The magazine, through Christie’s auction house, is holding an online auction of prints of some of its iconic photographs in celebration of its 125th anniversary. Here are some of the images available for bid through Monday at christies.com/natgeo.
The society’s first auction, held by Christie’s on site in the fall of 2012, was a mix of contemporary and archive work that varied from photographs to paintings and illustrations. The response to the contemporary work prompted this second auction, which is online only. Here, an Adelie penguin jumps on an iceberg at Brown Bluff on the Antarctic Peninsula.Ralph Lee Hopkins/National Geographic