Flickr’s Top-25 photos in 2015

The Top-25 Flickr photos uploaded in 2015

Of the billions of uploads to Flickr in 2015, these 25 images represent the most beautiful, dynamic, and engaging photography from our global community.

We’ve compiled this list based on a number of engagement and community factors. The photos were scored by an algorithm that calculates a combination of social and interactive elements, including how often the photo had been faved and viewed, among numerous others.

Given that a number of our most popular community members appeared multiple times in the ranking, we’ve selected one of their top-scoring images to represent their work.

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.

Thanks to these amazing photographers and the 115 million Flickr community members who share their work with the world and inspire us all to great heights. If you haven’t joined the greatest photography community in the world, sign up now and enjoy everything we have to offer.

And here’s to a very illuminating 2016!


CRS-4 by SpaceX Photos

Stormy Porthcawl

Stormy Porthcawl by Steve Garrington




BORGO INCANTATO by Daniele Romagnoli


gooseherd by Iwona Podlasinska


*** by Elena Shumilova

Magical light

Magical light by George Probst

Typical Dutch!

Typical Dutch! by Albert Dros

Keep staring

Keep staring by David Olkarny

Special Agent

OM-D E-M5II by Thomas Leuthard


Axelle by sebanado

Above the Skyline

Above the Skyline by Mostafa Hamad

The way for Paris

The way for Paris by Vincent Bourilhon

Morning Mood  "Flickr's Top 25 photos in 2015".

Morning Mood by Marie Lalanne Manzor

Sunrise on the Lavender Fields in Valensole in Provence

Sunrise on the Lavender Fields in Valensole in Provence by Loïc Lagarde

Myanmar by luke taylor

Into the light

Into the light by Tammy Schild

morning hour

morning hour by Theodor Hensolt

Joshua Tree and Milky Way Panorama

Joshua Tree and Milky Way Panorama by Wayne Pinkston

Moon and Galaxy, Mountain Hehuan,合歡山,台灣

Moon and Galaxy, Mountain Hehuan by Vincent Ting

The fisherman is waiting for summer by Christophe Brutel

The Game

The Game by Max Gor

Flower carpet

Flower carpet by Martin


Cute by Ray Jennings

Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point by Carolyn Eaton