Photo of the Day

climbers in red outfits sitting atop a mountain peak in Venezuela
September 16, 2020

Peek of a Peak

Climbers rest on Pico Espejo before beginning the trek up Pico Bolívar, the mountain on the left, which is Venezuela's highest peak. The photo appeared in the March 1963 issue, which documented the country's first few years of democratic governance.
Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, Nat Geo Image Collection

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