National Geographic releases stunning photo archive

National Geographic has been sharing breathtaking archived photos through its newly launched Tumblr

Published March 28, 2013 9:02PM (EDT)

     (National Geographic)
(National Geographic)

National Geographic published its first issue in 1888, so you can imagine it has plenty of material to choose from when selecting which photos to share on its newly launched Tumblr.

From a girl feeding her pet bear in Riggins, Idaho, to a 1903 photo of Alexander Graham Bell kissing his wife, Mabel, inside a tetrahedral kite, here is a roundup of the most beautiful images the famed nature journal has to offer.

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