Top 10 Photos of 2011

Hundreds of thousands of images captured all over the world were uploaded to the PictureSocial photography social network this year. With careful consideration, we chose these as the year’s best. This is a list of some of the most compelling and popular photos of the year 2011.

We would love to hear your thoughts on these photos, please tell us which one you like best and why.

1. “Fire Fighter” captured by Seth Herald

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2. “Waterfall at Sunset” captured by Ævar Guðmundsson

top landscape photo

3. “Novice Monks Doing Chores” captured by Andy Cheek

top travel photo of the year

4. “Chi X” captured by Thomas Jeppesen

top portrait photo of the year

5. “Icy Bleachers” captured by Rich Walter

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6.”Mesa Arch” captured by Nathan McCreery

best landscape photos

7. “Istanbul a Moment” captured by Giovanna Tucker

top cityscape of the year

8. “US Navy Tech” captured by Scott A. Pope

top hdr portrait of the year

9. “Lighthouse in New Brighton” captured by Anthony Smith

top sunset photo of the year

10. “Bring Me To Life” captured by Ivan Pena

top beach photo of the year

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  1. kat partridge says:

    I like # 3 and #7 I am disappointed that there were no macro or fisheye photos in the mix

  2. Rhonda says:

    I like #1 simply because it is so emotional.

  3. Lethie Lanham says:

    I like # 5 and 10.

  4. Gary Goodenough says:

    Disappointing I expected more. Good photos but not great photos.

  5. Great list. My favorites are #3, 7 & 8. Strong composition and creative use of lighting.

    Lynford Morton

  6. Brent says:

    Sign me up for 1,2,3 and 7 :)

  7. naren singh says:

    monk is cleaning road for others
    dawn is showering blessings on monk

  8. Fred says:

    Disappointing, I have seen far better photographs on Picture Social. The ones above a good but nothing is outstanding.

  9. giovanna says:

    I think they are all lovely, the monks one is just gorgeous!

  10. martin says:

    you guys are great… every thing abt you is all tyt….kip it up

  11. Diane says:

    All of these photos are spectacular to someone who is a beginner photographer. I especially liked #’s 1,2 and 7.

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  13. Colleen says:

    I love them all, I’m a little disappointed in some of the negative comments.

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