Crystalline rivers, fierce ocean waves beneath burning sunsets, and limpid lakes reflecting mountain peaks: Some of our favorite images submitted by our readers feature dreamy waterscapes. Though they didn't snag the top prize in our Best of 2012 contest, these beautiful water shots are certainly worth a look. Discover spectacular images of seascapes, springs, and shining lakes, submitted by our globe-trotting readers.
Reader ezperkins2 says about the cover photo (above):
"Washington Park in Anacortes, Washington, is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Visiting the area was the highlight of 2012 for me."