Dieter Schonlau
 Malaysia 2010
Green Gecko
Jodi Cobb
Tahiti 1997
Two sides of paradise: The
natural beauty of Tahiti and the lasting
effects of French colonialism.

The National Geographic Society is celebrating its 125th anniversary, and as part of that celebration, the Willy-Brandt-Haus in Berlin is exhibiting 55 iconic images from the magazine’s colorful past.

Under the motto, “Inspiring people to care about the planet,” the exhibition illustrates the Society’s dedication and commitment to science, history, archaeology, astronomy, and sustainability. Many of these breathtaking pictures seem unreal. For example, Franz Lanting’s African sunset is like a Vincent van Gogh painting.

The exhibition is on view until August 14, 2013. Admission is free, but a passport is required for entry.

Hugo van Lawick
Tanzania 1964
NGS was an early supporter of
Jane Goodall’s research into
primate behavior. What

defines “human” anyway? 
Jim Richardson
The Isle of Skye 2010

Carsten Peter
South Dakota USA 2003
Tornado Hunter

It’s like the Wizard of Oz
Franz Lanting
Namibia 2012
This unbelievable photograph

was shot at Namib-Naukluft
National Park at sunset.
There is no color enhancement.
This is the real thing. 

William Albert Allard
Texas USA 1982
Lonesome Cowboy