Abraham Lake, Elliott Peak, Alberta, Canada • Bubbles of gas released from the lake bed were frozen in their place as winter hit this year. The absence of snow in the area left the surface stunningly clear, allowing National Geographic to snap this fantastic image.
"But there's a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begin." Mitch Albom