Top 25 Photos on Flickr in 2018 From Around The World

From the billions of photos uploaded to Flickr in 2018, we chose the Top 25 Flickr Photos of 2018. Of all the incredible moments captured, we’ve curated a list of the most inspiring photos, which represent a global community of unique perspectives.

To determine top photos, Flickr staff created an algorithm that took into account a number of social and engagement metrics, like how many times the photo was viewed or faved. We made sure to curate the raw data to avoid the results being a popularity contest; we removed spammers and photos that don’t qualify as high-quality. We also tried to ensure diversity of genre. For photographers whose photos placed in the top list multiple times, we selected their top-scoring photo.

We’re proud to present the Top 25 photos of 2018, whose diverse and talented photographers represent 12 different countries around the world.

Top 25 Photos of 2018


Magic by Koen Jacobs (Belgium) with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Blue and Gold

Blue and Gold by Dylan Toh (Australia) with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Parent and Child

Parent and Child by Patricia Ware (USA) with a Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Arches Within Arches

Arches Within Arches by Wayne Pinkston (USA) with a Nikon D810A


Burrowing Owl Juvenile – Salton Sea by Dave Zimmerman (Canada) with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Ala-Archa Kyrgyzstan Inferno

Ala-Archa Kyrgyzstan Inferno by Albert Dros (The Netherlands) with a Sony ILCE-7RM3

Niagara Falls in winter

Niagara Falls in winter by Marc McDermott (Canada) with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Rainy infinite mind

Rainy infinite mind by Frank Waterkotte (Germany) with a Nikon D800

Bruine beer / Brown bear / Ours brun

Bruine beer / Brown bear / Ours brun by Gladys Klip (The Netherlands) with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Wintertime Happiness

Wintertime Happiness by Alicja Zmysłowska (Poland) with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Vestrahorn Islande

Vestrahorn Islande by RUFF Etienne (France) with a Nikon D750

Peace Amid Chaos

Peace Amid Chaos by Peter Stewart (UK/Hong Kong) with a Ricoh GR

Eye to Eye
Eye to Eye by Salah Baazizi (USA) with a Canon 7D2


breathe by Paul (UK) with a Nikon D810

Falcon Heavy Demo Mission

Falcon Heavy Demo Mission by SpaceX (USA) with a Canon EOS 50D

Emotions in Camargue

Emotions in Camargue by Alberto Ghizzi Panizza (Italy) with a Nikon D850

A magical dawn

A magical dawn by images@twiston (UK) with a Nikon D800

Comfortably Dumb (EXPLORE)

Comfortably Dumb (EXPLORE) by SkyeWeasel (UK) with a Canon EOS 6D

Crazy Sky

Crazy Sky by Carlos F. Turienzo (Spain)

Underwater Lighting

Underwater Lighting by Tony Sellen (UK) with a Nikon D810

Milford Sound Dramatic Clouds

Milford Sound Dramatic Clouds by Jimmy McIntyre (UK) with a Nikon D800

What's a Mother to do?  0268

What’s a Mother to do? by Daniel D’Auria (USA) with a Canon EOS-1D X

"Dramatic sunrise"     Cadini di Misurina - Dolomites

Dramatic sunrise Cadini di Misurina – Dolomites by W.I.L.D. Giorgio (Giorgio Collatina) (Italy) with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The Congregation

The Congregation by Aaron Reed (USA) with a Canon EOS 5DS R

Winter wonder | Best of 2018 top 25 | Thank you all!

Winter wonder by András Pásztor (Hungary) with a Nikon D5100

Thank you for sharing your most inspiring shots of 2018 with the FlickrFam. We’re endlessly inspired by you, the largest, most influential community of photographers in the world. Here’s to 2019! We’re excited to see all your photos to come in this new year.

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