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. Absolutely stunning photo. #nationalgeographic
K2 is the second highest mountain on earth. Located in Northern Pakistan, K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram Range and is known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent and the second-highest fatality rate among all the eight thousanders. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying.