The world is a very beautiful place if you take the time to take a good look at it. Fortunately, if you don't have the time, National Geographic does most of the work for you, photographing the beauty of nature and civilizations from around the world. National Geographic takes scores of photos each year, and a 'best of 2013' album puts the best all in one convenient spot.
Imgur's marlin97 is to thank for sorting through National Geographics many images and compiling the year's best. Take a look at the beautiful landscapes, animals, and people that made the cut below.
Source- marlin97 @ Imgur