An exquisite photo collection showcasing awe-inducing moments from around the world, including the aurora borealis, cities made of neon lights, a great wildebeest migration, a contortionist on displayand more.
In life, there are certain sights that are as beautiful as they are unforgettablefrom a majestic supercell to the secrets of a deep blue ice cave to the world's largest library. These fascinating spectacles shock us in their diversity, their complexity, and their epic scale, bringing us the miraculous beauty of our planet. Featuring more than 200 color images, including acclaimed photography from the National Geographic Image Collection, this volume presents a dazzling array of natural and manmade wonders, unusual phenomena, and amusing curiosities. Each page will enlighten and inspire, presenting our world at its best.
|Publisher:||National Geographic Society|
|Product dimensions:||10.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Mark Thiessen has been a photographer with National Geographic since 1990 and on staff since 1997. He is widely published in National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Adventure, and National Geographic Traveler. In 1996, Thiessen began a personal photography project on wildland firefighters that took him to the front lines of wildfires every summer. To better understand the world of this little-known subculture, he became a certified wildland firefigheter. His photographs for the National Geographic cover story "Under Fire: Why the West Is Burning" earned first-place recognition by Pictures of the Year International. Thiessen also directs the National Geographic photo studio and was featured in Out There, a series aired on the National Geographic Channel. He lives in Washington, D.C.