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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Stuart Zolotorow( Stuart Zolotorow, For The Baltimore Sun / April 26, 2012 )
This photo was taken at Chantilly Chateau, about 1 hour north of Paris, on March 22, 2012. The swan was not phased by me at all. He seemed to be enjoying the warm sun as much as my family and I were. Totally relaxed day with beautiful scenery.