National Geographic’s 125th Anniversary Party

Dinner is served against a backdrop of the pyramids. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

One of the evening’s honorees, Felix Baumgartner, who was named Adventurer of the Year. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, in his summer tux, was honored by National Geographic with the Alexander Graham Bell Medal. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Sarah Parcak, an archeologist and Egyptologist, is a new National Geographic fellow. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Steve Case, Sally Bedell Smith, and Jean Case.
Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Cory Richards, a climber, photographer, and the 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. He was the first American to successfully summit an 8,000-meter peak in winter. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

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