Photographers who have worked at The Bellingham Herald in the past year combed through their favorite shots and selected their best photos of 2012.
The selected photos here are from Andy Bronson, Philip A. Dwyer, Colin Diltz, Nick Gonzales and David Rzegocki.
Many of the photos were part of online photo galleries, but some were not published in the newspaper.
Here are some of the selections. See them all in two galleries - one for news photos, one for sports photos - at bellinghamherald.com/multimedia.