On July 20, 1969, astronauts aboard NASA’s Apollo 11 lander became the first human beings to set foot on another world.
Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava.
Winning images and honorable mentions from the four categories: Wildlife, Landscapes, Aerials, and Underwater.
California wildfires, the Sankta Lucia Festival of Light in England, a snowy football game in New York, Glasgow's annual Santa Dash, and much more.
After another year of news stories that produced photos which can often be difficult or disturbing to view, I’ve made it a tradition to compose an essay of uplifting images from the past year.