National Geographic Greatest Landscapes

Stunning Photographs That Inspire and Astonish

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.),George Steinmetz,Susan Tyler Hitchcock

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217129

Category: Photography

Page: 400

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From one majestic nature landscape to the next, this is an iconic collection of National Geographic's photography of the world's most beautiful locations that will immortalize the beauty of the great outdoors, showcasing evocative, and often unseen, images of extraordinary landscapes around the world. With vast deserts in twilight, snowcapped mountain ranges at the brink of dawn, a forest in the height of autumn colors, these indelible images will magnify the beauty, emotion, and depth that can be captured in the split second of a camera flash, taking readers on a spectacular visual journey and offering an elegant conduit to the world around them. Paired with illuminating insights from celebrated photographers, this beautiful book weaves a vibrant tapestry of images that readers will turn to again and again.
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National Geographic Stunning Photographs

Author: Annie Griffiths

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426213921

Category: Photography

Page: 396

View: 2623

"Targeted to fans of Simply Beautiful Photographs, the 2014 offering in National Geographic's iconic line of large-format photo books illuminates the power of photography to witness, reveal, persuade, celebrate, explore and change the way we see the world. Capturing the moment in which a firecracker explodes into a burst of electric energy or the last rays of the sun as it stretches across a red-rock valley, certain special photos offer an unrivalled conduit to the world around us. Shot by National Geographic's most renowned photographers and peppered throughout with inspiring quotations, Stunning Photographs is a vibrant tapestry of images that showcases the medium's ability to reveal extraordinary moments of wit and discovery, harmony and intimacy, energy and joy. Definitive, striking, and always unstaged, the remarkable pictures in this book will appeal to all who want to enjoy the smorgasbord of colors, textures, and sensations that comprise the fabric of everyday life"--
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National Geographic Rarely Seen

Photographs of the Extraordinary

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426215614

Category: Photography

Page: 400

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Boasting a major cool factor, the latest entry in National Geographic's iconic line of large-format photography books reveals some of the world's most astounding phenomena - from the desert flower that only blooms once a year to a priceless Egyptian artifact buried for years in King Tut's tomb.It's all here: 30,000-year-old cave art sealed from the public; animals that are among the last of their species on Earth; volcanic lightning; giant crystals that have grown to more than 50 tons; the engraving inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch.
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Simply Beautiful Photographs

Author: Annie Griffiths,Annie Griffiths Belt

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426206450

Category: Photography

Page: 503

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This text plumbs the depth of "National Geographic's" renowned image collection to highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive. The result is an experience of visual delight, whether from stunning landscapes, magnificent wildlife, fascinating people, or quaint locales.
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Life in Color

National Geographic Photographs

Author: Annie Griffiths

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426214510

Category: Photography

Page: 503

View: 6300

A lavishly illustrated volume, arranged by color in a rainbow of beauty, presents short, inspiring essays that explore the qualities, meaning and symbolism of each color, giving readers a new way to look at color in the world around them.
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National Geographic Dawn to Dark Photographs

The Magic of Light

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426215673

Category: Day

Page: 400

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"Daybreak whispers mauve over a long ocean horizon. A slender crescent moon caresses a gnarled tree standing alone on the heath. Full of one-of-a-kind photographs, this breathtaking photo collection, now in mini format, gives readers a front-row seat to the world's wonders, from its most imposing cityscapes to its most pristine landscapes. Selected from the portfolios of National Geographic's most celebrated photographers, the images in this book are strikingly arranged to depict the beauty and majesty of light in all its variations. Short legends accompany every photograph to explain how the shot was captured, along with inspiring quotations from literature. With the widest possible array of perspectives, close-ups, and details, these photos present a new experience of time and light."
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Sublime Nature

Photographs That Awe and Inspire

Author: Cristina Mittermeier

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426213018

Category: Nature

Page: 223

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A photograph collection explores the variations of natural landscapes, plants, and animals and is complemented by perspectives on humanity's visceral connections to the natural universe.
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Visions of Earth

Beauty, Majesty, Wonder

Author: National Geographic,Susan Tyler Hitchcock

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426208839

Category: PHOTOGRAPHY

Page: 512

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Visions of Earth raises a curtain on the wonders of the world and thrills us with nature's opulence and humanity's splendor. Each image alone exposes a nugget of our planet's magnificence; the totality of the collection goes beyond our imagination. Turning the pages, viewers are struck by the richness of life on Earth. One photograph is more awe-inspiring than the next--chosen by veteran National Geographic Magazine photo editors to present what is visually incredible. The photographs are drawn from the popular "Visions of Earth" feature in the magazine, (rated #1 by readers), from our own storied Image Collection, and from renowned photographers throughout the world, many never-before published. Enthralling images fill the book in a gallery of stunning landscapes, fascinating people, amazing animals, and unexpected glimpses of the usual and unusual. Puffins' beaks signal breeding time in Norway and a speckled emperor moth in South Africa diverts predators with an illusion. An elephant takes a morning dip in India's Andaman Sea while Siamese crocodiles race in Thailand and surfers in Australia relish a perfect day. Monks in Bhutan run to dinner and a little girl in red stands out among white-robed women in an Indonesian mosque. Spanish youth decked in colorful, oversize papier-mâché heads celebrate a festival in Catalonia and a flower of flame blooms from a man's kerosene-filled mouth in a Sikh celebration in India. Around the globe, amazing moments are captured in time, from a spray of flash frozen petal fragments in California to a truck show of chrome-covered and gleaming neon rigs half the world away in Japan. Visions of Earth is a welcome escape from the news of natural disasters, conflict, political upheaval, and social unrest that fills our lives. The book delights our senses, ignites our emotions, and renews our optimism, showcasing the many ways that our world is a marvel to behold and a privilege to call home.
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The Ultimate Field Guide to Landscape Photography

Author: Robert Caputo

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426200540

Category: Photography

Page: 159

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Written by a master photographer, a comprehensive introduction to the art of landscape photography for both film and digital camera users offers an overview of the latest cameras and equipment, beginning and advanced techniques, new software for editing digital images, and other valuable information, suggestions, and tips. Original. 15,000 first printing.
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@NatGeo

The Most Popular Instagram Photos

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217102

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 9465

"Featuring the most liked, commented on, and favorite photos from National Geographic's iconic Instagram account,? @NatGeois a winning combination of expertly curated and favorite National Geographic photographs from the account. National Geographic, or @natgeo, is the world's top noncelebrity account on Instagram, with nearly 50 million followers and over one billion likes on its 7,000+ images posted. Embracing the diversity of the account and weaving in social media trends such as hashtags, throwbacks, flashbacks, and of course animals, @NatGeo's stunning imagery will delight and inspire."
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View from Above

An Astronaut Photographs the World

Author: Terry Virts

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426218648

Category: NATURE

Page: 304

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This majestic National Geographic photography book offers a spectacular view of Earth from outer space, featuring aerial imagery taken from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Terry Virts. Few people get the experience of seeing the world from outer space-and no one has taken as many pictures of Earth from above as Terry Virts. Celebrated NASA astronaut, pilot of the space shuttle, crew member on Soyuz, and commander of the International Space Station, Virts has spent more than 200 days in space-and very few of those days went by without his reaching for his camera. Now as never before, Virts shares the astronaut's view of the world, offering astounding aerial views of our planet and the vastness that surrounds it. The colors, shapes, details-and the stories they tell-are endlessly fascinating. Virts's book marries his stunning photographs with glimpses of everyday life in orbit. And amid this amazing show of Earth spectacles, he reflects on how the astronaut's point of view has shaped his life and spirit. Filled with magnificent photographs that will astonish and inspire, this book-and its intrepid author-becomes our guide to a new way of looking at the world.
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Wild, Beautiful Places

Picture-Perfect Journeys Around the Globe

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217528

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Experience the world’s most wild, remote, beautiful places with shots by National Geographic photographers and vintage photos pulled from the National Geographic archives. Highlighting 50 of Earth’s most pristine, scenic locales, this beautiful book is illustrated with stunning images, coupled with accessible, engaging descriptions and practical travel information. The book covers everything from otherworldly, secluded valleys to far-flung, soaring mountain ranges. National Geographic photographers share some of their favorite shots from around the world and explain how they got them, and historical photos culled from National Geographic’s hallowed image archive highlight old Society explorations in rugged, distant locations, and give a glimpse into the bygone days of these exotic places. From the Hardcover edition.
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Photographs from the Edge

A Master Photographer's Insights on Capturing an Extraordinary World

Author: Art Wolfe,Rob Sheppard

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 1607747820

Category: Photography

Page: 288

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Legendary nature photographer Art Wolfe presents an intimate, behind-the-scenes guide to the experiences, decisions, and methods that helped him capture images from some of the most exciting locations across the globe. In Photographs from the Edge, you'll discover the secrets behind forty years of awe-inspiring photography from around the world. Wolfe takes you from the mountains of the Himalayas to the sandy shores of Mnemba Island, with stops in the crowded streets of India and the alkali lakes of Africa along the way. You’ll learn the equipment, settings, and creative choices behind each photograph. From endangered species to cultural celebrations to natural wonders, Wolfe brings each subject to life through his stunning photography and the stories he shares in this one-of-a-kind photo safari.
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The Splendor of Birds

Art and Photographs from National Geographic

Author: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.

Publisher: National Geographic

ISBN: 1426219679

Category:

Page: 512

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An elegant collection of the best artwork and photography from the National Geographic archives depicting the magnificence of birds. Bird, nature, and art lovers alike will treasure this sumptuous visual celebration of the colors, forms, and behaviors of the winged wonders who share our world as they have been explored, displayed, and revealed throughout the years by National Geographic. The book moves chronologically so readers witness the tremendous growth in our knowledge of birds over the last 130 years, as well as the new frontiers in technology and observation--from luminous vintage paintings and classic black and white photographs to state-of-the art high-speed and telephoto camera shots that reveal moments rarely seen and sights invisible to the human eye. The wide diversity of pictures captures beloved songbirds outside the kitchen window, theatrical courtship dance of birds of paradise, tender moments inside a tern's nest, or the vivid flash of a hummingbird's flight. Readers will delight in seeing iconic species from around the world through the eyes of acclaimed National Geographic wildlife photographers such as Chris Johns, Frans Lanting, Joel Sartore, and Tim Laman and reading excerpted passages from Arthur A. Allen, Roger Tory Peterson, Douglas Chadwick, Jane Goodall, and other great explorers. Exquisitely produced and expertly curated, this visual treasury displays as never before the irresistible beauty, grace, and intelligence of our feathered friends.
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The National Parks

An Illustrated History

Author: Kim Heacox

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426215592

Category: History

Page: 384

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"100 years of American splendor"--Jacket.
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Birds of Paradise

Revealing the World's Most Extraordinary Birds

Author: Tim Laman,Edwin Scholes

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426209584

Category: Nature

Page: 227

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Examines the extraordinary plumage, behavior, and conservation successes of all thirty-nine bird of paradise species, and includes images of previously unrepresented birds from remote New Guinea.
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Destinations of a Lifetime

225 of the World's Most Amazing Places

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216173

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Hundreds of the most breathtaking locales—both natural and man-made—are illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience. From the Hardcover edition.
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Journeys of a Lifetime

500 of the World's Greatest Trips

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216084

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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No one knows the world like National Geographic—and in this lavish volume, we reveal our picks for the world's most fabulous journeys, along with helpful information for readers who want to try them out. Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's travel writers, Journeys of a Lifetime spans the globe to highlight the best of the world's most famous and lesser known sojourns. It presents an incredible diversity of possibilities, from ocean cruises around Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Every continent and every possible form of transport is covered. A timely resource for the burgeoning ranks of active travelers who crave adventurous and far-flung trips, Journeys of a Lifetime provides scores of creative ideas: trekking the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania... mountain biking in Transylvania... driving through the scenic highlands of Scotland... or rolling through the outback on Australia's famous Ghan train... and dozens of other intriguing options all over the world. Journeys of a Lifetime also features 22 fun Top 10 lists in all sorts of categories. What are the world's top 10 elevator rides, bridges to walk across, trolley rides, ancient highways, or underground walking adventures? Readers will love evaluating and debating the selections. Each chapter showcases stunning photography, full-color maps, evocative text, and expert advice—including how to get there, when to visit, and how to make the most of the journey—all packaged in a luxurious oversize volume to treasure for years to come.
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Wide Angle

National Geographic Greatest Places

Author: Ferdinand Protzman

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426208936

Category: Photography

Page: 501

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Presents a collection of 260 photographs that offers panoramic views of scenes from every region of the world.
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Four Seasons of Travel

400 of the World's Best Destinations in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426211678

Category: Travel

Page: 319

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Building on the success of National Geographic's Journeys of a Lifetime series, a sumptuously photographed, detailed tour of hundreds of the world's most alluring locations and activities is seasonally organized to profile everything from the cherry-blossom temples of Kyoto to Rockefeller Center's ice-skating rink.
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