No108 China: Pandas
Sichuan’s Anzihe Nature Reserve has more giant pandas per square mile than anywhere else
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.
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.
No58 United States: Grizzly Bears
In America's first national park, an iconic omnivore roams an extremely varied path.
No21 INDIA: MASKED DANCE
The freakiest-looking festival in the Himalayas comes courtesy of Buddhist monks.
No19 TURKEY: OIL WRESTLING
A tournament that has attracted slippery strongmen since the 14th century.
No6 United States: ARCTIC SHACKS
The improvised, weather-resistant hunting cabins of Alaska's native Iñupiats.