Well, 2011 is gone forever but the photographs taken will live on and here are some of the best photographs from last year.

Im constantly amazed at the creativity and dedication that some of these photographs hold. Some were shot in the Arctic under extreme conditions that would take sheer willpower to endure and a bit of insanity. Others were taken at just he right moment, forever freezing that memory in time.

No matter what the conditions one thing is clear, these photographs deserve praise.

I personally can’t decide which one is my favorite. Each one has a special quality and character.

So take a look at this truly jaw-dropping collection and enjoy!