National Geographic’s new Tumblr is a stunning treat for the eyes

I was once convinced I was going to become a National Geographic photographer—until I watched the documentary “National Geographic's The Photographers” and realized just how brutal life can be for those guys (malaria, plane crashes, months in the jungle being eaten alive by gnats). Still, all those hardships result in some of the most breathtaking photos ever taken, and National Geographic's new Tumblr, Found, is a virtual gallery of the best, and you can easily purchase prints of photos you like. While it's still pretty young, there's an incredible archive of pictures on there already. Well, that's all I'll say, because in this case, a picture is truly worth a thousand words. Take a look at natgeofound.tumblr.com.

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A close-up portrait of a coal miner in Omar, West Virginia, 1938. Photo by B. Anthony Stewart via National Geographic Tumblr, Found

 

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Thomas Jefferson at Mount Rushmore under construction, 1939. Photo by Edwin L. Wisherd via National Geographic Tumblr, Found

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A park visitor films an American black bear and her two cubs in Yellowstone National Park, December 1965. Photo by Dean Conger via National Geographic Tumblr, Found

A cowgirl puts a nickel in an El Paso parking meter to hitch her pony, October 1939. Photography by Luis Marden.

A cowgirl puts a nickel in an El Paso, Texas, parking meter to hitch her pony, October 1939. Photography by Luis Marden via National Geographic Tumblr, Found

Dancing men brandish spears and palm-leaf shields in Fiji, November 1958. Photograph by Luis Marden.

Dancing men brandish spears and palm-leaf shields in Fiji, November 1958. Photograph by Luis Marden via National Geographic Tumblr, Found

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Bengal tigers crouch as an animal trainer carries a 300-pound lion in Moscow, March 1966. Photo by Dean Conger via National Geographic Tumblr, Found