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The Photography Stories Colossal Readers Loved Most in 2022 — Colossal


December 8, 2022


As we close to the top of 2022, we’re reflecting on the tons of of articles revealed on Colossal this 12 months. Today, we’re having a look on the pictures and collection readers liked most. These 12 articles seize a breadth of subject material throughout continents, from uncanny doppelgängers and self-portraits in disguise to dramatic winter waves and historic bushes.

For extra of 2022’s highlights, take a look at comparable lists in artcraft, design, and our favorite books of the year.


A photo of two polar bears in an abandoned building

Image © Dmitry Kokh

Arresting Photos Document the Polar Bears Occupying an Abandoned Weather Station in Russia

Set towards a backdrop of dried grass, rusted tanks, and particles, a photograph collection by Dmitry Kokh facilities on a small group of polar bears that took over an deserted meteorological station.


A black and white portrait of two women who look alike

Image © François Brunelle

I’m Not a Look-Alike: Hundreds of Unrelated Doppelgängers Sit for François Brunelle’s Uncanny Portraits

In I’m Not a Look-Alike, Montréal-based photographer François Brunelle brings collectively two unrelated individuals who resemble one another a lot that they may very well be twins.


A photo of glowing trees and landscape

Image © Sriram Murali

Billions of Fireflies Light Up an Indian Wildlife Reserve in Rare Footage Captured by Sriram Murali

Sriram Murali captured a uncommon gathering of billions of those bugs on the Anamalai Tiger Reserve in western Tamil Nadu, India.


A photo of sand pillars on a beach

Image © Joshua Nowicki

Strong Winds Sculpt Frozen Sand into Otherworldly Pillars on a Lake Michigan Beach

Photographer Joshua Nowicki captured dozens ice-laden pillars, created by highly effective winds eroding frozen sand and carving dozens of towering shapes haphazardly positioned alongside the shore.


An aerial photo of aircraft on the landscape

Image © Bernhard Lang

Aerial Photos by Bernhard Lang Capture the Largest Aircraft Boneyard in the World

Housing the largest aircraft and missile facility across the globe, the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson is a trove of aviation historical past, and photographer Bernhard Lang visited the location to doc the plane from above.


An image of nebula and stars

Carina Nebula

NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Reveals Astounding, Unprecedented Views of the Universe

Back in July, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope unveiled its first-ever assortment of high-resolution coloration pictures capturing an distinctive quantity of element concerning the universe.


A photo of a dramatic wave

Image © Trevor Pottelberg

Forceful Waves Rip Across Lake Erie in Tempestuous Photos by Trevor Pottelberg

When fall and winter storms ship turbulent waves throughout Lake Erie, Canadian photographer Trevor Pottelberg paperwork the risky eruptions that burst from the water’s floor.


An image of a woman wearing glasses and a patterned garment that blends in with the backdrop

Image © Thandiwe Muriu

Vibrant Textiles and Repurposed Eyewear Camouflage the Subjects of Thandiwe Muriu’s Celebratory Portraiture

From chunky hair beads and rollers to sink strainers and brake pedals, Nairobi-based photographer Thandiwe Muriu finds modern use for strange objects.


A black and white image of a massive tree

Image © Beth Moon

Majestic Photos Capture the Dwindling Population of Madagascar’s Ancient Baobab Trees

Bay Area photographer Beth Moon has been documenting baobabs since 2006, capturing the magnificent bushes all through Madagascar, Senegal, and South Africa.


An image of a crocodile with babies on its back

Image © Dhritiman Mukherjee

Over 100 Young Crocodiles Find Refuge on Their Father’s Back in India’s Chambal River

Photographer and conservationist Dhritiman Mukherjee visited the National Chambal Sanctuary southeast of New Dehli the place he captured placing pictures of a father swimming by way of the murky river with greater than 100 younger clinging to his again.


An image of a person wearing a costume of colorful plastic jugs

Image © Stéphan Gladieu

Photographer Stéphan Gladieu Documents the Congolese Street Children Turning Waste into Wonder

In the face of this ecological catastrophe, the younger folks of Kinshasa started to repurpose waste into conventional non secular costumes, which artist Stéphan Gladieu paperwork within the Homo Détritus collection.


A photo of a mossy, gnarled forest

Image © Neil Burnell

Moss Drapes from Trees in Ethereal Photographs of England’s Forests by Neil Burnell

The exceptional ambiance of Dartmoor’s forests are captured by Devon-based photographer Neil Burnell, who focuses on the paranormal, otherworldly environments by way of all 4 seasons.


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