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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Pure Arctic of Sebastian Copeland

As part of the 2017 Year of Ecology in Russia, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is presenting the first Russian exhibition of the famous photographer, polar explorer and environmental activist Sebastian Copeland. The exhibition, one of Copeland’s most comprehensive retrospectives, features around fifty large-format photographs taken over the last ten years during expeditions to the Polar Regions of Norway, Canada, the USA, Greenland, across the Arctic Ocean and the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Pure Arctic of Sebastian Copeland
Exhibition: 22 Sep 2017 – 7 Jan 2018

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography

Чистая Арктика Себастьяна Коупленда
50 крупноформатных работ, снятых на протяжении последних десяти лет в экспедициях в полярные районы Норвегии, Канады, США, Гренландии, по Северному Ледовитому океану и Антарктическому полуострову.

Capture Mania Nature

Nature photography is one of the most popular genres – who hasn’t walked past amazing scenery and tried to take a snapshot with whatever device was handy. Human beings have always been fascinated by nature and its creations and tried to depict them in some way – from cave paintings to classical art and contemporary landscapes. Nature photographers though, are weird creatures – they are able to hike for hours in the rain, mud, snowstorm or blazing heat and then camp for a week or a month to get a single killer-shot. Of all types of photography – nature photography must be the most difficult one – being at the mercy of the elements of weeks on end, hiding in a damp small hut just to have that animal pass before your lens, or spending a fortune to be on location just when Aurora Borealis is out in the sky. It takes a lot of dedication to keep getting up at 3 a.m. and drive through that storm seven times to get the breathtaking sunrise you want. …

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Capture Mania Photography Magazine | November December 2017 | issue 7
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Mirrors. Mountains

Mirrors. Mountains
by Mikolaj Gospodarek, Photographer, Studio Incognito

About Me
My adventure with landscape photography began many years ago during the mountain climbing and hiking in Poland. I decided to show the beauty of the world around me by photographs, which after a few years turned into my profession and way of life. For 8 years I have worked in the St. Paul Edition as a photographer and photo editor. I have had many trips abroad performing materials in a variety of conditions – on the Alpine summits and wild shores of the Mediterranean islands. Each photographic expedition is a wonderful adventure and full of amazing experiences struggle – the struggle for the image of the painting quiet light of the world, which does not really exist, because after a while it is only a memory, but thanks to the subtleties of photos I can share it with audiences around the world.

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From the Ground Up by Steve Geer

‘I call this project From the Ground Up. In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, Alice finds a world that is familiar, and yet not quite right. She notes: “Somehow it seems to fill my head with ideas – only I don’t exactly know what they are!” Lewis Carroll was pointing out that seeing something we don’t quite understand gets us thinking.

‘People stare as I kneel in puddles with a tripod-mounted camera pointing at the ground. I am staring too, but at the shapes and tones and textures in my looking-glass world. This world is in a city. That’s where I live. It’s a place in which almost every square inch has been utilised for some human purpose. A landscape made from the earth, its ingredients ground up, separated and reconfigured.

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Steve Geer’s fascinating mirror-images of Chicago, the city where he lives.
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Passion, Patience and Persistence | Reto Savoca

Oftentimes I ask myself, “Why do I spend so much of my spare time hunting compositions and collecting light?”
The answer: I’m passionately driven.

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Reto Savoca is a passionate amateur photographer born and raised in Winterhur, near Zurich in Switzerland.

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