Like many of us, I’ve been a fan of National Geographic photography since I was a kid thumbing through my parents’ collection.
I can’t be sure, but it may have been NG that sparked my own interest in landscape photography. Ansel Adams is my guy, but I don’t know that I would have discovered his work had it not been for National Geographic.
With 125 years of archives to sift through, one would be hard-pressed to come up with a short list of the best; beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all.
However, as beautiful, and in some cases stunning, as some of this collection compiled by UK’s The Telegraph is, there is one glaring omission, if you ask me.
No collection of National Geographic’s best is complete without the famous photo simply entitled, Afghan Girl, taken by Steve McCurry in 1984.
Still…this gallery is well worth a look.