Simon Ingram

UK Online Editor, National Geographic

United Kingdom

An internationally-published journalist, Simon's work has appeared in publications including National Geographic, The Independent and The Ernest Journal. He was the editor of Trail Magazine for nine years and is a contributor to the Country Diary, The Guardian’s century-old natural history column.

He is the author of two acclaimed books about the British mountains, Between the Sunset and the Sea (HarperCollins, 2015) and The Black Ridge (HarperCollins, 2021).

He joined the UK offices of National Geographic in 2019.

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Through 22 stories and 130 locations, a photographer retraces a haunting 'pathway to genocide'

Photograph by Marc Wilson Photographs By Marc Wilson AT A GLANCE the photographs would appear to show any run-down backyard scene in Nondescript, Europe. A forest clearing. Damp-stained buildings with glowering, monochrome architecture. Concrete wastegrounds between tower blocks, the grey palate perhaps enlivened with a basketball hoop or a playset.

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Generosity, grief and the 'black anaconda': Inside the world's biggest annual pilgrimage

The lines start in all corners of the country. People of every age, wearing dark clothes, some holding flags, some dancing, some vocal, some reflective. Groups of men together, groups of women, families. The processions move along roads from every direction, all towards Karbala - which could be anything from a few hours, to over a week's walk away.

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Portraits tell the stories of the UK's volunteer vaccinators

Photographs By Matt Davis Zainab Yasmin, 43, London. "I work as a public health programme manager in Tower Hamlets. I'm studying for a masters degree in public health. I joined St John Ambulance in March 2020, but I couldn't start volunteering immediately as I contracted COVID 19.

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Wolf man: Why the life of Jack London was as wild as his books

This week a new cinematic adaptation of The Call of the Wild is released, starring Harrison Ford in the role of John Thornton - a Canadian gold hunter who befriends a dog named Buck against the elemental backdrop of the Klondike gold rush.