooon Eaters of Zambezi   
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National Geographic
Issue 124
S U N D A Y  S T I L L S
October 28, 2018
Photograph by Aaron Huey
The Battle for the American West
Bears Ears National Monument was once home to indigenous cultures who left their mark in the form of petroglyphs, cliff dwellings, and burial sites. Now, it is at the heart of a dispute over who owns our public lands.
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Photograph by Fabien Weiss
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On the Island of Women
The tiny island of Kihnu in the Baltic Sea attracts thousands of tourists each year to experience something rare: a truly matriarchal society.
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Photograph by Frans Lanting
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A Lifetime of Wildlife
National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting's groundbreaking photographs changed the way we see wild animals—up close, vibrant, and sometimes almost human.
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Photograph by Robert Ormerod
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The Mystical Allure of Crop Circles
Welcome to Wiltshire, England, the epicenter of crop circles—geometrical patterns that appear overnight in farmers' fields. Dismissed as a hoax by some, true believers see the handiwork of otherworldly forces in these perfectly carved shapes, and flock to the area to soak in the spiritual energy.
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Photograph by Robbie Shone
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A Narrow Escape From the World's Deepest Cave
Photographer Robbie Shone was accompanying a team of Russian cave explorers and scientists on an expedition through Veryovkina in Abkhazia, Georgia, when a torrent of floodwater almost cost them their lives.
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