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 Known for their captivating daily pictures, they also offer an opportunity to dive into the archives of previously unpublished or forgotten images.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)

#1 A Kitten Aboard A Floating Victoria Water Lily Pad In The Philippines, 1935

A Kitten Aboard A Floating Victoria Water Lily Pad In The Philippines, 1935

ALFRED T. PALMER Report

DaisyBrisco 4 months ago

D'aaawwww is all I can say :)

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#2 A White Fallow Stag Stands In A Forest In Switzerland, 1973

A White Fallow Stag Stands In A Forest In Switzerland, 1973

JAMES P. BLAIR Report

SaraShrader 4 months ago

It's a patronis!

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#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 4 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 4 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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#5 Hikers Stand Near The Top Of A Natural Rock Bridge On Mt. Rainier, Washington, May 1963

Hikers Stand Near The Top Of A Natural Rock Bridge On Mt. Rainier, Washington, May 1963

BARRY BISHOP Report

MónicaElisabethSacco 4 months ago

Very Tolkien landscape!

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#6 With Claws Bared, A Kitten Attacks Its Own Mirrored Reflection, 1964

With Claws Bared, A Kitten Attacks Its Own Mirrored Reflection, 1964

WALTER CHANDOHA Report

DaisyBrisco 4 months ago

Who knew there were LOLcats even then...

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#7 A Wave Of Rock Shaped By Wind And Rain Towers Above A Plain In Western Australia, September 1963

A Wave Of Rock Shaped By Wind And Rain Towers Above A Plain In Western Australia, September 1963

ROBERT B. GOODMAN Report

BoredGiraffe 4 months ago

it looks so weird when you scroll up and down

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#8 A Regular At Le Louis Ix In Paris, “caramel” Keeps A Client Company, May 1988

A Regular At Le Louis Ix In Paris, “caramel” Keeps A Client Company, May 1988

JAMES L. STANFIELD Report

AnnieMac 4 months ago

Looks like a lovely multi toed kitty

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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 4 months ago

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

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#10 Young Lovers Embrace Beside The Arc De Triomphe In Paris, 1960

Young Lovers Embrace Beside The Arc De Triomphe In Paris, 1960

THOMAS NEBBIA Report

#11 Tourists Explore Massive Dead Tree With Tunnel Cut Out For A Road In Sequoia National Forest, May 1951

Tourists Explore Massive Dead Tree With Tunnel Cut Out For A Road In Sequoia National Forest, May 1951

ANDREW H. BROWN Report

Murpy 4 months ago

I've seen that photo before somewhere...

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#12 A Woman Stands In Front Of Her Flower Stand On The Rambla In Barcelona, Spain, March 1929

A Woman Stands In Front Of Her Flower Stand On The Rambla In Barcelona, Spain, March 1929

JULES GERVAIS COURTELLEMONT Report

KelindaScott 4 months ago

Wow! Love it!

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#13 A Man Herds Sheep With The Help Of His Collies In Scotland, 1919

A Man Herds Sheep With The Help Of His Collies In Scotland, 1919

WILLIAM REED Report

SimonFalla 4 months ago

Collies...priceless

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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 4 months ago

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

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#15 A Man Stands Dwarfed Under The Ape-ape Leaves Of Puohokamoa Gulch In Maui, Hawaii, 1924

A Man Stands Dwarfed Under The Ape-ape Leaves Of Puohokamoa Gulch In Maui, Hawaii, 1924

GILBERT H. GROSVENOR Report

CharlehCunningham 4 months ago

He looks like someone minimised him and popped him there.

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#16 Loggers And The Giant Mark Twain Redwood Cut Down In California, 1892

Loggers And The Giant Mark Twain Redwood Cut Down In California, 1892

N.E. BECKWITH Report

KathyO'Brien 4 months ago

Great photo; terrible act.

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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 4 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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#18 A Man Examines The Teeth Of A 10-month-old Alaskan Malamute Puppy Near The South Pole, 1957

A Man Examines The Teeth Of A 10-month-old Alaskan Malamute Puppy Near The South Pole, 1957

DAVID BOYER Report

MaraDendrinos 4 months ago

This looks like a present day model shoot.

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#19 Boys Dressed Up In School Uniforms Pose With King Penguins At The London Zoo, 1953

Boys Dressed Up In School Uniforms Pose With King Penguins At The London Zoo, 1953

B. ANTHONY STEWART AND DAVID S. BOYER Report

SueWebster 4 months ago

Wonder where the boys are now.

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#20 Roaring Out Of Auyan-tepui’s Wall, A Waterfall Plummets Over 3,000 Feet In Venezuela, March 1963

Roaring Out Of Auyan-tepui’s Wall, A Waterfall Plummets Over 3,000 Feet In Venezuela, March 1963

THOMAS J. ABERCROMBIE Report

#21 John F. Kennedy’s Coffin Lies In State Beneath The Capitol’s Dome, November 1963

John F. Kennedy’s Coffin Lies In State Beneath The Capitol’s Dome, November 1963

GEORGE F. MOBLEY Report

AliceFischer 4 months ago

A DARK DAY IN AMERICA..... A BLACK DAY IN HISTORY

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#22 Woman Adorned Like A Chinese Goddess Poses In A Garden In California, 1915

Woman Adorned Like A Chinese Goddess Poses In A Garden In California, 1915

FRANKLIN PRICE KNOTT Report

GinaBobb 4 months ago

Color film...in 1915?

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#23 A Shadow Of A Man Holding A Bicycle Is Cast On A Wall Near The Zambezi River, 1996

A Shadow Of A Man Holding A Bicycle Is Cast On A Wall Near The Zambezi River, 1996

CHRIS JOHNS Report

SergeM. 4 months ago

so simple and so perfect

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#24 A Child Sitting On A Hereford Bull Near Pleasanton, California, 1926

A Child Sitting On A Hereford Bull Near Pleasanton, California, 1926

CHARLES MARTIN Report

NeeneeMai 4 months ago

such a brave kid

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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 4 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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