Spotlighting Magnificent Colors Seen Around the World


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


Photo by Brian Skerry

Photo by Bobby Haas


Photo by George Steinmetz

Photo by Stephen Alvarez


Photo by John Eastcott and Yva Momatiuk

Photo by George Mobley


Photo by BillHatcher

Photo by Justin Guariglia


Photo by Norbert Rosing

Photo by Hans Hildenbrand


Photo by Chris Johns

Photo by Michael Nichols


Photo by Stefano Unterthiner

Photo by Karen Kasmauski


Photo by James L. Stanfield

Photo by Medford Taylor


Photo by Brett Colvin

Photo by Erik Kruthoff


Photo by Frans Lanting

Photo by Jason Edwards


Photo by Justin Guariglia

Photo by Roberto Cattani

via [Staceythinx, National Geographic]


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 major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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