Visions of Earth raises a curtain on the wonders of the world and thrills us with nature's opulence and humanity's splendor. Each image alone exposes a nugget of our planet's magnificence; the totality of the collection goes beyond our imagination. Turning the pages, viewers are struck by the richness of life on Earth. One photograph is more awe-inspiring than the next--chosen by veteran National Geographic Magazine photo editors to present what is visually incredible. The photographs are drawn from the popular "Visions of Earth" feature in the magazine, (rated #1 by readers), from our own storied Image Collection, and from renowned photographers throughout the world, many never-before published. Enthralling images fill the book in a gallery of stunning landscapes, fascinating people, amazing animals, and unexpected glimpses of the usual and unusual. Puffins' beaks signal breeding time in Norway and a speckled emperor moth in South Africa diverts predators with an illusion. An elephant takes a morning dip in India's Andaman Sea while Siamese crocodiles race in Thailand and surfers in Australia relish a perfect day. Monks in Bhutan run to dinner and a little girl in red stands out among white-robed women in an Indonesian mosque. Spanish youth decked in colorful, oversize papier-m
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 276 x 232 x 39 mm
"Top-notch photographers circle the globe in search of things beautiful and wondrous. The result is an uplifting, unifying 'vision' of our world."
"The catholic range of the photographs that still drive [National Geographic magazine's] popularity is reflected in the new collection Visions of Earth."
--Wall Street Journal
"Incredible images include macro shots of strange American species, haunting landscapes featuring fisherman and swimming baitfish, and British ladies donning bold one-pieces."
..".extraordinary in the way [the images] entice and intrigue, inviting viewers to revel not only in the beauty of scenes, people, and objects, but also in playful, imaginative, and surprising points of view." -Book News, Inc.
"It's a compendium of jaw-dropping images -- landscapes, animals, interesting people, with the accent on the unusual -- captured by the magazine's sterling staff of shooters." Mysanantonio.com