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Best of 2017: Top 40 Photographs From Around the World

Best Photos of the Year

Photo: Kristina Makeeva (Website | Facebook | Instagram)

Well, another year has gone by and it's safe to say that it has been a memorable one. We’ve had a great year for photography with an abundance of images to fill us with uncontainable joy, laughter, heartache, anger, sorrow, exhilaration, and wanderlust. It’s only natural to want to feel it all again by taking a look back at the best photos of 2017.

As a year saturated with heated political discourse, shocking (but not-so-shocking) scandals, and devastating natural disasters across the globe, it’s especially important to take a look back and remember the bright spots of the past 12 months. Luckily, hope and lightness can always be tapped into through photography. Every photo is a moment frozen in time, with its own set of visual and emotional levels of value.

Often used as a medium to document life, photography serves as a modern-day time capsule. Instead of waiting decades to unlock this visual treasure trove, let’s take a look back at the remarkable images that have graced our consciousness over the past 365 days.

(For any photographers eagerly looking forward to getting their work discovered, published, and awarded in 2018, keep in mind that there are several photo competitions to submit your images to—this includes the Sony World Photo Awards which is free to enter and has an early January 2018 deadline.)

This year has been filled with beauty, adventure, laughs, and wanderlust. Let's take a look back with the best photos of 2017.

Best Photos of the Year Kory Zuccarelli

Photo: Kory Zuccarelli (Website | Facebook | Instagram | Behance)

Fabio Zingg Landscape Photography

Photo: Fabio Zingg (Instagram)

Best Photos of the Year J. Henry Fair

Photo: J. Henry Fair (Website | Facebook | Instagram)

Best Photos of the Year Jem Cresswell

Photo: Jem Cresswell (Website | Instagram | Vimeo)

Breakfast Puffin by Nigel Hodson

Image: Nigel Hodson (Flickr | Facebook | Instagram)

Best Photos 2017 Khalid Alsabat

Photo: Khalid Alsabat (Winner, Saudi Arabia National Award, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards)

Best Photos of the Year Prelena Soma Owen

Photo: Prelena Soma Owen (Facebook)

Photo: Alex Andriesi (Website | Instagram)

Afro Art by CreativeSoul Photography

Photo: Creative Soul Photo (Website | Instagram | Facebook)

Superb Fruit Dove by Leila Jeffreys

Photo: Leila Jeffreys (Website | Instagram | Olsen Gruin Gallery)

Best Photography of 2017 Best Photos Travel Photography Sarah Ann Loreth

Photo: Sarah Ann Loreth (Website | Facebook | Instagram | Flickr)

Best Photography of 2017 Best Photos

Photo: Andrius Burba (Website | Facebook)

Best Photography of 2017 Best Photos

Photo: Greg Anderson (Website | Instagram | Facebook)

Best Photography of 2017 Best Photos

Photo: Hisakata Hiroyuki (Facebook | Instagram | Twitter)

Best Photography of 2017 Best Photos

Photo: Matt Burgess (Website | Instagram | Facebook)

Best Photography of 2017 Best Photos

Photo: Melika Dez (Website | Facebook | Instagram)

Best Photography of 2017 Best Photos

Photo: Stijn Hoekstra (Website | Instagram | Vimeo)

Best Photography of 2017 Best Photos Star Wars Darth Vader Stormtrooper

Photo: Michaël Massart (Website | Facebook | Instagram)

Best Photography of 2017 Best Photos

Photo: Niaz Uddin (Website | Instagram)

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