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Pictures of the Year 2017

Animals
Our top animal photos from the past year.
RUSSIA-ANIMALS/
RTS1GZRD
October 18, 2017
Anfisa, a 12-year-old female chimpanzee, picks its nose at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in a suburb of the Siberian...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Anfisa, a 12-year-old female chimpanzee, picks its nose at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk
Anfisa, a 12-year-old female chimpanzee, picks its nose at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
CHINA-DAILYLIFE/
RTX341AH
April 04, 2017
A man carries his pet cat as he walks under the cherry blossoms at Tongji University in Shanghai, China...
Shanghai, China
A man carries his pet cat as he walks under the cherry blossoms at Tongji University in Shanghai
A man carries his pet cat as he walks under the cherry blossoms at Tongji University in Shanghai, China April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song
INDIA-DAILYLIFE/
RTS1KC9X
November 17, 2017
Men feed seagulls along the Yamuna river on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, November 17, 2017....
Delhi, India
Men feed seagulls along the Yamuna river on a smoggy morning in New Delhi
Men feed seagulls along the Yamuna river on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, November 17, 2017. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal
BRITAIN-ENVIRONMENT/
RTX3I5R0
October 25, 2017
Autumn leaves are reflected in the water of Loch Faskally where a swan and ducks swim, in Pitlochry,...
PITLOCHRY, United Kingdom
Autumn leaves are reflected in the water of Loch Faskally where a swan and ducks swim, Pitlochry
Autumn leaves are reflected in the water of Loch Faskally where a swan and ducks swim, in Pitlochry, Britain October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
NEW-HAMPSHIRE-GOATS/
RTX36MB8
May 19, 2017
Goats climb on students during a yoga class with eight students and five goats at Jenness Farm in Nottingham,...
Nottingham, UNITED STATES
Goats climb on students during a yoga class at Jenness Farm in Nottingham
Goats climb on students during a yoga class with eight students and five goats at Jenness Farm in Nottingham, New Hampshire, U.S., May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
BRITAIN-WEATHER/
RTX3HHOA
September 22, 2017
Two stag deer are seen through the mist at dawn during the annual rutting season in Richmond Park in...
London, United Kingdom
Two stag deer are seen through the mist at dawn during the annual rutting season in Richmond Park in...
Two stag deer are seen through the mist at dawn during the annual rutting season in Richmond Park in London, Britain September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville
BRAZIL-OIL/AMAZON
RTS16AHG
May 12, 2017
Scarlet ibis fly near the banks of a mangrove swamp located at the mouth of the Calcoene River on the...
CALCOENE, Brazil
The Wider Image: Brazil's new oil frontier threatens Amazon reef
Scarlet ibis fly near the banks of a mangrove swamp located at the mouth of the Calcoene River on the coast of Amapa state, northern Brazil, April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
BRITAIN-ODDLY/
RTX33DUK
March 30, 2017
George Lewys, aged 5, poses for a photograph with Owl butterflies during an event to launch the Sensational...
London, United Kingdom
George Lewys poses with Owl butterflies during an event to launch the Sensational Butterflies exhibition...
George Lewys, aged 5, poses for a photograph with Owl butterflies during an event to launch the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, Britain March 30, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
COSTA RICA-ODDLY/
RTS14ZFD
May 03, 2017
Martin Herrera, 58, who has had a love for roosters since his childhood, and has spent the last 20 years...
San Jose, Costa Rica
Martin Herrera, 58, poses with his favorite rooster "Paquito" around other roosters in his house in San...
Martin Herrera, 58, who has had a love for roosters since his childhood, and has spent the last 20 years domesticating and training them, poses with his favorite rooster "Paquito" around other roosters in his house in San Jose, Costa Rica April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate
UKRAINE-ANIMALS/
RTS14UIO
May 02, 2017
Visitors look at a cheetah, in a private zoo called "12 Months" in Demydiv, Ukraine, May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb...
DEMYDIV, Ukraine
Visitors look at a cheetah in a private zoo in Demydiv
Visitors look at a cheetah, in a private zoo called "12 Months" in Demydiv, Ukraine, May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
CUBA-CRABS/
RTS13UUG
April 25, 2017
A man driving a vintage car passes by crabs crossing a highway on their way to spawn in the sea in Playa...
Playa Giron, Cuba
A man driving a vintage car reacts as he passes by crabs crossing a highway on their way to spawn in...
A man driving a vintage car passes by crabs crossing a highway on their way to spawn in the sea in Playa Giron, Cuba, April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
VALENTINES-DAY/RUSSIA
RTSYLLG
February 14, 2017
Young alpacas, male Romeo (L) and female Juliette, walk inside their open air enclosure as employees...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Young alpacas walk as zoo employees congratulate them on Valentine's Day in Krasnoyarsk
Young alpacas, male Romeo (L) and female Juliette, walk inside their open air enclosure as employees congratulate coupled animals on Valentine's Day at the Roev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
MEXICO-ANIMALS/FIREFLIES
RTX3CUK0
July 25, 2017
Fireflies seeking mates light up in synchronized bursts inside a forest at Santa Clara sanctuary near...
Nanacamilpa, Mexico
Fireflies seeking mates light up in synchronised bursts inside a forest at Santa Clara sanctuary near...
Fireflies seeking mates light up in synchronized bursts inside a forest at Santa Clara sanctuary near the town of Nanacamilpa, Tlaxcala state, Mexico, July 24, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
ECUADOR-SWEDEN/ASSANGE
RTX36KVT
May 19, 2017
Julian Assange's cat sits at the window of Ecuador's embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is...
London, United Kingdom
Julian Assange's cat sits at the window of Ecuador's embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is...
Julian Assange's cat sits at the window of Ecuador's embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taking refuge, in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
FRANCE-AIRFORCE/CONTROL
RTX30HM3
February 10, 2017
A golden eagle grabs a flying drone during a military training exercise at Mont-de-Marsan French Air...
Mont De Marsan, France
A golden eagle grabs a flying drone during a military training exercise at Mont-de-Marsan French Air...
A golden eagle grabs a flying drone during a military training exercise at Mont-de-Marsan French Air Force base, southwestern France, February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
BRITAIN-ENVIRONMENT/
RTS1J8WE
November 09, 2017
A murmuration of starlings is seen across the sky near the town of Gretna Green, Scotland, Britain November...
Gretna Green, United Kingdom
A murmuration of starlings is seen across the sky near the town of Gretna Green
A murmuration of starlings is seen across the sky near the town of Gretna Green, Scotland, Britain November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble
SPAIN-HEALTH/
RTX31ABF
March 16, 2017
Atila, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning...
Elizondo, Spain
The Wider Image: Puppy love: therapy pooches bring peace of mind
Atila, a trained therapeutic greyhound used to treat patients with mental health issues and learning difficulties, falls asleep as it is caressed by three patients at Benito Menni health facility in Elizondo, northern Spain, February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera
USA-DOGS/JAIL
RTS167XO
May 11, 2017
Inmate Kristina Hazelett, 35, plays with a dog in a cell at the MCSO Animal Safe Haven (MASH) Unit in...
Phoenix, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: Prisoners care for abused animals at former jail
Inmate Kristina Hazelett, 35, plays with a dog in a cell at the MCSO Animal Safe Haven (MASH) Unit in a former jail that has become a shelter for abused and neglected animals seized in Maricopa County Sheriff's Office investigations, in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
BELGIUM-BONOBO/
RTS1B211
August 09, 2017
A one-week-old baby bonobo clings to its mother at Planckendael zoo in Mechelen, Belgium August 9, 2017....
Mechelen, Belgium
A one-week-old baby bonobo clings to its mother at Planckendael zoo in Mechelen
A one-week-old baby bonobo clings to its mother at Planckendael zoo in Mechelen, Belgium August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
THAILAND-ELEPHANT/
RTX2XLOJ
January 05, 2017
Five-month-old baby elephant Fah Jam swims during a hydrotherapy treatment as part of a lengthy rehabilitation...
Pattaya, Thailand
A baby elephant swims during a hydrotherapy treatment as part of a rehabilitation process to heal her...
Five-month-old baby elephant Fah Jam swims during a hydrotherapy treatment as part of a lengthy rehabilitation process to heal her injured front left foot at a rehabilitation center in Pattaya, Thailand January 5, 2017. The baby elephant was injured at three months old when she got stuck in an animal snare put up by villagers to prevent elephant intrusions in Chanthaburi province. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
LEBANON-RACECOURSE/
RTS193N5
June 29, 2017
A horse stands in front a bullet-riddled wall at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon, April 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jamal...
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
A horse stands in front a bullet-riddled wall at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon, April 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
RUSSIA-ANIMALS/
RTS1GVSI
October 17, 2017
Mykh, a one-and-a-half-year-old great gray owl, flies through a window during a training session which...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Great gray owl, flies through a window during a training session in Krasnoyarsk
Mykh, a one-and-a-half-year-old great gray owl, flies through a window during a training session which is a part of Royev Ruchey Zoo's programme of taming wild animals for research, education and interaction with visitors, in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
RUSSIA-ANIMALS/
RTS13P3R
April 24, 2017
Aurora, a 7-year-old female polar bear, jumps into a swimming pool which was recently filled with water...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Aurora, a seven-year-old female polar bear, jumps into a swimming pool which was recently filled with...
Aurora, a 7-year-old female polar bear, jumps into a swimming pool which was recently filled with water after the winter season, at the Royev Ruchey zoo in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
IRELAND-PUCKFAIR/
RTS1B9ED
August 10, 2017
A crown is affixed to a wild goat as it is crowned King Puck and will be held on a platform above the...
Killorglin, Ireland
A crown is affixed to a wild goat as it is crowned King Puck and will be held on a platform above the...
A crown is affixed to a wild goat as it is crowned King Puck and will be held on a platform above the town for three days in Killorglin, Ireland August 10, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
CHINA-PETS/ACUPUNCTURE
RTS1COK9
August 21, 2017
A dog and a cat receive treatment at Shanghai TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Neurology and Acupuncture...
Shanghai, China
The Wider Image: Acupuncture for cats and dogs
A dog and a cat receive treatment at Shanghai TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Neurology and Acupuncture Animal Health Center, which specializes in acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for animals, in Shanghai, China, August 9, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song
BRITAIN-ENVIRONMENT/
RTS1FVE7
October 10, 2017
Thousands of wading birds form a murmuration as they fly onto dry sandbanks during the month's highest...
SNETTISHAM, United Kingdom
Thousands of wading birds form a murmuration as they fly onto dry sandbanks during the month's highest...
Thousands of wading birds form a murmuration as they fly onto dry sandbanks during the month's highest tide at The Wash estuary, near Snettisham in Norfolk, Britain, October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville
THAILAND-CROCODILES/
RTS19984
June 30, 2017
Crocodiles eat chicken heads at Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Chonburi province, Thailand, May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Athit...
Chonburi, Thailand
The Wider Image: Thailand's crocodile farms
Crocodiles eat chicken heads at Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Chonburi province, Thailand, May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
AUSTRALIA-WINE/
RTS16SOM
June 13, 2017
A group of kangaroos can be seen between rows of vines at the Charles Melton vineyard located in the...
Barossa Valley, Australia
A group of Kangaroos can be seen between rows of vines at the Charles Melton vineyard located in the...
A group of kangaroos can be seen between rows of vines at the Charles Melton vineyard located in the Barossa Valley, north of Adelaide in Australia, June 10, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray
UKRAINE-ANIMALS/
RTX3GXO8
September 19, 2017
Pigeons bathe in a fountain in central Kiev, Ukraine September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Kiev, Ukraine
Pigeons bathe in a fountain in central Kiev
Pigeons bathe in a fountain in central Kiev, Ukraine September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
SPAIN-CULTURE/
RTSVT6Z
January 16, 2017
A man rides a horse through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's...
Madrid, Spain
A man rides a horse through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's...
A man rides a horse through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares, northwest of Madrid, Spain, January 16, 2017. REUTERS/Paul Hanna
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