Dec 12, 2011

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011

 

Every day at 5pm the Sifter posts the Picture of the Day. Below you will find a collection of the Sifter’s Top 50 from 2011. It’s hard to imagine the year is almost over, time seems to fly faster each successive year so it’s fun to take a moment and look back at the year that was. Click any of the pictures below to be taken to the individual post to learn more about the photographer and picture taken. Enjoy and stay sifty my friends!

 

 

Shanghai 1990 vs 2010

 

Photograph via Reddit

 

 

 

Protests in Egypt

 

 

 

 

Busiest. Train. Ever.

 

Photograph by AP / Pavel Rahman

 

 

 

The Blue Lagoon, Ecuador

 

Photograph by Bobby Haas

 

 

 

Meanwhile in Chicago…

 

 

 

 

Best. Sidecar. Ever

 

Built by Jason Dyer

 

 

 

The World Press Photo of the Year

 

 

 

 

The U.S. – Mexico Border

 

 

 

 

Awww Yeah Flowers!

 

 

 

 

Certified Badass

 

Photograph by VIACHESLAV SMILYK

 

 

 

Die for the Money

 

Artwork by SCOTT CAMPBELL

 

 

 

A Castle in Miami?

 

Photograph by FLORIDAPHOTO.COM

 

 

 

Rago National Park, Norway

 

Photograph via Reddit

 

 

 

Wheeeeee!

 

Photograph via Reddit

 

 

 

Incredible Water Bridge in Germany

 

Photograph by WHITEDRAGON

 

 

 

Vintage Daredevils

 

Photograph via Museum Syndicate

 

 

 

Epic Aerial of Barcelona, Spain

 

Photograph by ALDAS KIRVAITIS

 

 

 

The Sky Walker

 

Photograph by photo61guy

 

 

 

Watching History Unfold

 

 

 

 

‘Crystal’ Ice Cave in Skaftafell, Iceland

 

 

 

 

Festival of Lanterns in Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

Photograph by SANCHAI LOONGROONG

 

 

 

Fields of Lavender in Provence, France

 

 

 

 

Yarn Bombing in Germany

 

Photograph by DPA

 

 

 

Courageous Kitty

 

Photograph by CRAZY IVORY

 

 

 

The Runaway Tree

 

Photograph via Reddit

 

 

 

Lovers in a Dangerous Time

 

Photograph by RICH LAM/Getty Images

 

 

 

70 Lightning Strikes in One Shot

 

Photograph by CHRIS KOTSIOPOULOS

 

 

 

This Dollar Bill Looks Fishy

 

Artwork by MIZU KAMI

 

 

 

The Craziest Illusion in Paris

 

Artwork by FRANCOIS ABELANET | Photograph by Eric Tenin

 

 

 

A Nation Mourns

 

Photograph by TOMMY ELLINGSEN

 

 

 

Ladybug Lands with Style

 

 

 

 

Space Graffiti

 

Photograph via Google Earth

 

 

 

The Edge of Earth – Bunda Cliffs of Australia

 

Photograph via Reddit

 

 

 

Stargazing

 

Photograph by BEN CANALES

 

 

 

The World’s Largest LAN Party

 

 

 

 

The World’s Oldest Marathon Runner

 

Photograph via Reddit

 

 

 

Instant Vertigo Acrophobia

 

Photograph by VINCENT LAFORET

 

 

 

Livin’ on the Edge

 

Photography by MARAT DUPRI

 

 

 

The Stunning Glasswinged Butterfly

 

Photograph by SWAMIBU

 

 

 

Lightning Show at the Grand Canyon

 

Photograph by DAN RANSOM

 

 

 

The Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve in Texas

 

 

 

 

Wait For It…

 

 

 

 

Sunset on Mars

 

 

 

 

Cloud City Dubai

 

 

 

 

Autumn in the Adirondacks

 

 

 

 

European Beech Trees of Mariemont, Belgium

 

Photograph by JEAN-POL GRANDMONT

 

 

 

The Inhabited Volcanic Island of Aogashima

 

Photograph by MHARADA on Panoramio

 

 

 

The Great Grey Owl

 

 

 

 

The Cloud Covered Island of Litla Dimun

 

Photograph by SPUMADOR on Flickr

 

 

 

The Miniature Northern Saw-whet Owl

 

Photograph by JASON IDZERDA

 

 

 

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