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20 Best Photos That Moved Us in 2015

A picture is worth a thousand words – one photo can tell a story and evoke a hurricane of emotions. We collected 20 best photos from all over the world, that moved us this year. Sad and funny, encouraging and drastic, emotional and heart-warming, taken by professional photographers and amateurs. What are your best shots? Collect them in a beautiful photo book – all the photos from the entire year on Facebook or Instagram in just one click. Or hand-pick only the brightest moments from any source or device and showcase them in a stylish book – a beautiful keepsake to commemorate 2015. Create your 2015 photo book now!


Kingfisher

It took the photographer 4,200 hours and 720,000 attempts to get a perfect shot of a kingfisher diving straight into the water without a single splash.

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Alan McFadyen

 

European Games in Baku

Attentive judges.

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The Hunt

A fox searches for food on a snow-covered pasture in southwest Tibet.

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Zuma / Legion-Media

 

The City of Bikes

Thousands of cyclists hold up their bicycles after riding around Budapest in April, in a call for the city to develop more cycling infrastructure.

Bernadett Szabo / Reuters
Bernadett Szabo / Reuters

 

Wedding fall

Photographer slipped and fell while photographing a wedding party. Snapped a terrific picture on the way down.

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Jimmy Fallon

 

Mount Etna Eruption

In December, Voragine crater of Mount Etna has erupted for the first time in two years. Explosion sent volcanic plume of smoke and ash across Sicilian skyline.

Marco Restivo
Marco Restivo

 

Orangutan In The Rain

Orangutan covers its head from the heavy rain. The winner of the competition Sony World Photography Awards.

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Andrew Suryono

 

Selfie stick rising

A group of young men use a selfie stick to take a picture of themselves in shallow waters of the River Nile.

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REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

 

Clipper De Stad Amsterdam

The clipper sails during the Sail Parade in Amsterdam in August 2015. Every five years, more than 600 ships navigate around Amsterdam’s canal for a five-day festival in order to showcase and celebrate Netherland’s history of seafaring and ports.

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reddit

 

Supermoon

On the 29th of September people in North and South Americas, West Africa and Western Europe could enjoy the blood moon – a rare moon eclipse, the first of its kind since 1982.

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Matt Cardy/Getty

 

Traffic lights

Bird made her nest in the traffic lights in Leeds, the UK.

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Rex Features / Fotodom.ru

 

Break from the zoo

Due to the flooding in Tbilisi, Georgia, wild animals escaped the city’s zoo. June 2015.

REUTERS
REUTERS

 

London Marathon

Runners in the London Marathon cross the River Thames on the Tower Bridge.

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The Wall Street Journal

 

The aliens

Incredibly entertaining Japanese macaques in the hot spring near Nagano, Japan.

Julia Wimmerlin
Julia Wimmerlin

 

Migrant crisis

A Danish policeman shakes hands with a migrant girl at the E45 freeway north of Padborg.

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Reuters

 

Escape

Domestic cat jumps form a 100ft-high tree in order to escape from caracal (desert lynx). According to the photographer, the cat landed safely and got free from the pursuit.

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Tiaan Steynberg / Legion-Media

 

A crack

Ice on the surface of the Baikal lake.

Alexey Trofimov
Alexey Trofimov

 

Lion King

Lion, chased by a herd of buffalo, climbs a tree to save its life.

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Barcroft Media

 

Crabs Migration

Annual red crab migration of Christmas Island in Australia. Millions of crustaceans have begun their annual trip to the ocean in order to spawn.

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Kirsty Faulkner/Mercury

 

Police Academy

Dogs line up to get their dinner in the police academy in China. This remarkable discipline can serve as an example to many humans.

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What are you favorite photos snapped in 2015? Maybe you have some pictures that you want to share with the world? Let us know! In any case, save the sweetest memories of 2015 forever, in a beautiful photo book. Create your 2015 photo book now

Do you want to relive your 2015 on the go? My Year app lets you instantly collate an entire year of your photographic memories on Facebook or Instagram, and turn them into a beautiful digital or professionally-bound photo book with one simple tap. Available now for download on the Apple App Store or online via the Web!

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