How did we pick 2019's 100 best photos?
It's one of our most popular stories of the year. And this year, working with our photo editors who choose daily, I get to pick the 100 best photographs that make up this story.
What do I look for? In the next two images you'll get a peek: Surprise. A certain flair. Unusual juxtapositions. A sense, as in much of National Geographic, that the world is an awesome place, and that we are continually exploring it.
Are you one of our 127 million Instagram followers? (If not, follow us now.) +
On Monday, Debra Adams Simmons writes on the latest in history. If you’re not a subscriber, sign up here to also get Victoria Jaggard on science, George Stone on travel,