Top 25 reader vacation photos of 2012 [Pictures]
Travel, like life, is filled with moments. But capturing that perfect moment in a photograph can be tricky. It's partly being in the right place at the right time, but it's also patience and a keen appreciation for the world around us. From hundreds of vacation pictures from readers who visited places as remote as the Antarctic and as near as the Eastern Shore, our editors have selected the 25 best reader vacation photos of 2012.
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Barry Rice( Barry Rice, For The Baltimore Sun / January 19, 2012 )
Before this year's earthquake shook New Zealand, we visited this enchanting country and stayed at a historic castle near Dunedin on the South Island. We saw this lighthouse at Taiaroa Head while on a boat tour along the east coast. It was built in 1865 and is still used.