The Most Iconic Photographs From National Geographic's 125-Year History Perhaps the most iconic National Geographic photo, Steve McCurry snapped this picture of an Afghan girl in a Pakistan refugee camp in 1984. It almost went unnoticed, until one editor rescued it from a pile and stuck it on the June 1985 Cover
Robyn Davidson is the heroine of the story. In she left her life in the city and walked miles from Alice Springs to the India Ocean with four camels and a dog. Robyn's nine month experience was shot by National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan.
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