LOOK: Our favorite photos of the year

There’s just so much to behold! Scroll and you will find some lovely images that, by sheer statistics, you’ll find resonates with at least one of your soft spots.

A massive protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would cut through Indian country in North Dakota, at the capitol on Sept. 8, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A massive protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would cut through Indian country in North Dakota, at the capitol on Sept. 8, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) protest; emergy; indigenous; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite; civic center park; capitol;
A massive protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would cut through Indian Country in North Dakota, at the capitol on Sept. 8, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Look, it’s possible the sheer massive number of images on this page might be slow for you, but it’s worth the corn-dogged wait. There’s just so much to  behold! Scroll and you will find some lovely images that, by sheer statistics, you’ll find resonates with at least one of your soft spots.

Isabella Smith. The Epworth Foundation gives out Thanksgiving meal boxes. Nov. 11, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) High Street United Methodist Church; five points; bruce randolph; thanksgiving; volunteer; charity; community service; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado
Isabella Smith smiles during a Thanksgiving meal drive by the Epworth Foundation. Nov. 11, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Esteemed elder Ms. Isetta Crawford Rawls watches from behind the curtain. The first night of Kwanzaa at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre, Dec. 26, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) kwanzaa; Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre; holidays; denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty; colorado; five points;
Esteemed elder Ms. Isetta Crawford Rawls watches from behind the curtain during the first night of Kwanzaa at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre, Dec. 26, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Paul Tamburello, Pene Doubleday and Axie Blondon of So Let's Roll pose for a photo. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Paul Tamburello, Pene Doubleday and Axie Blondon of So Let’s Roll pose for a photo. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Mandi McKeon helps her son Sullivan reach the waterfall where the Cherry Creek meets the South Platte during Riverfest at Confluence Park. June 25, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) south platte river; south platte riverfest; confluence park; denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty; colorado;
Mandi McKeon helps her son Sullivan reach the waterfall where the Cherry Creek meets the South Platte during Riverfest at Confluence Park. June 25, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Master Organist Norm Sutphin at the keys. Christmas Eve at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2016, their 152nd anniversary. (Kevin J.Beaty/Denverite) christmas eve; holidays; downtown; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Master Organist Norm Sutphin at the keys. Christmas Eve at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2016, their 152nd anniversary. (Kevin J.Beaty/Denverite)
CO elector Polly Baca speaks to the media at the Colorado Capitol. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Colorado elector Polly Baca speaks to the media at the Colorado Capitol. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Will in his tent under a blizzard. Dec. 17, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) homeless; right to rest; camping ban; blizzard; snow; denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty; colorado; five points;
Will, who is camping in Denver despite a local ban, in his tent under a blizzard. Dec. 17, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Eden Crosby at the Denver Pavilions holiday carousel. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Eden Crosby at the Denver Pavilions holiday carousel. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Black Girls Jump, an organization committed to promoting active lifestyles for kids, bounces around Five Points' Sonny Lawson Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) five points; sonny lawson park; kids; jump rope; black girls jump; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Black Girls Jump, an organization committed to promoting active lifestyles for kids, bounces around Five Points’ Sonny Lawson Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Hundreds gather to watch the Colorado Electoral College vote, Dec. 19, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) politics; electoral college; copolitics; state capitol; election; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
The National Anthem plays as hundreds gather to watch the Colorado Electoral College vote, Dec. 19, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Lumenati co-founder Scott McDonald at his company's new workspace. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Lumenati co-founder Scott McDonald at his company’s new workspace. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Tonestus Pygmaeus, known as the pygmy goldenweed, collected on Mt. Goliath Aug. 18, 1982. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) research; science; botany; flowers; archive; denver botanic gardens; dbg; climate change; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Tonestus Pygmaeus, known as the pygmy goldenweed, collected on Mt. Goliath Aug. 18, 1982. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Town Center at Aurora brought Santa to kids with special needs. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Town Center at Aurora brought Santa to kids with special needs. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Charles Burrell at home. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) music; jazz; five points; history; kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado
Charles Burrell at home. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Randy Wilson holds up a bag of jewelry at Dickensheet and Associate's auction. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Randy Wilson holds up a bag of jewelry at Dickensheet and Associate’s auction. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Denver Downtown Partnership airlifts a Southwest Zamboni for the Skyline Park ice rink. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
The team behind the GOES-S weather satellite in Lockheed Martin’s Centennial cleanroom. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
A man who goes by "Possum" signs a written warning to vacate. Protestors who have set up camp in front of the City and County Building to denounce Denver's urban camping ban are removed by police. Nov. 29, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) camping ban; right to rest; homeless sweeps; city and county building; police; protest; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
A man who goes by “Possum” signs a written warning to vacate. Protestors who have set up camp in front of the City and County Building to denounce Denver’s urban camping ban are removed by police. Nov. 29, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Juan Garcia in his bodega. Small Business Saturday. Nov. 26, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) small business saturday; denver; denverite; retail; kevinjbeaty; colorado;
Juan Garcia in his bodega. Small Business Saturday. Nov. 26, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A view down Colfax, featuring the Lion's Lair, Pete's Kitchen, the Satire Lounge and John's Liquors. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) colfax; neon; night; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
A view down Colfax, featuring the Lion’s Lair, Pete’s Kitchen, the Satire Lounge and John’s Liquors. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Kammie in her Denver home, where she lives with five indoor cats and four feral cats. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Kammie in her Denver home, where she lives with five indoor cats and four feral cats. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
A supermoon, seen from Red Rocks. Nov. 14, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) supermoon; denver; colorado; skyline; cityscape; sunset; evening; cowx; weather; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
A supermoon, seen from Red Rocks. Nov. 14, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
JROTC students stand in formation during the Veterans Day parade at Civic Center Park. Nov. 12, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) veterans day; jrotc; military; civic center park; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty;
JROTC students stand in formation during the Veterans Day parade at Civic Center Park. Nov. 12, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A couple of beer-loving folks hang in hammocks at Beerliner and Chill. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
A couple of beer-loving folks hang in hammocks at Beerliner and Chill. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Jonathon Leddy (left) and Matt Callaway carry an enormous Trump/Pence sign down the 16th Street Mall. A passerby gives Leddy a high five. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) campaign; election; voting; vote; cbd; central business district; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado; copolitics;
Jonathon Leddy (left) and Matt Callaway carry an enormous Trump/Pence sign down the 16th Street Mall. A passerby gives Leddy a high five. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Matthew McGregor, president of the Boise Beardsmen, competed in the Great American Beard and Moustache Championship at Summit Music Hall Saturday. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Matthew McGregor, president of the Boise Beardsmen, competed in the Great American Beard and Moustache Championship at Summit Music Hall Saturday. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Danny Tims Jr., who has lived in Civic Center Park for the last month and was hired by Denver Day Works yesterday. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) homeless; day labor; social work; kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty;
Danny Tims Jr., who has lived in Civic Center Park for the last month and was hired by Denver Day Works. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Rob Mies holds Camilla, the megabat flying fox (Pteropus) at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) dmns; denver museum of nature and science; bats; biology; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado;
Rob Mies holds Camilla, the megabat flying fox (Pteropus) at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
TJ Vong, bar lead at Curio, pours a drink at Central Market. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
TJ Vong, bar lead at Curio, pours a drink at Central Market. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Monmay Baniya sits in a cirle of singing ladies. The Hindu Durga Puja celebration held in Aurora's Lowry Park pavilion by the local community of Bhutanese/Nepali refugees. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) bhutanese refugees; nepali; hinduism; religion; puja; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Monmay Baniya sits in a circle of singing ladies. The Hindu Durga Puja celebration held in Aurora’s Lowry Park pavilion by the local community of Bhutanese/Nepali refugees. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Mike Pence speaks to crowd after Town Hall at Mile High Station. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Mike Pence speaks to crowd after Town Hall at Mile High Station. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Folsom Field, as seen reflected in Ralphie the mascot's eye. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) college football; sports; cu; boulder; buffalos; kevinjbeaty; denverite; colorado; ralphie;
Folsom Field, as seen reflected in Ralphie the mascot’s eye. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Upstairs at the Denver County Fair's Kitten Pavilion, this sphinx cat
Upstairs at the Denver County Fair’s Kitten Pavilion, this sphinx cat. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay speaks to reporters during Denver Nuggets press day, Sept. 26, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) pepsi center; nuggets; basketball; sports; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite;
Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay speaks to reporters during Denver Nuggets press day, Sept. 26, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Francis Fontonia and her nephew Petros in Fontonia's house of flowers. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) rose house; logan; residential; speer; odd spots; kevinjbeaty; denver; colorado; denverite;
Francis Fontonia and her nephew Petros in Fontonia’s house of flowers. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Julia Brown receives butterfly arm paint at the Child Rescue Foundation stand outside of the Cherry Creek Public Library. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Julia Brown receives butterfly arm paint at the Child Rescue Foundation stand outside of the Cherry Creek Public Library. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
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Liberal and conservative supporters clash outside the Western Conservative Summit at the Colorado Convention Center on July 1, 2016. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Shirlea Neal (left) and Rita Roberts dine at the Welton Street Cafe. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) welton street; five points; development; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Shirlea Neal (left) and Rita Roberts dine at the Welton Street Cafe. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Nolan Arenado and a bunch of tacos. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) rockies; colorado; baseball; denver; coors field; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
Nolan Arenado and a bunch of tacos. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Denver Justice Project co-founder Alex Landau speaks at a protest outside the City and County Building before a City Council meeting discussing the status of the Office of the Independent Monitor. Aug. 15, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) protest; denver city council; government; city and county building; denver justice project; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Denver Justice Project co-founder Alex Landau speaks at a protest outside the City and County Building before a City Council meeting discussing the status of the Office of the Independent Monitor. Aug. 15, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Darryl Glenn speaks at the Red State Gathering in downtown Denver. August 12, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) darryl glenn; republican; election; vote; politics; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
Darryl Glenn speaks at the Red State Gathering in downtown Denver. August 12, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Esmeralda Aguilar outside her home in Elyria Swansea. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) elyria swansea; i-70; cdot; development; gentrification; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty;
Esmeralda Aguilar outside her home in Elyria Swansea. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
The Bannock Street Criterium. July 31, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty) biking; bike; cycling; golden triangle; bannock street criterium; denver; colorado; sports; kevinjbeaty; denverite;
The Bannock Street Criterium. July 31, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty)
Dr. Steven Lee watches "The Martian" during a Denver Film Society event at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Lee is Department Chair & Curator of Planetary Science at the museum and his work focuses on the interaction of surface and atmosphere on Mars. Needless to say he was the keynote presenter after the film, discussing the planet's weather and geography differ from the on-screen depiction. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver museum of nature and science; dmns; denver film society; dfs; movie; science; mars; denver; kevinjbeaty; colorado; denverite
Dr. Steven Lee watches “The Martian” during a Denver Film Society event at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Lee is Department Chair & Curator of Planetary Science at the museum and his work focuses on the interaction of surface and atmosphere on Mars. Needless to say he was the keynote presenter after the film, discussing the planet’s weather and geography differ from the on-screen depiction. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Tamara Door, President and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership speaks about the organization's vision for the city in the next year. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) downtown denver partnership; tamara door; tami door; central business district; cbd; 16th street mall; sixteenth street mall; development; city planning; economic development; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Tamara Door, President and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership speaks about the organization’s vision for the city in the next year. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Protestors from Black Lives Matter march through downtown Denver Thursday night. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Protestors from Black Lives Matter march through downtown Denver Thursday night. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Naureen Singh looks back at the crowd during the Vaisakhi celebration. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) guru; indian; sikh; faith; holiday; religion; parade; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty
Naureen Singh looks back at the crowd during the Vaisakhi celebration. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Jake Johns, a comic book collector for 40 years, lives his dream job organizing Mile High Comics' collection that holds an estimated 1,373,400 issues. The company is America's largest comics dealer. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) mile high comics; retail; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
Jake Johns, a comic book collector for 40 years, lives his dream job organizing Mile High Comics’ collection that holds an estimated 1,373,400 issues. The company is America’s largest comics dealer. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Erigeron eximius, a wild daisy variety, found near Empire, CO on Aug. 22, 1999. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) research; science; botany; flowers; archive; denver botanic gardens; dbg; climate change; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Erigeron eximius, a wild daisy variety, found near Empire, Colo., on Aug. 22, 1999. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Kevin Beaty is a media producer with experience in a variety of settings spanning Hollywood film sets to international backpack journalism expeditions. He is on a never-ending quest to meld artful imagery, functional design and intimate storytelling. His biggest struggle in any given moment is whether to shoot stills or video. Find him on Twitter and Instagram at @kevinjbeaty.