Here they are, the pictures that in my opinion are the most peculiar/troublesome/unique/spectacular from the year of Daily Awesomeness. A few also appear in the other top ten lists. I’ve marked with an asterisk those that are attached to well-written or interesting blog articles, and pointed out for your benefit when the awesomeness in question has several excellent pictures for your enjoyment.
10. Skyfire 2011
7. Sarcastic Christmas Letter (this photo is from the Great Wall)*
6. Wedding photos (plenty more beautiful/funny pictures)
4. World map of food (all of which are listed in the article)
3. Hot air balloon ride (more beautiful pictures in the article, naturally)
2. Bubbles! (lots of beautiful pictures if you click through)
1. Octopus in an unexpected place (so many awesome pictures it was hard to pick this one – if you like it, click through for the rest)
Special thanks to my mum for the use of her bird bath.
Next week: The top ten FREE awesomenesses, including a surprising number of my personal favourites (and featuring the youtube video I made that now has over 12,000 hits).