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PRESS RELEASE: Pictopia Launches National Geographic Online Photo Store
World's Most Amazing Wilderness Photos Now Available Online
EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 6 -- Pictopia (http://www.pictopia.com), the premier photo commerce provider to the world's top media and entertainment companies, has announced the launch of the National Geographic Photo Store at the official Web site of National Geographic magazine. Go to http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngm, click on "NGS Prints" or go directly to http:http://www.PrintsNGS.com. The web destination for subscribers of National Geographic magazine and all fans of nature, cultural and expedition photography, the National Geographic Photo Store offers over 25,000 striking photographs from the official National Geographic Image Collection, ranging from the earliest days of National Geographic Magazine to the latest edition on the newsstands.
Powered by Pictopia, the photo commerce provider for Associated Press, the Washington Post, Gannett and Tribune Co. among others, the National Geographic Photo Store Site lets customers purchase art-quality reprints from the world's most amazing wilderness photos captured by the finest international photographers. The photos feature haunting images of exotic cultures, animals and dramatic scenery, such as Michael Nichols' "Elephants Near Tinga Camp" and Chris Johns' exciting shot of the world's fastest animal: the "African Cheetah," captured sprinting at top speed, around 65 miles an hour.
"National Geographic magazine has been bringing the wild places and creatures of the world into people's living rooms for nearly 120 years," said Maura Mulvihill, vice president, National Geographic Image Collection. "Working with Pictopia, we're thrilled to be able to give consumers the opportunity to select their favorite image, frame it and hang it on the wall. It brings the world that much closer."
Customers can order framed or unframed reprints of any photo in the National Geographic Image collection as 10," 14," 20," 30" prints with a selection of framing styles. For more information on the National Geographic Photo Store, go to http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngm, click on "NGS Prints" or go to the site directly at http://www.PrintsNGS.com.
(First posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 12:58 EST)