Spotlighting Magnificent Colors Seen Around the World

Red


Life in Color is a new photography book released by National Geographic that is filled with 375 striking images highlighting spectacular hues found in the world. With a wide spectrum of rich colors to represent, the book features chapters designated to each color including blue, orange, green, yellow, purple and red. Additionally, there are subsections covering brown, black, white, silver, gold, and “unseen color” which is described as colors that are “not seen with the naked eye, such as laser, the universe, and microscopic images.”

Browsing through a selection of the photographs chosen, it becomes increasingly clear that there is a certain unspoken energy that epitomizes the essence of each color. The more densely saturated the image is with one color, the greater that respective feeling is. There's an invigorating passion that leaps off a red image and infects the viewer with its loud energy. Alternatively, photos with greater tones of white wash a sense of calm and peacefulness over their observers. Regardless of color, though, this collection of visually stimulating images are sure to evoke some sort of emotional response.

Life in Color is currently on sale directly through the National Geographic Store for $24.00.

Top photo by Jodi Cobb


Photo by Medford Taylor

Blue


Photo by Brian Skerry


Photo by Bobby Haas

Brown


Photo by George Steinmetz


Photo by Stephen Alvarez

Green


Photo by John Eastcott and Yva Momatiuk


Photo by George Mobley

Yellow


Photo by BillHatcher


Photo by Justin Guariglia

Purple


Photo by Norbert Rosing


Photo by Hans Hildenbrand

Orange


Photo by Chris Johns


Photo by Michael Nichols

White


Photo by Stefano Unterthiner


Photo by Karen Kasmauski

Black


Photo by James L. Stanfield


Photo by Medford Taylor

Silver


Photo by Brett Colvin


Photo by Erik Kruthoff

Gold


Photo by Frans Lanting


Photo by Jason Edwards

Kaleidoscope


Photo by Justin Guariglia


Photo by Roberto Cattani

via [Staceythinx, National Geographic]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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