Celebrating 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

Since 1888, National Geographic magazine has brought the people and places of our immense planet into the homes – and imaginations – of millions of readers. Printed in 37 languages, and instantly recognizable by the yellow-bordered cover, the magazine is revered for its world-class imagery, showcasing the talents of its intrepid photographers.

1. Majlis al Jinn cave, Oman

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© STEPHEN ALVAREZ/National Geographic

 

Ben Caddell descends Majlis al Jinn cave. Christie’s Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

 

2. Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

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© RALPH LEE HOPKINS/National Geographic

 

An Adelie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae, jumping on an iceberg in Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. Christie’s Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

 

3. Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska

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© JOEL SARTORE/National Geographic

 

A grizzly bear opens wide for a mouth full of salmon in Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Christie’s Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

 

4. Brazzaville Zoo, Republic of the Congo

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© MICHAEL NICHOLS/National Geographic

 

Jou Jou, captive chimpanzee reaches out its hand to Dr. Jane Goodall. Brazzaville Zoo, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Christie’s Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

 

5. Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

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© JOHN BURCHAM/National Geographic

 

Tumbleweed in mid air over the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah. Christie’s Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

 

6. Khunde, Nepal

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© ROBB KENDRICK/National Geographic

 

Prayer flags fly over the village to mourn Sir Edmund Hillary’s family killed in a plane crash. Christie’s Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

 

7. Cambodia

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© ANNIE GRIFFITHS/National Geographic

 

Cambodian villagers celebrate as they get a fresh water well for the first time. Christie’s Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

 

8. California

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© BECKWITH, N.E. /National Geographic

 

Loggers and the giant Mark Twain redwood cut down in 1892.Christie’s Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

 

9. Botswana

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© BEVERLY JOUBERT/National Geographic

 

A lioness and cubs huddle together, Affection. Botswana. Christie’s Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

 

10. Utah

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© DIANE COOK AND LEN JENSHEL/National Geographic

 

Two ostriches (Struthio camelus) inquisitively look over a wooden plank fence. Christie’s Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

 

11. Fiji Islands

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© MAURICIO HANDLER/National Geographic

 

A Pink anemone fish, Amphiprion perideraion, peeks out from an anemone. Christie’s Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

 

12. Calcutta (Kolkata), India

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© RANDY OLSON/National Geographic

 

Calcutta’s streets crammed with vendors, pedestrians and taxis.Christie’s Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

 

13. Amarillo, Texas

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© TINO SORIANO/National Geographic

 

A boy sits on top of a car on Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas. Christie’s Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

 

14. Hemis National Park, India

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© STEVE WINTER/National Geographic

 

A remote camera captures a snow leopard in the falling snow. Hemis National Park, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Christie’s Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

 

15. Pyramids of Giza

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© JAMES L. STANFIELD/National Geographic

 

In flight above the Pyramids of Giza, Giza, Egypt. Christie’s Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography

 

via: Twisted Sifter

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