National Geographic

Five For Friday #89

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.”
– T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

National Geographic

At the end of every year, websites all over are clamoring for the “best of” posts. We thought we would bring you “the best of the best of” in 2013, starting with the best travel photographs from National Geographic. This collection of ten images comes from all over the globe, from a snowfall at the Colosseum  to Mt. Everest after sunset to a fisherman in Bangladesh.   [via The Independent]


Phil Plait from Slate’s  Bad Astronomy blog has put together his collection of the best astronomy and space pictures of 2013. There are two long pages of images, plus one amazing video of astronaut Chris Hadfield singing Bowie’s Major Tom… aboard the International Space Station!  [via Slate]

Although Vimeo put together a list of their favorite videos, what they did not include were any travel videos. Luckily, the folks at tnooz rectified that error and shared a dozen of what they think are the best in the travel category. This is Africa by Benjamin Dowie is a wonderful look at the countries and people of Uganda and Tanzania.  [via tnooz]


Mashable has written up their Top 10 Best iPhone Apps of 2013 and a few of them are directly related to photography, including Pocket Light Meter, Afterlight and Mextures. [via Mashable]


Last, but not least, we have the top news photographs of 2013 from Reuters. Each photograph is accompanied by a short caption by the photographer, describing what the situation was and how they got the shot. It is a fascinating re-cap of the year’s events.  [via Reuters]

If you have something interesting you think we should feature on an upcoming Five for Friday, let us know.

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