Pictures of the Year
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Every year, National Geographic rolls the year into a collection of photos for its “Pictures of the Year” issue. It’s a mysterious process, and we’re about to share it with you. We’ll see what baby carriages are like in Greenland, witness the moment SpaceX burst into a cypress swamp, and make a new four-legged friend as deputy director of photography Sadie Quarrier shares with us the choice photos for this year.

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Interested in learning more about Kiliii Yüyan? We’ve got an article for you that explores how he became the photographer he is today.

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To see Mac Stone’s photos, take a look at his website, He specializes in photographing swamps, the Everglades, and Florida Bay.

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See how we summed up 2022 in the “Pictures of the Year.” It hits newsstands in December.

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