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    Photo of the Day: Best of 2011

    Captivating Images That Caught Our Eye This Year

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What did you love in 2011? We've gathered your favorite Nat Geo content of the year—the news you responded to, the photos you shared, and the shows you watched. This year, our fans helped us raise money for big cats, posted questions for our explorers, contributed to the Population: 7 Billion discussion, and joined our photo communities. Revisit the best of 2011, and discover the gems you might have missed.

Best of 2011 News

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    Best News Photos of 2011

    Japan's tsunami aftermath, an Area 51 spy plane, and a huge crocodile feature among the most viewed Nat Geo News photo galleries of 2011.

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    Best Space Photos of 2011

    The cosmos delivers an arcing aurora, a blood-red eclipse, and a warped galaxy in our news editors' picks for best space pictures of the year.

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    Weirdest Life-Forms of 2011

    What newfound creature wins the oddball prize for 2011? In the running: a cyclops shark, a demon bat, and an albino spider.


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Nat Geo Editors' Picks

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    Kids My Shot

    Our newest photo community has kids going behind the lens—with some amazing results!


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    Top Energy Stories

    See our original reporting on some of the planet’s most controversial energy issues.


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    Blog: Passport Stamps

    In this popular post, we show off our favorite passport stamps—and the stories behind them.


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    Big Cat Week

    Tune in to Nat Geo WILD next week for our biggest big cat event of the year.

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    Population: 7 Billion

    See our compilation of the acclaimed, yearlong editorial series on global population.

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    Top Nature Galleries

    The colossal, dangerous, and destructive make up this year's most popular nature galleries.