107 million spiders found in huge Baltimore web, gorgeous tropical Instagram photos, China’s panda researchers in panda suits to comfort cubs, up-close snowflake photos from the 1800s, TIME’s best animal photos of the year.
A man and child ride a horse through flames during the “Luminarias” annual religious celebration in San Bartolome de los Pinares, Spain. Image Source: TIME
TIME’s Most Astounding Animal Photos Of The Past Year
Two endangered 10cm baby undulate rays which were born last month at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Image Source: TIME
Whether they’re small remarkably tiny or remarkably huge, compellingly cuddly or compellingly dangerous, markedly domesticated or markedly exotic, we’re inexhaustibly enthralled by animals. And from baby hippos to baby pandas to some creatures that are far more dangerous, TIME has collected the 50 most astounding, singular animal photos of the past year. See the full gallery here.
An sub-adult hippo tosses a small calf into the air as the distressed mother watches, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa. Image Source: TIME