Our top nature pictures of 2011

Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com
December 27, 2011




Red-eyed treefrog


My reporting for mongabay.com took me to six continents in 2011 and I was fortunate to take photos on several of the trips. Overall I added more than 10,000 new photos to the travel section of the site during the year.

Most of my pictures this year are from Indonesia, Colombia, Panama, and Peru, although there are a good number from the United States, especially California and Hawaii.

Next year promises to be another full year of travel and reporting.

Below are some of my favorite pictures from 2011. These are randomly distributed, so click on each image for further details and a larger version.

Thank you for reading mongabay.com in 2011 and I wish you the best for 2012!



Giant kapok ('Big Tree') in Panama's rainforest



Gecko



Forest leaves in Ashland



Anole lizard shadow on a leaf



Beach vegetation in Hana



Asian Vine Snake (Ahaetulla prasina)



Amazon rainforest from above



Emerald eyes frog (Hypsiboas crepitans)



Red Leaf Monkey (Presbytis rubicunda)



Green iguana (Iguana iguana)



Andean cock-of-the-rock



Tigerleg monkey tree frog (Phyllomedusa tomopterna)



Forest in Crater Lake National Park



Canopy of a bamboo forest



Multicolored beetle



Rainforest valley in the upper Amazon



Forest dragon in West Kalimantan



Borneo rainforest



Pacific green sea turtle



Varadero morph of Ranitomeya imitator



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CITATION:
Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com (December 27, 2011).

Our top nature pictures of 2011.

http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1227-environment-pictures-2011.html