37 Most Incredible Photographs of The Year

Let's look back on 2014 by reviewing some of the most spectacular photographs of this year. Which photographs of incredible destinations simply took our breath away? What long exposures were so creatively done, we gasped in awe? Which underwater photos seemed simply serene? Instead of our usual list of 12 or 20 pictures, this time we're bringing you 37 of the best, most breathtaking photographs of the year. These are the pictures that stood out to us, leaving an indelible mark on our memories.

Fireworks' misfire by Kimmo Kuloveski

African wildlife by Zack Seckler

Swirling tornado of fish by Octavio Aburto

Storm in Sydney by Jem Cresswell

Colorado River Kissing the Sea, Peter McBride for Outside Magazine

Sword-billed hummingbird, Jan van der Greef for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Lions of Serengeti National Park, Michael ‘Nick' Nich for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Blue Forest in Belgium by Kilian Schnberger

Odle, Dolomites Mountain Range by Angelo Ferraris

Bay of Lights by David Yu

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia by Takashi Nakagawa

Frozen Waterfall in Argentina by Guillermo Palavecino

Iceland wedding by Gabe McClintock

Mountaineers scaling the Alps by Robert Boesch

Fjarrgljfur canyon in south east Iceland by Valter Joannes

California Sierra Nevada by Peter Essick

Foxes in Russia's northeastern Chukotka region by Ivan Kislov

Underwater shipwreck portraits in Bali by Benjamin Von Wong

Dazzling Star Trails by Justin Ng

Orangutan using a banana leaf to shield itself from the rain, Andrew Suryono for Sony World Photography Awards 2015

Stunning landscapes of Iceland by Andy Lee

Rescue Operation by Kylli Sparre, Enhanced category for Sony World Photography Awards 2014

Apostle Ice Cave by Brian Peterson

Underwater photo by Kurt Arrigo

Mt. Fuji by Hidenobu Suzuki

Freediving with tiger sharks in Bahamas by Eusebio Saenz de Santamaria for National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014

Arctic Hi-Five by Colin Mackenzie for National Geographic Photo Contest 2014

Blue Ghost Fireflies in Brevard, North Carolina by Spencer Black for National Geographic Photo Contest 2014

Storm in Tornado Alley by Marko Korosec for National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Diver in Green Lake, Austria by Marc Henauer for National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Swing in Banos, Ecuador by Sean Hacker Teper for National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Blood moon lunar eclipse by Mike Mezeul II

Long exposure of kayakers by Stephen Orlando

Iceland fashion photo shoot by Miss Aniela

8 hours of plane departures by Mike Kelley

Magical nighttime long exposures by Matt Payne

Sunset through shattered mirror by Bing Wright

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