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Top photos of 2018: Clint Austin

A giant wave crashes into the cliff below Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior during Oct. 10's storm on the North Shore. Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com1 / 10
The 1,000-foot Presque Isle is encrusted in ice as it approaches the Duluth Ship Canal in Lake Superior. The ship was going to load iron ore at the Burlington Northern docks in Superior. (Clint Austin / / 10
Cloquet football players head to seek shelter as heavy rain and gusty winds overtake an Aug. 31 game in Esko. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the area causing the game to be called with nine seconds left in the second quarter. Cloquet defeated Esko 33-12. Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com3 / 10
Whitney Horky of Duluth is silhouetted against a thunderhead while paramotoring at the Richard I. Bong Airport in Superior on June 27. Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com4 / 10
A walleye caught on a pink crank bait remains submerged while being reeled to the boat during the Minnesota fishing opener on the St. Louis River in Duluth. Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com5 / 10
The sun begins to climb above the horizon near Artist's Point during a January sunrise in Grand Marais. Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com6 / 10
Whiskey, a 7-year-old Australian Shepherd, sits in a coat belonging to her owner, John Hample of Richfield, Minn. in Casket Quarry during the Duluth Ice & Mixed Festival hosted by the Duluth Climbers Coalition in Duluth. Temperatures were in the single digits with light snow. (Clint Austin / / 10
Superior firefighters work as the remains of the former Globe Elevators site at 2 Banks Ave. burn after on Dec. 17 in Superior. The structure was built of old-growth timber. (Clint Austin / / 10
Minnesota Duluth fan Dee Boulger of Duluth goes face-to-face with Champ the Bulldog, Minnesota Duluth's mascot during the red carpet ceremonies at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul before the Frozen Four national semifinal game. Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com9 / 10
A vehicle travels through a hardwood forest showing near peak fall color along Skyline Parkway at Hawk Ridge in Duluth on Sept. 7. Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com10 / 10

Wicked weather, political rallies, athletic triumphs: News Tribune photographers captured them all, and much more, in pictures in 2018.

From the Iron Range to Ashland, from Grand Rapids to Grand Marais, Duluth News Tribune photojournalists made countless images this year that told important stories, highlighted the natural beauty of the region, and documented the lives and accomplishments of those who call the Northland home. Here are some of Clint Austin's favorite images of the year.

We've shared their photos with you all year, in print and online. Now the photographers have selected some of their favorite or most memorable images of 2018 to share again today.

We hope you enjoy these windows looking back at the year that was — and we look forward to bringing you more great photography in 2019 in the pages of the News Tribune, and at