15 of National Geographic’s Most Iconic Photographs

15 of National Geographic’s Most Iconic Photographs

Take a look at this 15 awesome photos of National Geographic’s Most Iconic Photographs.

These are photos that have toured the world and touched so many people.

Lightning bugs and wild alfalfa blanket a prairie in Strong City

Photo: Jim Richardson/National Geographic

Photo: Jim Richardson/National Geographic

 

The replica Vickers Vimy aircraft circles the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt during its journey to re-create the original London-to-Australia flight of 1919

The replica Vickers Vimy aircraft circles the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Photo: James L. Stanfield/National Geographic

 

Jou Jou, a captive chimpanzee, reaches out its hand to Dr. Jane Goodall at the Brazzaville Zoo in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

Jou Jou, a captive chimpanzee, reaches out its hand to Dr. Jane Goodall

Photo: Michael Nichols/National Geographic

 

Cambodian villagers celebrate as they get a fresh water well for the first time

Cambodian villagers celebrate as they get a fresh water well for the first time

Photo: Annie Griffiths/National Geographic

 

Prayer flags fly over the village of Khunde, Nepal to mourn Sir Edmund Hillary’s family killed in a plane crash

Prayer flags fly over the village of Khunde, Nepal to mourn Sir Edmund Hillary's family killed in a plane crash

Photo: Robb Kendrick/National Geographic

 

A bison in steam during winter at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming

A bison in steam

Photo: Norbert Rosing/National Geographic

 

Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) in flight in Michoacan, Mexico

Monarch butterflies in flight

Photo: Frans Lanting/National Geographic

 

Loggers and the giant Mark Twain redwood, which was cut down in 1892 in California

An Adelie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae, jumps on an iceberg in Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

Photo: Ralph Lee Hopkins/National Geographic

Photo: Ralph Lee Hopkins/National Geographic

 

A grizzly bear opens wide for a mouthful of salmon at Brook Falls in Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve

A grizzly bear opens wide for a mouthful of salmon at Brook Falls in Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve

Photo: Joel Sartore/National Geographic

 

A pink anemone fish,  peeks out from an anemone in the Fiji Islands

A pink anemone fish peeks out from an anemone in the Fiji Islands

Photo: Mauricio Handler/National Geographic

 

A remote camera captures a snow leopard in the falling snow at Hemis National Park in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

A remote camera captures a snow leopard in the falling snow

Photo: Steve Winter/National Geographic

 

Ben Caddell descends into the Majlis al Jinn cave in Oman

Ben Caddell descends into the Majlis al Jinn cave in Oman

Photo: Stephen Alvarez/National Geographic

 

The sailing ship Terra Nova is framed by an ice grotto in Antarctica

The sailing ship Terra Nova is framed by an ice grotto in Antarctica

Photo: Herbert G. Ponting/National Geographic

 

Aerial view of large crowd of people at the  Copacabana beach in

Aerial view of large crowd of people at the  copacabana beach in

Photo: Mike Theiss/National Geographic

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