Dec 17, 2013

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

 

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (check out the ‘Top 100 POTDs for 2012‘).

It’s hard to believe there is only two weeks left in 2013! I can’t wait to see what the new year will bring. Below you will find the fourth and final installment of this quarterly compilation. All credit goes to the individual photographers and their inspiring visions of our beautiful planet.

For more information on any individual photograph, click the title or image to be taken to the original post.

*Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2013, they just happened to be featured as a POTD on TwistedSifter. The pictures are also listed in reverse chronological order. There is no ranking amongst the photos, they are all incredible :)

 

 

yayoi kusama infinity mirror room new york city david zwirner gallery 2013 The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by Maris Hutchinson

 

 

 

tunnel-of-love-green-mile-klevan-rivne-ukraine

Photograph by serhei @ Panoramio

 

 

 

Workers-atop-the-Woolworth-Building,-New-York,-1926

Photographer Unknown via Ovadia & Sons on Tumblr

 

 

 

stream of water frozen in mid air

Photograph by NinjaViking on reddit

 

 

 

THE MOUNTAIN SHADOW -- Mount Hood, OR

Photograph by SCOTT HOTALING
Website | Flickr | Facebook | Prints available

 

 

 

There's A Storm Comin' (32-bit)

Photograph by Howard Ignatius

 

 

 

crashing waves into lighthouse pier gaia portugal The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by TIAGO PINHEIRO
Website | Flickr | Facebook | Prints available

 

 

 

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cellist of sarajevo vedran smailovic playing in partially destroyed national library 1992 The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by Mikhail Evstafiev

 

 

 

fish and scuba diver funny priceless expression The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

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

 

 

 

glowsticks and a ceiling fan long exposure photograph The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

man crouched at vietnam memorial washington The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

milky way night sky starts tunnel view yosemite national park

Photograph by JUSTIN KERN
Website | Facebook | Flickr | Twitter | Google+ | Prints

 

 

 

dogbird perfect timing The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by Megan Whiteley

 

 

 

aerial amsterdam from above The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photographer Unknown via Triplen01 on Reddit

 

 

 

moose in the mist

Photograph by Steve Wall

 

 

 

Buddha Temple Datdawtaung Cave kyaukse mandalay myanmar lin tun

Photograph by LIN TUN/Leopard Photography
Website | deviantART | Facebook

 

 

 

smiling fox The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by Roeselien Raimond
Website | Blog | Facebook | deviantART

 

 

 

tornado storm cloud Loreburn Saskatchewan Canada

 

 

 

rain-cloud-over-bowl-at-Brazilian_National_Congress-perfect-timing

Photograph by Eurico Zimbres

 

 

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

 

 

 

REFLECTION DISPERSION

 

 

 

Bruce McCandless II free flying in space floating untethered

Photograph by NASA

 

 

 

cell phone telecommunications tower covered in wind blown ice The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photographer Unknown via Reddit

 

 

 

snail with semi transparent shell The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by Jana Bedek

 

 

 

house on fire ruin mule canyon utah The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by John Fowler | lumenetic.com

 

 

 

iceberg face antarctica The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

distant storm cloud seen from airplane window The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by HALEY LUNA
Tumblr | Website | Flickr | Instagram | Facebook | Google+ | Twitter

 

 

 

exploded view volkswagen golf MK2

Photograph by HANS HANSEN

 

 

 

roll cloud off coast of brazil The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by Capt. Andreas M. van der Wurff via EPOD

 

 

 

angel falls from below The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

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

 

 

 

white humpback whale albino migaloo The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

woman holding mirror on grass reflection The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by LAURA WILLIAMS
Facebook | Flickr | Blog | deviantART | Prints available

 

 

 

Japanese Maple, Portland, OR

Photograph by SCOTT MCCRACKEN
Flickr | Facebook | Google+ | 500px | Instagram

 

 

 

giant-crystal-cave-Naica-mexico

 

 

 

grand canyon lightning storm rolf maeder1 The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by ROLF MAEDER
Website | Blog | Twitter | Prints available

 

 

 

chamois above clouds high tatras slovakia The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by RADO GADOCZI
Website | Facebook | Google+ | Twitter

 

 

 

watkins glen gorge rainbow bridge new york The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by Peter Rivera

 

 

 

Polar stratospheric clouds nacreous clouds antarctica by deven stross (1)

Photograph by DEVEN STROSS
Website | 500px | Facebook

 

 

 

A baby Musk Ox just a few weeks old.

Photograph by Randy Kokesch
Flickr | 500px | Google+

 

 

 

seattle fog space needle looks like ufo The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

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

 

 

 

cologne cathedral world war 2 black and white The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

hong kong skyline at night from victoria peak The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by SPRENG BEN
Website | Flickr | Facebook | Tumblr

 

 

 

Waitomo Glowworm Caves north island new zealand

Photograph via waitomo.com

 

 

 

Waterspouts-Over-the-Adriatic-Sea

 

 

 

full circle rainbow reflection The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by JENNIFER HANNUX/Northeast Kingdom Photography
Website | Facebook | Prints available

 

 

 

ho studley tool chest The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by GREG SUTTER | Posters Available

 

 

 

earth from dark side of saturn nasa you are here The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

Sovereign of the Sun

 

 

 

san francisco hills perspective straightened The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

kawika singson standing on lava shoes tripod on fire The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph of KAWIKA SINGSON | Taken by Chris Hirata

 

 

 

san francisco fog The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by David Yu

 

 

 

Yale-University-Beinecke-Rare-Book-and-Manuscript-Library

Photograph by Lauren Manning

 

 

 

sunset oia santorini greece The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

sky whale pigeon point The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by (nz)dave on Flickr

 

 

 

street art by Nuxuno Xan Fort De France Martinique

Artwork by Nuxuno Xän | Photograph by Rosali Rodrigues

 

 

 

shelf cloud over timisoara romania ervin boer The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by ERVIN BOER

 

 

 

Ponthus' Beech

Photograph by CHRISTOPHE KICIAK

 

 

 

airplaine crosses partial solar eclipse The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by PHILLIP CALAIS

 

 

 

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Photograph by SARAH LEE
Website | Flickr | Facebook

 

 

 

cambrian infinity pool view swiss alps adelboden switzerland

Photograph by The Cambrian Hotel

 

 

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

 

 

 

cherry blossoms in bloor yokohama japan hanami The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by AGUSTIN RAFAEL REYES
Website | 500px | Flickr | Twitter | Google+ | Facebook

 

 

 

barn conversion seagull house devon england james roderick The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

face plant double exposure The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

multicolored striped iceberg The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by Øyvind Tangen

 

 

 

just room enough island Thousand Islands

 

 

 

blue indoor tiled roman pool hearst castle The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

Petite Ceinture de Paris #12

 

 

 

two kids under a banana leaf in the rain indonesia The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by Kendisan Seruyan

 

 

 

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ancient-banyan-big-island-hawaii-james brandon

 

 

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

 

 

 

SS Ayrfield

 

 

 

baby common goldeneye ducks leaving nest flying for first time The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

moonrise timelapse over la The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

Melting Ice Cap

 

 

 

close up of lion licking paw The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

horizon rainbow in paris The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by BERTRAND KULIK

 

 

 

kamchatka ice cave russia The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

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aurora astralis from space The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph courtesy of NASA/JSC/JOE ACABA

 

 

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

 

 

 

heart shaped rock kannesteinen rock norway The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by CHELL HILL

 

 

 

surding duck The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph via ubomw on Reddit

 

 

 

looking down from top of burj khalifa The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

vatican museums spiral staircase giuseppe momo The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

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mapparium stained glass globe mary baker eddy library boston The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

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forces of nature The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

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lions head hike overlooking cape town south africa The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

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

 

 

 

duct tape landscape takahiro iwasaki The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Artwork by Takahiro Iwasaki | Photograph by Owen Houhoulis

 

 

 

voringsfossen waterfall mabodalen norway The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by Simo Räsänen

 

 

 

ice and snow on tree after flood trippy effect The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by Willyyz on Reddit

 

 

 

the moon through north window arches national park utah united states The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

self portrait in space aki hoshide earth reflected in helmet The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by NASA

 

 

 

cloud city foggy dubai aerial from above princess tower The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

winter contrast in krakow poland black and white The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by MARTIN RYCZEK

 

 

 

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Photograph by GASTON BATISTINI

 

 

 

abandoned great wall of china nature overtaking growing over The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

 

 

 

sunrise easter island aerial kite photography The Top 100 Pictures of the Day for 2013

Photograph by PIERRE LESAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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