No99 China: Wrestlers
For more than 7,000 years, aspiring “Invincible Titans” have grappled on the Central Asian steppe.
No98 Morocco: Monkeys
In the Atlas mountains, the Mediterranean’s only non-human primate species hangs on.
No96 Spain: Lynx
Stealthy habits and GPS collars have helped Western Europe’s rarest wildcat hang on.
No95 Indonesia: Free Divers
In Sulawesi, big-lunged Bajau hunters eke out a traditional living underwater.
No93 Indonesia: Monkeys
Will Borneo’s big-nosed, pot-bellied primate swing and swim in the wild for much longer?
No92 Hungary: Busos
In a town on the Danube, mobs of shaggy monster-men herald the coming of spring.
No90 United States: Scavengers
In Montana, a Native American buffalo hunt sets the scene for a conscientious frontier revival.
No89 United States: Jazz Parades
In New Orleans, historic “Second Line” processions bring the music to the streets.
No87 Japan: Sanno Fest
In Otsu, a 1,200-year-old celebration honors lusty mountain gods every spring.
No81 India: Nose Plugs
In the eastern highlands, grandmothers wear tribal affiliation on their faces.
No70 China: Tea Fields
In southern Yunnan, pu-erh emerges from terraced landscapes and timeless methods.
No61 Greenland: Icebergs
Hardly inert, the frozen giants of the Illulissat Icefjord are harbingers of dramatic change
No44 United States: Antelope Canyon
In the Arizona desert, an underground corridor unlike any other.
No21 INDIA: MASKED DANCE
The freakiest-looking festival in the Himalayas comes courtesy of Buddhist monks.
No18 FRANCE: MICRO-NATION
Why one historic valley district has its own customs agents and passport stamps.
No14 United States: “Little Denmark”
A California town that preserves (and performs) its Danish roots with gusto.