At the end of every year we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, in which we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. From Macro to Street; from Portraits to Still Life; from Landscapes to, yes, even the Nude category.

These are some of the community’s favorite posts, raising the bar as they point out the best of the best (or at the least most popular…) images shared on 500px from the past year. But why wait for December to check in with the categories? Let’s see how the community is doing now that we’re a few months into 2016 and really rolling.

Below are the 20 most popular “Nature” photos shared on 500px this year so far:

20. Seat with a view by Chris Burkard

Seat with a view by Chris  Burkard on 500px.com

19. In the Traces of Hipparchus by Stergos Skulukas

In the Traces of Hipparchus by Stergos Skulukas on 500px.com

18. Spring Sonatine by Shihya Kowatari

Spring Sonatine by Shihya Kowatari on 500px.com

17. Ms. Aurora and the cottage by Dagur Jonsson

Ms. Aurora and the cottage by Dagur Jonsson on 500px.com

16. Godafoss in the Eyes of a Pocket Cam by Daniel Herr

Goðafoss in the Eyes of a Pocket Cam by Daniel Herr on 500px.com

15. Light by Fabrice Kurz

Light by Fabrice Kurz on 500px.com

14. The Paddle Out XXIX by Kyle Kuiper

The Paddle Out XXIX by Kyle Kuiper on 500px.com

13. Pedraforca by Night by Carlos Santero

Pedraforca by Night by Carlos Santero on 500px.com

12. Where I want to be by Furstset

Where I want to be by Furstset on 500px.com

11. Winter Wonderland by Tony Lee

Winter Wonderland by Tony Lee on 500px.com

10. Art of Light by Ilhan Eroglu

Art Of Light by ?lhan Eroglu on 500px.com

9. In the Spotlight by Lars van de Goor

in the spotlight by Lars van de Goor on 500px.com

8. Master of the Forest by Azul Obscura

Master of the Forest by Azul Obscura on 500px.com

7. 4:32 PM by Jorn Allan Pedersen

04:32 PM by Jørn Allan Pedersen on 500px.com

6. Cathedral of Light by Timothy Poulton

Cathedral Of Light by Timothy Poulton on 500px.com

5. Sea Snake by Warren Keelan

Sea Snake by Warren Keelan on 500px.com

4. Dreamy Hogabun by Espen Haagensen

Dreamy Høgabu by Espen Haagensen on 500px.com

3. Whiteout by Ryan Millier

Whiteout by Ryan Millier on 500px.com

2. Mystic Nature by Martin Krajczy

Mystic nature by Martin Krajczy on 500px.com

1. Green Tea Field by Jaeoon U

Green Tea Field by Jaewoon U on 500px.com

Be sure to keep visiting ISO over the next couple of weeks as we continue checking in with some of our favorite categories, sharing the most popular images uploaded so far in 2016.

If you have a favorite Nature photo uploaded this year that you think deserved a spot in the top 20, drop us a link in the comments! And don’t forget to say hello and let us know what you think of each list as it goes live.