Today National Geographic is celebrating its 125th anniversary, and as Boston.com detailed, there’s really no better way to celebrate the academic journal than through it’s trademark stunning photographs.

Take a look at a few favorites of ours, then see more via the links below.

 Astounding: National Geographic is celebrating its 125th anniversary, in pictures of course

 Astounding: National Geographic is celebrating its 125th anniversary, in pictures of course

 Astounding: National Geographic is celebrating its 125th anniversary, in pictures of course

Boston.com has a great selection of National Geographic photography through the years. For more, head here and here. National Geographic is also holding a Google+ Hangout with noteworthy explorers to celebrate: