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125 years of National Geographic
125 years of National Geographic
The images in this gallery are from the October 125th anniversary issue of National Geographic magazine. Pictured here: Manatee at Crystal River, Three Sisters Spring, Florida; surrounding the manatee is Lynbia algae, which has invaded Florida's waterways. See much more in person in Los Angeles: Annenberg Space for Photography Presents The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years; open free to the public, Oct. 26, 2013 to April 27, 2014.
Paul Nicklen/National Geographic Stock
The Callanish Standing Stones
The Callanish Standing Stones, cut from rocks three billion years old, in Callanish, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
Jim Richardson/National Geographic Stock
A young drill monkey on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, is threatened by the bush-meat trade
A young drill monkey on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, is threatened by the bush-meat trade.
Joel Sartore/National Geographic Stock
Miners eat lunch from a communal bowl in the mining town of Pluto in Ituri Province, Congo
Miners eat lunch from a communal bowl in the mining town of Pluto in Ituri Province, Congo. They work here to extract rock and sand from a large pit which has taken over a year to excavate. The miners are made up of many different people from all over Congo who come to seek their fortune.
Marcus Bleasdale/National Geographic Stock
Aerial views of Lençois Maranhenses from the SE corner of the dunes near Lagoa Bonita
Aerial views of Lençois Maranhenses from the SE corner of the dunes near Lagoa Bonita. Lençois Maranhenses National Park is a coastal dune field (measuring some 600 square miles) in Maranhao, Brazil, that is flooded with fresh water lakes during the January to May rainy season. Strong prevailing winds from the East mobilize the barchan dunes during the dry season and, combined with the equatorial sun, evaporate the lakes and prevent permanent vegetation from taking root. The dunes are composed of quartz grains that are eroded from the granite and washed down from the Parnaiba River and then carried north by ocean currents before being deposited on the coast of Lençois Maranhenses. The name means "bed sheets of Maranhão Province," as from above they resemble undulating sheets of pure white.
George Steinmetz/National Geographic
After years of field research, zoologist and chimpanzee hold hands at the Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania
After years of field research, zoologist and chimpanzee hold hands at the Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania.
Hugo Van Lawick/National Geographic Stock
A brown rat's angry display reflects breeding for hostility to humans
A brown rat's angry display reflects breeding for hostility to humans. Photo taken at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Vincent J. Musi/National Geographic Stock
Mountaineers in the Swiss Alps climb along a ridge on Pizzo Campo Tencia
Mountaineers in the Swiss Alps climb along a ridge on Pizzo Campo Tencia, circa 1919.
Jean Gaberell/National Geographic Stock
Southern elephant seal in Point Henry, Victoria, Australia
Southern elephant seal in Point Henry, Victoria, Australia.
Jason Edwards/National Geographic Stock
Loggers and the giant "Mark Twain" redwood cut down in California in 1892
Loggers and the giant "Mark Twain" redwood cut down in California in 1892.
N.E. Beckwith/National Geographic Stock
Stalactites & a sunbeam spotlight a swimmer
In this single frame, stalactites and a sunbeam spotlight a swimmer in the Xkeken cenote, a natural well in the Yucatán thought by the Maya to lead to the underworld.
John Stanmeyer/National Geographic
Smasher, a young male tiger in Bandhavgarh National Park
Tigers in Bandhavgarh National Park. The young male tiger in the background is Smasher, the name photographer Steve Winter gave him after he slapped the automated camera trap until it stopped clicking.
Steve Winter/National Geographic
A lion climbs a tree to sleep
A lion climbs a tree to sleep in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth Park.
Joel Sartore/National Geographic
Oglala teens hold an upside-down flag
Oglala tribe teens hold an upside-down U.S. flag at a rally to commemorate a 1975 shoot-out between American Indian Movement activists and FBI agents that left two agents and one AIM member dead.
Aaron Huey/National Geographic
125 years of National Geographic
A portrait of Robert E. Peary. Cape Sheridan, Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories, Canada.
ROBERT E PEARY/ National Geographic Stock
Robert E. Peary/National Geographic Stock
The throng in India's Churchgate Station
Seeking to capture the throng in India's Churchgate Station, photog Randy Olson coached a local assistant through the laborious four-hour process needed to get this shot, because the perfect vantage point was closed to foreigners.
Randy Olson/National Geographic
A captive chimpanzee reaches out its hand to Dr. Jane Goodall
Jou Jou, a captive chimpanzee, reaches out its hand to Dr. Jane Goodall.
Michael Nichols/National Geographic
A lion pushes through a dust storm in Kalahari Gemsbok National Park
A lion pushes through a dust storm in South Africa's Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. The weather had worsened to the point that it didn’t even notice the photographer, who shot three rolls of film of the animal. This is the only photo that turned out.
Chris Johns/National Geographic
Photography pioneer George Shiras demonstrates his gear
Photography pioneer George Shiras made the first nighttime wildlife photos. Here, he demonstrates his revolving camera tray, mounted jacklight and handheld flashgun.
George Shiras/National Geographic
A pregnant teenager
Noor Nisa, about 18, was pregnant, and her water had just broken. The photographer ended up taking Nisa, her mother and Nisa's husband (whose car had broken down) to the hospital, where she gave birth to a baby girl.
Lynsey Addario/National Geographic
Camels forage for food and water during the Gulf War
Under the black clouds of burning oil fields during the Gulf War, camels forage desperately for shrubs and water in southern Kuwait.
Steve McCurry/National Geographic
National Geographic 125 Years
The cover of the October 2013 issue celebrating the 125th anniversary of National Geographic magazine. See much more in person in Los Angeles: Annenberg Space for Photography Presents The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years; open free to the public, October 26, 2013 – April 27, 2014.