Dec 11, 2012

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

 

After the positive reception from last year’s Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011, the Sifter 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.

That time has come! Below are the top 100 POTDs for 2012. I can’t thank you enough for taking the time out of your day to check out the site. May you continue to be inspired, educated and entertained by our beautiful planet and all that inhabit it.

*Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2012, they just happened to be featured as a POTD this year. The pictures are also listed in reverse chronological order. There is no ranking amongst the photos :)

Enjoy! And stay Sifty my friends

 

 

Chicago Skyline

 

 

 

star jet roller coaster casino pier seaside heights nj submerged in atlantic ocean aerial stephen wilkes

 

 

 

volcanic crater of wau al namus libya aerial from above george steinmetz

Photograph by George Steinmetz

 

 

 

SFO-san-franscisco-airport-at-night-aerial

Photograph by Andrew Choy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph by Caleb Charland

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT© 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

 

 

 

Photograph by Jason Pope

 

 

 

Photograph by Dan Fisher

 

 

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

 

 

 

Photograph by Scott Robertson

 

 

 

Photograph by Berenice Abbott

 

 

 

Photograph by NASA/GSFC/SDO

 

 

 

Photograph by Liammm on Reddit

 

 

 

Photograph by haqbar on Reddit

 

 

 

Photograph by Marcus Peabody

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hazy Twilight over Edinburgh

 

 

 

Octopus

 

 

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

 

 

 

Dark & Stormy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untitled

 

 

 

Photograph by Chris Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Place Of Enchantment

 

 

 

Photograph via news.mydrivers.com

 

 

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

 

 

 

Photograph via opi8 on Reddit

 

 

 

Photograph by NASA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph by Ken Jones

 

 

 

Photograph by NASA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

felix baumgartner atop christ the redeemer statue in rio de janeiro brazil before be BASE jumps from the iconic statue

 

 

 

Photograph by Richard Peter

 

 

 

 

 

 

end of the great wall of china in the east at shanhai pass in shanhaiguan china

 

 

 

Photograph by Tom Adams on Reddit

 

 

 

alex honnold half dome yosemite free soloing no rope

Photograph by Tim Kemple

 

 

 

sail boats inside the crescent shaped crater of Molokini in Maui, Hawaii

 

 

 

Artwork by jb2386 on Reddit

 

 

 

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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