Prints of some of history’s most recognizable nature photographs will be auctioned at Christie’s today for the 40th annual Earth Day. The proceeds from the “40 Greatest Nature Photographs of All Time” will be given to various environmental organizations.
Among the iconic images selected are Snake River in the Teton Range, 1942 by Ansel Adams, Seeing Double by Paul Nicklen, and Polar Dance by Tom Mangelsen.
The images were chosen by the Internatiomal League of Conservation Photographers, which asked more than 100 experts to nominate images they considered to be the best, taken in the past 100 years.
You can also view all 40 of the selected nature photographs in this Flickr set created by iLCP: Top 40 Nature Photographs.