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The Most Spectacular Luxury Photos of 2015

This year Bloomberg's lifestyle reporters covered everything from falconry in Ireland to swimming with whale sharks in the Gulf of Mexico, and our photographers shot supercars, five-star food, and runway-level fashion. Here are some of the best images of 2015 and the stories they came from.

  1. Diving With a Whale Shark in the Gulf of Mexico
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    Diving With a Whale Shark in the Gulf of Mexico

    From "Swimming with Whale Sharks Is Staggering, Scary—and Totally Safe"

    Photographer: Jake Stangel/Bloomberg

  2. Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy From the New York Islanders
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    Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy From the New York Islanders

    From "The Men of the NHL in the Season’s Best Investment Coats"

    Photographer: Taylor Jewell/Bloomberg

  3. A 1,111-Carat Uncut Diamond From an African Mine
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    A 1,111-Carat Uncut Diamond From an African Mine

    From "Biggest Diamond in More Than a Century Unearthed in Botswana"

    Source: Portland Communications

  4. Rami Malek, Star of "Mr. Robot," on the Streets of New York
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    Rami Malek, Star of "Mr. Robot," on the Streets of New York

    From "Rami Malek, Star of Mr. Robot, Is Ready to Start Dressing Like a Grown-Up"

    Photographer: Taylor Jewell/Bloomberg

  5. Louis Vuitton Escale Minute Repeater Worldtime Watch
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    Louis Vuitton Escale Minute Repeater Worldtime Watch

    From "Fashion Brands Prove They Can Make Great Watches at Baselworld"

    Source: Louis Vuitton via Bloomberg

  6. The Cunard Building Interior, Manhattan
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    The Cunard Building Interior, Manhattan

    From "The 10 Stunning New York Interiors You’ve Probably Never Seen"

     

    Photographer: © Larry Lederman/Courtesy of Monacelli Press

  7. 'Nduja and Radish Pizza at GG's in New York City
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    'Nduja and Radish Pizza at GG's in New York City

    From "The 10 New York Pizzas You Must Eat Before They Disappear"

     

    Photographer: Evan Sung/Bloomberg

  8. Maria Sharapova Poses for the Cover of Bloomberg Pursuits
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    Maria Sharapova Poses for the Cover of Bloomberg Pursuits

    From "How Maria Sharapova Became the World’s Wealthiest Female Athlete"

    Photographer: Ture Lillegraven/Bloomberg Pursuits

  9. Cartier Crash Watch
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    Source: Phillips

  10. Aston Martin Winter Driving School
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    Photographer: Peter Bohler for Bloomberg Pursuits

  11. Pablo Picasso, "Les femmes d'Alger (Version 'O')," 1955
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    Pablo Picasso, "Les femmes d'Alger (Version 'O')," 1955

    From "These 10 Artworks Alone Totaled $1 Billion at Auction This Year"

     

     

    Source: Courtesy of Christie's Images Ltd. 2015

  12. The Nissan Concept 2020, a Video Game-Based Concept Car
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    The Nissan Concept 2020, a Video Game-Based Concept Car

    From "The Best New Vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show"

     

    Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

  13. The Wave, in Coyote Buttes, Utah
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    The Wave, in Coyote Buttes, Utah

    From "Why You Need to Go to Utah’s Wild West, in 20 Photos"

     

    Photographer: Piriya Wongkongkathep/Getty Images

  14. The Golden Boulder Pagoda in Myanmar
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    The Golden Boulder Pagoda in Myanmar

    From "Why You Need to Go to Myanmar in 15 Photos"

    Photographer: Cultura RM/Art Wolfe Stock/Getty Images

  15. Joseph and His Son at Their Gallery, Paris's 9th Arrondissement
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    Joseph and His Son at Their Gallery, Paris's 9th Arrondissement

    From "Street Style: Paris Beyond the Boulevards"

    Photographer: Molly SJ Lowe/Bloomberg Business

  16. The Sturgeon and Sauerkraut Tart at Gabriel Kreuther in New York
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    The Sturgeon and Sauerkraut Tart at Gabriel Kreuther in New York

    From "Fine Dining’s Not Dead Yet, and Gabriel Kreuther Has Proof"

    Photographer: Evan Sung/Bloomberg

  17. The Lamborghini Veneno on Stage
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    The Lamborghini Veneno on Stage

    From "The Beauty and Logic of the Million-Dollar Car"

    Photographer: Valentin Flauraud/Bloomberg

  18. The Sgt. Pepperoni Pizza at Margot's in Brooklyn
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    The Sgt. Pepperoni Pizza at Margot's in Brooklyn

    From "The 18 Best Dishes in New York This Year"

    Photographer: Evan Sung/Bloomberg

  19. Volcano Hiking in Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula
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    Volcano Hiking in Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula

    From "Snow, Ice, and Live Volcanoes You'll Kill to Go On"

     

    Photographer: Sergey Gorshkov/Minden Pictures/Corbis

  20. A Bull-Riding Student at Gary Leffew's School in California
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    A Bull-Riding Student at Gary Leffew's School in California

    From "Learn How to Ride a 2,000-Pound Bull in the Ring"

    Photographer: Philip Montgomery/Bloomberg Pursuits

  21. A Halloween Party in Tokyo
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    Photographer: Said Karlsson/Bloomberg

  22. A 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B MM Touring Style Spider Corsa at Pebble Beach
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    A 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B MM Touring Style Spider Corsa at Pebble Beach

    From "The Most Beautiful Cars From Pebble Beach 2015"

     

    Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

  23. The Newly Redone Fendi Headquarters
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    Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

  24. Lapo Elkann at His Garage Italia Opening
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    Photographer: Marc Hill/Bloomberg

  25. The Lowline Park Experimental Lab in New York
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    The Lowline Park Experimental Lab in New York

    From "A Look Inside the Lowline, New York City’s First Underground Park"

    Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg

  26. The Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nev.
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    The Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nev.

    From "How Haunted Hotels Turn Terror Into Cash"

     

    Photographer: Bethany/Flickr

  27. The Icon A5 Collapsible Plane in Flight Around New York
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    The Icon A5 Collapsible Plane in Flight Around New York

    From "The Icon A5 Is the Closest Thing to a Flying Car You Can Buy Today"

     

     

    Photographer: Zach Goldstein/Bloomberg

  28. A Bonfire at Omastrand, Hardanger in Norway
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    A Bonfire at Omastrand, Hardanger in Norway

    From "Why You Need to Go to Norway’s Fjords and Islands in 20 Photos"

     

    Photographer: Olav Hjertaker/Flickr (flickr.com/photos/adversphoto) via Bloomberg

  29. The Broad Museum in Los Angeles at Sunset
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    The Broad Museum in Los Angeles at Sunset

    From "Touring the Broad Art Museum, L.A.’s Newest Architectural Wonder"

     

    Photographer: Spencer Lowell/Bloomberg

  30. Jaeger LeCoultre Rendezvous Moon Against a Subway Platform
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    Jaeger LeCoultre Rendezvous Moon Against a Subway Platform

    From "Grit and Glitter: 10 Ultra-Lux Watches That Are New York Tough"

    Photographer: Jarren Vink/Bloomberg

  31. Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye
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    Photographer: Carrigphotos/Getty Images

  32. Bar-Goers at Happy Hour in Havana, Cuba
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    Bar-Goers at Happy Hour in Havana, Cuba

    From "It’s 5 O’Clock Everywhere: Havana, Cuba"

    Photographer: Lisette Poole/Bloomberg Business

  33. The Christian Dior Show at the Louvre During Paris Fashion Week
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    The Christian Dior Show at the Louvre During Paris Fashion Week

    From "10 Surreal, Unforgettable Photos From Paris Fashion Week"

    Photographer: Victor Boyko/WireImage

  34. Ferry Point Golf Course in the Bronx
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    Source: Trump National Golf Club via Bloomberg

  35. A Puma in Southern Chile
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    Photographer: Benjamin Lowy/Bloomberg Pursuits

  36. A Horse Festival in Fez
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    A Horse Festival in Fez

    From "Why You Need to Visit Fez in 20 Photos"

    Source: The View from Fez (riadzany.blogspot.com) via Bloomberg

  37. The "Dock of Sighs" Along the Pacific Coast in Chile
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    The "Dock of Sighs" Along the Pacific Coast in Chile

    From "How a 12-Room Hotel Turned a Remote Archipelago Into Chile’s Next Big Thing"

     

    Source: Brian Sandstrom via Bloomberg

  38. Flying a Harris Hawk at Ashford Castle in Ireland
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    Flying a Harris Hawk at Ashford Castle in Ireland

    From "Live the Ultimate Royal Fantasy (With Falcons) at Ashford Castle"

    Photographer: Zach Goldstein/Bloomberg Business

  39. Happy Hour at Cesra, Sydney
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    Happy Hour at Cesra, Sydney

    From "It’s 5 O’Clock Everywhere: Sydney"

    Photographer: Giuseppe Santamaria/Bloomberg Business

  40. An Dish Inspired by an Artwork at Art Basel Hong Kong (Xu Longsen | China Tang)
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    An Dish Inspired by an Artwork at Art Basel Hong Kong (Xu Longsen | China Tang)

    From "Ten Surreal Plates of Food Inspired by Landmark Artworks, at Art Basel Hong Kong"

     

    Source: (from top) Hanart Gallery via Bloomberg; China Tang via Bloomberg

  41. Woolrich Executive Vice President Josh Rich
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    Woolrich Executive Vice President Josh Rich

    From "Making a Great Wool Blanket Is Harder Than You Think"

    Photograph by Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

     

     

  42. Sheep Roaming Near Mati Ventrillon’s Fair Isle Knitting Studio
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    Sheep Roaming Near Mati Ventrillon’s Fair Isle Knitting Studio

    From "Inside the Tiny Scottish Knitwear Studio That Chanel Couldn’t Resist"

     

    Photographer: Nicholas Tufnel

  43. Bloomberg Intern Peter Reford in a Banana Republic Polo Shirt
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    Bloomberg Intern Peter Reford in a Banana Republic Polo Shirt

    From "The Perfect Polo for Every Body Type"

    Photographer: Zack DeZon/Bloomberg

  44. A Burger at the Polo Bar in New York City
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    A Burger at the Polo Bar in New York City

    From "Polo Bar Review: Ralph Lauren Corrals the Fashionable Herd"

    Photographer: Dominic Perri/Bloomberg Business

  45. Models Wear Summer Clothing for a Picnic
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    Models Wear Summer Clothing for a Picnic

    From "The Summer Fashion Guide: What to Wear for Outdoor Occasions"

     

    Photographer: Jeremy Allen

  46. The 1954 Mercedes 300 SL
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    Source: Mercedes-Benz USA

  47. Polo Players Thunder Through a Match in Mongolia
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    Polo Players Thunder Through a Match in Mongolia

    From "Why You Need to Go to Mongolia Now in 16 Stunning Photos"

     

    Photographer: Michel Setboum/Getty Images

  48. Studio City Casino Resort, Macau
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    Photographer: Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg

  49. Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
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    Source: Audi Hamilton Island Race Week via Bloomberg

  50. Reinhold Messners Corones Museum in the Tyrolean Alps, by Zaha Hadid
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    Reinhold Messners Corones Museum in the Tyrolean Alps, by Zaha Hadid

    From "Meet the Mountaineering Legend Behind Europe’s Extreme Museums"

    Photographer: Harald Wisthaler via Bloomberg

  51. A Tomahawk Steak at Osteria Morini
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    A Tomahawk Steak at Osteria Morini

    From "The Best Steaks in New York, According to Top Chefs"

    Photographer: Evan Sung/Bloomberg

  52. "Duncan in Space," a Portrait by Tom Palmore
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    "Duncan in Space," a Portrait by Tom Palmore

    From "Pet Portraits for Rich People You Have to See to Believe"

    Source: Tom Palmore

  53. Poolside at the Chedi, on the Sea of Oman
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    Poolside at the Chedi, on the Sea of Oman

    From "Surprise: Muscat Has Everything You Need for Your Next Exotic Vacation"

     

    Source: Courtesy The Chedi

  54. Chef Melissa Weller at Sadelle's in New York City
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    Chef Melissa Weller at Sadelle's in New York City

    From "New York's Bagel Whisperer Makes a Killer Everything"

    Photographer: Zack DeZon/Bloomberg

  55. Embellished Mary Janes by Dolce & Gabbana
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    Embellished Mary Janes by Dolce & Gabbana

     From "The 2015 Bloomberg Pursuits Holiday Gift Guide"

    Photographer: William Wegman/Bloomberg

  56. The Crimson Flame Ruby
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    Source: Christie’s Images Ltd.

  57. Thingyan Water Festival
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    Thingyan Water Festival

    From "Why You Need to Go to Myanmar in 15 Photos"

    Photographer: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images