Top 25 Photos on Flickr in 2017 From Around The World (in no particular order)

In 2017 billions of photos were posted to Flickr by photographers from around the world. From all that work, we’ve pulled together the Top-25 Flickr Photos of 2017, a gorgeous collection that celebrates the diversity of talent and perspectives on Flickr.
To reach this final list, we started with an algorithm that calculated the top photos based on a number of social and engagement metrics, for example, how many times the photo was viewed, faved, or shared. Flickr staff curated that raw data to avoid the results being a complete popularity contest. We also limited selections to one photo per photographer who placed in the top list multiple times.

“Say Goodbye…” by Iwona Podlasinska
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“Red Squirrel“ by Gladys Klip
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“Melancholia“ by Alicja Zmysłowska
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“Flow“ by Paul
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“Milky Way Over Harvey Dam, Western Australia” by inefekt69
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“Lion City“ by Alexander Lauterbach
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“Vestrahorn Islande“ by RUFF Etienne
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Top 25 Photos on Flickr in 2017 From Around The World
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Rencontre avec Florence Dabenoc : Passion Nature !

Entretien avec la photographe Florence Dabenoc, lorraine de naissance et de cœur, docteur vétérinaire dans la vie qui partage avec nous son amour pour la nature et l’image. Cette passionnée, 1er prix du Festival International de Montier-en-Der en novembre 2016, revient pour le Mag Nikon sur son parcours et ses plus belles expériences.

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Rencontre avec Florence Dabenoc : Passion Nature !
à lire et à voir sur Le Mag

Against The Current

In a sea of uninspiring stock photography options, Unsplash upends the status quo and proves that the best things in life are indeed free.

Photo by James Donovan on Unsplash
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Photo by Dương Trần Quốc on Unsplash
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Photo by Cel Lisboa on Unsplash
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Photo by Jf Brou on Unsplash
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Photo by Jonathan Daniels on Unsplash
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Beautiful, free photos.
Gifted by the world’s most generous community of photographers.
more at Unsplash

Black and White Photography – Corrado Corradini

“My name is Corrado Corradini. I’m 63 and live in Lombardy. I had been a professional photographer for eight years at a well-established photo agency in Milan. During those years I was involved in sports coverage following the various events of numerous disciplines, performances, journals etc. Gradually I became so exhausted that the initial enthusiasm for work turned into a routine with very little creativity, and eventually I said goodbye to photography for about twenty years.

In the year 2009 during the recording of a sports event with a small digital camera, I got a few moments to myself to explore the camera and it was like finding your true love that could never be forgotten. Today I am free from any constraint or obligation and I do photography just for fun only to find those moments greatly memorable. Now we have the digital devices but for those who had experience with an analog camera, it was like being in a wonderland.

I consider myself a reportage photographer.

Black and White (B&W) Photography belongs to an altogether different era and the interesting part is that the art form has not only survived all this long, it is thriving with innovations taking place every next time. Seems as if man is finding it difficult to come out of its spell. B&W comes with a rich heritage in the form of works of Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Weston etc, who created masterpieces out of the constraints of equipment, tools and above all – color. But absence of the latter evidently came to their advantage and helped them see what would not be visible in a colored world. Colors dominate frame, its aspects and elements; and so a B&W photographer will rather focus on the potentials of placement, shape, pattern, texture, tonal contrast and above all flow and quality of light.”

Black and White Photography – Corrado Corradini
more in WePhoto B&W vol 4

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 | Gallery 2017

View the winning images selected by our international jury. Wildlife Photographer of the Year champions ethical photography. Images are chosen for their artistic composition, technical innovation and truthful interpretation of the natural world.

The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image
Investigating the relationship between humans and the natural world. Images can be challenging, uplifting, provocative or revelatory.
Children of the rainforest | Finalist 2017 | Charlie Hamilton James, UK
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Behaviour: Invertebrates
Revealing the most interesting or memorable behaviour of any of the multitude of smaller animals without backbones – whether on land, in the air or in water.
Wings of winter | Finalist 2017 | Imre Potyó, Hungary
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Animal Portraits
Revealing the personality of an individual or an intimate group of animals in a thought-provoking or memorable way.
Contemplation | Winner 2017 | Peter Delaney, Ireland/South Africa
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Animals in their Environment
Evoking atmosphere and a sense of place – with the habitat as a major element of the image -to convey how an animal is an integral part of its environment.
The night raider | Winner 2017 | Marcio Cabral, Brazil
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Behaviour: Amphibians and Reptiles
Revealing active behaviour that adds to our understanding of the nature of a species.
The ancient ritual | Winner 2017 | Brian Skerry, USA
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Under Water
Revealing life underwater, whether portraying a particular marine or freshwater environment.
Circle of life | Finalist 2017 | Jordi Chias Pujol, Spain
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Young awards 2017
11–14 Years Old
Wolf watch | Finalist 2017 | Lasse Kurkela, Finland
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Young awards 2017
10 Years and Under
Black kites, red sunset | Finalist 2017 | Dhyey Shah, India
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Behaviour: Mammals
Portraying memorable, unusual or dramatic behaviour.
Spring release | Finalist 2017 | John Mullineux, South Africa
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 | Gallery 2017
A lot more at National History Museum

A Must-See Double Collection That Will Impress You

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing two similar subjects in the Two Photo Contest

“The Two” by tanjabrandt
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“Reflecting Nature” by Tysondv
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“Two girls together ” by RadovanBartekPhotographer
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“The Chase” by James1970
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“kittens ” by suzymead
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A Must-See Double Collection That Will Impress You
a lot more at viewbug

Best Wildlife Photography

What makes a wildlife photograph the best? Is it because it’s a tack-sharp, perfectly lit technical masterpiece? A jaw-dropping shot of megafauna? A glimpse of a rarely seen moment from the animal kingdom? A new perspective on ordinary behaviour?

I don’t think there’s one answer. Photography, like all art forms, is largely subjective. Sure, there’s a certain level of skill and knowledge that’s required to take a beautiful wildlife image; composition, exposure, lines, patience, diligence, etc. But what makes a wildlife image the best is really up to you, the viewer.

Well, we’ve certainly given you plenty to look at in Best Wildlife Photography 2018. To close out Canada’s 150th year and usher in the next 150, we looked back on the past seven issues of Best Wildlife Photography and chose images worthy of the designation “the best of the best.” Photographed by talented members of our 70,000-photographer-strong Canadian Geographic Photo Club, these images are the kind that prompted us, as magazine editors, creative directors and designers, to stop and say “Wow!”

Deadlock
The mating rituals of elk are confrontational. A bull elk with a harem of cows and calves will be aggressive in their defense and will battle other bulls for dominance, sometimes to the death.
Photographer: Jim Cumming
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Making tracks
Heavy snow blankets the ground at the Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge, home to this grizzly named Boo.
Photographer: Neal Weisenberg
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Frosty feline
Called the ghost of the north woods, the lynx stays as silent as possible when stalking its prey, which is usually swift snowshoe hares.
Photographer: Chris Gale
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Whiteout
Many animals blend into their native environments, but rarely is their camouflage as uniform as this grey wolf’s.
Photographer: Bill Maynard
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A parliament of owls
Snowy owls congregate on a picnic table at Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm in the spring.
Photographer: Michelle Valberg
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Spring surprise
Nestled into a vivid day lily, this spring peeper could easily be mistaken for tropical fauna, but these tiny tree frogs are suited to the cold. By hibernating under logs and in loose bark, they’re able to range well into the forests of eastern Canada.
Photographer: Brian Robin
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Best Wildlife Photography

more in Canadian Geographic
Special Collector’s Edition – Best Wildlife Photography 2018