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Nature Photography Award Winners 
The National Geographic 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year awards were nicely covered in a BBC gallery: http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-38288359

Earth From a Higher Perspective 
Meanwhile, over at the Smithsonian you can find a video of NASA’s best images, for the year, of Earth: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/check-out-nasas-favorite-earth-images-past-year-180961519/

And in a little more sobering view from above, Google Earth provides us with a time-lapse record of the last 32 years of development on the planet, via the Smithsonian: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/google-earths-new-tools-shows-32-years-changing-planet-180961251/

A Lovely Photo of the BWCA 
The legendary Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is the site of a very pretty picture, capturing autumn foliage and canoeist, (with a poorly trimmed load in his/her craft): http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/photo-of-the-day/2016-12-02/fall-treasures-in-the-wilderness/