2017 was a rough year in a lot of ways, but it was a stellar year for observing the beauty in nature through a camera lens.
Flickr dug through what its users posted this year and selected its favorite photos — and they're wonderful.
Everyone loves looking at beautiful photos of animals, but do you ever wish we could just get inside their heads and see what they're thinking about?
Another day goes by, another photography contest is here to blow you away with the stunning beauty of the world we live in and the creatures that inhabit it.
Seriously though. Don't do this. It's illegal and dumb.
What did we do to deserve animals this pure and good?
Look at this dumb can.
Maintenance on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway yielded this core sample of the world famous race track, and a close look at it reveals a lot about its history.
It turns out the apple really doesn't fall too far from the tree — even if they're blown off the branch by gale-force winds.
In a frog's belly, no one can hear you scream.
Being scared is scary. But for some reason watching other people get scared is pure comedy.
The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition — hosted by the UK's National History Museum — looks to highlight the absolute best of the discipline, and it does that extremely well.
You can't be in two places at once and you can't change the past. We all know these things. But you can doctor old photographs to make it look like you're doing both of those things at the same time.
For the 13th year running, Scuba Diving Magazine has picked its underwater photography contest winners, and they are absolutely stunning.
You spend all day with your coworkers. So what could possibly drive you to go home and spend your free time with a fictional work family on TV? Relatable characters and great writing might do it, but a fantastically designed set always helps too.
Take a good look at this man whose legs just float a few inches above his shoe-clad feet like some sort of bizarre, sharp-dressed humanoid Rayman.
Please allow this strange image of five perfect circles (we promise) to warp your reality.
Next time you're in Redwood City, California make sure you take a second to look down.
Photographer Erika Zolli's latest collection is a stunning combination of great photography and bizarre visual effects.
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