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To celebrate their 125th anniversary National Geographic have selected 125 of their best photographs to be auctioned off at Christie’s. Check out some of the magazine’s top picks from over the years.

Since 1888, National Geographic magazine has brought the people and places of our immense planet into the homes – and imaginations – of millions of readers. Printed in 37 languages, and instantly recognizable by the yellow-bordered cover, the magazine is revered for its world-class imagery, showcasing the talents of its intrepid photographers.

In an exclusive, online-only sale (July 19-29), Christie’s and National Geographic have selected 125 iconic pictures in celebration of National Geographic’s 125th anniversary. A selection of the proceeds will go toward preserving the archives from which these images were drawn. The sale will include extremely rare prints and other photographs never before offered at auction.

Below you will find a small sample of photos available for auction at Christies Auction.

1. Majlis al Jinn cave, Oman

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© STEPHEN ALVAREZ/National Geographic

Ben Caddell descends Majlis al Jinn cave.

2. Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

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© RALPH LEE HOPKINS/National Geographic

An Adelie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae, jumping on an iceberg in Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica.

3. Pyramids of Giza

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© JAMES L. STANFIELD/National Geographic

In flight above the Pyramids of Giza, Giza, Egypt.

4. Brazzaville Zoo, Republic of the Congo

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© MICHAEL NICHOLS/National Geographic

Jou Jou, captive chimpanzee reaches out its hand to Dr. Jane Goodall. Brazzaville Zoo, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.

5. Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

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© JOHN BURCHAM/National Geographic

Tumbleweed in mid air over the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.

6. Khunde, Nepal

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© ROBB KENDRICK/National Geographic

Prayer flags fly over the village to mourn Sir Edmund Hillary’s family killed in a plane crash.

7. Cambodia

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© ANNIE GRIFFITHS/National Geographic

Cambodian villagers celebrate as they get a fresh water well for the first time.

8. California

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© BECKWITH, N.E. /National Geographic

Loggers and the giant Mark Twain redwood cut down in 1892.

9. Botswana

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© BEVERLY JOUBERT/National Geographic

A lioness and cubs huddle together, Affection. Botswana.

10. Utah

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© DIANE COOK AND LEN JENSHEL/National Geographic

Two ostriches (Struthio camelus) inquisitively look over a wooden plank fence.

11. Fiji Islands

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© MAURICIO HANDLER/National Geographic

A Pink anemone fish, Amphiprion perideraion, peeks out from an anemone.

12. Calcutta (Kolkata), India

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© RANDY OLSON/National Geographic

Calcutta’s streets crammed with vendors, pedestrians and taxis.

13. Amarillo, Texas

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© TINO SORIANO/National Geographic

A boy sits on top of a car on Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas.

14. Hemis National Park, India

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© STEVE WINTER/National Geographic

A remote camera captures a snow leopard in the falling snow. Hemis National Park, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

15. Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska

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© JOEL SARTORE/National Geographic

A grizzly bear opens wide for a mouth full of salmon in Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska.