Stunning and Relevant Photos of 2016 Thus Far

Stunning and Relevant Photos of 2016 Thus Far


These stunning photos capture brief moments of monumental events as well as seemingly simple incidents that all have the potential to influence the stunning photos of the future.

The beginning of this year has been anything but uneventful. With the 2016 United States Presidential Election, continued conflict in the Middle East, unusual weather patterns, and countless occurrences that quietly happen every day, our world has somehow managed to keep on spinning.  

1. Wind Turbines in the fog in Denmark

photos (credit: Next Nature)


2. Molding young minds - Gianna Ciampa and her campaign paraphernalia

photos (credit: Craig F. Walker - The Boston Globe)


3. Checking fishing net for damage in Vietnam

photos (credit: Pham Ty - National Geographic)


4. Autumn meet Winter, Winter meet Autumn

photos (credit: LiveInternet)


5. A celebration in India marking Holi, the Hindu festival of colors

photos (credit: CNN)


6. Art is alive and well at the famed Louvre in Paris

photos (credit: Noemie Trusty - National Geographic)


7. The 5:30 AM train out of Fukushima, Japan

photos (credit: Akinori Koseki - National Geographic)


8. Rio's popular Copacabana Beach

photos (credit: CNN)


9. A preschool field trip to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

photos (credit: Jennifer Giliberto - National Geographic)


10. Red Sox utility player, Brock Holt, practices

photos (credit: Stan Grossfeld - The Boston Globe)


11. The River Thames in London (taken on a cracked iPhone)

photos (credit: Maria Farelly - Blazepress)


12. The Golden Gate Bridge, quite literally...and Alcatraz

Photos (credit: CNN)


13. A mother and her cubs in Alaska's Denali National Park

photos (credit: Aaron Huey - National Geographic)


14. Sunrise at Iceland’s Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon

Dawn happens two hours before sunrise, and the sunrise colors usually last almost 90 minutes if there are no clouds.

photos (credit: Hardik Desai - National Geographic)


15. A young boy training for the annual triathlon in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

photos (credit: Petra Van Borm - Blazepress)


16. Army service buses burn after an explosion in Ankara, Turkey on February 17

photos (credit: Defne Karadeniz - Time)


17. A pet Mediterranean house gecko looks for crickets

photos (credit: Dariusz Kucharski and Kornelia Kucharska - National Geographic)


18. Buddhist monks gather outside of Wat Phra Dhammakaya in Thailand as part of Makha Bucha, which marks the anniversary of Buddha's sermon that established the basic tenets of the Sangha monastic order.

photos (credit: CNN)


19. Two old time friends in Beirut

photos (credit: Yasmina B. - National Geographic)


20. Water buffalo take a roadside dip during China's rainy season

photos (credit: Attila Balogh - National Geographic)

    N/T - National Geographic, Bright Side, The Boston Globe, CNN, Time, Blazepress

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