These are National Geographic’s Best Images from 2018

National Geographic has released some of the best images from the stories that it featured in 2018. These images capture everything from natural landmarks, to human emotions and experiences. Every picture tells an elaborate and rich tale of its own.

For the year 2018, the famous magazine had to offer 119 stories. These stories have been curated with the help of 107 photographers, who snapped as many as 2 million pictures, from all around the world.

We take a look at 30 such images that capture 2018 in all its hues, shapes and colors.

1. Icy Blues

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The onset of summer of the coast of Canada’s Baffin Island. The perennial snow melts to turquoise-looking pools.

 

2. Wildlife vs Wild-stock

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An image of Maasai men leading their herds onto the Masai Mara wildlife reserve.

 

3. Shark Frenzy

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Grey Reef Sharks hunting as a pack in the south channel of Fakarava Atoll, Tuamotu Archipelago of French Polynesia.

 

4. Eid in LA

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Muslim children celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr in Los Angeles, America

 

5. Moon Jellies

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Jellyfish with translucent bells, called Moon Jellies.

 

6. Women on Campus

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Women’s campus organization Palmer Society graduating from Whittier College, California.

 

7. Butterfly Catcher

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A butterflies collectors catch from Bacan Island, Indonesia.

 

8. Recycle Spin-cycle

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Bangla woman Noorjahan drying plastic that washed up from the river. The plastic is then sold to a recycler.

 

9. Yunnan Subs

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Greenhouses for growing food, vegetables and fruits in the midst of suburbs of Kunming in the Yunnan province.

 

10. Black Brow

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Black Browed Albatrosses in Steeple Jason, one of the Falkland Islands.

 

11. Suffering Seals

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Crabeater seals rely on ice floats for nesting and to hide from killer wales and leopard seals.

 

12. Chile’s Puma

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Puma matriarch and her cubs on the edge of Sarmeineto Lake.

 

13. Holi Queens

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People of Indian descent from the West Indies celebrating Holi in Queens, New York.

 

14. Pakistani Elvis

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Airaj Jilani a Pakistani that now lives in Texas. Growing up he was an Elvis Presely fan and here he’s doing his best imitation of him.

 

15. Cast Discrimination Activism

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Activist Thenmozhi Soundararajan (Dalit Hindu) and Shahana Hanif (Bangladeshi American)

 

16. Inter-Racial Muslim Couple

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Kamilah Munirah Bolling and Adil Justin Cole outside their Farmington, Michigan home.

 

17. Flint Prom

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Cha’Leyah Flemming at the last High School Prom held at Northwestern High School Flint, Michigan

 

18. First Generation American

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First generation African-American graduating from Spelman.

 

19.  Roses Academy

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Institute for Roses and aromatic Plants in Kazanlak, Bulgaria

 

20. War Refugee

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Irene Sonia, a Southern Sudanese war refugee in Uganda.

 

21. Wood Street

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A vendor selling Sattu flour drink on Dr. Martin Luther King Sarani Street.

 

22. Colonial Colombia

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Church of San Pedro Claver, a symbol of Spanish colonialism in Colombia.

 

23. Wealthy China

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A couple in the financial district of Shanghai China.

 

24. Escobar’s Estate

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Hacienda Napoles, the estate of drug king-pin Pablo Escobar has been turned into a theme park.

 

25. Arctic Oxen

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Muskoxen in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

 

26. Falkland Penguins

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King penguins on East Falkland Island.

 

27. Salt Lake Float

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Benjamin Anderson floating on Utah’s Great Salt Lake. Salt Lake is eight times as salty as the ocean.

 

28. Paralympian

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Paralympian Jarryd Wallace’s bio-mechanics being analyzed.

29. Comb Ridge Glyphs

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Petreoglyphs on Comb Ridge, Utah’s Bears Ears monument.

30. Old Jerusalem

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Khader Baidun in his family’s storage shop in Jerusalem’s Old City.

 

For the complete list of pictures from 2018, check out National Geographic.


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