Capturing the moment in which a firecracker explodes into a burst of electric energy or the last rays of the sun as it stretches across a red rock valley, certain special photos offer an unrivaled conduit to the world around us. Shot by National Geographic's most renowned photographers and peppered throughout with inspiring quotations, Stunning Photographs is a vibrant tapestry of images that showcases the medium's ability to reveal extraordinary moments of wit and discovery, harmony and intimacy, energy and joy. Definitive, striking, and always unstaged, the remarkable pictures in this book will appeal to all who want to enjoy the smorgasbord of colors, textures, and sensations that comprise the fabric of everyday life.
National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths earned a degree in photojournalism from the University of Minnesota. Since then she has photographed dozens of magazine and book projects for the Society. Griffiths' work has also appeared in Life, Geo, Smithsonian, Merian, Paris Match, Stern, and many other publications. She devotes a portion of each year to producing fundraising images for aid organizations.