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National Geographic's Antique Photos of Women Around the World. In 1907, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière developed the first commercially viable form of color photography.

National Geographic's Antique Photos of Women Around the World

Their process, called autochrome, used glass plates coated with millions of microscopic color filters, each one consisting of—believe it or not—a dyed, powdered grain of potato starch. The starch grains essentially transformed the plate into a stained-glass window made of red, green, and blue dots, which filtered the light shining onto a light-sensitive emulsion. Up close, the resulting photographs looked like dots of various shades of red, blue, and green. But from a distance, viewers’ eyes blended the colors into muted, dreamlike tones—making autochromes look like pointillist paintings. "That's one thing that's unique about the autochromes that you don't see with modern photos—that beautiful painterly look," says Bill Bonner, image collection archivist at National Geographic.

Photographers of the time gushed over autochromes. Becky Little contributed reporting. Ten Nat Geo Images That Look Incredibly Familiar … Here’s Why. You may have seen these images before.

Ten Nat Geo Images That Look Incredibly Familiar … Here’s Why

At the dentist’s office, in the lobby of a law firm, or while you sit on your friend’s couch trying to agree on which movie to watch. As well as being popular stock photos, they are featured in the default screen saver for Apple TV—a device that allows you to stream content to your television. I don’t own one myself, but they are becoming increasingly common, and with them, so is this collection of stunning National Geographic images. I wanted to share some tidbits about these photos, so you can impress your friends the next time you’re arguing over rom-com or sci-fi.

And even if you’ve never seen this screen saver, you’ll still appreciate the photos. “Over thousands of years winds have sculpted sand in the Namib Desert into some of the world’s tallest dunes, colored red by iron oxide. “Hunting for morsels of plankton, a school of spadefish hovers near the surface off Japan’s subtropical Bonin Islands. “This is the other China. School of Spadefish photographed by Brian Skerry (2010)

Huffingtonpost. National Geographic’s Best Photos From 2015. Paradise Found. 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. I just found your next desktop background.

2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The coveted first-place prize of this year's National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest was awarded to Anuar Patjane yesterday for his unbelievable image of a humpback whale and her newborn calf off the coast of Mexico. The gold medal comes with an eight-day expedition on the Panama Canal aboard National Geographic's charter ship. Not bad. A panel of photographers pulled the image, along with 9 other honorable mentions, from over 18,000 entries. Check out the winning snapshots, and get exploring! Three gravel workers peer through a window in Bangladesh. Men race camels along the Arabian Peninsula. Black Browed Albatrosses (Frans Lanting) Random photo Submit your photo Stumble Thru animal photography, nature photography Tags: africa bird black browed albatrosses from south africa.

Black Browed Albatrosses (Frans Lanting)

National Geographic's Best Photos in 2014. Hay una razón por la cual National Geographic es el espacio para las mejores fotografías del mundo.

National Geographic's Best Photos in 2014

La revista se ha dedicado a enaltecer y motivar el trabajo de todos los fotógrafos del mundo. Muestra de ellos el resultado de su concurso anual de fotografía edición 2014, estás fotos son de lo mejor y nos dan una idea del trabajo inspirador de los fotógrafos que tomaron estas tomas y que con su cámara formaron estas composiciones. National Geographic: Found. Ocelot (Joel Sartore) Mammoth tusk found in Siberia (Evgenia Arbugaeva) 50 Years of Nat Geo Covers. Sharpest Views of the Cosmos Ever. A close-up of the central region of the Orion nebula, taken with the Schulman Telescope at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter.

Sharpest Views of the Cosmos Ever

Credit: Adam Block/UA SkyCenter) Astronomers have built a new astro-camera that, when fitted onto the largest observatories on Earth, can snap photos of the universe twice as sharp as the famed Hubble Space Telescope. With the newly developed technology, giant telescopes can reach their theoretical limits of resolution in visible light —something that was just not possible, until now, because of atmospheric turbulence causing blurry visible light images.

(Related: The Largest Baby Star, Ever?) Iconic Images From 125 Years Of The National Geographic Society. Published 28 January 2013.

Iconic Images From 125 Years Of The National Geographic Society

Dogs — From Wolf to Woof. Red fox (by Stefano Unterthiner) National Geographic Photo Contest 2011. National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30.

National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [45 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Many people pilgrimage to Uluru, but what is seen there often depends on where you've come from. Eruption of the Cordon del Caulle. Beluga whales in the arctic having fun. This is a streetcar in New Orleans traveling back towards The Quarter on St. This image captures almost 6 hours of climbing parties on Rainier going for the summit under starry skies. Whale Sharks feeding (Michael Aw) Whale Shark Siphons Fish Through Hole in Net.

National Geographic Photo Contest 2012, Part II. The deadline to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest is coming up -- this Friday, November 30.

National Geographic Photo Contest 2012, Part II

Back in September, the society started gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. Winners will be chosen on or around December 15, 2012. National Geographic was once more kind enough to let me choose some of its entries for 2012 to feature here on In Focus. The Space Between (Cotton Coulson & Sisse Brimberg) PHOTOS: New Species. National Geographic`s 2010 Photo Contest. Writen by Bogdan / Comments Off on 50 Images from National Geographic`s 2010 Photo Contest This is one of the most anticipated annual photo contests.

National Geographic`s 2010 Photo Contest

The deadline for the submissions is on November 30th so if you have an interesting photo, submit it. Below you can see 50 images collected from different categories. An Indian wrestler smears mud on his head before starting wrestling in Kolkata, India, March 30, 2010. Wrestling is one of the oldest sports in India. A supercell thunderstorm rolls across the Montana prairie at sunset. Freediver waiting over 800 ft of water for something substantial to come up from the depths. The Great Pyramids. The Music Of Love. Liquid Planet. Brown bear, Buskin River, Kodiak Alaska. Fleet week 2010, standing on Alcatraz island as the Blue angels fly over head. A Wrinkle in Time. National Geographic.

National Geographic Daily Photo. 'frog wearing umbrella' (Penkdix Palme)