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.

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

1. Majlis al Jinn cave, Oman

National Geographic Photography

© STEPHEN ALVAREZ/National Geographic

2. Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

National Geographic Photography

© RALPH LEE HOPKINS/National Geographic

3. Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska

National Geographic Photography

© JOEL SARTORE/National Geographic

4. Brazzaville Zoo, Republic of the Congo

National Geographic Photography

© MICHAEL NICHOLS/National Geographic

5. Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

National Geographic Photography

© JOHN BURCHAM/National Geographic

6. Khunde, Nepal

National Geographic Photography

© ROBB KENDRICK/National Geographic

7. Cambodia

National Geographic Photography

© ANNIE GRIFFITHS/National Geographic

8. California

National Geographic Photography

© BECKWITH, N.E. /National Geographic

9. Botswana

National Geographic Photography

© BEVERLY JOUBERT/National Geographic

10. Utah

National Geographic Photography

© DIANE COOK AND LEN JENSHEL/National Geographic

11. Fiji Islands

National Geographic Photography

© MAURICIO HANDLER/National Geographic

12. Calcutta (Kolkata), India

National Geographic Photography

© RANDY OLSON/National Geographic

13. Amarillo, Texas

National Geographic Photography

© TINO SORIANO/National Geographic

14. Hemis National Park, India

National Geographic Photography

© STEVE WINTER/National Geographic

15. Pyramids of Giza

National Geographic Photography

© JAMES L. STANFIELD/National Geographic
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