The Best Nature Photo of the Year

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The results of National Geographic's yearly photography contest are always a joyful visual experience. The 2011 winner is a worthy one. A particularly striking and beautiful image of a weird event: a dragonfly "showering" in Indonesia's Riau Island.


Called Splashing, the photo was taken Shikhei Goh. Poor little guy or happy little guy? You decide. Watch the other top photos at [National Geographic]