NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CELEBRATES 125 YEARS BY EXCLUSIVE AUCTION AT CHRISTIE’S OF 125 ICONIC NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC IMAGES CAPTURED OVER THE YEARS

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The world in all its natural glory: National Geographic celebrates 125 years with a sale of some of its most striking archive images that capture the beauty of the four corners of our globe

By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 20 July 2013

From the world’s mightiest and most elusive creatures, to spectacular landscapes in the farthest flung corners of the globe, National Geographic has been capturing the wonder and diversity of our planet and its inhabitants for more than a century.

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.

 

The publication is now celebrating its landmark 125th anniversary with an exclusive online sale of 125 of the most iconic and recognizable images to have graced its pages over the years.

A selection of the proceeds, of the online-only sale organized by Christie’s, will go toward preserving the archives from which these images were drawn.

The sale will include extremely rare prints from Thomas Abercrombie’s original Kodachrome negatives, and other photographs never before offered at auction in such large, rich formats.

Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world.

It has funded more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects around the globe.

Having started out as a scholarly journal in the 19th Century, the magazine has evolved into a publication that shines a spotlight on distant corners of the globe for millions of readers, with its combination of breath-taking photography and on-the-ground reporting.

 
A boy sits on top of a car on Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, TexasA boy sits on top of a car on Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas

 

 
Cambodian villagers celebrate as they get a fresh water well for the first timeCambodian villagers celebrate as they get a fresh water well for the first time

 

 
A man descends into Majlis al Jinn cave, OmanA man descends into Majlis al Jinn cave, Oman

 
A lioness and her cubs huddle togetherA lioness and her cubs huddle together

 

 
Two ostriches (Struthio camelus) inquisitively look over a wooden plank fenceTwo ostriches (Struthio camelus) inquisitively look over a wooden plank fence

 

 
Monarch butterflies in flightMonarch butterflies in flight

 

 
An Adelie penguin jumping on an icebergAn Adelie penguin jumping on an iceberg

 

 

 

 
Pride of the Serengeti Plains: A pride of lions - including five lionesses and eight cubs rests near a hilltop waterholePride of the Serengeti Plains: A pride of lions – including five lionesses and eight cubs rests near a hilltop waterhole

 
 
California loggers and a giant Mark Twain Redwood that they cut down in 1892California loggers and a giant Mark Twain Redwood that they cut down in 1892

A Tibetan girl dressed in traditional clothes for a horse festivalA Tibetan girl dressed in traditional clothes for a horse festival

 

 

 
A group of surfers on Waikiki beach in Hawaii pose leaning against their boardsA group of surfers on Waikiki beach in Hawaii pose leaning against their boards

 
Schoolboys wrestle in snow, Deerfield, MassachusettsSchoolboys wrestle in snow, Deerfield, Massachusetts

 

 

 

 
Tumbleweed in mid air over the Bonneville Salt Flats, UtahTumbleweed in mid air over the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

 

 
Aerial of large crowd at the Copacabana Beach in Rio de JaneiroAerial of large crowd at the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro

 
Calcutta's streets crammed with vendors, pedestrians and taxisCalcutta’s streets crammed with vendors, pedestrians and taxis

 

 
Oak trees at night under a starry sky along the Cherohala Skyway, North CarolinaOak trees at night under a starry sky along the Cherohala Skyway, North Carolina

 

 
A bison in steam during winter, Yellowstone National ParkA bison in steam during winter, Yellowstone National Park

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