"Since the invention of the camera, this has been the photographer's role: To make the unknown known."
When walking into the National Geographic Society's Rarely Seen Exhibition, you are welcomed by that quote from American photojournalist Stephen Alvarez. Located at Bally's Hotel & Casino, this exhibit features unbelievable photographs taken of the natural world, and I had the opportunity to visit on March 31st, which was proclaimed as the National Geographic Rarely Seen Day by Clark County.
The Rarely Seen Exhibition takes you to places like Utah, Papua New Guinea, and Jersey (the country, not the state). It takes you up close inside a tornado. You also get to see oversized prints of microphotography. Overall, you are exposed to places that humans have rarely seen in person before.
This exhibit isn't just for photographers or travel addicts. The minds of younger crowds will be opened to the possibilities and wonders of the world. A more mature audience will be in awe and left speechless.
The Rarely Seen Exhibit is open 10 am to 8 pm Sunday through Thursday and 10 am to 9 pm Friday and Saturday. Children under 3 years old enter for free. Tickets for ages 4-12 are $22, and adults 13+ are $31. Visit https://ixvegas.com/ to purchase tickets.