We've seen some incredible images this year. Aerial shots of Dubai, crystalline ice on the open sea, moments of war, portraits of bugs. From our own massive image cache, we selected 100 of the most fantastic photos from 2012.

This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket Factory

The Best Solar Eclipse Photos

When You Swallow 35MM Film, Beautiful Things Happen

The Luckiest Kid on Earth (or Hoth) Just Got an AT-AT Bunk Bed

The Amazing Artist Who Lets the Real World Paint His Pictures

You'll Never Believe These Stunning Photos of Snow are Real

Incredible Photograph Captures Exact Moment of Tank Shell Hitting Against Syrian Rebels

This Company Builds Some Of the Greatest Playgrounds On Earth

Dubai Is Officially the Craziest City in the World Now

Syrian Rebel Posts Sniper's Camera Phone Photos

Ethereal Insect Photographs Will Cure Your Phobia of Bugs

Is This Insane Low Pass Flyby the Craziest Thing You're Going To See Today? Most Probably Yes

This Swordfish Pierced the Skin of a Deep Sea Submarine

The World's Largest Wood Stockpile Is Absolutely Insane

An Unbelievable Picture of Eight Lightning Bolts Striking San Francisco at the Same Time

Artist Treats San Francisco Beach Like an Enormous Etch-A-Sketch

This 1960s Skater Looks Like a Time Traveler From 2012

Mayan Pyramid Fires Energy Beam Into the Sky or iPhone Sensor Glitch? YOU PICK!

Perhaps the Most Striking Photo Taken in North Korea Last Year

This Image of a Soldier Walking On Air Is Simply Awesome

There Is a Spaceship Hidden In This Image of Mars

Awesome Image of Airplane Formation Near Mount Fuji Just Needs Godzilla To Be Perfect

This Devilish Alligator Has Not Been Photoshopped

How You Sign a $100 Million Contract These Days: With an iPad

The Terrible Colorado Fire Scar Seen From Space

Here's Looking at You, Kid-To Kill You

Amazing Image of Hurricane Isaac at Midnight

Look at These Two F-18s Surrounded By Fire

Unemployed Astronauts

San Francisco's Iconic Yahoo! Neon Sign Is Gone

Secret Underground Bunker Is Full of World War Weapons and Military Vehicles

Can You Find the Two Camouflaged Commandos in This Photo Before They Shoot You?

If Only Boarding a Real Plane Was This Pleasant

Lil Wayne Wearing $1 Million Beats by Dre Headphones Is a Diamond Studded Mess

This Is the Biggest River Anywhere Outside Earth

Did You Know that These Strange Fields of Ice Flowers Exist At Sea?

This Mind Blowing Image of the Eclipse Can't Possibly Be Real

Stunning Image of US Navy Nuclear Supercarrier Skidding Like Crazy Over the Atlantic

Artist Captures the Beauty of Disintegration via Pellet Gun

Iconic Photos Aren't So Iconic When Left Uncropped

Badass Chicks In Israel Don't Go To the Beach Without Their Assault Rifles

These Are the First Images from the Mars Curiosity Rover

The Largest Mirror In the World Is So Big That You Can See It From Space

Artist Carves Bowling Balls Into Unreadable Tomes

The Most Expensive Plane of All Time Takes Its First Gorgeous Night Flight

How to Play Video Games While Also Playing with Your Girlfriend

This Is the Hottest Kiss Ever Photographed, Right?

How Famous Movie Posters Look From Behind

The Bow Size of the Navy's New Nuclear Supercarrier Defies Belief

This Mindblowing Photo of a World Map In a Water Drop Is Real

This Is Objectively the Best Prom Photo Ever

Can You See the Man Hidden in These Pandas?

Farming Sulfur on the Edge of an Acid-Spewing Volcano Is Just as Miserable as It Sounds

Who Knew Getting Stitches in Your Eyeball Could Be So Beautiful?

is Is What It Looks Like When Fighters Fly Directly At You in Anger

The Coast Guard Sure Blew the Hell Out of the Japanese Ghost Ship

Robot Face Painter Is Somehow Even More Terrifying Than Clowns (Updated: It's a Prank!)

Awesomely Perfect and Refreshing Example of Surface Tension

How Is This Man Floating in the Air?

This Photo of the Storm That Hit New York Today Is Insanely Scary

These Incredible Collages Are Like Standing on Top of the World

A Photo of the Most Elite Pilots on Earth Looking Incredibly Badass

The F-35 Shows Its Missile Teeth for the First Time Ever

The Greatest Secret Booze Stash in The World

The Coolest Air Interception I Have Ever Seen

Air Force Accidentally Fills Entire Hangar with Foam

What It's Really Like to Be a Fly On a Wall

This Is What Happens When Barbie Dolls Turn Into Meth Heads

This Photo Really Shows How Impossibly Huge the Airbus A380 Is

This Is What the Death of a Star Really Looks Like

The Most Amazing Warehouse I Have Ever Seen

Ten Pictures That Make Earth Look Like Art

First Color 360-Degree Panorama Sent By Curiosity Rover Shows No Sailors Fighting In the Dance Hall

This Gross Piece of Crap May Be the Key to a New Technological Future

All Fireworks Should Look as Spectacular as This

The Ultimate Photobomb

How Can This Aircraft Supercarrier Be In the Middle of a Desert Storm?

There Are Two F-16s Hiding in This Picture

These Beautiful Chinese Ink Drawings Are Really Amazing Photographs

This Explosion Was So Damn Close That the Shockwave Dusted Off Some Marines

This Is the Mess Left by Curiosity's Cruise Stage

The Single Most Awesome Photographer at the Olympics

Would We Ever See a Scene Like This In Our Lifetime?

A Ghostly Snake on Mars

Retired Wind Turbines Make For Fantastic Playground Equipment

NASA Captures Shuttle's Capitol Hill Flyby With—What Else—Instagram (Updated)

Here's $420 Million of Your Tax Dollars Crashed and Burned

The Avengers Inside Hopper's Iconic Nighthawks Painting

The First Look at Mars' Ocean

If You Think Stock Images Are Bad Nowadays, Look at the Ones From the 90s

This Is What It Looks Like When You Print iPhone Photos the Old Fashioned Way

This Toilet Is the Perfect Place To Sit When Perched On a Glass Floor Over a 15 Story Shaft

This Is What Three Years of One Person's GPS Data Looks Like

Real Lasers on Actual Sharks

This Beautiful Retro Airplane Porn Is My New Desktop Background

How the Hell Did This MacBook Pro End Up Like a Crumpled Paper Page?

A Shark Without Its Skin Looks Even Scarier Than A Regular Shark

The Italian Sunken Ship From Space Looks Surreal

Stunning First Images From the World's Most Powerful Digital Camera

These Creepy Dolls Are Actually Real Humans

This Beach Is Made from the Blood and Bodies of 200 Tons of Dead Sardines

This Is What Shooting a Gun Underwater Looks Like

Awesome Photos of Musical Instruments' Interiors Make Me Want to Live In Them