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Nat Geo’s Most Amazing Photos follows the world’s most renowned photographers as they scale 100-metre redwood trees, chase fierce thunderstorms for the perfect lightning strike and photograph a dynamited warship as it is sent to the bottom of the ocean – from inside the ship.

Whether diving 30 metres below the ocean’s surface or venturing into a terrorist hothouse where the risk of kidnapping is high, photographers on assignment for National Geographic magazine push their physical abilities, emotional endurance and creative powers to the limit. Taking tens of thousands of pictures for a single story, the photographers brave extreme environmental conditions, gruelling hours and dangerous political undercurrents to capture vivid, world-shaping images.


  • Most Amazing Photos: Lava Hunter
    Come and join the National Geographic photographers and discover the stories behind National Geographic Magazine's most dramatic covers.
  • Most Amazing Photos: Shaolin Kung Fu
    National Geographic magazine sends American photojournalist Fritz Hoffmann to the Henan province of China to document Shaolin Kung Fu.
  • Most Amazing Photos: Pakistan
    Veteran photojournalist Ed Kashi delves deep into Pakistan's Punjab region to create a portrait far from the rigid and militant image.
  • Most Amazing Photos: Rio Exposed
    How do you photograph a ghost? That's the challenge for wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen. Black bears here have a genetic fluke: 1/10 are born white
  • Most Amazing Photos: Redwood
    But in the quiet forest of northern California, Nick faces a whole new challenge when he tries to photograph a single redwood tree.
  • Most Amazing Photos: Pollinators
  • Most Amazing Photos: War Zone
  • Most Amazing Photos: Secret Voices
  • Most Amazing Photos: Ghost Bears


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