The Best National Geographic Photos Of All Time

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These breathtaking photographs from National Geographic are the best of the best!

The Explosion!

Titled ‘The Explosion!’, this image won the 2012 National Geographic Photography contest. Photographer Ashley Vincent captured Busaba the tigress shaking herself dry after a cooling dip.

The Best National Geographic Photos Of All Time

Stallion Fight

Vedran Vidak’s famous image, titled ‘Stallion Fight’, depicts the conflict between stallions and colts when the latter tries to win the dominant position in the herd of mares.

The Best National Geographic Photos Of All Time

Helping Hand

This is possibly the cutest photograph to ever grace the pages of National Geographic magazine! This image was captured by Oliver Klink in 2008.

The Best National Geographic Photos Of All Time

Underwater Surf

‘Underwater Surf’ was photographed by Lucia Griggi. She explains, “Taken at Cloud Break at an outer reef in Fiji, a surfer duck dives his board to clear the rolling waves of the raw ocean.”

The Best National Geographic Photos Of All Time

Lost In Time

Titled ‘Lost in Time – An Ancient Forest’, this photograph captures an ancient forest of Baobab trees on the West coast of Madagascar.

The Best National Geographic Photos Of All Time

The Afghan Girl

Who could forget the most famous National Geographic magazine cover of all time? This photograph by Steve McCurry captured the breathtaking eyes of a young Afghan refugee.

The Best National Geographic Photos Of All Time

Queen Of Chimps

This photograph, taken in 1990, captures legendary primatologist Dr Jane Goodall as a captive chimpanzee reaches out to brush her hair from her forehead.

The Best National Geographic Photos Of All Time

Desperation

Steve McCurry took this photograph in 1991 to show the burning oil fields in Kuwait during the Gulf War, as well as the desperate camels searching for food and water.

The Best National Geographic Photos Of All Time

Mumbai Traffic

This iconic photograph captures “the throng in Churchgate Station” in Mumbai, India.

The Best National Geographic Photos Of All Time

The Underworld

This stunning photograph was taken by John Stanmeyer in 2010. It depicts the sun beaming on a lone swimmer a natural well in the Yucatán thought by the Maya to lead to the underworld.

The Best National Geographic Photos Of All Time


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