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Dec 28 2012

The Year in Pictures

by Jimmy L

Sometimes it’s hard to look back and remember everything that happened in the past year. But The Guardian has posted 19 beautiful photographs that sum it up pretty nicely, from the athletic feats at the Olympics to the election night moments in November. And this one, taken in Hoboken, New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy wrought its destruction:

Floods in Hoboken

A similar collection of iconic 2012 photographs is also up at the World Press Photo site. Dedicated to understanding the world through photojournalism, the site holds a yearly contest in several different categories including General News, People, Sports, Daily Life, Portraits, and many more. The following photo was the winner in the Nature category, and shows a desperate polar bear who has climbed up on a cliff face, trying (unsuccessfully) to feed on eggs from the nests of guillemots, in late July.

Cliff-climbing polar bear attempting to eat seabird eggs

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Veronica W December 28, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Thank you. I couldn’t take it all in – the drama and the fascination – in one sitting so I will be revisting this post again…and probably again.

Nancy M December 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Great post! I love this kind of thing. A couple of years ago you shared The Big Picture and it remains one of my favorite sites to visit. They too have a great recap of the year in photos here: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/

Jimmy L December 29, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Thanks Nancy!

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