If you’re looking for a stunning coffee table book to gift someone this Christmas, look no further than National Geographic’s gorgeous collections of images from the past 21 years. The book is a compilation of the most beautiful and memorable images, collected from NG’s rightfully famous photo collection, and it doesn’t disappoint.
The book documents the 21st Century so far–images from 9/11 in New York, hundreds of Iraqi citizens gathered to topple a statue of Saddam Hussein, a Capitol policeman holding back a crowd on January 6th, 2021. There are many more of natural events; from the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in 2010 (remember how that disrupted air travel globally?), to houses being destroyed by wildfires, or parenting during the quarantine of 2020. But the majority of the pictures are from our amazing world. A “glass frog”, with translucent skin so that you can see their internal organs. Circles of light formed by drones flying above striated sandstone formations in Utah. Jellyfish. An African lion in a tree. Divers floating in the deep, or astronauts floating in space. All the wonders of myriad cultures, diverse geography, and incredible creatures are on display in this beautiful book.
The 21st Century offers hours of entertainment to enrich your appreciation of the planet we call home.