The National Geographic Society has been in existence since 1888, and is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Their monthly magazine has been published since their inception, but of course, they now have online sites to draw the interest of many more people.

As it has been around for so long, it is a common misconception that it is old-fashioned and boring – this is absolutely not so! National Geographic have always been famed for their stunning photography, and nowadays they incorporate images from their own photographers as well as from members of the public – and the photo of the day is selected from all of their photographic departments. National Geographic bring articles about geography, culture, archaeology, natural science, wildlife and much, much more. Here we have selected 30 beautifully stunning images from their Photo of the Day archives, all awarded in 2014.

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