National Geographic’s 50 Greatest Photographs

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Venue: Imagine Exhibitions Gallery

3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV

Show Times: 9:30am - 7pm

Adults $18; seniors, military, local & student $15; children 12 & under free

National Geographic’s 50 Greatest Photographs

They are beautiful, impressive and emotional -- vibrantly colored pieces of life from all over the world.

National Geographic's most celebrated and remembered photographs are on display at the Imagine Exhibitions Gallery at The Venetian.

Steve McCurry's striking image of a green-eyed "Afghan Girl," Nock Nichols' moving photo of Jane Goodall and a chimpanzee will grace the exhibit along with a view of Mecca shot by Thomas Abercrombie that has never been seen before.

Some photos are accompanied in the exhibit by near frames -- the shots taken immediately before and after the iconic image.

Throughout the exhibit, documentary videos narrate the stories behind the powerful photographs and introduce guests to the photographers who shot them.

Many National Geographic photographers fearlessly stared death in the face to achieve their results such as Carsten Peter, who snapped a photo of a tornado in action in South Dakota, or Paul Nicklen, who took an icy dive into the Antarctic waters to capture images of a female leopard seal. Nicklen captured another more whimsical shot of polar bears underwater by shooting blind with an underwater camera from his 12-foot aluminum boat in Nanavut, Canada.

Visitors' journeys through the 6,800-square-foot gallery will be colored with much of the wonder, awe and sometimes discomfort that National Geographic has presented to its readers over its 125-year history.

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