These pictures absolutely astound me. What Life used to do for celebs, National Geographic does for nature. I can’t even fathom how they got most of these shots. Celeb photos can be artistic and beautiful and riveting but they are still just people; even if they are difficult people, they can be directed and posed. And they don’t often actually attack the photographers, Sean Penn aside. The monkey reaching into a cloud of flies and the turtle looking like he is swimming the butterfly stroke are my favorites. Which ones do you like best?