Photo of the Day

two men looking toward mountain peaks, Caucasus, Russia
December 1, 2012

Caucasus, Russia

This Month in Photo of the Day: Vintage National Geographic Photographs

Two men look toward mountain peaks in the Caucasus in this photo by Vittorio Sella that dates to around 1896.

Sella was a mountaineer and a pioneering high-altitude photographer who captured images from many of the world’s great mountain ranges.

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Photograph by Vittorio Sella
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