National Geographic, a global pioneer in geography, cartography, and exploration, has announced the upcoming debut of a non-fungible token (NFT) collection to celebrate its 135th anniversary.
The “GM: Daybreak Around the World” collection, created in partnership with Web3 studio Snowcrash, features 1,888 NFTs, with the number corresponding to the year National Geographic was founded.
Sixteen National Geographic photographers and digital artists contributed to the collection’s creation by releasing 118 editions of their sunrise photographs.
“A Good Morning at the Top of Mt. Sinai” by Justin Aversano, “We Are Light” by Yagazie Emezi, and “Rise & Shine” by Tara Workman are some of the creations.
As a result, the NFTs released on the Polygon blockchain will include sunrise shots from Australia, Mount Everest peaks, and even one from the metaverse.
The NFT collection will be accessible beginning January 17, 2023, and NFTs can be purchased with a debit or credit card or a cryptocurrency wallet.
National Geographic, which has long been a supporter of photography and innovation, hopes that this NFT collection will be a good opportunity to make art more accessible throughout the world, tell stories in a more creative way, and attract new generations.