Photos of the Year

Every year, National Geographic magazine awards prizes for the best photographs of the year in the categories nature, places and people. The winners for 2011 are here. A lot of them are spectacular; this shot of a dragonfly in the rain, taken in Indonesia, won the grand prize:

This one of a zebra fleeing a waterhole in Tanzania is another of my favorites:

Some of the non-nature ones are very cool, too. This is a monsoon in Bhaktapur, Nepa: