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Twitter Chat With Retronaut’s Chris Wild

 

Photograph by James P. Blair/National Geographic Creative.

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Have you ever seen a photo that doesn’t seem to belong to the time it was created? Chris Wild’s website, “Retronaut: The Photographic Time Machine,” hosts tens of thousands of photos from across the past.

Wild is releasing a new book—Retronaut: The Photographic Time Machinefor which he selected over 300 of the best photos from his popular website’s most visited themes and events. And now you can ask him questions about the digital collection.

Want to know what makes a photo worthy of Retronaut? Or how Wild got his start? Join us for a Twitter chat with Wild on Friday, September 12 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Tweet your questions with the hashtag #NatGeoLive and make sure to follow @theretronaut and @NatGeoLive to join the conversation.

For more updates on National Geographic titles, follow @NatGeoBooks on Twitter.

  • Kerry

    Sooo…why is one on the ground??? Where is the story behind this photo?

  • Kerry

    Sooo…why is one on the ground??? Where is the story behind this photo?

  • margreet van der elst

    Nice to see!!! I ll love to come sometime there xxx

  • margreet van der elst

    Nice to see!!! I ll love to come sometime there xxx

  • daryl

    Hi… I am just reaaally reeeeally curious as to why one of the royal guards is on the ground.

  • daryl

    Hi… I am just reaaally reeeeally curious as to why one of the royal guards is on the ground.

  • kapila Gunarathna

    Well Done ….!

  • kapila Gunarathna

    Well Done ….!

  • Mr Sateesh Babu

    Nat Geo is a treasure of excellent pictures of cultures.Feel proud
    to share

  • Mr Sateesh Babu

    Nat Geo is a treasure of excellent pictures of cultures.Feel proud
    to share

  • Caps

    It happens some time…

  • Caps

    It happens some time…

  • rottenr62

    Man down…..
    Carry on…it’s the British way!

  • rottenr62

    Man down…..
    Carry on…it’s the British way!

  • emerson

    Kissing the mother land…A patriotic act !!!

  • emerson

    Kissing the mother land…A patriotic act !!!

  • Ian

    He’s a guardsman in the Irish guards. This can be distinguished by the buttons in rows of four on their tunic symbolising the fourth regiment created. He is face down because it’s seen to be more macho to fall on your face, as to why he is on his face is because if you are stood to attention for long periods of time you will pass out die to the stress heat and just generally the pressure of standing absolutely still for hours. “Who shall separate us” is their motto.

  • Ian

    He’s a guardsman in the Irish guards. This can be distinguished by the buttons in rows of four on their tunic symbolising the fourth regiment created. He is face down because it’s seen to be more macho to fall on your face, as to why he is on his face is because if you are stood to attention for long periods of time you will pass out die to the stress heat and just generally the pressure of standing absolutely still for hours. “Who shall separate us” is their motto.

  • Ian

    The word die should not be in my last comment? Don’t know how that got their!?

  • Ian

    The word die should not be in my last comment? Don’t know how that got their!?

  • alex

    he just got back from the PUB!

  • alex

    he just got back from the PUB!

  • Justin Mulder

    Soldiers occasionally faint on parade, especially when standing motionless for long periods of time. They are taught to keep thier muscles moving by wriggling thier toes.

  • Justin Mulder

    Soldiers occasionally faint on parade, especially when standing motionless for long periods of time. They are taught to keep thier muscles moving by wriggling thier toes.

  • Bane

    Another one bites the dust 🙂

  • Bane

    Another one bites the dust 🙂

  • reynold

    i see this picture from the album of sex pistol

  • reynold

    i see this picture from the album of sex pistol

  • Radhe

    One royal guard faint and other saluting the superior..is saluting more important then a life?

  • Radhe

    One royal guard faint and other saluting the superior..is saluting more important then a life?

  • robbie

    The guy probably fainted from perhaps not eating breakfast. Seriously. I recall when I was in ROTC some guys would faint from standing at attention without proper nourishment.

  • robbie

    The guy probably fainted from perhaps not eating breakfast. Seriously. I recall when I was in ROTC some guys would faint from standing at attention without proper nourishment.

  • robbie

    Guy probably fainted from not eating enough nourishment. Seriously. I recall when I was in ROTC some guys would faint from standing at attention too long without proper nourishment.

  • robbie

    Guy probably fainted from not eating enough nourishment. Seriously. I recall when I was in ROTC some guys would faint from standing at attention too long without proper nourishment.

  • knut

    Guy fainted because he put to much pressure on his heels instead of the front of his feet. That or the fact it gets a billion degrees inside that insane hat.

  • knut

    Guy fainted because he put to much pressure on his heels instead of the front of his feet. That or the fact it gets a billion degrees inside that insane hat.

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