It’s that time of year again! As we bid farewell to 2015 and welcome in 2016 with open arms, we’re taking a fond look back at the most popular images shared on 500px this past year.

There are only two rules:

1. The photos must have been uploaded to 500px (not necessarily taken) in 2015.

2. No photographer may appear more than once on any list, so everybody gets a chance to be featured.

That’s it. We’ll be sharing the Top 10 most popular photos in every category, in addition to an overall Top 10, a Top 10 best-sellers, and a Top 10 ISO posts, so get excited!

Starting off our Best of 2015 lists is far and away the most popular category on 500px: The Top 10 Landscapes. Count them down with us!


10. Standing on the edge by Arpan Das

Standing on the edge by Arpan Das on 500px.com

9. The White Silence by Daniel Kordan

The White Silence by Daniel Kordan on 500px.com

8. For Eternity by Marc Adamus

For Eternity by Marc  Adamus on 500px.com

7. Temple of Moonlight by Michael Shainblum

Temple of Moonlight by Michael Shainblum on 500px.com

6. Arclight by Alex Noriega

Arclight by Alex Noriega on 500px.com

5. One thousand and one nights by Ilhan Eroglu

One thousand and one nights by ?lhan Eroglu on 500px.com

4. The Light by Gitta Sladic

The light by Gitta Sladi? on 500px.com

3. Polyphemus by Francesco Gola

Polyphemus by Francesco Gola on 500px.com

2. Transparent Mirror III by Lauri Lohi

Transparent Mirror III by Lauri Lohi on 500px.com

1. Somewhere Only We Know by Max Rive

Somewhere Only We Know by Max Rive on 500px.com

BONUS: Descent into Heaven by Ben Babusis

This wonderful image would have come in at #6; however, we felt that it was mis-categorized as this isn’t really a landscape. That said, we couldn’t bring ourselves to leave it out. What a shot!

Descent into Heaven by Ben Babusis on 500px.com

Let us know what you think of the Top 10 in the comments down below. And if you have a favorite landscape image that you wish had broken into the Top 10 this year, share a link with us!