Instagram doesn’t have to be all selfies and pictures of brunch. Take the consistently amazing National Geographic Instagram account, for example. Each day, Nat Geo collects the best pictures from their photographers and determines which jaw-dropping shot will be crowned their “Photo of the Day.”
The 2015 roundup was published earlier this month, so we thought we would take a look at some of the best entries from 2015!
He may be a humpback, but that doesn’t mean he’s not flexible.
Manta ray mimicry in Mexico’s Revillagigedo Archipelago.
Shark squad at Gardens of the Queen (Jardines de la Reina) National Park in Cuba.
A spirit bear shaking it off at the Great Bear Rainforest on the coast of British Columbia.
A proud momma and her joey.
A few fish bump noses with a hungry, pregnant tiger shark in the Bahamas. Let’s hope she’s not craving bar jacks!
This tundra wolf knows how regal he looks and is therefore not surprised that his picture is being taken.
Two spotted dolphins playing dolphin games in the Bahamas.
The clouds that swarm the Great Throne in Zion National Park appear to be conjured by magic.
Confused by an incoming ship, this polar bear decides to take a look at it from a different angle.
A baby caribou’s first watch in Denali National Park, Alaska.
And a leopard’s first snow.
Working hard, or hardly working?
Bambi is ready for his close-up!
Nothing better than sunbathing with your buds!
This grizzly just wants to give you an Eskimo kiss.
Panda-monium in China!
The hutia of southern Cuba can’t resist a sip of the good stuff.
Lunchtime is the best time.
I don’t know how gelada monkeys are organized, but they should make this guy their king.
The Gnar-Wall Tower in Greenland is really something special.
Another neat thing about the National Geographic Instagram account is that it gives you access to the accounts of some of their best photographers. If you follow some of your favorites, it’s almost like you have a Nat Geo subscription!