National Geographic has long been beloved as a gathering place for the world’s best photographers. Transformative, transportive, educational and unforgettable, Nat Geo photography teaches us about the diverse people, wildlife and landscapes that make up our shared planet—revealing to us what’s worth seeing, appreciating, and protecting.
For many of us (myself included), flipping through the pages of National Geographic Magazine, drawn in by the famous yellow frame on the cover, served as an early introduction to the power of the photograph—the power to provoke curiosity, tell stories, reveal truths, and incite action. In the world of Nat Geo, a photo can help save an animal from the brink of extinction. It can inspire conservation. It can shed light on the world’s most pressing issues. It can delight and surprise.
Nat Geo photographer Steve McCurry (you might know him from his ubiquitous Nat Geo cover portrait, “Afghan Girl”) once said: “The photograph is an undeniably powerful medium. Free from the constraints of language, and harnessing the unique qualities of a single moment frozen in time.”
At Meural, we’ve always appreciated art as a universal language. Anyone in the world can connect to the Meural Canvas, because art requires no words to communicate its message. Because of its global impact and unsurpassed storytelling power, getting National Geographic photography on our platform has been a goal since Meural’s early days. That’s why we’re so thrilled to announce our partnership with the iconic National Geographic Image Collection. The agreement brings 500 revolving photographs to the Meural Art Library over the course of two years, and features curated selections from several branches of Nat Geo’s ever-expanding archive, including the Nat Geo Photo Ark Project, and their repositories of iconic and vintage images.
The impact of a Nat Geo Image Collection photograph on a Meural Canvas, hanging on your wall in vivid detail and color, is incredibly powerful. Our patented TrueArt technology, including our matte, anti-glare display, produces a hyper-realistic art viewing experience that tricks the eye into perceiving the depth, texture, and color of a photographic print. The Meural Canvas is controllable by gesture (a wave of the hand), voice (Amazon Alexa), or app—allowing you to delve into the world Nat Geo photography in an interactive new way. Just wave up to see each image’s info card, detailing the history of the work and its artist, or left and right to change the image. With the Meural Canvas, you can showcase a constant stream of images from Meural’s Nat Geo Image Collection channel, and avoid the impossible task of choosing just one favorite.
Just head here to start exploring, learning, and enjoying Meural’s National Geographic Image Collection channel, and keep checking back to see what’s new.