This “mini” sized version of the New York Times bestseller showcases astounding natural phenomena, far-flung landscapes, and uncommon animal species, shot by star National Geographic photographers. Volcanic lightning cuts through the night sky. A lone kangaroo skims the surface of a lake at sunset. A jeweled scarab from King Tuts tomb glitters in the darkness. The dazzling landmark book shot by an elite group of acclaimed photographers is now available as a compact gift book. Culled to reflect the many variations of our planets secret wonders–from 30,000-year-old cave paintings to flowers that bloom every few years to engravings inside Abraham Lincolns watch–each image offers a powerful perspective that will astonish and inspire. Filled with behind-the-scenes stories and wrought with beauty, mystery, and joy, Rarely Seen is a breathtaking window to the extraordinary.