1.April 9 – Rescue workers and locals try to help a stranded humpback whale in Mar del Plata, Argentina. The whale died despite their efforts.
2.February 1 – A tiger leaps to catch his prey at a Siberian tiger park in Harbin, China.
3.February 17 – A military helicopter lies among debris after a deadly crash in Santiago Jamiltepec, Mexico.
4.July 8 – A man takes part in a pepper-eating contest in Ningxiang, China. The winner of the contest ate 50 chili peppers in one minute.
5.July 12 – A massive iceberg, rising roughly 100 meters (328 feet) above the water, parked itself next to an isolated fishing community off western Greenland.
6.July 24 – Firefighters try to extinguish wildfire flames in Kineta, Greece. Dozens of people were killed in the wildfires — the worst to affect Greece in over a decade.
7.July 30 – A humpback whale pops out of the waters near Tongatapu, Tonga.
8.June 6 – A tornado tears through the Wyoming countryside near Laramie.
9.March 9 – A performer prepares backstage before the final show of Miss International Queen, a transgender beauty pageant in Pattaya, Thailand.
10.March 11 – A young man takes a selfie in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, as others perform a stunt known as “sidewall skiing.
11.March 14 Stranded boats are seen on a dried-up shore of Switzerland’s Lake of Gruyere.
12.March 19 – Joseph Wachira comforts Sudan, a northern white rhino, moments before he died at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Sudan was 45 years old and in poor health.
13.May 19 – A bald eagle and a red fox tussle in mid-air over a rabbit on Washington’s San Juan Island. The eagle stole the rabbit from the fox.
14.May 19 – Lava from the Kilauea volcano approaches a home in Pahoa, Hawaii.
15.October 2 – A migrant — part of a group that was intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea — stands in line after arriving in the Spanish port of Motril.
16.October 6 A protester sits on the lap of Lady Justice outside the US Supreme Court building.
17.People dressed as Santa Claus take part in the Papa Noel rally, a charity event in Turin, Italy
18.The home of Russell King and his nephew Lebron Lackey remains standing after Hurricane Michael devastated their neighborhood in Mexico Beach, Florida.
19.The last full moon of 2018 rises above Propylaea, the gate of the Acropolis hill, next to the Parthenon temple in Athens, Greece, on Saturday, December 22
20.The most Amazing photos of the year 2018
21.The Shanghai Ballet poses inside the Bode Museum to promote the upcoming premiere of “Swan Lake” in Berlin. 29 Dec
22.This aerial photo shows a neighborhood in Paradise, California, that was leveled by the Camp Fire. November 15
23.July 12 – An owl eats the head of a dead chick at a zoo in Stralsund, Germany.