Of the billions of uploads to Flickr in 2015, these 25 images represent the most beautiful, dynamic, and engaging photography from its global community.
This list is compiled 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.
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.
Stormy Porthcawl by Steve Garrington:
Gooseherd by Iwona Podlasinska:
*** by Elena Shumilova:
Above the Skyline by Mostafa Hamad:
The way for Paris by Vincent Bourilhon:
Morning Mood by Marie Lalanne Manzor:
Sunrise on the Lavender Fields in Valensole in Provence by Loïc Lagarde:
Myanmar by luke taylor:
Joshua Tree and Milky Way Panorama by Wayne Pinkston:
Moon and Galaxy, Mountain Hehuan by Vincent Ting:
The fisherman is waiting for summer by Christophe Brutel:
CRS-4 by SpaceX Photos: