The 17 most popular reader photos of 2014

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Every day, I am amazed by the talented readers who share their work with us for our photo of the day feature. While we also feature photographs of other favorite TreeHugger topics (like bikes), the majority are nature photos that require great patience and devotion.

If I had to assemble this gallery based my favorite photos or those that show the best technical skill, the task would be overwhelming. The most popular photos featured here are determined by the photos that received the most page views. On the following pages, you will find the landscapes and animals that captured the most attention in 2014.

“These are the kinds of wildlife encounters I dream of,” writes Donald Quintana of photographing this fox in Nome, Alaska. This photo captures the kind of awe and love for the wild that nature photography can inspire.

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