Incredible moments frozen in time

Arctic Fox, Canada - Before dawn, a brilliant full moon illuminates the snowy landscape of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, home ...

A full moon over Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, home to an arctic fox. Picture: Norbert Rosing, National Geographic
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IT’S only once in a blue moon you get photo opportunities like these.


This arctic fox was captured under a brilliant full moon by wildlife photographer Norbert Rosing, in one of the most memorable National Geographic images of 2013.

The Arctic snow of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, provides the backdrop for the striking photo.

As part of its Travel 365 series, National Geographic selects an outstanding image to highlight on its website each day.

Gallery: See more of National Geographic’s best of 2013

Its best of 2013 series brings together the year’s most magnificent travel photographs from far flung corners of the globe.

A Bangladeshi fisherman features, along with an Icelandic summer solstice ritual and some of the world’s biggest attractions – including the Colosseum and Grand Canyon – seen in a stunning new light.

This year marked the 125th anniversary of National Geographic, which has been capturing the imaginations of its readers with photojournalism from around the planet since 1888.

A rare snow shower falls on Rome's Colosseum. Picture: Gabriele Forzano / Reuters

A rare snow shower falls on Rome’s Colosseum. Picture: Gabriele Forzano / Reuters
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 A Bangladeshi fisherman flings open a traditional net. Picture: Pronob Ghosh / National Geographic Your Shot

A Bangladeshi fisherman flings open a traditional net. Picture: Pronob Ghosh / National Geographic Your Shot
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Gallery: See more of National Geographic’s best of 2013

More travel photos:

• Travel Photographer of the Year winners

• National Geographic photo contest

• Sony World Photography Awards

• Australian travel writers’ top photos


Amazing pictures from WA’s wild frontier

• Australia’s best views from loos

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