125 Years of National Geographic

Two weeks ago, when exams, deadlines and dissertations were a mere afterthought, and my mind was still enjoying the post-Christmas lethargic lull, the family and I headed off to a Photography exhibition entitled “The Great Adventure”. It documents 125 years of National Geographic photography, so was basically an hour spent ogling at some of the best travel photos of all time. Imagine the best holiday snaps ever summed up in one huge room. So here are some of the faves:

siam-dancers-moore_8026_990x742 NGS Picture ID:1283612{These photos were taken at the real start both in the early 1900’s, it is so interesting to see how far technology has brought us since then!}

935256c1-94bc-4b68-ac6d-8f362d3bcbbb  crystal-cave-Carsten Peter & Speleoresearch and films{This was my favourite photo of the whole exhibition, it is of massive beams of selenite in the Cave of Crystals deep below the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico}

tumblr_mlaxz67Q6V1s7f3fyo1_1280{This photo cracked us all up, it is children in the very Northern Territories of Russia getting their weekly allowance of Vitamin D via sun lamps in order to prevent illnesses stemming from Vitamin prevention. Well it was the 70’s after all!}

{The photo above of the group of people shows one man, his five wives, 46 children and 239 grandchildren. Well, that is the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints in Utah for you!}

NGS Picture ID:1256020{This photo is amazing, the pure skill involved in catching a bird so tiny and so fast in such a calm composition is serious talent.}


{The top left photo taken of Mecca was also one of the most memorable shots in the series. Apparently when sending it back to his editor, Melville Grosvenor, photographer Tom Abercrombie attached the note “Greetings and best wishes from Islam’s holiest city” – he was also a Muslim convert.}

mccurry_custom-d8f18fad4de9bb35b8dcb13c51d529c0f290463f-s6-c30 237_1brooklyn_cafe{I love this Brookyn photo, mainly because my sister said it reminded her of me. She did then go on to state it was only because of the pretentious way the food she was eating was presented. All I can say is that I am taking the compliment and ignoring the second part!}



  1. wow how fascinating photos

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