A picture might be worth a thousand words but National Geographic photographs leaves us speechless. Known for their captivating daily pictures, they also offer an opportunity to dive into the archives of previously unpublished or forgotten images.

The project called Found was established in 2013 to honor NatGeo's 125th anniversary. The project's team says that their mission is to bring the pictures back to life by sharing them to new audiences. And even some of the dates or locations are missing, the images capture perfect moments making them timeless.

The photographs are dug up by Guardian of the Collection William Bonner, who still finds them highly inspiring even after years spent in the archives. Together with editor Janna Dotschkal's love for aesthetics, they make the vintage material shine as new.

More info: NatGeo Found (h/t: DeMilked)

#3 Irish Guards Remain At Attention After One Guardsman Faints In London, England, June 1966

Irish Guards Remain At Attention After One Guardsman Faints In London, England, June 1966

JAMES P. BLAIR Report

SharonLarrissey-Hemens 3 months ago

My husband was a Grenadier Guard in Ottawa, Canada and remained still for twenty minutes after being accidentally stabbed in the leg by the soldier next to him. Apparently, there are strict protocols about what they are allowed to do while in line.

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#4 American Bison Charge Through Heavy Snow In Yellowstone National Park, November 1967

American Bison Charge Through Heavy Snow In Yellowstone National Park, November 1967

WILLIAM ALBERT ALLARD Report

DilekMecitoğlu 3 months ago

It doesnt even look like a photo, its so mystical that looks like a postcard or a piece of art

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#9 A Young Kenyan Woman Holds Her Pet Deer In Mombassa, March 1909

A Young Kenyan Woman Holds Her Pet Deer In Mombassa, March 1909

UNDERWOOD AND UNDERWOOD Report

ExLu 3 months ago

Haha what a weird way to hold a pet, can't blame her though

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#14 A Flock Of Birds Fly Up From An Enclosed Courtyard In Old Havana, December 1987

A Flock Of Birds Fly Up From An Enclosed Courtyard In Old Havana, December 1987

JAMES L. STANFIELD Report

MaggieGroverBacher 3 months ago

this is awesome. this, not the weird airplane that some guy kept photoshopping into spaces. this.

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#17 Locals Relax By The Tulip Fields Along The Canal In Haarlem, The Netherlands, 1931

Locals Relax By The Tulip Fields Along The Canal In Haarlem, The Netherlands, 1931

WILHELM TOBIEN Report

KristenHdz 3 months ago

Wow. 1931 Netherlands. Not one of them suspected the evil that was about to sweep their serene lives off the map...

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#25 Welts, Scars Of Beauty, Pattern The Entire Back Of A Nuba Woman In Sudan, 1966

Welts, Scars Of Beauty, Pattern The Entire Back Of A Nuba Woman In Sudan, 1966

HORST LUZ Report

KristenHdz 3 months ago

Wow. Brings to mind the body modifications of our modern American kids. The "welts" look somewhat like cowry shells - is it the same technique, I wonder, of inserting something under the skin to create the "welt", that we use today, or is it another method? Sure would like to know the back story on this one. Fascinating.

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