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the bridges of Harrisburg, PA Photo by Viet Dao -- National Geographic Your Shot

the bridges of Harrisburg, PA Photo by Viet Dao — National Geographic Your Shot

The Most Iconic Photographs From National Geographic's 125-Year History  Perhaps the most iconic National Geographic photo, Steve McCurry snapped this picture of an Afghan girl in a Pakistan refugee camp in 1984. It almost went unnoticed, until one editor rescued it from a pile and stuck it on the June 1985 Cover

The Most Iconic Photographs From National Geographic's 125-Year History

Her Eyes! Steve McCurry's iconic photograph of a young Afghan girl in a Pakistan refugee camp appeared on the cover of National Geographic magazine's June 1985 issue and became the most famous cover image in the magazine's history

According to National Geographic, this is what the average American will look like in the year 2050. the future is mixed race

The Average American's Face Will Change How You Think About Race

I can't decide between making her African American-ish like this or white hair .The average American circa Courtesy of National Geographic. Photograph by Martin Schoeller. We can only hope we all look like this in 50 year's time.

National Geographic   Best Photo Contest, 2011  Grand Prize Winner and Nature Winner  by: Shikhei Goh

National Geographic Grand-Prize Winner and Nature Winner, Photo and caption by Shikhei Goh. Arrows of rain seem to pelt a dragonfly in Indonesia's Riau Islands in "Splashing,” the winning image of the 2011 National Geographic Photography Contest.

National Geographic Photo Contest Winners 2015 Are Stunning -  #natgeo #nature #photography

National Geographic Photo Contest Winners 2015 Are Stunning

"The first ever seamless photograph of an entire redwood tree, from top to bottom".  Photography by Michael Nichols and National Geographic

~ The Majestic Redwood ~ Prairie Creek Redwood State Park, California. This amazing 300 foot tall, 1500 year old redwood was shot by Nick Nichols for National Geographic. He used a 3 camera, robotic dolly on a gyroscope to create this 83 photo composite.

Just an amazing shot - "Afghan Girl" - When he wandered into an Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan in December 1984, National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry captured one of the most famous portraits the world had ever seen. The Afghan girl with the haunting green eyes captivated everyone.

When he wandered into an Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan in December National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry captured one of the most famous portraits the world had ever seen. The Afghan girl with the haunting green eyes captivated everyone.

Fenec Fox. The Most Spectacular Wildlife Photos From The National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The Most Spectacular Wildlife Photos From The National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Fennec The Soul of The Desert (Photo and caption by Francisco Mingorance/ National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) The fennec, or desert fox is a canine mammal species of the genus Vulpes, which inhabits the Sahara Desert and Arabia.

2016 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest’s Best Entries

2016 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest’s Best Entries

The 35 Most Spectacular Wildlife Photos From The National Geographic PhotoContest

National Geographic Traveler Photo contest is a yearly event were people send in photos of wildlife. The annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is coming to an end.

DAY OF YOUTH: Muslim girls at the day of the youth on the 11th of February. The girls are walking in a procession to the mayor of the village and are singing about the power of Cameroon. Lagdo, Cameroon. (Photo and caption by Ronnie Dankelman/People/National Geographic Photo Contest)

National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

Muslim girls at the day of the youth on the of February. (Photo by Ronnie Dankelman) National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

2015 National Geographic Photo Contest | National Geographic

Every year during Easterly winds schools of starry toados (Arothron firmamentun) blow into the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve.

National Geographic 2012 Winners

National Geographic 2012 Winners

The joy of water brittanycorner: My heart! (From the National Geographic Traveler 2012 Photo Contest)

Boston.com's The Big Picture / 125 Years of National Geographic (view the full set of 23 amazing photos here: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2013/01/125_years_of_national_geograph.html)

125 Years of National Geographic

Tanzania, A touching moment between primatologist and National Geographic grantee Jane Goodall and young chimpanzee Flint at Tanzania's Gombe Stream Reserve. (Photo by Hugo van Lawick via National Geographic)

Aron and I are Tahoe-bound for two nights, just the two of us. Sort of a last hurrah before baby girl arrives, I suppose you could say. California is experiencing a worrisome drought this winter, so I’m not expecting a lot of snow in the Sierras—but perhaps I should count us lucky when thinking about the frigid weather much …

A wintry escape (& Friday Links

Vintage National Geographic~ Looks like snow. The kids aren't dressed for snow. It's White Sands, New Mexico, where the sand is as white as snow.

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