18 Best Photos of Year 2005
The photos below were voted by readers as the best images of the past year...
1. Swallowed whole
A rainbow trout fingerling peers out from the gullet of a northern pike at the
Alaska Department of Fish & Game aquarium in Anchorage.
Flying at nearly 35,000 feet, a jet passes over the disk of a winter half moon
above Boston on Jan. 3. The jet leaves contrails in its wake due to the
temperature difference between the hot engine exhaust and the cold air.
5. A galaxy's sharp edge
An image produced by the Hubble Space Telescope, released March 1, shows a
perfect "edge-on" perspective of the galaxy NGC 4013, with huge clouds of dust
and gas extending above the galaxy's main disk.
7. Mother and child
An ethnic Albanian refugee from Selce, Macedonia, and her child look through the
window of a bus as they arrive in Prizren in Kosovo on March 27, after fleeing
the fighting in Macedonia two days earlier.
12. The little duckling who could
Mallard ducklings wait their turn May 14 as a sibling struggles to make it up a
curb in South Bend, Ind. The mother, who had already cleared the obstacle,
flirted with traffic for 20 minutes before leading her offspring safely across
the busy road .
14. Rainbow times two
An afternoon storm brought a double rainbow over downtown Chillicothe, Ohio, on
15. Fury from above
Lightning ripples over the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, on June