Put simply, newspapers are nothing without their photographers.
While words are great, there is something special about a perfectly capturing a moment in time.
And here at The Northern Daily Leader, we have some of the best guys around to capture those moments.
We had a look at Leader photographer Peter Hardin's favourite photos from the past 12 months and now it's time to look at Gareth Gardner's best pictures.
You'll find wonderful portraits in here and you'll also discover some of those shots that capture that perfect moment.
You'll also see photos in this gallery that capture nature at it's finest.
Flick through the gallery, because there's some crackers, and keep an eye out for our more year in review articles in the coming days.
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