Best Instagram pictures of 2017
Two stag deer are seen through the mist at dawn during the annual rutting season in Richmond Park in London, Britain September 22, 2017. Reuters

The year 2017 was an eventful year across much of the world and google seraches proved to be a tumultuous one. Be it in the field of politics, technology, business or entertainment, the year offered us all possible sorts of highs and lows.

Now, as we all look forward to welcome a new year, let us take a look at some of the beautiful moments of 2017. And, photographs are the best way to cherish those moments. In today's generation, photography is considered to be one of the most fascinating forms of art. It helps a person to relive a moment from his past. This art form is not restricted to only professional cameras, people tend to shoot in their mobile cameras as well.

Social media has become one of the biggest platforms for all these aspiring and budding photographers where they can showcase their captured images. And, out of all those platforms, Instagram has turned out to be a treasure trove of talented shutter bugs.

In the waning hours of 2017, IBTimes Singapore brings you a series of Instagram images that took the limelight this year.

Best Instagram pictures of 2017
Men feed seagulls along the Yamuna river on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, November 17, 2017. Reuters
Best Instagram pictures of 2017
A passenger plane, with a full harvest moon seen behind, makes its final landing approach towards Heathrow Airport in London, Britain, October 5, 2017. Reuters
Best Instagram pictures of 2017
A rare white moose is seen in Gunnarskog, Varmland, Sweden July 31, 2017. Reuters
Best Instagram pictures of 2017
Hosne Ara, 4, a Rohingya refugee who fled Myanmar, listens to children singing at a children's centre in the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, November 5, 2017. Reuters
Best Instagram pictures of 2017
A composite image of 21 separate photographs taken with a single fixed camera shows the solar eclipse as it creates the effect of a diamond ring at totality as seen from Clingmans Dome, which at 6,643 feet (2,025m) is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, U.S. August 21, 2017. Reuters
Best Instagram pictures of 2017
People climb after jumping off a bridge, which has a height of 30 meters, in Hortolandia, Brazil, October 22, 2017. Reuters
Best Instagram pictures of 2017
A DC-10 aircraft drops fire retardant on a wind-driven wildfire in Orange, California, U.S., October 9, 2017. Reuters
Best Instagram pictures of 2017
A crescent moon is seen behind the lit Temple of Parthenon atop the ancient Acropolis hill in central Athens, Greece, July 27, 2017.
Best Instagram pictures of 2017
A man carries his pet cat as he walks under the cherry blossoms at Tongji University in Shanghai, China April 4, 2017. Reuters
Best Instagram pictures of 2017
Mykh, a one-and-a-half-year-old great gray owl, flies through a window during a training session which is a part of Royev Ruchey Zoo's programme of taming wild animals for research, education and interaction with visitors, in a suburb of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia October 17, 2017. Reuters
Best Instagram pictures of 2017
A Palestinian man rides his horse on a beach in Gaza City February 17, 2017. Reuters
Best Instagram pictures of 2017
Members of the cavalry rehearse at the beach of Scheveningen on the eve of a parade in The Hague, before the king delivers his speech from the throne to outline the main features of the government's policy for the coming parliamentary session, in Scheveningen, Netherlands September 18, 2017. Reuters
Best Instagram pictures of 2017
An opposition supporter clashes with riot police while rallying against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, May 8, 2017. Reuters
Best Instagram pictures of 2017
Rescue workers pull a rescue dog across a river at the site of a landslide in the village of Xinmo, Mao County, Sichuan Province, China June 25, 2017. Reuters
Best Instagram pictures of 2017
The first wave of runners makes their way across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge during the start of the New York City Marathon in New York, U.S., November 5, 2017. Reuters