This month, the National Geographic Society celebrates its 125th anniversary, and as a lookback, the organization has compiled a gallery of some its most memorable photos over the years.
The National Geographic Society is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world; and its magazine, the National Geographic, has been a host to some of the most iconic and memorable photographs in the history of photography and journalism throughout the years.
From Emory Kristoff’s haunting image of the sunken Titanic, to Steve McCurry’s equally haunting Afghan Girl, the institution has brought countless visions of wonder, hope, and despair to the world.
As the institution celebrates its 125 years of existence, it has compiled a gallery of memorable photos from its archive from both the photographer’s perspective, and behind the lens.
You can view the whole gallery here.