The Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

75. THE RED ZONE AT THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

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.

It’s hard to believe we’re already into the final quarter of 2012. With that, here are the Sifter’s Top 75 ‘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. The pictures are also listed in reverse chronological order. There is no ranking between the photos themselves :)

Enjoy! And stay Sifty my friends

74. ONE TRIPPY PROFILE PIC

73. LIONESSES AT THE WATERING HOLE

72. DEATH BEGETS LIFE

A Place Of Enchantment

71. MOUNT FUJI FROM ABOVE

70. SKYDIVING INTO BURNING MAN

69. THE ONLY AMERICAN NOT ON EARTH ON SEPT 11

68. THE VENEZUELAN POODLE MOTH

67. THE PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER

66. AN X-RAY OF A STINGRAY

65. THE POWER OF ONE SMALL STEP

64. MOTH TRAILS AT NIGHT

63. JUST A PINCH

62. EVOLUTION OF THE NEW YORK SKYLINE

61. AN ELEPHANT MEETS A SEA LION

60. FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE

59. AN OLYMPIC FULL MOON

58. BASE JUMPING IN RIO

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

57. THE BOMBING OF DRESDEN

56. HOTTEST. KISS. EVER.

55. WHERE THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA MEETS THE SEA

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

54. THE CHICAGO SKYLINE FROM INDIANA

53. LIVING ON THE EDGE

alex honnold half dome yosemite free soloing no rope

52. THE MOLOKINI CRATER IN HAWAII

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

51. IF JUPITER WAS THE SAME DISTANCE AS THE MOON

50. A SEAHORSE INSPECTS A DIVER’S WATCH

seahorse checks out divers watch and own reflection underwater

49. AN ILLUMINATED SNOW TUNNEL IN RUSSIA

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

48. THE HONEYBEE’S FINAL STING

honey bee stinging human arm with stinger left in arm flying away with trail of abdominal tissue captured

47. EVERYBODY WAS KUNG FU FIGHTING

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

46. STREET ARTIST SAINER GOES BIG IN POLAND

45. MOUNT RAINIER CASTING A SHADOW ON CLOUDS

44. FIRST CONTACT

First Contact

43. THE IRISH SKY GARDEN CRATER

42. MOON BRIDGE IN DAHU PARK, TAIPEI

???

41. FLIGHT OF THE DEVIL RAYS

40. GÁSADALUR VILLAGE IN THE FAROE ISLANDS

Gásadalur

39. WORLD’S EDGE

38. THE CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE IN VANCOUVER

37. FRACTAL PATTERNS IN DRIED OUT DESERT RIVERS

36. MEDITATING MONKS AT PONGOUR FALLS

35. HANGING OUT ON THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE, 1914

34. A SUNSET ECLIPSE

33. BORA BORA FROM SPACE

32. THE LARGEST RAFT OF CANOES AND KAYAKS IN THE WORLD

31. ADAPTIVE ROOTS IN THE CONCRETE JUNGLE

Pavement - Form Follows Groove

30. THE HAMILTON POOL NATURE PRESERVE

29. ABOVE THE CANOPY

28. COLLIDING RIVERS IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

27. THE STUNNING GREEN VINE SNAKE

26. AURORA AUSTRALIS (SOUTHERN LIGHTS) FROM SPACE

25. MOUNT KILIMANJARO FROM ABOVE

24. THE AMAZING STRENGTH OF AN ANT

23. YARN BOMBING A BUS IN MEXICO CITY

22. FELIX BAUMGARTNER JUMPS FROM 71,580 FEET

21. THE MOST INCREDIBLE AURORA OF 2012

20. THE WATERFALL ISLAND AT IGUAZU FALLS

19. OVERGROWN RAILROAD TRACKS IN THE FOREST

The wish for a clear day

18. A POD OF SLEEPING SPERM WHALES

17. 7 HOURS IN ONE IMAGE

16. PIXEL PEOPLE PERFECTION

15. GALACTIC MONSOON

14. STRIKING ARTISTRY OF MULTIPLE TAKEOFFS AT HANNOVER AIRPORT

13. SAILING LIKE A BOSS

12. A SEA OF PURPLE IN THE BADLANDS OF UTAH

11. PUTTING THE SIZE OF A WHALE IN PERSPECTIVE

10. MEANWHILE IN SWITZERLAND

9. ONE BOAT AND 145 WATER-SKIERS

8. SALAR DE UYUNI AFTER SOME RAIN

7. OUTDOOR JACUZZI ON THE MATTERHORN

6. THE PRECIOUS BLUE MARBLE

5. MAELSTROM AT KAUAI, HAWAII

4. CAPSIZED CRUISE SHIP COSTA CONCORDIA FROM SPACE

3. Serenity Now

2. BEAUTIFUL BERN FROM ABOVE

1. FIRST RISING SUN OF 2012

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011

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