The Your Best Shot 2016 Flickr group has a wonderfully diverse mix of wildlife photographs from around the world. More than 10,000 members have already contributed many phenomenal shots from their year and this Wildlife Gallery pulls in some of our favorite wildlife images. Just a couple weeks past World Wildlife Conservation Day we know just how many species around the world are in jeopardy of extinction, and how modernization is forcing many local species into unique overlaps with urbanization. This gallery will continue to evolve throughout January 7, 2017 when the Your Best Shot group closes for submissions.
See these animals and understand their place in the world. View the full gallery and add your favorite wildlife images from the year in the comment section below the gallery using [FLICKR LINK] to spread the natural love.