Daily Photos of the 2017

Angelito Luciano, 41, was a local volunteer community official who assisted police with anti-drug operations. He was killed in what appears to be a drug-related execution, according to police reports.

This photo was originally published in, “In Philippine Drug War, Death Rituals Substitute for Justice,” in February 2017.

PHOTOGRAPH BY ADAM DEAN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Karachi shopkeeper Ghulam Ishaq didn’t trust the polio vaccine. Now he blames himself for the double misery of his four-yearold daughter, Rafia: one leg withered by polio, the other broken by a car she couldn’t dodge.

This photo was originally published in “Here’s Why Vaccines Are So Crucial,” in November 2017.

PHOTOGRAPH BY WILLIAM DANIELS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Ghazipur landfill, 70 acres of trash in Delhi, India, provides a hunting ground for seven-year-old Zarina, who salvages items to sell. Like girls in many parts of the world, she lives in poverty with little access to education.

This photo was originally published in “For These Girls, Danger Is a Way of Life,” in January 2017.

PHOTOGRAPH BY STEPHANIE SINCLAIR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

A tourist on a boat in Laguna San Ignacio reaches into the water in the hope of petting one of many gray whales that frequent the bay to mate and care for their young. Once feared by fishermen, the unusually friendly animals are now a crucial part of the economy.

This photo was originally published in “Baja California’s Recipe for Saving Fishing Communities,” in September 2017.

PHOTOGRAPH BY THOMAS P. PESCHAK, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

When it’s time to give birth, Guassa’s normally highly social geladas often isolate themselves to avoid aggressive behavior from other monkeys and remain silent in an effort to evade predators.

This photo was originally published in “Where the World’s Only Grass-Eating Monkeys Thrive,” in April 2017.

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEFFREY KERBY AND TREVOR BECK FROST, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Scientists collared a total of 11 giraffe in Loisaba Wildlife Conservancy and the Leparua Community Conservancy.

This photo was originally published in, “How to Save The World’s Tallest Animal,” in June 2017.

PHOTOGRAPH BY AMI VITALE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

In the Amazon, day trips that include wildlife interactions are increasingly popular, though they pose welfare and conservation concerns, advocates say. Here, tourists crowd in on a pink river dolphin outside Manaus, Brazil. The dolphin’s scratches are a result of battling with other dolphins for baitfish.

This photo was originally published in “Special Report: The Amazon Is the New Frontier for Deadly Wildlife Tourism,” in October 2017.

PHOTOGRAPH BY KIRSTEN LUCE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

This photo is one of the first glimpses of the eclipse captured by Na