Top 5 Photos on Flickr

Although I only make a small portion of my Flickr photos publicly available and only contribute to groups when invited to do so, I have had 100,000+ views on my account (however, this is small fry when compared with, for example, museum photographer extraordinaire Hans Ollermann). So what kind of images are people searching for? Here’s a top 5 list of the most viewed images on my Flickr:

#1 Getty Villa, Malibu, US
Getty Villa i Malibu
With 8484 views (as of 17 October 2009), this shot of the Getty Villa in Malibu easily takes first place. Photo: TMK, January 2007.

#2 Deir el-Medina, Egypt
Deir el-Medina
With 2217 views, second place is taken by this overview of the site of Deir el-Medina in Western Thebes. Photo: TMK, May 2007.

#3 VDNKh, Moscow, Russia
Cockpit i Tupolev 154
This shot of the cockpit of a Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft (parked at VDNKh in Moscow) has had almost 1500 views, which can be explained by its (invited) inclusion in several aviation groups on Flickr. Photo: TMK, September 2005.

#4 Isla de las muñecas, Xochimilco, Mexico
Isla de las muñecas
Close behind, with 1447 views is this photo of the bizarre Isla de las muñecas in Mexico. Photo: TMK, December 2007.

#5 Museum of Modern Art, New York City, US
Matisse at MoMA
With 1028 views, fifth place is taken by a close up of “La Danse” by Matisse at MoMA. Photo: TMK, January 2008.

Incidentally, several of these photos have appeared previously on this blog. However, I don’t think that has been a major factor in their popularity, which mostly seems to linked to specific interests (Matisse, Tupolev) or famous sites (Egypt, Getty, Xochimilco).

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