“Rasta Daughter”. Photo by Selwane Evodia Melamu (Johannesburg, South Africa). Photographed in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2012.
“An Onlooker Witnesses the Annular Solar Eclipse as the Sun Sets on May 20, 2012”. Photo by Colleen Pinski (Peyton, CO). Photographed in Albuquerque, NM, May 2012.
“The Last Pollen Spore Preparing to Leave a Ladybug Trying to Hold On, Because It Didn't Want to Be Alone”. Photo by Hiep Nguyen Hoang (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in Hanoi, Vietnam, April 2012.
“Mummy, I Am Down Here, and Hungry!”. Photo by Bjorn Olesen (Singapore). Photographed in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia, November, 2010.
“Monks Releasing Lanterns During Loy Krathong in Chiang Mai, Thailand”. Photo by Daniel Nahabedian (Chiang Mai, Thailand). Photographed in Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 2012.
“Alternating Rice Plots in the Bacson Valley”. Photo by Hai Thinh Hoang (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in Bac Son, Lang Son, Vietnam, July 15, 2012.
“Ants Holding Seeds”. Photo by Eko Adiyanto (Bekasi, Indonesia). Photographed in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, April 2012.
“Grandpa’s Helper”. Photo by Jenny Braun (Hampton, Minnesota). Photographed in Hampton, Minnesota, July 2012.
“A Visit to Bagan, Myanmar”. Photo by Han Tha (Yangon, Myanmar). Photographed in Bagan, Myanmar, January 2011.
“Lone Acacia, Sossusvlei Sand Dunes”. Photo by Bob Bush (Altadena, CA). Photographed in Namibia, May 2010.
“A Man-Made Ice Geyser”. Photo by Nathan Carlsen (Duluth, Minnesota). Photographed in Duluth, Minnesota, January 2012.
“Musicians Arriving at the Bullring”. Photo by Raul Amaru Linares (Bogota, Colombia). Photographed in Quito, Ecuador, October 2011.
“Twisted”. Photo by Tim Wright (Omaha, Nebraska). Photographed in Mapleton, Iowa, April 2011.
“A Lone Hiker Viewed the Path Before Him as the Milky Way Rose in the Night Sky”. Photo by Jason J. Hatfield (Lakewood, CO). Photographed in Bryce Canyon National Park, UT, May 2012.
“Rice Terraces Close to Harvest Season”. Photo by Vo Anh Kiet (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). Photographed in La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chay, Yen Bai, Viet Nam, September 2012.
“Christine, 20-years-old, with Her First Child a Few Months Old”. Photo by Paolo Patruno (Bologna, Italy). Photographed in Mulungwishi, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 2012.
“Policemen Run Across the National Congress in Brasília During a Demonstration Against Corruption”. Photo by Olivier Boëls (Brasilia, Brazil). Photographed in Brasilia, Brazil, September 2011.
“Apple Guy on Location in the Desert”. Photo by Ron Henderson (Dallas, Texas). Photographed in the Dumont Dunes, California, May 2011.
“Il Duomo di Firenze”. The photo is a composite from roughly two-dozen images, taken with an Olympus point-and-shoot, of the famous Duomo from various perspectives. Photo by Garret Suhrie (Los Angeles, California). Photographed in Florence, Italy, October 2011.
“Annual Bucking Horse Sale in Miles City, Montana”. Photo by George Burgin (Billings, Montana). Photographed in Miles City, Montana, May 2012.
“River Ferry Operating in the Early Morning in Xiao Donjiang, China”. Photo by James Khoo (Shah Alam, Malaysia). Photographed in La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chay, Yen Bai, Viet Nam, August 2010.
“People Harvesting Salt at Sunset”. Photo by Hoang Giang Hai (Hanoi, Vietnam). Photographed in the Ninh Hoa District, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, August 2012.
“Breeding Penguins”. Photo by Neal Piper (Washington, DC). Photographed at Damoy Point, Antarctica, January 2012.
“Baby Owl in Studio”. Photo by Phillip Pilkington (Southport, UK). Photographed in Southport, UK, November 2012.
“The Milky Way Galaxy Exploding from Mount Rainier”. Photo by David Morrow (Everett, Washington). Photographed at Sunrise Point in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, October 6, 2012.