25 unpublished photos from the National Geographic archives

A picture is worth a thousand words, but National Geographic’s photos always leave you speechless. Apart from competitive or ordinary photos, there are still many unpublished ones stored in the archives of the popular magazine. They have been recently released to the public, offering an amazing never-before-seen glimpse into the past. The project was established in 2013 in honor of National Geographic’s 125th anniversary and was called «Found.»

LikeAble gives you an opportunity to dive into the archives of our favorite magazine to admire the beauty of these timeless images.

A kitten on a floating Victoria Water lily pad, the Philippines, 1935

© Alfred T. Palmer

A white fallow stag in a forest in Switzerland, 1973

© James P. Blair

Irish guards remain at attention even after one of the guardsmen fainted, London, England, June 1966

© James P. Blair

Bison charge through heavy snow in Yellowstone National Park, November 1967

© William Albert Allard

Kitten attacks its own reflection in the mirror, 1964

© Walter Chandoha

Hikers stand near the top of the rock bridge on Mt. Rainer, Washington, May 1963

© Barry Bishop

The Wave Rock shaped by wind and rain, Western Australia, September 1963

© Robert B. Goodman

A regular at «Le Louis IX» in Paris called «caramel» keeps a client’s company, May 1988

© James L. Stanfield

A young Kenyan woman holds her pet deer, Mombassa, March 1909

© Underwood and Underwood

Tourists explore a massive tree with a tunnel cut out for a road, Sequoia National Forest, May 1951

© Andrew H. Brown

A young couple beside the Arc De Triomphe in Paris, 1960

© Thomas Nebbia

A woman stands in front of her flower stand on the Rambla in Barcelona, Spain, March 1929

© Jules Gervais Courtellemont

A man herds sheep with the help of his collies, Scotland, 1919

©William Reed

A flock of birds flies up from an enclosed courtyard, Old Havana, Cuba

© James L. Stanfield

A man looks dwarfed under the Ape-ape leaves, Maui, Hawaii, 1924

© Gilbert H. Grosvenor

Loggers and the giant Mark Twain redwood, California, 1892

© N.E. Beckwith

Locals relax in the tulip fields along the canal in Haarlem, the Netherlands, 1931

© Wilhelm Tobien

A man examines the teeth of a 10-month-old Alaskan Malamute puppy, the South Pole, 1957

© David Boyer

Welts, «scars of beauty,» cover the entire back of a Nuba woman, Sudan, 1966

© Horst Luz

A waterfall roaring out of Auyan-tepui’s Wall, Venezuela, March 1963

© Thomas J. Abercromble

Boys dressed up in school uniforms pose with king penguins at the London Zoo, England, 1953

© B. Antony Stewart and David S. Boyer

John F. Kennedy’s coffin beneath the Capitol’s Dome, November 1963

© George F. Mobley

A woman dressed like a Chinese goddess poses in a garden in California, 1915

© Franklin Price Knott

A child sitting on a bull near Pleasanton, USA, 1926

© Charles Martin

A shadow of a man holding a bicycle is cast on a wall near the Zambezi River, 1996

© Chris Johns