Topics » Arts & Culture   Dec. 28, 2012

Some of the Best (and Oddest) Photos of 2012

Ocean Casualty

14 of 17

Can I Take Your OrderThe ChallengerA Nation WaitsReaching for VotesThe Raindrops Keep FallingA Storm of Debt and DowngradesFlash of FashionA Skin-Deep CanvasMom of SteelPreventing a PlungeChina Looks to the FutureA Buried ConflictRefugee Camps MushroomOcean CasualtyBeached ConcordiaEffects of War ReverberateTightrope Over a Looming Cliff

Ocean Casualty

Police and wildlife rangers stand next to a dead humpback whale lying in a rock pool Aug. 1 at Newport beach in Sydney, Australia.

Residents of Newport, a popular surfing beach in Sydney, woke to find the corpse of a 30-ton humpback whale washed up in an ocean swimming pool, according to local media.

Photo Essay

Photo Essay