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Capturing the moment in which a firecracker explodes into a burst of electric energy or the last rays of the sun as it stretches across a red-rock valley, certain special photos offer an unrivalled conduit to the world around us. Shot by National Geographic's most renowned photographers and peppered throughout with inspiring quotations, Stunning Photographs is a vibrant tapestry of images that showcases the medium's ability to reveal extraordinary moments of wit and discovery, harmony and intimacy, energy and joy. Definitive, striking, and always unstaged, the remarkable pictures in this book will appeal to all who want to enjoy the smorgasbord of colors, textures, and sensations that comprise the fabric of everyday life.
National Geographic photographer ANNIE GRIFFITHS earned a degree in photojournalism from the University of Minnesota. Since then she has photographed dozens of magazine and book projects for the Society. Griffiths' work has also appeared in Life, Geo, Smithsonian, Merian, Paris Match, Stern, and many other publications. She devotes a portion of each year to producing fundraising images for aid organizations.
New York Times Bestseller
"This is perhaps one of the most meaningful books for photographers to include their personal collection. Through the words and unbelievably beautiful images one gets an intense summary course in the field of photography....Outstanding!" --Apogee Photo Magazine
"'Stunning' is an overused word, but it's the only way to describe these photos." --Twin Cities Pioneer Press
"An inspirining collection....There's an unusual diversity in style, theme and subject between the covers of this book. That diversity inspires us to stop running around and look around a minute." --Mike Pisani, Photo Corners