Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with this GrouponLive deal to see The 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic at The Venetian. For $18.99, you get an admission package for one (a $38 total value). This package includes:
- One adult ticket (up to an $18 value)
- One souvenir photograph (a $20 value)
- 20% off any item in the National Geographic souvenir store
- Two-for-one drink pass at the Bourbon Room in The Venetian
Children 12 and younger are regularly admitted for free with a paying adult.
A lion battles against the wind as he stalks along the Kalahari Desert. A lone girl drives a massive herd of reindeer across the Siberian tundra while riding on one of the beast’s backs. Two and a half miles beneath the ocean’s surface, the rust-eaten prow of the Titanic looms in utter darkness. Over more than 120 years, the photographers of National Geographic have created some of the world’s most striking and iconic images to shed light on other cultures and landscapes.
Visitors to this temporary exhibit in The Venetian’s 6,800-square-foot Imagine Exhibitions Gallery learn not only about the subjects of these immortal images but also about the shutterbugs that snapped them. Accompanying video interviews tell the stories behind such photographs as Nick Nichols’s portrayal of Jane Goodall communing with a chimpanzee, Chris Johns’s stunning shots of African deserts, and Steve McCurry’s intimate portrait of the Afghan girl with piercing green eyes—perhaps the magazine’s most famous picture of all.
“Near frames” for select photographs, meanwhile, show the sequence of images made before and after the renowned one so that viewers can understand the ephemerality of the right moment and see the mermaids playing cards on the Titanic before the Emory Kristof scared them away.