The Top 75 Pictures of the Year for 2013

December 17, 2013 in Animals, Art, Landscape, Nature, Photography

Update: if you liked this post, you’ll adore our latest post on the 38 Most Haunting Abandoned Places on Earth HERE.

Following on from our very successful blog “100 of the Best Street Art Images of 2013″ (see HERE), we’ve widened the net and thanks to the guys over at Sifter, we bring you the Top 75 Pictures of 2013. All credit goes to the individual photographers and their inspiring visions of our beautiful planet. What’s your favorite?

 

75. THE FACE OF AN ICEBERG

 iceberg-face-antarcticaPhotograph by strummingmusic on Reddit

74. AIRPLANE VIEW OF A DISTANT STORM

 distant-storm-cloud-seen-from-airplane-windowPhotograph by HALEY LUNA

73. METICULOUSLY DISMANTLED VW GOLF

 exploded view volkswagen golf MK2Photograph by HANS HANSEN

72. OPEN WATER ROLL CLOUD

 roll-cloud-off-coast-of-brazilPhotograph by Capt. Andreas M. van der Wurff via EPOD

71. THE TALLEST WATERFALL IN THE WORLD

angel-falls-from-belowPhotograph by Adam Klukowski (ENT108) | klucznik.net

70. AN ALBINO HUMPBACK WHALE

white-humpback-whale-albino-migalooPhotograph by JENNY DEAN

69. INVISIBLE REFLECTION

woman-holding-mirror-on-grass-reflectionPhotograph by LAURA WILLIAMS

68. PORTLAND’S FAMOUS JAPANESE MAPLE

Japanese Maple, Portland, ORPhotograph by SCOTT MCCRACKEN

67. MEXICO’S GIANT CRYSTAL CAVE

giant-crystal-cave-Naica-mexicoPhotograph by Alexander Van Driessche

66. GRAND CANYON LIGHT SHOW

grand-canyon-lightning-storm-rolf-maederPhotograph by ROLF MAEDER

65. LONE CHAMOIS ABOVE THE CLOUDS

chamois-above-clouds-high-tatras-slovakiaPhotograph by RADO GADOCZI

64. THE GORGE AT WATKINS GLEN

watkins-glen-gorge-rainbow-bridge-new-yorkPhotograph by Peter Rivera

63. IRIDESCENT ANTARCTICA

Polar stratospheric clouds nacreous clouds antarctica by deven stross (1)Photograph by DEVEN STROSS

62. LOOK AT THIS BABY MUSK OX

A baby Musk Ox just a few weeks old.Photograph by Randy Kokesch

61. UFO SPOTTED IN SEATTLE

seattle-fog-space-needle-looks-like-ufoPhotograph by NothingI5True on Reddit




 

60. COLOGNE CATHEDRAL DURING WWII

cologne-cathedral-world-war-2-black-and-whitePhotograph via Kevin Trotman (The Rocketeer on Flickr)

59. HONG KONG AT NIGHT

hong-kong-skyline-at-night-from-victoria-peakPhotograph by SPRENG BEN

58. THE WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES

Waitomo Glowworm Caves north island new zealandPhotograph via waitomo.com

57. WATERSPOUTS OVER THE ADRIATIC

Waterspouts-Over-the-Adriatic-SeaPhotograph by ROBERTO GIUDICI (via epod.usra.edu)

56. THE FULL CIRCLE RAINBOW

full-circle-rainbow-reflectionPhotograph by JENNIFER HANNUX/Northeast Kingdom Photography

55. THE STUDLEY TOOL CHEST

ho-studley-tool-chestPhotograph by GREG SUTTER

54. EARTH FROM THE DARK SIDE OF SATURN

earth-from-dark-side-of-saturn-nasa-you-are-herePhotograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

53. PRAISE THE SUN

Sovereign of the SunPhotograph by Anton Jankovoy | jankovoy.com

52. SAN FRANCISCO IS STEEP

san-francisco-hills-perspective-straightenedPhotograph by Håkan Dahlström | dahlstroms.com

51. IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT

kawika-singson-standing-on-lava-shoes-tripod-on-firePhotograph of KAWIKA SINGSON | Taken by Chris Hirata

50. SAN FRANCISCO FOG

san-francisco-fogPhotograph by David Yu

49. YALE’S RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY

Yale-University-Beinecke-Rare-Book-and-Manuscript-LibraryPhotograph by Lauren Manning

 

48. SUNSET IN SANTORINI

 

sunset-oia-santorini-greecePhotograph by PEDRO SZEKELY on Flickr

 

 

47. THE SKY WHALE

 

sky-whale-pigeon-pointPhotograph by (nz)dave on Flickr

 

 

46. WHEN ART MEETS NATURE

 

street art by Nuxuno Xan Fort De France MartiniqueArtwork by Nuxuno Xän | Photograph by Rosali Rodrigues

 

 

45. SHELF CLOUD OVER TIMISOARA

 

shelf-cloud-over-timisoara-romania-ervin-boerPhotograph by ERVIN BOER

 

 

44. PONTHUS’ BEECH

 

Ponthus' BeechPhotograph by CHRISTOPHE KICIAK

 

 

43. FLYBY ECLIPSE

 

airplaine-crosses-partial-solar-eclipsePhotograph by PHILLIP CALAIS

 

 

42. UNDERWATER PERFECTION

 

UntitledPhotograph by SARAH LEE

 

 

41. POOLSIDE MOUNTAIN VIEW

 

cambrian infinity pool view swiss alps adelboden switzerlandPhotograph by The Cambrian Hotel

 

 

 

 

40. YOKOHAMA CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN BLOOM

 

cherry-blossoms-in-bloor-yokohama-japan-hanamiPhotograph by AGUSTIN RAFAEL REYES

 

 

39. BARN CONVERSION

 

barn-conversion-seagull-house-devon-england-james-roderickDesigned and Built by Roderick James Architects | Carpenter Oak

 

 

38. FACE PLANT

 

face-plant-double-exposurePhotograph by Archie Campbell | archiecampbell.co.uk

 

37. THE MULTICOLORED ICEBERG

 

multicolored-striped-icebergPhotograph by Øyvind Tangen

 

 

36. JUST ROOM ENOUGH ISLAND

 

just room enough island Thousand IslandsPhotograph by Omegatron on Wikimedia Commons

 

 

35. THE ROMAN POOL AT HEARST CASTLE

 

blue-indoor-tiled-roman-pool-hearst-castlePhotograph by Trey Ratcliff @ stuckincustoms.com

 

 

34. ABANDONED RAILWAY IN PARIS

 

Petite Ceinture de Paris #12Photograph by Mister Boubou on Flickr

 

 

33. THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR

 

two-kids-under-a-banana-leaf-in-the-rain-indonesiaPhotograph by Kendisan Seruyan

 

 

32. THE ROCKY WAVE

 

20070218   The Wave, Coyote Buttes North, Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona  026Photograph by G.A. KOUT | gakout.tumblr.com

 

 

31. THE ANCIENT BANYAN TREE

 

ancient-banyan-big-island-hawaii-james brandonPhotograph by JAMES BRANDON

 

 

30. FOREST ON SHIPWRECK ISLAND

 

SS AyrfieldPhotograph by Bruce Hood | brucehoodphotography.com

 

 

29. FIRST FLIGHT

 

baby-common-goldeneye-ducks-leaving-nest-flying-for-first-timePhotograph by naturen-ar-fantastisk.blogspot.com

 

 

28. MOONRISE TIME-LAPSE OVER LA

 

moonrise-timelapse-over-laPhotograph by Dan Marker-Moore @ DANOR.ST

 

 

27. GLACIAL WATERFALLS

 

Melting Ice CapPhotograph by KEENPRESS Photography | keenpress.com

 

 

26. JUST A BIG CAT

 

close-up-of-lion-licking-pawPhotograph by Solara Santoni (TheWildKid on deviantART)

 

 

25. A HORIZON RAINBOW IN PARIS

 

Photograph by BERTRAND KULIK

 

 

24. KAMCHATKA ICE CAVE, RUSSIA

 

Photograph by MARC SZEGLAT @ vulkane.net

 

 

23. WORLD’S COOLEST SUBWAY ENTRANCE

 

Photograph by ABIGAIL GAWITH (alg24 on Flickr)

 

22. THE TSUNAMI CLOUD

 

Photograph by GARY BRINK (photofrenzy2000 on Flickr)

 

 

21. AURORA ASTRALIS FROM SPACE

 

Photograph courtesy of NASA/JSC/JOE ACABA

 

 

20. WAVES OF TIME

 

Photograph by CHELL HILL

 

 

19. COOLEST. DUCK. EVER.

 

Photograph via ubomw on Reddit

 

 

18. THE EDGE OF INSANITY

 

Photograph by JOE MCNALLY | www.joemcnally.com

 

 

17. DOWN THE SPIRAL

 

Photograph by User:Colin / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0

 

 

16. WHISKEY ON THE ROCKS

 

Photograph by THE TOWN SHERIFF on Flickr

 

 

15. THE STAINED GLASS MAPPARIUM

 

Photograph by BOB SACHA for National Geographic

 

 

14. MOON JELLY

 

Photograph by ALEXANDER SEMENOV

 

 

13. FORCES OF NATURE

 

Photograph by MARTIN RIETZE @ mrietze.com

 

 

12. COAL TRAIN AT SUNSET

 

Photograph by TOM DANNEMAN (MRL 390 on Flickr)

 

 

11. LOOKING DOWN FROM LION’S HEAD

 

Photograph by trottin-the-globe.tumblr.com

 

 

10. DUCT TAPE LANDSCAPE

 

Artwork by Takahiro Iwasaki | Photograph by Owen Houhoulis

 

 

9. THIS IS NORWAY

 

Photograph by Simo Räsänen

8. TRIPPY ICE EFFECT AFTER FLOOD

Photograph by Willyyz on Reddit

7. THE EYE OF THE MOON

Photograph by LYNN SESSIONS | dreambreeze.com

6. THE SPACE ‘SELFIE’

Photograph by NASA

5. CLOUD CITY, DUBAI

Photograph by SEBASTIAN OPTIZ | AblazeWithLight.com

4. CONTRAST IN KRAKOW

Photograph by MARTIN RYCZEK

3. BRUSSELS FLOWER CARPET

Photograph by GASTON BATISTINI

2. NATURE OVERTAKES THE GREAT WALL

Photograph by TREY RATCLIFF @ StuckInCustoms.com

1. SUNRISE AT EASTER ISLAND

Photograph by PIERRE LESAGE

 

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