National Geographic Community

Why should I register for NationalGeographic.com?

By registering, you will have greater access to exclusive content from National Geographic, the ability to con...

Verifying your email address for the National Geographic community

Why do I need to verify my email address? Verifying your email address is required in order to help prevent an...

How can I reset my password?

Before you try to reset your password, please be sure you have confirmed your email address. Many times when y...

Why can't I choose a display name?

National Geographic is a global community committed to inspiring people to care about the planet and as a com...

Can I create my own display name?

You cannot create your own display name. Instead, on the Settings: Public Profile page (must be signed in) you...

What is an avatar?

An avatar, or profile picture, is an image used to represent your identity within the National Geographic comm...

Can I upload my own profile photo (avatar)?

Yes. You can upload a custom avatar during the registration process or from the Settings: Public Profile page....

Why was my avatar rejected?

If your avatar was rejected, it may not comply with National Geographic Community Standards. Please upload a n...

I signed up for an account but I can't log in.

f you're trying to sign in to access your community account on NationalGeographic.com or on Your Shot and can'...

Are release forms required when submitting a photograph to Your Shot?

By submitting a photograph to Your Shot you warrant that you are the owner of the image, that you alone own th...