Stunning National Geographic Photos

 

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Kirill Vselensky perches on a cornice in Moscow as Dima Balashov gets the shot. The 24-year-olds, risktakers known as rooftoppers, celebrate their feats on Instagram.

 

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As an evening storm lights up the sky near Wood River, Nebraska, about 413,000 sandhill cranes arrive to roost in the shallows of the Platte River.

 

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Ye Ye, a 16-year-old giant panda, lounges in a wild enclosure at a conservation center in China’s Wolong Nature Reserve.

 

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Tempted by the fruit of a strangler fig, a Bornean orangutan climbs 100 feet into the canopy. With males weighing as much as 200 pounds, orangutans are the world’s largest tree-dwelling animals.

 

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In Flint, Michigan, siblings Julie, Antonio, and India Abram collect their daily allowance of bottled water from Fire Station #3, their local water resource site.

 

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Russia’s Bovanenkovo natural gas field, on the Yamal Peninsula, was deemed too expensive to develop until President Vladimir Putin made it a priority.

 

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The colors of Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone come from thermophiles: microbes that thrive in scalding water.

 

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Steven Donovan, flipping into a pool, took a seasonal job at Glacier National Park to sharpen his photography skills.

 

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Kirk Odom was convicted of rape after an expert testified that a hair on the victim’s nightgown matched his. He spent years in prison before DNA tests proved his innocence.

 

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In Alaska, a mother grizzly and her cubs cause a “bear jam” on Denali’s 92-mile-long Park Road, open to private vehicles only five days each summer.

 

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On a mountainside in Yosemite National Park, photographer Stephen Wilkes took 1,036 images over 26 hours to create this day-to-night composite.

 

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Dressed for Mars, space engineer Pablo de León tests a prototype space suit at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where fine soil and fans simulate conditions on the red planet.

 

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Villagers in Bagaran, Armenia, sing of cultural endurance and survival while picnicking at night beneath apricot trees—and a giant cross that shines defiantly into Turkey.

 

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These rhinos on a South African ranch have recently had their horns trimmed. Unlike elephant ivory, rhino horn grows back when cut properly. The rancher is stockpiling the horn in hopes that selling it will soon be legal.

 

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On their first migration to their summer range in southeastern Yellowstone, three-week-old calves of the Cody elk herd follow their mothers up a 4,600-foot slope.

 

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Summer attracts sunbathers—clothed and otherwise—to the grassy banks of Munich’s Schwabinger Bach. The meadows here have been popular with nudists since the 1970s.

 

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A panda keeper in China uses a stuffed leopard to train young pandas to fear their biggest wild foe. A cub’s reactions help determine if the bear is ready to survive on its own.

 

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Lounging in inches of warm water, blacktip reef sharks wait for the tide to refill the lagoon at Seychelles’ Aldabra Atoll.

 

Multifarious Photos

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Cuanza River, Angola

 

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Sonic boom

 

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Fukishima, Japan

 

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Mounted cop in Omaha, Nebraska riding past a burnt out bar.

 

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Tobogganing in Quebec City

 

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Yellowstone Bison

 

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Canadian construction workers in Winnipeg, operating in -30 Celsius blistering temperatures.

 

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Psycho wave

 

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London

 

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Sculpture monument in Norway.

 

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Rio

 

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Moscow military parade.

 

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Colorado River from space.

 

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Island of Love, Croatia.

 

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Namibia sand dunes from space.

 

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Mountaineering in the Andes.

Chicago workers remake the iconic ‟lunch atop the skyscraper” photo from 1932

Lunch atop a Skyscraper (New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam) is a photograph taken atop the steelwork of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, during the construction of the Rockefeller Center, in Manhattan, New York City, United States.

The photograph depicts 11 men eating lunch, seated on a girder with their feet dangling 840 feet (260 meters) above the New York City streets. The photograph was taken on September 20, 1932, on the 69th floor of the RCA Building during the last months of construction. According to archivists, the photograph was in fact prearranged. Although the photograph shows real ironworkers, it is believed that the moment was staged by Rockefeller Center to promote its new skyscraper. Other photographs taken on the same day show some of the workers throwing a football and pretending to sleep on the girder. The photo appeared in the Sunday photo supplement of the New York Herald Tribune on October 2, 1932.

 

World Images

 

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What the circus looked like in 1931, Brooklyn, NY

 

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Mount Fuji, Japan

 

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Venice sunset

 

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Village in the Alps

 

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Heavy clouds moving into Duluth, Minnesota

 

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Blue Lake Michigan water in Chicago

 

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Guy changing a bulb on top of the Penobscot building in Detroit

 

07.03.2007 השבוע עברו לוחמי פלוגת  החילוץ וההצלה ‘רותם’ של פיקוד העורף אשר מורכבת מלוחמים                ולוחמות אימון לפני לחימה במרכז הארץ.                                   צילום: אביר סולטן , דובר צה”ל.

Israeli Defense Force Search and Rescue soldier

 

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Pingualuit Crater, northern Quebec

 

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Temples in Burma

 

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Seattle sunrise

 

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Amazing topography in China

 

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Little guy has a front row seat

 

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A ship in deep trouble

Interesting Random Photos

Palestinian girl shaking hands with an Israeli soldier.

 

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Storm brewing over Cleveland

 

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A museum that wants to scare the crap out of visitors?

 

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Japanese boy soldier prisoners on Okinawa WWII. One said he was 21 years old and the other one said he was 18.

 

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Greek village

 

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Niagara Falls

 

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Antarctica from space

 

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Fish Tank?

 

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Ghost clouds over New York

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Who you gonna call?

 

Volcano over Chile

 

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Far side of the Moon and Earth taken from Discover satellite from 1 million miles away

red The Earth and the dark side of the Moon taken by the DSCOVR satellite from one million miles away at the L1 Lagrange point

 

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London Bridge under construction

 

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Floods in Saskatchewan

 

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United States submariners coming up for sunshine

 

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Meanwhile in India: a spiral staircase climbing holy cow.

 

New supermodel in Antarctica

 

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