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It's a Snap! Best reader photos of 2011


Greg Park / UGC

Clingman's Dome, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Our readers have submitted some stunning photos from around the world this year. We often get hundreds of submissions each week, and it's very hard to select just a few dozen to feature.

In order to showcase this year's best It's a Snap submissions, we rounded up 15 that won a gallery vote throughout the year. As you'll see below, these photos capture brilliant colors, amazing scenes and beautiful angles. There are majestic mountains, dramatic Western landscapes, impressive bodies of water and even a few animals. Scroll through this gorgeous set of images and vote for your favorite at the bottom.

Aaron Keigher

Horseshoe Bend in Page, Ariz.

Andrea Ihlefeld / UGC

Albuquerque, N.M.

Jim Walker / UGC

Iguasu Falls, Argentina

Jeffrey Bower / UGC

Australian koala

Peter McIntosh / UGC

Chattahoochee National Forest, Ga.

Harry Pherson / UGC

Elakala Falls, Blackwater Falls State Park, W. Va.

Alex Sokolow / UGC

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canada

Chris Carr / UGC

Kihei beach, Maui, Hawaii

Michael Toma / UGC

Prairie lightning in Wyoming

David Bullock / UGC

Deer at Seven Mile Hill, The Dalles, Ore.

Tod Carroll / UGC

Glacier Bay, Alaska

Matthew Smith / UGC

Pelicans in Aruba

Jennifer Blom / UGC

Mount McKinley, Alaska

If you have photos you'd like to share, submit them for a chance to be featured in the weekly gallery by clicking here and scrolling down.

You can also join our It's A Snap Facebook community by clicking here, and share your photos with others.

Eds. note: It was brought to our attention that the photo of the Valley of the Ten Peaks in Banff National Park, Canada, may not belong to the reader who submitted it. Until we are able to confirm that it was published with the permission of the photographer, we have removed the photo from the post.