A person helps tend millions of tulips at Keukenhof, a world-famous botanical garden in The Netherlands. Each autumn, more than 100 growers donate bulbs to be planted for the next year's colorful displays.

Dutch Tulips

A person helps tend millions of tulips at Keukenhof, a world-famous botanical garden in The Netherlands. Each autumn, more than 100 growers donate bulbs to be planted for the next year's colorful displays.
Photograph by Sisse Brimberg, Nat Geo Image Collection

30 mesmerizing photos from the Nat Geo archives that will grab your attention

Repetition is an of element of photography that I sometimes find myself drawn towards again and again (no pun intended). When it's used strategically, repetitiveness can create an enchanting rhythm. Or, it can emphasize a pattern. It can even overwhelm the viewer. 

I find it interesting to see how repetition can guide the viewer’s eye around a photograph.

One of my favorite images from last month was Jodi Cobb’s photograph from the early 1990s of a mass wedding ceremony in Taiwan. The line of couples goes as far as the eye can see.

The many fluffy heads in Cary Wolinsky’s image of merino sheep wearing woven plastic coats brought a smile to my face. The photo was from a May 1988 cover story about the history of wool.

I was also captivated by a beautiful, purple landscape taken by Jim Richardson. The image captures the endless sea of blooming heather that stretches across Scotland's moors.

Heather Kim is the editor for Photo of the DayMelody Rowell writes and researches the captions.

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