A cowardly lion climbing a tree to escape a herd of buffalo, death defying supercells and the world's biggest pit bull are just some of the incredible images that feature in the end of year 2015 round-up.
With photography that truly captures the amazing side of life, Barcroft Media have managed to shoot some of the most jaw-dropping human interest stories this year, as well as some incredible nature shots from Mount Etna erupting as lightning strikes to a dancer managing to limbo under an SUV
The selection also features mind-blowing animal interactions, including an elephant that found itself in deep water after being attack by crocodile and a moving portrait of an armed guard protecting the world's only remaining male northern white rhino.
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