I asked for your best Science/Nature images of the year, and wow. Just, wow. The talent that came in exceeded my expectations. You guys are tremendous!
Below, in no particular order, are links to all participants' selections. If you've got a "Best of 2012" gallery you'd like to include, drop a link in the comments and I'll add you.
Transparent Water Flea, by Daniel Stoupin
Best of Vildaphotos (via Jeroen Mentens, who maintains his own list)
“Down in Front”, Venus traverses the sun, by Al Denelsbeck
Neil Losin & Day's Edge Productions
Sleeping Bee, by Nicky Bay
Ring-Neck Snake, by Bill Tyler
Stephane De Greef
Nate Dappen photographs an Ibiza Wall Lizard, by Day's Edge Productions
Alex Surcica <--- epic field guide!
Stick Insect on a Pin, by Adrian Thysse
The Bug Chicks
Mike Lewinski (time-lapse video)
Peridotite, by Bernardo Cesare
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