A view of our southernmost continent for Antarctica Day (© Jan Vermeer/Minden Pictures)(Bing United Kingdom)

Old Nuuk in Nuuk, Greenland (© nevereverro/Getty Images)(Bing United Kingdom)

Sphinx Observatory in Switzerland (© Jan Greune/Alamy)(Bing United Kingdom)

Looking out to Godrevy Lighthouse in St Ives Bay, Cornwall (© David Chapman/Alamy)(Bing United Kingdom)

Christmas lights on Regent Street in London’s West End (© Taka Wu/Alamy)(Bing United Kingdom)

Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada (© Aurora Photos/Offset by Shutterstock)(Bing United Kingdom)

Snow covering the Painted Hills of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon, USA (© Floris van Breugel/Minden Pictures)(Bing United Kingdom)

A Christmas Island red crab during its migration (© Ingo Arndt/Minden Pictures)(Bing United Kingdom)

Mount Kilimanjaro from Chyulu Hills National Park in Kenya for Mountain Day (© Lucas Vallecillos/Alamy Stock Photo)(Bing United Kingdom)

Poinsettia flower buds (© Wild Wonders of Europe/Radisics/Minden Pictures)(Bing United Kingdom)

Reykjavik on the second night of the Yule Lads (© Arctic-Images/Corbis Documentary/Getty Images)(Bing United Kingdom)

Nabana no Sato gardens at Nagashima Spa Land in Kuwana, Japan (© Julian Krakowiak/Alamy)(Bing United Kingdom)

The Stoneman Bridge on the Merced River in Yosemite National Park, USA (© Ron_Thomas/E+/Getty Images)(Bing United Kingdom)

Festive decorations on a canal in Murano, Italy (© John Warburton-Lee/DanitaDelimont.com)(Bing United Kingdom)

Long exposure of traffic on a motorway in Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada (© Bun Lee/Media Drum World/Aurora Photos)(Bing United Kingdom)

For the anniversary of the premiere of The Nutcracker, a scene of the Moscow Ballet performing the popular dance (© Tytus Zmijewski/Epa/Shutterstock)(Bing United Kingdom)

Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic (© borchee/E+/Getty Images)(Bing United Kingdom)

Night-time view of market stalls in Winchester, Hampshire (© mreco/Adobe)(Bing United Kingdom)

Moonrise over Yellowstone National Park, USA (© Tom Murphy/Getty Images)(Bing United Kingdom)

Ravennaschlucht Christmas market in the Höllental, Germany (© Daniel Schoenen/Aurora Photos)(Bing United Kingdom)

Salzburg, Austria, for the 200th anniversary of the Christmas carol Silent Night (© MacEaton/Alamy)(Bing United Kingdom)

A wintry scene for Christmas (© Nimia)(Bing United Kingdom)

Oxford Circus crossing, London (© Matt Cheetham/Getty Images)(Bing United Kingdom)

Bethesda Fountain in New York City, USA (© Mitchell Funk/Getty Images)(Bing United Kingdom)

A Eurasian oystercatcher among a flock of roosting knots in Snettisham, Norfolk (© Paul Sawer/Minden Pictures)(Bing United Kingdom)

The Aurora Borealis over Lofoten, Norway (© arnaudbertrande/Getty Images)(Bing United Kingdom)

A sea slug in the waters off Bali (© Media Drum World/Alamy)(Bing United Kingdom)

Fireworks in London for the new year (© Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)(Bing United Kingdom)