Throughout the year, we posted weekly galleries of the best animal images and extreme weather photos. This time, we're concluding 2013 with a round-up of the best nature photographs, and they're absolutely incredible.
So amid political turmoil and economic woes, let's take a moment to reflect on the natural beauty of the world around us that's captured in this gallery. These images travel you across the globe while making you feel alive and igniting a passion for adventure in 2014.
These photographs won't let you down. Without further adieu, let's review 2013 with these stunning images: