It’s getting a bit late for 2013 retrospectives, but today I came across Reuters’ selection of the best photographs of 2013. I encourage you to check it out for yourself. Ninety-three stunning, gritty, beautiful, shocking photos complete with the photographers’ detailed descriptions of what was going on, how the photo came about, what camera and settings were used, etc.
These are a few of my favorites. I particularly love the lone red hibiscus in the midst of the ash, and the Obama-Putin shot takes on a whole new meaning given the current situation in Ukraine. The North Korean soldiers are amusing, with their hats perched high above their ponytails and their very feminine heels (army issue?) showing beneath drab uniforms.