A. Brian Skerry New Zealand, 2008.
Diving o; the Auckland Islands, photographer Brian Skerry’s assistant, Mauricio
Handler, has a close encounter with a southern right whale. Hunted to near extinction in
the 19th century, their numbers are on the
rebound in the Southern Hemisphere.
B. Steve McCurry Afghanistan, 1984.
Editor Bill Garrett had a fabulous eye: It was
he who plucked this Kodachrome frame
from a pile of rejects and made it the most
famous cover image in the magazine’s history.
C. Chris Johns Africa, 1996.
;e wind and the lion: Panthera leo stalks
a dry riverbed in southern Africa’s Kalahari
Desert. Johns currently serves as the ;;h edi-tor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine.
D. Barry Bishop Nepal, 1963.
Members of the American Mount Everest
Expedition, on their way to the South Col
camp, cross Lhotse’s forbidding face.
E. Carsten Peter Mexico, 2008.
Massive beams of selenite dwarf humans
exploring the Cave of Crystals deep below
the Chihuahuan Desert. Formed over millennia, these crystals are among the largest
yet discovered on Earth.
National Geographic 125 Years
is available at
most warehouses. With purchase of the book,
Costco members receive four free issues of
the digital magazine. The January 2013 anni-
versay issue of National Geographic
be available in most warehouses
in late December.
Tablet or smartphone?
You can watch a video clip
about National Geographic
125 Years on The Connection
digital newsstand version.
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