The 18 Most Dazzling Photos From National Geographic’s History

In celebration of its 125th anniversary, National Geographic teamed up with Taschen to release a three-volume photo retrospective. BuzzFeed gets an exclusive peek at some of the rare images. posted on

1. New York, 1957

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Photo by B. Anthony Stewart

2. Canada, 2011

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Photo by Paul Nicklen

3. New Mexico, 1939

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Photo by Luis Marden

4. California, 1965

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Photo by B. Anthony Stewart

5. Mexico, date uncertain

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Photo by Steve Winter

6. Ecuador, 2008

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Photo by Frans Lanting

7. Antarctica, 2012

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Photo by Paul Nicklen

8. Arizona, 2005

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Photo by John Burcham

9. East Germany, 1973

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Photo by Gordan Gahan

10. South Africa, 1995

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Photo by Chris Johns

11. India, 1948

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Photo by Volkmar K. Wentzel

12. Iraq, 1984

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Photo by Steve McCurry

13. Lebanon, 1957

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Photo by Thomas J. Abercrombie

14. India, 1976

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Photo by James L. Stanfield

15. Sri Lanka, 1995

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Photo by Steve McCurry

16. Hong Kong, 1931

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Photo by W. Robert Moore

17. Australia, 1977

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Photo by Paul A. Zahl

18. Papua New Guinea, 2000

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Photo by Jodi Cobb

Around The World In 125 Years is available now!

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