Jul 23, 2013

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.

In an exclusive, online-only sale (July 19-29), Christie’s and National Geographic have selected 125 iconic pictures in celebration of National Geographic’s 125th anniversary. A selection of the proceeds will go toward preserving the archives from which these images were drawn. The sale will include extremely rare prints and other photographs never before offered at auction.

Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography is a limited online-only auction of vintage and contemporary photography, presented by Christie’s, celebrating the legacy of National Geographic Society during its 125th anniversary year. The public can register bids at www.christies.com/natgeo from July 19-29.

Below you will find a small sample of photos available for auction. Enjoy!

 

 

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

 

 

For More Information Visit the Official Site at www.christies.com/natgeo

 

 

 

 

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