Best Press Photos of 2015

Amidst the heaping mound of ‘best of 2015’ noise on the internet right now, I found myself caught up and captivated by the collection of ‘Best Press Photos of The Year 2015’ posted on Design You Trust. Some are humorous while some are sad or even disturbing. Looking at the whole, it makes me so appreciative of the comparatively trouble-free world we live in here on our little patch of earth.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off over Cocoa Beach, Fla., at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Monday, December 21, 2015. The rocket, carrying several communications satellites for Orbcomm, Inc., is the first launch of the rocket since a failed mission to the International Space Station in June.
(Photo by Craig Rubadoux/Florida Today via AP Photo)

Costa Rica

I recently traveled to Costa Rica, rented a car and toured a big loop that took us from the interior to the Pacific coast and back. The country—especially the forest—is a place of indescribable beauty and friendly people. I took these shots on our drive down from the Poás Volcano crater. We were coming down the mountain and suddenly found ourselves enveloped in a thick, dense fog. I couldn’t resist pulling over to get some shots.