Best National Geographical Photos Of All Time!

Good morning everyone. Hope you’re all doing well and staying safe. I’ve been suffering a lot this past week with my Fibromyalgia and M/E, so I’ve been in quite a bit of pain, to the point where I’ve had to use two hot water bottles to try and help ease the pain. One thing that did lift my spirits was having a Face-Time with Kim, Chris & Isaac, we had a really long chat which was lovely and definitely lifted my mood and made me forget about the pain (even if it was just for a little while). 😄

Today’s post is about National Geographic Day, it’s a day for us to pay tribute to the incredible National Geographic Magazine. The magazine has been going strong for many years now; over three decades! It originally contains articles about world culture, history, geography, and science. It is known for having a glossy format, a rectangular and bright yellow border, and some of the most incredible and dramatic photographs , and here are 20 of them…

Best 20 Photographs of National Geographic

Somalis on a beach

Somali's wave their mobile phones doing what is called among locals as  Catching - Stanmeyer Workshops
Photograph By: John Stanmeyer

Somalis on a beach in Djibouti wave mobile phones to pick up service from a phone tower in neighboring Somalia. To stay in contact with family and friends back home, they buy SIM cards on the black market.

Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring

Hike Yellowstone's Wild Southwest, Wyoming, Best American Adventures -- National  Geographic
Photograph By: Michael Nichols

Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in the United States. It’s the third largest in the world, behind New Zealand’s Frying Pan Lake and Dominica’s Boiling Lake.

Callanish Stones

30 Striking Photos from National Geographic's History
Photograph By: Jim Richardson

The Callanish Stones rise from the ground in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Construction of the site took place between 2900 and 2600 B.C., and the monument’s overall layout recalls a distorted Celtic cross.

Cascade Room

The Cascade Room by late National Geographic explorer Wes C. Skiles (images  shot at the Bahamas blue holes and combined i… | Underwater caves, Blue  hole, Underwater
Photograph By: Wes Skiles

The green-tinged Cascade Room leads divers deeper into Dan’s Cave on Abaco Island in the Bahamas.

Olive Ridley Sea Turtles

This could be the biggest sea turtle swarm ever filmed | National Geographic
Photograph By: Thomas P. Peschak

Once or twice a month during Costa Rica’s rainy season, female olive ridley sea turtles come ashore by the tens of thousands and lay eggs in a mass nesting event known as an arribada. Hatchlings begin emerging about 45 days later.

Clay, Daniel, and Enzo

Clay, Daniel, and Enzo, three of 39 tigers rescued from an animal park in Oklahoma, gather ...
Photograph By: Steve Winter

Clay, Daniel, and Enzo, three of 39 tigers rescued from an animal park in Oklahoma, gather at a pool at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado. These cats will live out their lives here, with proper nutrition and vet care.

The Marble Caves of Patagonia

Marble Caves Image | National Geographic Your Shot Photo of the Day
Photograph By: Clane Gessel.

Over 6,200 years, the huge marble deposits on the edge of the General Carrerra Lake have been worn away by the water, creating caves, tunnels, and huge columns of pure marble. Marble at the surface of the water dissolved the fastest as the water penetrated small cracks, widening them into fractures which were gradually worn away. The result is a marble maze just above the water level, and some islands including the famous ‘marble cathedral’ and the ‘marble chapel’.

Sunrise over the Erta Ale lava lake

Fire Dancer. Sunrise over the Erta Ale lava lake created a dramatic  dichotomy between the power & intimidation of the angry volcano & the  childlike innocence of a dancing stick-figure. The spewing
Photograph By: Brina Bunt

Sunrise over the Erta Ale lava lake created a dramatic dichotomy between the power and intimidation of the angry volcano and the childlike innocence of a dancing stick-figure. The spewing and showering of molten lava, the charred, cracking of the newly formed black basalt, and the fiery sunset within the sulfuric haze created for a dramatic, ethereal experience akin to a “gateway to hell.” The volcano had erupted only three weeks before this image was taken.

Colossal Cumulonimbus

National Geographic - 3rd Place - A colossal cumulonimbus over the Pacific  Ocean. | Nature photographs, Thunderstorms, Nature
Photograph By: Santiago Borja

A colossal Cumulonimbus flashes over the Pacific Ocean as we circle around it at 37000 feet en route to South America.

Tuyajto Lagoon

43 Stunning Landscape Photos
Photograph By: Victor Lima

Color show in the sky of Tuyajto Lagoon. Located in the Atacama Desert, Chile, this place is a spectacle of nature. The pond floor is formed by salt. The small formations are due to action of microorganisms that for thousands of years feed on the nutrients present there.

Iguazu Falls, Brazil

An Iguazu Falls eco lodge offers a new way to explore one of South  America's greatest natural wonders
Photograph By: Wai Mei Chan

The photo was taken at 11pm on a night of full moon at Iguazu Falls, Brazil. The moonlight and the spray from the falls created this magical sight of a rainbow at night.

A School Of Barracudas

Barracuda, Bismarck Sea
Photograph By: David Doubilet

A battery of barracudas circle a diver in Papua New Guinea’s Bismarck Sea.

Sky-walkers

30 Striking Photos from National Geographic's History
Photograph By: Gerd Ludwig

Kyrill Vselensky poses atop the main tower of Moscow University while Dima Balashov photographs him. The two 24-year-old Russians are “skywalkers,” a group of roof-climbing thrill seekers who document their death-defying escapades for their large social media audience.

Petal River

Japanese Cherry Blossoms | National Geographic Your Shot Photo of the Day
Photograph By: Danilo Dungo

Every year during late March, Tokyo’s beloved cherry blossoms burst from the boughs. But the breathtaking display is short-lived. Here, fallen petals create pink swirls on the river below.

Old And New

Bangkok Night Image | National Geographic Your Shot Photo of the Day
Photograph By: Amarate Tansawet

When it opened in 2016, King Power MahaNakhon was the tallest skyscraper in Thailand. In a marriage of eras, it stands behind the brightly lit Grand Palace, built in 1782.

Drive-In Delights

Photo of the Day: June 2020 | National Geographic
Photograph By: J. Baylor Roberts

The original caption for this photo, published in December 1941, boasted that the drive-in movie screen was 53 feet wide. The picture was part of a story examining the role of American roads in times of war and peace.

Snow Forever

Photo of the Day: March 2020 | National Geographic
Photograph By: Robert Sisson

National Geographic photographer Robert Sisson set out to find a way to preserve the shape of snowflakes, long after they melted. He succeeded, using a form of casting, and captured the results—which appeared in the January 1970 issue.

Evening Storm

19 Electrifying Photos of Epic Storms
Photograph By: Randy Olsen

As an evening storm lights up the sky near Wood River, Nebraska, about 413,000 sand-hill cranes arrive to roost in the shallows of the Platte River.

Ruins Of Worship

Ruins of Worship
Photograph By: Vincent J. Musi

Twilight bathes the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia at Delphi. Pilgrims in ancient Greece may have offered sacrifices here before consulting the oracle of Delphi.

Yosemite National Park

AMAZING Photographs at National Geographic Best Photographs of 2016  #photography #2016 | National parks, Yosemite national park, Yosemite
Photograph By: Stephen Wilkes

On a mountainside in Yosemite National Park, photographer Stephen Wilkes took 1,036 images over 26 hours to create this day-to-night composite.

Thank you for reading my blog. Until next Wednesday, I hope you all mange to enjoy the rest of the week!

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