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...

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.

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

Why do I have to register using my real name?

At the time of registration, we ask members to enter their first and last name to identify themselves within t...

I'm having trouble signing in to my community account on NationalGeographic.com or Your Shot

I'm attempting to sign in to my Your Shot account or my NationalGeographic.com community account and I'm recei...