National Geographic: Celebrate 125 Years with 3 Iconic Photographs

Iconic Photographs


To celebrate the yellow-bordered icon’s 125th anniversary, Christie’s got the stories behind some of its most celebrated images from recent decades, as told by the photographers themselves.

Read on as Michael S. Yamashita recalls turning a haiku into an image; Annie Griffiths bears witness to Cambodian children celebrating a new drinking well; and Joel Sartore explains just how (from 30 feet away) he caught that bear fishing for salmon in Alaska.

The Decisive Moment: Bears in Alaska >
The Poetic Landscape: Sunset Over Japan >
The Human Universal: Children in Cambodia >