These are National Geographic's favorite images of the year

After sorting through 7,000 images taken by photographers from over 150 countries, National Geographic has chosen the cream of the crop for it's annual photo contest. As always, the year's best are simply sensational. » 12/20/13 10:40am 12/20/13 10:40am

The year's best wildlife photos show nature at its cruelest — and most…

The good news about the photo above, if anything good can be said about it, is that the Gentoo penguin is already dead. The leopard seal, which had drowned it earlier, had been playing with the corpse in celebration of its victory — catching and releasing the penguin again and again before finally chomping down on the … » 11/09/12 8:00am 11/09/12 8:00am