Each year, satellite imaging company DigitalGlobe compiles their best aerial shots of natural disasters, political issues, natural wonders and current events.
Twenty of these top shots were posted to Facebook where viewers selected their five favorites. An overall winner will be announced in January.
Click on to see the top five, including this Feb. 16 image of Croatia's "Island of Love," as well as 15 runners-up.
Northern Ireland - Top five
“Wish,” a large-scale art work in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Nov. 3, 2013.
Colorado - Top five
A view of the Colorado River in Utah, April 22, 2013.
Syria - Top five
The Citadel of Aleppo – a medieval fortified palace in Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013.
Italy - Top five
Mount Vesuvius in Naples, Italy, Feb. 19 2013.
Cuanza River, Angola, April 28, 2013.
Russia - Top five
The site of the 2014 winter Olympic, Sochi, Russia, March 17, 2013.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef, April 22, 2013.
Namib Desert, Namibia, May 13, 2013.
The Arlit Uranium Mine, Niger, Feb. 13, 2013.
Shiyuan Park in Xian, China, Sept. 24, 2013.
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia and Gulliver Park with an enormous fiberglass model of Lemuel Gulliver, Valencia, Spain, July 19, 2013.
A new island created by an earthquake off the Gwadar coast, Pakistan, Sept. 29, 2013.
Schooner Cays, Bahamas, May 26, 2013.
Papua New Guinea
The Manam Volcano in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, March 22, 2013.
A giant, floating rubber duck sculpture is seen floating in Hong Kong, China, May 9, 2013.
A massive "green tide" near the city of Sur, Oman, Feb. 13, 2013.
An artificial island spanning nearly four million sq meters, Doha, Qatar, March 4, 2013.
A colored image of fires in Dunalley, Australia, Jan. 6, 2013. The red color indicates healthy vegetation.
The Palace of Versailles, France, Aug. 20, 2013.