Despite the never-ending supply of candid images, manipulated pictures and amateur cellphone shots, the art of photography still thrives in the digital age.
National Geographic, an institution for first-rate photography, celebrates its 125th anniversary in October. In honor of the milestone, the publication's latest issue is devoted to the "Power of Photography."
"Today photography has become a global cacophony of freeze-frames. Millions of pictures are uploaded every minute. Correspondingly, everyone is a subject, and knows it—any day now we will be adding the unguarded moment to the endangered species list," writes Robert Draper in the magazine.
The issue is filled with iconic photos snapped throughout the past 125 years. We've highlighted 10 spectacular images, but you can view the full spread in the latest issue.