Lions, giraffes, bears, bats, emu, and more! You've seen them all and have the pictures to prove it. Whether you went on safari or rambled through the woods, you encountered some wonderful members of the animal kingdom when traveling the world. While not all could be winners in our Best of 2013 contest, we found many too irresistible not to share. Here are our favorites.
Reader alexmasterson says about the cover photo (above):
"This was taken while sitting in a car about 30 feet away from an approaching young lion. He came up to the car, walked around it while we took pictures, and then sat down right behind our back wheels. It was a breathtaking and nerve-wracking experience. This shot really captures the majesty of the lion."