Year in Pictures 2016

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Year in Pictures: The best sports shots of 2016

The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat. Either way, it’s all captured in the great, dramatic photos in our 2016 round-up
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The best Canadian photography of the year

From the Tragically Hip to the Fort McMurray fire, Canadian photographers were ready to capture the scene
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Year in Pictures: Nature’s course

From forest fires to explosive volcanoes, the natural world gave us plenty of fireworks in 2016
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Year in Pictures: Political incorrectness

Politicians focus so much on their public image—so when they slip up, let loose, or are caught in an awkward moment, it’s all the more remarkable
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Year in Pictures: Animal instincts

Don’t be chicken. Check out 2016’s best photos of animals, both cute and deadly
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Year in Pictures: Conflict and war

Another year of life also means another year of strife—captured, unblinkingly, by photographers around the world in 2016
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Maclean’s picks the top photos of 2016

A curated selection of the best images of 2016, as chosen by the Maclean’s photo department