Your 2020 in photos: Send us the most beautiful, stunning photo you took in 2020

Look back through your camera roll and send us the most iconic photo of the year. We'll share a collection of the all-time best pictures from readers.

A sunrise over downtown Boston and the Charles river, as seen from Cambridge. Submitted by Mike Ste. Marie. Mike Ste. Marie

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If we were to put together the perfect New England digital scrapbook for 2020, we’d know just where to look for inspiration. Boston.com reader-submitted photos have been coming in hot for the entirety of the year. In 2020, readers sent in striking photos from across New England bonding us together and allowing some to virtually travel and see readers’ favorite spots or discover hidden views only a local resident might know about.

Fewer crowds also meant opportunities for beautifully vacant shots of a city normally bustling with people.

A path leading through the Boston Public Garden. Submitted by Stephen Keep.

More time spent at home provided many with infinite opportunities to capture the perfect pet portrait.

“Tobey is a 5-year-old Australian Cattle Dog that’s always up for an adventure. He’s crazy and has brought a lot of happiness (and headaches as heelers will) to people over the years, with 2020 being no exception,” submitted by Nancy Larson Varney.

Summer fun was reimagined in many ways during the pandemic, but readers still spent cherished summer memories together.

Anaisha Lohiya playing in her backyard with the sprinklers on. Submitted by Balu Gudimetla.

Some watched the stunning sunsets just a little longer this year, appreciating the views in front of them.

Marblehead sunset

“I am blessed to live in Marblehead. Every night I get to capture a different sunset as I live right on Marblehead Harbor West,” Meryl Thompson shared photos of a 2020 sunset.


In the fall, bright oranges, reds, and yellows displayed across the region reminded us why we love living in New England.

Fall foliage in Massachusetts.


This year’s fall foliage in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

As soon as the first snow fell in a rare October storm, photos of blustery local scenes piled up from readers.

Doves surprised by the October snow, submitted by Rajesh Mohan (@nature.xsconsumer) in Woburn.

Milo, a Catahoula Leopard Dog, with snow on his nose in East Boston.

More recently, local holiday light displays dazzled for onlookers to view at safe social distances.

Rachel Link in Medford submitted photos of a neighbor’s house on Taft Street.

Now, as we wrap up the end of an unusual year, we want to see your all-time best photos you took in 2020. Whether you’re a professional photographer, an Instagram addict who loves to snap with their iPhone, or someone who was just in the right place at the right time, we want to see your most striking shots. Submit your most stunning photo below or by e-mailing [email protected]. We’ll publish your best 2020 photos in an upcoming Boston.com article. If you share us your Instagram handle, we’ll also be sure to tag you when we share it to our Boston page.


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