Just as its title indicates, "National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs" plumbs the depth of National Geographic's renowned Image Collection to highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive. The result is an experience of visual delight, whether from stunning landscapes, magnificent wildlife, fascinating people, or quaint locales.
Award-winning National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt has chosen remarkable images from all of the Society's core mission areas: exploration, wildlife, cultures, science, nature.
Each chapter showcases a specific aspect of what creates beauty in a photograph, whether light or color, or motion, and illuminates that quality in a splash of large-format images - most of which readers will be able to purchase as prints.
Musings on visual beauty from scholars and poets enhance the experience, making this gorgeous collection a pleasure to look at again and again.
"As the title suggests, this giant, colorful tome is filled with famed imagery from the National Geographic Image Collection, one of the richest photo archives on Earth. As an added bonus, it comes with a framable print of the photograph that adorns the cover." -"Metro New York""For once, a book that does what it says on the cover. Here is a collection of spectacular shots of nature, ranging from grand landscape scenes to swans in flight...Simply sensational." -"The Express"
Series: National Geographic
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 12
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 3rd January 2011
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Dimensions (cm): 26.1 x 26.5 x 3.9
Weight (kg): 2.47