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125 years of National Geographic photography up for auction

National Geographic has offered a strikingly visual, yellow-bordered window into the rest of the world for 125 years — and to celebrate the anniversary, they are auctioning off 125 images from their archives through the Christie's site, from July 19-29. Here are 15 images from "Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography."



Alison Wright/National Geographic
Tagong, Kham, Tibet, 2008
A Tibetan girl dressed in traditional clothes for a horse festival.



Stephen Alvarez/National Geographic
Majlis al Jinn cave, Oman, 2004
Ben Caddell descends Majlis al Jinn cave.


N.E. Beckwith/National Geographic
California, 1892
Loggers and the giant Mark Twain redwood that was cut down.



Frans Lanting/National Geographic
Michoacan, Mexico, 1996
Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) in flight.



Robb Kendrick/National Geographic
Khunde, Nepal, 2003
Prayer flags fly over the village to mourn Sir Edmund Hillary's family killed in a plane crash.



Newton W. Gulick/National Geographic
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1910
A balloon vendor runs across a road with a trailing mass of balloons.



Herbert G. Ponting/National Geographic
Antarctica, 1922
The sailing ship Terra Nova is framed by an ice grotto.



Ralph Lee Hopkins/National Geographic
Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, 2005
An Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) jumps on an iceberg.



Diane Cook and Len Jenshel/National Geographic
Utah, 2007
Two ostriches (Struthio camelus) inquisitively look over a wooden plank fence.



Michael Nichols/National Geographic
Brazzaville Zoo, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, 1990
Jou Jou, a captive chimpanzee, reaches out its hand to Dr. Jane Goodall.



Randy Olson/National Geographic
Calcutta, India, 2010
Calcutta’s streets crammed with vendors, pedestrians and taxis.



Tino Soriano/National Geographic
Amarillo, Texas, 2004
A boy sits on top of a car on Cadillac Ranch.



Richard Hewitt Stewart/National Geographic
Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii, USA, 1937
A group of surfers on Waikiki Beach pose leaning against their boards.



Michael and Jennifer Lewis/National Geographic
Marfa, Texas, 2010
Prada Marfa, a permanent sculpture by artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset.



James L. Stanfield/National Geographic
Giza, Egypt,, 1995
A replica Vickers Vimy aircraft circles the Pyramids of Giza during its journey to re-create the original London to Australia flight of 1919.




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