A syringe places a minute droplet of phenothrin on a honeybee—sedated in a paper cup—to test the effects of the potent insecticide in this experiment by Louisiana State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From “<a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/05/building-bees/mann-text">Quest for a Superbee</a>”
A syringe places a minute droplet of phenothrin on a honeybee—sedated in a paper cup—to test the effects of the potent insecticide in this experiment by Louisiana State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From “Quest for a Superbee
Photograph by Anand Varma

The Pictures We Loved in 2015

National Geographic editors choose the images that intrigued, delighted, and moved them.

Photography is at the heart of the stories we tell at National Geographic. Our photo editors look at thousands of images each year, choosing just the right visuals to intrigue, educate, inspire, and bring joy to our readers. To mark the past year, we asked editors from National Geographic magazine, Traveler, News, Your Shot, and Proof to share one photograph from 2015 that was most memorable for them.  

What makes these images dear to our hearts? Our editors share their thoughts in a series of posts on our photography blog, Proof.

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