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Photo: Cheetah

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Photo: Meadow

Wild Land

Travel to an untamed land shaped by rock, wind, and water.

Photo: Barrington Irving

Barrington Irving

Listen to National Geographic Explorer and aviator Barrington Irving describe how he beat the odds to become the youngest person to fly solo around the world.

Coming UpPhoto: Bat

Photographs by: © Paul Souders/Corbis (cheetah); Joe Raedle/Getty Images (Barrington Irving Jr.); Frans Lanting/National Geographic Creative (puffins); Merlin Tuttle/National Geographic Creative (bat).