Photos of the outgoing year

As a result of the eruption of Mount Etna on the Italian island of Sicily in the sky could be seen a giant ring of clouds with a diameter of 100 meters.






Russian photographer Sergei Gorshkov succeeded in photographing the volcano Flat Tolbachik eruption which took place this year after 36 years of silence. By the way, this photo has won the annual competition of wildlife photographers.




At the beginning of the passing year, on January 23, Chicago Fire was extinguished a fire in a warehouse. A record low temperature is immediately transformed into the magical effects of fire ice "lock».




This combination composition depicts the November eclipse. Located behind the moon the sun creates extraordinary light reflections.




Stunning Aurora Lights in the Arctic Circle photographed in the early morning hours. Also known as the "Northern Lights" spectacular light show is created by rapidly moving charged particles the sun.




This year, the public learned of the existence of pretty colored corn. And buy this "new colorful vegetable" is already possible in a number of US online stores.



British photographer Tim Flach researcher has created a series of photographs entitled "More Than Human", which captured moments of great behavior of wild animals. For example, expressive gestures tiger.



When you're ready Giant Magellan Telescope, its capacity exceeds 10 times the basic parameters of the telescope by NASA. In the photo, however, shows the sculpture replica of the telescope, but its creators promise to set a telescope in Chile in 2020.



Nick Brandt made a series of photos of birds and bats on a lake in Tanzania, which look as if made of stone. This effect is actually attached to a high concentration of ash and salt water lakes.



"Cafe in the city AquaPhone Calientes in Peru attracts many wild parrots who beg treats tourists." - Says photographer Adam Lihshen, he managed to make this picture for the contest of the National Geographic. "Curious parrot looked at me with great interest, apparently, he liked my camera».



Researchers found sleep disorders channels (light blue in the photo) by neurons to get rid of unwanted emotions during sleep man. The picture shows a beautiful color scheme.



Olinkito - the first previously unknown mammal, which was discovered in America over the last 35 years. This turned out to be a relative of the raccoon sweet beast!



American photographer captured the attack on male female jaguar in the Brazilian forests. The picture won a prize in the competition of wildlife. (Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition)



Photos of the year: during the launch of a rocket in Virginia frog thrown wave hit the camera lens, and became a "hit" of the summer.



Larger Image embryo chameleon - you can see cartilage (blue) and bone (red). Photo - the winner of the contest oktyarskogo Nikon Small World.



The first high-quality map endangered forests on the planet. In the period from 2000 to 2012, the year we lost forests with a total area in excess of Mexico and Arizona together ... While new forests appeared only half of Alaska.



Frame storm in Utah ranked second in the kennel in 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo.



A few years ago people brought to one of the Bahamas piglets. Since pigs fearlessly swim around the boat, begging for food from the tourists, and this photo also was the winner of the competition National Geographic.



Record long fish called "herring king" was found in October off the coast of California. It took a force of 15 people to pull it to shore (by the time the fish was already dead).



Rows of parked cars during the floods in Connecticut, which occurred in September.



German zoologist, photographer took this photograph at a local zoo. It turns out that primates suffer and show emotions such as love, sadness, joy and cruelty.



Tiny baby panda born in the American Zoo on August 23. During the first three weeks of the newborn is not only absent hair, but even sexual characteristics! The experts were able to determine the sex of the baby just after 3 weeks from the date of his birth.



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