National Geographic's Best of 2012

More than 900 images were published in National Geographic magazine in 2012, and Editor-in-Chief Chris Johns has selected his favorites. "Invariably the best photographs will always surprise you. You'll see something you couldn't have imagined," he says.

Best of NatGeo

Best of NatGeo

Best of NatGeo

Best of NatGeo

Best of NatGeo

Best of NatGeo