I can tell from the requisite end-of-year retrospectives that 2012 must be stumbling to a close. The best of this, the worst of that, the most interesting of the people, the sexiest of the gadgets. Here at Compound Eye we'd like to follow the crowd by crowd-sourcing our own list.

If you are a science or nature photographer and you have made a Best-Of-2012 selection of your own work, blogged your best effort, facebooked your favorites, or otherwise reported your prime cuts in an online medium, share your link in the comments below!

Alternately, if Sci Am's comment system is giving you trouble, you may email your link to me ( alwild -at- myrmecos.net ) with "Sci Am 2012 Best" in the subject line.

The rules are as follows:

  1. The subject matter must cover a science/nature theme.
  2. The work must be your own.
  3. The content must be hosted publicly online - lone photos emailed to me won't be considered.
  4. The content should be collected as a single "best-of" synopsis; examples- a flickr "My top photos of 2012" gallery, or single blog post. I will not link general websites.

Once a sizable list has accrued I will curate your links in a new post. I know many of you are brimming with talent- I am excited to see your best!