The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012


SOURCE:  TWISTED SIFTER W/THANKS FROM US
 
Message from Twister Sifter and we just love all the work this BLOG does to compile all these pictures like they did for 2011. 
 

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.

Enjoy! And stay Sifty my friends :)

 
50. A SEAHORSE INSPECTS A DIVER’S WATCH

seahorse checks out divers watch and own reflection underwater

Photograph via Mind_Virus on Reddit
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

Photograph by Michael Zelensky
48. THE HONEYBEE’S FINAL STING

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

Photograph by Kathy Keatley Garvey
47. EVERYBODY WAS KUNG FU FIGHTING

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

Photograph by China Foto Press
46. STREET ARTIST SAINER GOES BIG IN POLAND

Photograph via Fundacja Urban Forms on Facebook
45. MOUNT RAINIER CASTING A SHADOW ON CLOUDS

Photograph by Nick Lippert (via Komo News)
44. FIRST CONTACT

First Contact

Photograph by CMGW Photography on Flickr
43. THE IRISH SKY GARDEN CRATER

Photograph by Liss Ard Estate
42. MOON BRIDGE IN DAHU PARK, TAIPEI

???

Photograph by bbe022001 on Flickr
41. FLIGHT OF THE DEVIL RAYS

Photograph by FLORIAN SCHULTZ

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

40. GÁSADALUR VILLAGE IN THE FAROE ISLANDS

Gásadalur

Photograph by GARETH CODD PHOTOGRAPHY on Flickr
39. WORLD’S EDGE

Photograph by RHYS DAVIES
38. THE CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE IN VANCOUVER

Photograph by MICHELLE LEE
37. FRACTAL PATTERNS IN DRIED OUT DESERT RIVERS

Photograph by ADRIANA FRANCO for National Geographic
36. MEDITATING MONKS AT PONGOUR FALLS

Photograph by DANG NGO – Prints Available
35. HANGING OUT ON THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE, 1914

Photograph by Eugene de Salignac/Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives
34. A SUNSET ECLIPSE

Photograph by GIL NARTEA
33. BORA BORA FROM SPACE

Photograph by PLEIADES-HR SATELLITE
32. THE LARGEST RAFT OF CANOES AND KAYAKS
IN THE WORLD

Photograph by NANCIE BATTAGLIA for National Geographic
31. ADAPTIVE ROOTS IN THE CONCRETE JUNGLE

Pavement - Form Follows Groove

Photograph by HORST KIECHLE

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

30. THE HAMILTON POOL NATURE PRESERVE

Photograph by DAVE WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY
29. ABOVE THE CANOPY

Photograph by MICHAEL NICHOLS for National Geographic [Print Available]
28. COLLIDING RIVERS IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

Photograph via I_let_my_dog_lick_my on Reddit
27. THE STUNNING GREEN VINE SNAKE

Photograph by SUHAAS PREMKUMAR for National Geographic
26. AURORA AUSTRALIS (SOUTHERN LIGHTS) FROM SPACE

Photograph by André Kuipers / ESA / NASA
25. MOUNT KILIMANJARO FROM ABOVE

Photograph by KYLE MIJLOF @ kylemijlof.blogspot.co.uk
24. THE AMAZING STRENGTH OF AN ANT

Photograph by Yu Wu for National Geographic – Your Shot
23. YARN BOMBING A BUS IN MEXICO CITY

Artwork by Magda Sayeg (Photograph by Cesar Ortega)
22. FELIX BAUMGARTNER JUMPS FROM 71,580 FEET

© Jay Nemeth/Red Bull Content Pool
21. THE MOST INCREDIBLE AURORA OF 2012

Photograph courtesy of Jónína Óskarsdóttir for NASA

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

20. THE WATERFALL ISLAND AT IGUAZU FALLS

Photograph via Bregothehorse on Reddit
19. OVERGROWN RAILROAD TRACKS IN THE FOREST

The wish for a clear day

Photograph by T.-C on Flickr
18. A POD OF SLEEPING SPERM WHALES

Photograph by Wild Wonders of Europe [www.wild-wonders.com] via Business & Biodiversity Campaign
17. 7 HOURS IN ONE IMAGE

Photograph by Isil Karanfil (isilkrnfl on deviantART)
16. PIXEL PEOPLE PERFECTION

Artwork by Craig Alan via Artexpo (Eric Smith) on Flickr
15. GALACTIC MONSOON

Photograph by BRET WEBSTER
14. STRIKING ARTISTRY OF MULTIPLE TAKEOFFS
AT HANNOVER AIRPORT

Photograph by HO-YEOL RYU
13. SAILING LIKE A BOSS

Photograph by ALEX THOMSON RACING
12. A SEA OF PURPLE IN THE BADLANDS OF UTAH

Photograph by GUY TAL PHOTOGRAPHY | Print Available for Sale
11. PUTTING THE SIZE OF A WHALE IN PERSPECTIVE

Photograph via timz45 on Reddit

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

10. MEANWHILE IN SWITZERLAND

Photograph by Reuters/Denis Balibouse
9. ONE BOAT AND 145 WATER-SKIERS

Photograph by MARK SEATON PHOTOGRAPHY
8. SALAR DE UYUNI AFTER SOME RAIN

Photograph via Paean on Reddit
7. OUTDOOR JACUZZI ON THE MATTERHORN

Photograph via Iglu-Dorf.com
6. THE PRECIOUS BLUE MARBLE

Photograph by NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring
5. MAELSTROM AT KAUAI, HAWAII

Photograph by PATRICK SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY
4. CAPSIZED CRUISE SHIP COSTA CONCORDIA
FROM SPACE

Photograph by DIGITALGLOBE.COM
3. Serenity Now

Photograph by ZAK NOYLE for SURFER MAGAZINE
2. ROFLMAO

Photograph via Reddit
1. BEAUTIFUL BERN FROM ABOVE

Photograph via loki010 on Reddit

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