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125 years of National Geographic

National Geographic is celebrating 125 years anniversary! Here are some of the photographs published by the magazine; and what stories do they hold.

The cover of the January 2013 special anniversary issue

The cover of the January 2013 special anniversary issue of National Geographic magazine, which will investigate the ‘new age of exploration’

UGANDA A lion climbs a tree to sleep, in Queen Elizabeth Park

 2007, Uganda: a lion climbs a tree to sleep in Queen Elizabeth park

 National Geographic celebrates 125 years

2010, Canada: in a moss-draped rainforest in British Columbia, towering red cedars live a thousand years, and black bears have white coats. They are known to the local people as spirit bears

National Geographic celebrates 125 years

2009, northern Mongolia: the research scientist and National Geographic emerging explorer Dr Albert Lin gallops across the steppe as he searches for Genghis Khan’s tomb and other archaeological sites

National Geographic celebrates 125 years

2009, Washington state, US: sunset falls on Gifford Pinchot national forest, named after the founder of the US Forest Service and National Geographic Society board member

National Geographic celebrates 125 years

1995, Peru: the Ice Maiden, the 500-year-old mummy of a young Inca girl found on a Peruvian mountaintop by the archaeologist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence Johan Reinhard

National Geographic celebrates 125 years

1995, India: by setting off a camera trap, a female tiger captures her own image in Bandhavgarh national park

National Geographic celebrates 125 years

1964, Tanzania: a touching moment between the primatologist and National Geographic grantee Jane Goodall and a young chimpanzee called Flint at Tanzania’s Gombe Stream reserve

National Geographic celebrates 125 years

1935, South Dakota, US: the National Geographic and Army Air Corps stratosphere balloon Explorer II is prepared for takeoff at the Stratobowl near Rapid City. It carried two aeronauts nearly 14 miles (22km) into the stratosphere – the highest men would go for the next 21 years

National Geographic celebrates 125 years

1931, Afghanistan: in his favourite picture, the legendary National Geographic photojournalist Maynard Owen Williams marvelled how, in this bazaar in Herat, no one blinked during the three seconds required to make the exposure

National Geographic celebrates 125 years

1909, Alaska, US: washing his films in iceberg-choked seawater was an everyday chore for the photographer Oscar D Von Engeln during the summer months he spent on a National-Geographic-sponsored expedition in Alaska

National Geographic celebrates 125 years

2004, Antarctica: an emperor penguin, outfitted with the Crittercam system designed by the marine biologist and National Geographic staff member Greg Marshall, becomes an unwitting cameraman for a National Geographic documentary

Great photos; great share! I would love to experience at least a month with National Geographic team :-)

(via National Geographic)

 

 

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Light of hope by Ayie Permata Sari

 

Somewhere in Norway

Above Sammamish by Sparth

Lake Peyto by Gregory Boratyn

Situ Gunung Lake by ismyday

Cave Lake Melissani Greece

Wild Goose Island, Glacier National Park by Jason Persun

Everything In Its Right Place – Hallstatt in upper Austria

Obersee by Béla Török

Croatia, Plitvice Lakes

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