National Geographic's 50 best photos from 2019—so far

In the last six months National Geographic has published hundreds of photographs in print and online. Here are our photo editors favourites.

Published 6 Jul 2019, 13:32 BST

What makes—or breaks—a good photograph? Halfway through 2019, our Vice President of Visual and Immersive Experiences, Whitney Johnson, asked National Geographic’s photo editors to take stock of what they’ve published so far this year and to choose their favorites. Here are 50 images that depict love and pain—as well as bravery and resilience—across the world.

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