They say a picture is worth a thousand words and these striking images of 2017 are no exception، daily mail reported.
The photo highlights include incredible snapshots of the natural world as well as some awesome animal and human encounters.
The vibrant gallery also shows thrill-seekers pushing themselves to the limit with breath-taking stunts captured in perfect clarity.
The pictures have been taken by a host of photographers from around the world and include everything from a base jumper somersaulting off a cliff with fire at his feet to a pair of whales breaching in perfect unison.
Other snaps capture the extraordinary moment the International Space Station zoomed through the sky as an ice climber emerged from a glacier cave and a cheeky seal tried to seal a photographer's camera during an underwater shoot.