Jun 28, 2012

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

 

*Update: The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012 have just been published. Click here to check out the most up-to-date post!

After the positive reception from last year’s “Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011“, we promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ at the end of every quarter, eventually culminating in an epic Top 100 for 2012.

It’s hard to believe we’re at the halfway point for 2012. With that, here are the Sifter’s Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ for this year. If any image really intrigues you, be sure to click the title link or picture itself. That will take you to the individual post page where you can find out more information.

Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2012, they just happened to be featured as a ‘Picture of the Day’ this year :)

Enjoy! And stay Sifty my friends!

 

 

 

 

 

seahorse checks out divers watch and own reflection underwater

Photograph by Don McLeish

 

 

 

 

picture at the start of a 1km long snow tunnel with person facing camera lighting up the tunnel with a fire torch

Photograph by Michael Zelensky

 

 

 

 

the-honeybees-final-sting

Photograph by Kathy Keatley Garvey

 

 

 

 

thousands of kung fu fighters arranged in concentric circles for heritage day demonstration

Photograph by China Foto Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOUNT-RAINIER-CASTING-A-SHADOW-ON-CLOUDS

 

 

 

 

First Contact

 

 

 

 

Photograph by Liss Ard Estate

 

 

 

 

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Photograph by bbe022001 on Flickr

 

 

 

 

Photograph by FLORIAN SCHULTZ

 

 

 

For more info, click any title or image to see the original post

 

 

 

 

Gásadalur

 

 

 

 

Photograph by RHYS DAVIES

 

 

 

 

Photograph by MICHELLE LEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph by GIL NARTEA

 

 

 

 

Photograph by PLEIADES-HR SATELLITE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pavement - Form Follows Groove

Photograph by HORST KIECHLE

 

 

 

For more info, click any title or image to see the original post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph courtesy of Jónína Óskarsdóttir for NASA

 

 

For more info, click any title or image to see the original post

 

 

 

 

 

 

The wish for a clear day

Photograph by T.-C on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph by BRET WEBSTER

 

 

 

Photograph by HO-YEOL RYU

 

 

 

Photograph by ALEX THOMSON RACING

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph via timz45 on Reddit

 

 

For more info, click any title or image to see the original post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph via Paean on Reddit

 

 

 

Photograph via Iglu-Dorf.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph by DIGITALGLOBE.COM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph via loki010 on Reddit

 

 

 

first-rising-sun-of-2012-above-mt-fuji

 

 

 

 

 

 

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