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for their captivating daily pictures, they also offer an opportunity to dive into the photo archives of previously unpublished or forgotten works.

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 stunning pictures back to life by sharing them with new audiences. And even some of the dates or locations are missing, the interesting photos capture perfect moments making them timeless.

These amazing photos 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

#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

#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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#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

#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

#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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#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

#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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#26

Cat And White Rat Abide In Peace. When Different Species Grow Up Together, They Often Lose Their Enmity, April 1964

Cat And White Rat Abide In Peace. When Different Species Grow Up Together, They Often Lose Their Enmity, April 1964

WALTER CHANDOHA Report

WilliWaldmaus
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't try this at home. If instinct takes over for one second - no more rat. And we don't even know how many rats they needed to get this shot.

#27

A Sled Dog, Tied To A Whale Rib, Howls Under The Midnight Sun In Alaska, 1969

A Sled Dog, Tied To A Whale Rib, Howls Under The Midnight Sun In Alaska, 1969

THOMAS J. ABERCROMBIE Report

TammyChapman
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sled dogs are some of the most well cared for dogs in the world. The climate up there is cold AF, and you have to take excellent care of them, if you want them to care of you and drag your sled and your ass around.

#28

Girls Standing In Water Holding Bunches Of American Lotus, Amana, Iowa, November 1938

Girls Standing In Water Holding Bunches Of American Lotus, Amana, Iowa, November 1938

J. BAYLOR ROBERTS Report

JayneBentonPepper
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have been there about 5 years ago. The lake was covered with lily pads, but no girls.

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#29

A Boy Sells Lemonade From His Front Yard Stand On Main Street In Aspen, Colorado, 1973

A Boy Sells Lemonade From His Front Yard Stand On Main Street In Aspen, Colorado, 1973

DICK DURRANCE II Report

#30

Victoria Falls In Zambia

Victoria Falls In Zambia

WALTER MEAYERS EDWARDS Report

#31

A Well-worn Stairway Leads To A House On Oahu’s North Shore, November 1979

A Well-worn Stairway Leads To A House On Oahu’s North Shore, November 1979

ROBERT MADDEN Report

LRath
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am overwhelmed by this photo. One of the most beautiful I have seen It strike a profound chord within.

#32

Two Dancers In Costume Stand Between The Columns Of Poseidon’s Temple, Greece, 1930

Two Dancers In Costume Stand Between The Columns Of Poseidon’s Temple, Greece, 1930

MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS Report

#33

Astronaut Neil Armstrong Floats In His Space Suit In A Pool Of Water In 1967

Astronaut Neil Armstrong Floats In His Space Suit In A Pool Of Water In 1967

NASA Report

#34

A Rainbow Arches Over Victoria Falls In Zimbabwe

A Rainbow Arches Over Victoria Falls In Zimbabwe

VOLKMAR WENTZEL Report

#35

The Statue Of Liberty Hails Dawn Over New York Harbor In 1978

The Statue Of Liberty Hails Dawn Over New York Harbor In 1978

DAVID ALAN HARVEY Report

#36

Traffic Lights Are Made In Shreveport, Louisiana, And Sent Around The U.s. And Abroad, December 1947

Traffic Lights Are Made In Shreveport, Louisiana, And Sent Around The U.s. And Abroad, December 1947

J. BAYLOR ROBERTS Report

Emily Jelassi
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

are they still made in Shreveport?

#37

Men Observe The Giant Statues Of Easter Island In Polynesia, December 1922

Men Observe The Giant Statues Of Easter Island In Polynesia, December 1922

J. P. AULT Report

RoswaldWalton
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's a lot now known about the people who made them and why they basically killed themselves.

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#38

The Wind Sculpts The Dunes Of The Sahara Desert In The Erg Bourarhet, Algeria, 1973

The Wind Sculpts The Dunes Of The Sahara Desert In The Erg Bourarhet, Algeria, 1973

THOMAS J. ABERCROMBIE Report

#39

A Woman Working On A Mosaic Of Mary And Baby Jesus In Vatican City

A Woman Working On A Mosaic Of Mary And Baby Jesus In Vatican City

JAMES L. STANFIELD Report

#40

Astronaut Bruce Mccandless Ii Floats A Few Meters Away From Space Shuttle Challenger During The Historic First Use Of A Nitrogen-propelled Manned Maneuvering Unit In 1984

Astronaut Bruce Mccandless Ii Floats A Few Meters Away From Space Shuttle Challenger During The Historic First Use Of A Nitrogen-propelled Manned Maneuvering Unit In 1984

NASA Report

MaggieGroverBacher
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

how is this unpublished? one of the most iconic pics there is

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#41

A Sailor Gets A Tattoo On His Arm In Virginia

A Sailor Gets A Tattoo On His Arm In Virginia

PAUL L. PRYOR Report

FlipDynko
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Again, when? Perhaps the photo should speak for itself and the year it was taken is not that important but I'd still like to know.

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#42

Princess Grace Kelly In Monaco, 1962

Princess Grace Kelly In Monaco, 1962

GILBERT M. GROSVENOR Report

#43

A Little Boy Is Dwarfed By A Supersized Cabbage In Matanuska Valley, Alaska, July 1959

A Little Boy Is Dwarfed By A Supersized Cabbage In Matanuska Valley, Alaska, July 1959

THOMAS J. ABERCROMBIE Report

Kristinabaškytė
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That actually confirms the fact that kids (and in various ages) can be found in cabbage patch :D

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#44

A Solitary Fisherman’s Home Keeps Watch On Quiet Placentia Bay In Newfoundland, Canada, 1974

A Solitary Fisherman’s Home Keeps Watch On Quiet Placentia Bay In Newfoundland, Canada, 1974

SAM ABELL Report

Talise Snyder
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i first read it as PLACENTA bay lol

#45

A Woodman Notches A Felled Tree’s Trunk For Sectioning In Western Australia, 1962

A Woodman Notches A Felled Tree’s Trunk For Sectioning In Western Australia, 1962

ROBERT B. GOODMAN Report

#46

Motorists Pass People On A Scenic Road Atop A Cliff Overlooking A Bay Near Trieste, Italy, 1956

Motorists Pass People On A Scenic Road Atop A Cliff Overlooking A Bay Near Trieste, Italy, 1956

B. ANTHONY STEWART Report

#47

Four Boys Bob For Apples In Martinsburg, West Virginia, 1939

Four Boys Bob For Apples In Martinsburg, West Virginia, 1939

B. ANTHONY STEWART Report

James A. Smith Jr.
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember doing this in cub scouts and boy scouts. Went away because people decided it was unsanitary:(

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#48

Women Enjoy The Benefits Of A Heated Whirlpool In Saint Petersburg, Florida, 1973

Women Enjoy The Benefits Of A Heated Whirlpool In Saint Petersburg, Florida, 1973

JONATHAN BLAIR Report

#49

Women Carry Baskets On Their Heads While Children Play In Kotaka, Mali, 1991

Women Carry Baskets On Their Heads While Children Play In Kotaka, Mali, 1991

JAMES L. STANFIELD Report

AmaranthimTalon
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this picture! The colors are so perfect. The stark cream of the walls and ground and the vibrant hues of the womens'' dresses. I would love to see this in person.

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#50

Arizona Cowboys Play Sports To Pass The Time In Phoenix, 1955

Arizona Cowboys Play Sports To Pass The Time In Phoenix, 1955

COURTESY BLACK STAR Report

James A. Smith Jr.
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love horse cageball. We actually still play it up here in Maine on certain occassions

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#51

The First Explorers To Descend To The Deepest Part Of The Ocean Were Don Walsh And Jacques Piccard In The Bathyscaphe Trieste, January 23, 1960. 52 Years Later, James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenger Journeyed To The Bottom Of The Mariana Trench, Nearly 7 Miles Below Sea Level

The First Explorers To Descend To The Deepest Part Of The Ocean Were Don Walsh And Jacques Piccard In The Bathyscaphe Trieste, January 23, 1960. 52 Years Later, James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenger Journeyed To The Bottom Of The Mariana Trench, Nearly 7 Miles Below Sea Level

U.S NAVY Report

#52

Women Sit In A Modern Chic Boutique In Casablanca, 1971

Women Sit In A Modern Chic Boutique In Casablanca, 1971

THOMAS J. ABERCROMBIE Report

#53

Men Blast Granite To Build Tunnels For A Hydroelectric Project In Australia, 1963

Men Blast Granite To Build Tunnels For A Hydroelectric Project In Australia, 1963

ROBERT B. GOODMAN Report

#54

A Girl Sits By A Lake With Snow-capped Mountains In The Background, California, 1929

A Girl Sits By A Lake With Snow-capped Mountains In The Background, California, 1929

CHARLES MARTIN Report

James A. Smith Jr.
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gorgeous. Probably all developed by now. Shameful

#55

Pedestrians Walk On Bustling Dotombori Street In Osaka, Japan, March 1970

Pedestrians Walk On Bustling Dotombori Street In Osaka, Japan, March 1970

THOMAS J. ABERCROMBIE Report

#56

Flamingos Standing And Feeding In A Pool Near Salt Beds

Flamingos Standing And Feeding In A Pool Near Salt Beds

VOLKMAR K. WENTZEL Report

#57

A Passageway In Algeria

A Passageway In Algeria

THOMAS J. ABERCROMBIE Report

#58

Children Read A Sylvan Drew Circus Billboard, 1931

Children Read A Sylvan Drew Circus Billboard, 1931

JACOB J. GAYER Report

James A. Smith Jr.
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember going to Barnum And Bailey Circus' growing up. My children did too when they were young. I haven't seen a circus advertised in Maine for years. Are they no longer?

#59

A Balloon From Anchorage, Alaska, Flies Over Cook Inlet, 1986

A Balloon From Anchorage, Alaska, Flies Over Cook Inlet, 1986