Best of 2015: Top 50 Photographs from Around the World

With 2015 drawing to a close, it’s time to take a look back at some of our best content from the past year, including an amazing amount of truly stunning photography. Last year, we brought you a list of 37 incredible photos from 2014; this year, we’re upping our game with a collection of 50 breathtaking examples of photography that we’ve featured over the last 12 months. From eye-opening glimpses of wildlife, to beautifully creative fine art portraits, to spectacular landscapes that are guaranteed to get your wanderlust going, these gorgeous images are a fantastic way to send off 2015 in style while looking forward to a whole new year of outstanding photography.

By Fox Grom

By Mikko Lagerstedt

By Dennis Fast

By Mehran Djojan

By Adrian Jaszczak

By Mario Tama

By Anuar Patjane Floriuk

By Francisco Negroni

By Ken Koskela

By Simon Morris

By Beth McCarley

By Jason Weingart

By AmbroseLune

By w00tsor

By Jason McGroarty

By Marta Bevacqua

By Julian Rad

By Freddy Fabris

By Lois Greenfield

By Hendra Lesmana

By Atif Saeed

By Christopher Swann

By Pere Soler

By Jay Philbrick

By Michael AW

By Eva Ho

By Bella Kotak

By Alex Cornell

By Matty Smith

By Takashi Kitajima

By Hiroki Kondo

By Greg McCown

By Jaewoon U

By Alex Voyer and Alex Roubaud

By Phoo Chan

By Thierry Bornier

By Rui Veiga

By Zsolt Kudich

By Tanja Brandt

By Beth Moon

By John Spies

By Peter Tsai

By Kilian Schnberger

By Nude Yoga Girl

By Ars Thanea

By Vadim Trunov

By Kindra Nikole

By Tiina Trmnen

By Vincent Laforet

By Max Rive

December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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