Another year has passed by and National Geographic have made a list of their best images from 2017. They did a major job and searched through about 2 million photographs, curated from 88 photographers and 112 stories. The result is 57 stunning images that will leave you astonished.
From the playful eyes of a baby jaguar to the deepest dive ever under Antarctica, from Africans learning the new tech to the surreal image of a hummingbird, you will find beauty, serenity, violence, happiness, sadness, misery, life. We’ve selected our 15 favourite images, but you can see them all on the National Geographic website.
1. Life after loss
Originally published in “For Widows, Life After Loss,” February 2017. © Amy Toensing, National Geographic
2. Through the eyes of the Jaguars
Originally published in “Inside the Hidden World of Jaguars,” December 2017. © Steve Winter, National Geographic
3. 800 miles a year in migration
Originally published in, “They Migrate 800 Miles a Year. Now It’s Getting Tougher.,” October 2017. © Evgenia Arbugaeva, National Geographic
4. Save our seas!
Originally published in “Why It’s Important to Save Our Seas’ Pristine Places,” February 2017. © Brian Skerry, National Geographic
5. Fireflies keeping the town alive
Originally published in “How Fireflies Are Keeping This Tiny Mexican Town Alive,” August 2017. © Kirsten Luce, National Geographic
6. Preparing for something…
Originally published in “How the U.S. Triggered a Massacre in Mexico,” July 2017. © Kirsten Luce, National Geographic
7. Life without toilets
Originally published in “Inside the Hidden Dangers of Life Without Toilets,” October 2017. © Andrea Bruce, National Geographic
8. The Vibrant world underneath
Originally published in “Deepest Dive Ever Under Antarctica Reveals a Shockingly Vibrant World,” July 2017. © Laurent Ballesta, National Geographic
9. Death-defying honey hunter
Originally published in “The Last Death-Defying Honey Hunter of Nepal,” July 2017. © Renan Ozturk, National Geographic
10. Korea’s armed border and tourists
Originally published in “Korea’s Heavily Armed Border Is Packed With Tourists,” November 2017. © David Guttenfelder
11. Africa’s new tech generation
Originally published in,”How Africa’s Tech Generation Is Changing the Continent,” December 2017. © Ciril Jazbec, National Geographic
12. Society and the making of man
Originally published in “The Many Ways Society Makes a Man,” January 2017. © Pete Muller, National Geographic
13. The secret
Originally published in “Unlocking the Secrets Behind the Hummingbird’s Frenzy,” July 2017. © Anand Varma, National Geographic
14. Searching for hope
Originally published in “Without a Home, and Without Hope,” August 2017. © William Daniels, National Geographic
15. A helping hand?
Originally published in “Baja California’s Recipe for Saving Fishing Communities,” September 2017. © Thomas P. Peschak, National Geographic