NatGeo Does Cool

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Recently visited National Geographic’s Visions of Earth after seeing this post on mymodernmet. Must confess that, for a while now, I’ve ignorantly stereotyped NatGeo’s photography as long-lens photos of African lions lazing in a field at sunset.

But Visions of Earth is nothing like that at all. These mind-blowing photos are a beautiful but startling reality check on the world and our interactions with it. NatGeo takes on a good attitude with this series, striking a nice balance between the positive and negative while avoiding the authoritative, depressing voice environmental photography can sometimes be guilty of.

Much respect to the photographers and National Geographic! These photos really make me think twice about the plastic bottle sitting on my desk right now.

Check out a selection of my favs below, and definitely hit up Visions of Earth to see more.

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Jonathan and Angela Scott

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Monica Szczupider

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Olivier Grunewald

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Xie Huanchi

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Tim Flach

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Amy Toensing

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Jed Weingarten

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George Steinmetz

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Alex Kirkbride

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Tomas Munita

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Sergei Supinsky

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Jaipal Singh

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Jim Reed

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Brandon Cole

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Yukihiro Fukuda

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David Doubilet

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Alex Webb

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Adib Katib

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Franck Fife

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James P. Nelson

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Sèrgio Brant Rocha

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Marsel Van Oosten

  • http://www.flickr.com/sweetbft Bryan

    very rad find

  • http://www.transitinterface.blogspot.com Eric Sucharski

    Wow, amazing stuff.

  • LandonP

    WOW, these are amazing…

  • http://www.horsesex.com steve kerr

    Professionals

  • Sam

    Incredible stuff, made it on ffffound too.

  • Vlad Malinovskiy

    These pictures breathe

  • Brendan

    Jaw dropping stuff

  • http://www.peterslabbers.nl Peter

    My live is so dull !!

  • Beth

    Uma poesia, uma obra de arte, uma música, uma fotografia… falam mais que mil teorias e podem transformar uma vida e quem sabe nosso planeta!