Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Australian Geographic Revealed The Best Nature Photographs Of 2015.

Every week, Australian Geographic publishes photos from around the country, submitted by readers with a keen eye for documenting animals, wildlife, and unusual moments in nature with their cameras. To look back at 2015, the publication honored the 15 photographers who submitted the most popular images of the year.

Below, you'll see those 15 photos, which include everything from adorable animals to gorgeous landscapes to the smallest moments provided by nature that you won't believe were actually captured with a camera. These were the most-liked and shared images of the year, and when you see them, it won't be hard to understand why. In fact, #11 might be one of the coolest things we've ever seen.

#1. The most visited and shared photo in 2015 was this adorable quokka, carrying around her tiny joey. The photo was taken on Rottnest Island in Western Australia.

The most visited and shared photo in 2015 was this adorable quokka, carrying around her tiny joey. The photo was taken on Rottnest Island in Western Australia.

Jeanne Winarta/Elderflower Photography

#2. An aurora and rising full moon creating a jaw-dropping scene over Tasmania's Cradle Mountain.

An aurora and rising full moon creating a jaw-dropping scene over Tasmania's Cradle Mountain.

Rodney Trenchard

#3. A female red-tailed black cockatoo, munching on cedar tree seeds in Queensland.

A female red-tailed black cockatoo, munching on cedar tree seeds in Queensland.

Trevor Andersen

#4. This male splendid fairy-wren didn't use a filter for this shot: His feathers are truly those electric shades of blue and turquoise.

This male splendid fairy-wren didn't use a filter for this shot: His feathers are truly those electric shades of blue and turquoise.

Mark Sanders

#5. A male crimson hat checking out the scene around his nesting site.

A male crimson hat checking out the scene around his nesting site.

Laurie Boyle

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