For 33 years George Mobley was a staff photographer for National Geographic magazine. His career led him through a broad variety of assignments, ranging from covering the White House during the Kennedy years to documenting the collapse of the Allende government in Chile.
He has worked on projects on every continent, covering areas as diverse as the Hindu Kush, the former Soviet Union, China, Mongolia, the Ganges River, the Amazon, the Japan Alps, Lebanon, and the Atacama Desert. He was helping an archaeologist excavate a site in the Guatemala jungle when they discovered a Mayan tomb. During the signing of the U.S.-U.S.S.R. nuclear test ban treaty he made the first authorized photograph ever produced of the U.S. Senate in session.