Your Best Shot 2012: Through the Looking Glass

upside down


2012_Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk

Amapolas magicas * "Entre amapolas"

Just remember folks: try not to spend too much time lens gazing and prism peering, or you might end up like this kid.

Photos from MINA▼, rampx, Cecilia Temperli, and jacilluch, all submitted recently to Your Best Shot 2012.

Posted by Thea Lamkin

Your Best Shot 2012: Umbrella Love



Photowalk in Antwerp

Jiujiang Lu, Shanghai

These rain resistant shots were discovered by TPorter2006, whose umbrella gallery is just one of many she’s assembled of stunning photos from our Your Best Shot 2012 group.

Photos from Andrey Baydak, Ute Kluge, Giu Behringer, and alex robertson.

Posted by Thea Lamkin

Your Best Shot 2012: Backlit Silhouettes

Sunrise @ Bàu Trắng, Phan Thiết

Evening racing Fans - Goodwood Revival   177-Myanmar-Amarapur-UBein-

Mystery Prague

Untitled   Heaven Sent

Morning Bromo

Photos from Khánh Hmoong, jamesst1968, Shridhar Sethuram,, .ali scott, Boy_Wonder, and AndrewPrawiro, all submitted recently to Your Best Shot 2012.

Posted by Thea Lamkin

Water droplets: Macro photos of refraction spheres


Morning Dew *Explore*

In the rain

Kniphotia or "Red Hot Pokers" flower refraction in water drops

Early morning laser show

Ornamental drops cling to assorted surfaces for a dazzling display.

Share your macro photos like these in the Water Drops group.

Photos from Ernst Vikne, West Leigh, Wroot Down, Muzby1801, and High rez.

Posted by Arnold Chao

Santa Dash 2012 in Liverpool

Liverpool Santa Dash 2012

Santa Dash 2012

Looks like we've been spotted


Liverpool Santa Dash 2012

The 8th annual Santa Dash attracted around 8,500 participants this year in Liverpool, U.K., on December 2. Festive runners jogged a 5K run in Christmas-red and Hanukkah-blue Santa outfits in attempt to beat the Guinness World Record of most Santas in one place.

Photos from Eric The Fish (2012), Les Sands, wellsie82, ONETERRY. AKA TERRY KEARNEY, and Terry Bouch.

Posted by Arnold Chao

Weekend Samplr

sauvie island fog



Beach Grass

Photos from lassen davis, Eliada Toska, janies., and JimbobEdsel, all uploaded this weekend.

Posted by Thea Lamkin

Intentionally airborne

Low Gravity Surf

It's a bird, it's a plane... it's SUPER Bailey!

Day 307- TGIFFFF* during the halftime show!

Jumping for Sand   Rodney - Floating   Beware of Zebra   Isabel

It was tough picking just one photo from Mattias Hammar to lead photos featured here. Take a look at his amazing Quiksilver Pro France 2012 set, and you’ll understand why we mean.

The second shot is from Dock Daze, where canine competitors take gigantic leaps into the Nanticoke River in Bivalve, Maryland.

And in the third picture (discovered in the immensely entertaining Jumping Project group), high school teacher Ray of Lynn Haven, Florida, captures a cheerleading squad on his 307th day of Project 365.

Photos from McSnowHammer, The_Little_GSP, Wishard of Oz, West Leigh, The Dman Project, phunnyfotos, and stereotypt.

Posted by Arnold Chao

Your Best Shot 2012: Converging Lines

Green endless

(l)only road to the city

Out to sea

Via XX Settembre

Photos from Babreka, Paul_Nelson, murpNL, Dave Smith, and »Nico, all submitted yesterday to Your Best Shot 2012.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

Celebrating Your Best Shot 2012

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At last, it’s that time of the year again! Time to follow in the Flickrverse’s tradition and take a moment to revisit your photos of 2012.

We know it’s a hard choice, but of all photos and videos you took this year, which is the one that makes you proud to own a camera? Is it one that carries deep personal meaning, or one that captured a truly special moment? When you’ve found it (and fear not, you will), join Your Best Shot 2012 and share it with your fellow members.

We’ll be featuring a selection of the photos that catch our eye over the coming weeks, right here on the Flickr Blog. Check out the 2011 and 2010 groups to be inspired by what others have submitted in the past.

Posted by Thea Lamkin

Keeping time

Guillemins 10

Transit spatio-temporel   Untitled

Time flies

[Everything in life is just for a while]   Time Heals Nothing


Photos from twan-k5, Gilderic Photography, KleistMod, mia uhac, EZ-90, Helmut Kaczmarek, and vulture labs.

Posted by Thea Lamkin