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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Barbara Sugarman Grochal( Barbara Sugarman Grochal, For The Baltimore Sun / February 16, 2012 )
A Baltimore County resident, I had the pleasure of visiting Barbados with my family this past December. My son Brian and I went snorkeling off the coast of Carlisle Bay and swam with the incredible and endangered Hawks bill turtles pictured above. With the lure of breadcrumbs, these 3 to 4 foot long turtles were not shy; they swam right up to us. The photo was captured with my underwater Kodak Playsport.