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 by Dylan Toh (Australia) with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Parent and Child by Patricia Ware (USA) with a Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
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 by Albert Dros (The Netherlands) with a Sony ILCE-7RM3
Niagara Falls in winter by Marc McDermott (Canada) with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Rainy infinite mind by Frank Waterkotte (Germany) with a Nikon D800
Bruine beer / Brown bear / Ours brun by Gladys Klip (The Netherlands) with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Wintertime Happiness by Alicja Zmysłowska (Poland) with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Vestrahorn Islande by RUFF Etienne (France) with a Nikon D750
Peace Amid Chaos by Peter Stewart (UK/Hong Kong) with a Ricoh GR
Eye to Eye by Salah Baazizi (USA) with a Canon 7D2
breathe by Paul (UK) with a Nikon D810
Falcon Heavy Demo Mission by SpaceX (USA) with a Canon EOS 50D
Emotions in Camargue by Alberto Ghizzi Panizza (Italy) with a Nikon D850
A magical dawn by images@twiston (UK) with a Nikon D800
Comfortably Dumb (EXPLORE) by SkyeWeasel (UK) with a Canon EOS 6D
Crazy Sky by Carlos F. Turienzo (Spain)
Underwater Lighting by Tony Sellen (UK) with a Nikon D810
Milford Sound Dramatic Clouds by Jimmy McIntyre (UK) with a Nikon D800
What’s a Mother to do? by Daniel D’Auria (USA) with a Canon EOS-1D X
Dramatic sunrise Cadini di Misurina – Dolomites by W.I.L.D. Giorgio (Giorgio Collatina) (Italy) with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
The Congregation by Aaron Reed (USA) with a Canon EOS 5DS R
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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