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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the 10 Best National Geographic Photos of 2009

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National Geographic photographers snapped over 1 million images over the course of 2009. Only about 1000 of those photos were selected and published by the famous yellow-bordered journal.

Of these 1000 published photos, National Geographic selected the 10 best images and created a 50-minute film that offers a behind-the-scenes look at how they were made.

If you’re a photo enthusiast who enjoys seeing how photos came about and how much work photographers put into capturing the perfect shot, this Nat Geo feature is one that you won’t want to miss.

The film made its way onto YouTube back in 2010 as a series of 5 uploads. Here they are (watch them in order to enjoy the video from start to finish):

This video is available as a DVD from National Geographic titled “National Geographic’s Most Incredible Photos DVD.” The description reads:

Flip through the pages of any issue of the National Geographic magazine and you’ll find eye-opening and evocative images—among the best published anywhere in the world. Yet even among these striking images, there are some that stand out as instant icons for our times and our world. What really sets these photos apart are the stories behind them.

In three full-length programs, National Geographic’s Most Incredible Photos reveals the memorable, behind-the-scenes stories of the best of the best photos from National Geographic magazine.

The product costs $25 over in the Nat Geo store.

(via NatGeo via Reddit)

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