Of the billions of uploads to Flickr in 2015, these 10 images represent the most beautiful, dynamic, and engaging photography from our global community.
While many of the top photos come from long-term Flickr community members, the top photo is from a relative newcomer, SpaceX Photos, which created its Flickr account at the end of 2014. We were very happy that Space X was one of the first Flickr accounts to switch to Public Domain when we started offering the designation, making their images free for all the world to use in perpetuity.
Flickr determined top photos by using an algorithm that considers a number of factors, including view count, fav count, and more. For popular photographers that appeared multiple times, Flickr selected only their top photo for inclusion. Here are the top 10:
1: CRS-4 by SpaceX Photos
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2: Stormy Porthcawl by Steve Garrington
3: “SELF REFLECTION” by JK
4: BORGO INCANTATO by Daniele Romagnoli
5: gooseherd by Iwona Podlasinska
6: Untitled by Elena Shumilova
7: Magical light by George Probst
8: Typical Dutch! by Albert Dros
9: Keep staring by David Olkarny
10: OM-D E-M5II by Thomas Leuthard
Flickr has published a number of other facts in a giant Year in Review infographic that can be found on its website at the heart of Flickr about photographers and visual stories.