Each week, Star Tribune Travel highlights a reader travel photograph in the Viewfinders feature. Here, we reprise some of the best of the year. These photographs — all that have appeared on our pages in 2018 — inspire me. They motivate me to look more deeply at destinations I visit, to take more photographs and to travel more.

Collectively, the Viewfinders images offer glimpses of a complex, varied world, one filled with unexpected delights. A zebra stops in a field to cast a glance backward. The moon rises behind a church, framing it with its glow. Lake Superior turns eerie with frigid temperatures. What vision of the world will you see this year? I hope you share it with Star Tribune readers.