By Tom Gillespie @TomGillespie1
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The international press agency, which has offices in London, New York and Delhi, trawls the world looking for stories that showcase the amazing side of life.
The world's biggest pit bull Hulk - who weighed in at 175lbs - took the internet by storm when he was pictured perched on the sofa next to owner Marlon Grennan and three-year-old son Jordan.
And the heat was on for adventurer Sam Cossman who journeyed to the precipice of the most active lava lake in the world - which bubbles away on the remote island of Ambrym in the Republic of Vanuatu.
Elsewhere limbo dancer Shemika Charles reached new lows when she managed to limbo under an SUV, and 18-year-old Adrianne Lewis put her money where her mouth was when she unleashed her record-breaking four inch tongue.
Barcroft also published some of the year's most dramatic weather photography, from a supercell whirling against a blood orange sunset in Texas in May to Mount Etna erupting as lightning crackles in the sky.
The selection also features mind-blowing animal interactions, including an elephant that found itself in deep water when its trunk was bitten by a crocodile, and a moving portrait of an armed guard protecting the world's only remaining male northern white rhino.
Barcroft Media is renowned for its viral video content, with many of these images being accompanied by an incredible short film.
The agency's YouTube channel Barcroft TV has now topped more than 1.5 billion views.