The Best Landscape Photos of 2016, as Picked by Computer Vision

Photo platform EyeEm automatically ranks all uploaded photos and had the computer pick out the best landscape photos of the past year.

If you were asked to pick the best photos from a list of millions, you’d probably have a hard time – it’s time-intensive to go through so many images and often tough to make a call which ones really stand out from the rest.

Photo platform EyeEm is trying to solve that problem by taking the decision away from humans and having computers do the selecting instead. The company’s computer vision technology scans every photo uploaded by their community and automatically ranks them by different aesthetic criteria.

The technology learns what photos are beautiful by recognizing the different elements in photos and matching them with other images – such as nature photos – that have been selected by professional photographers.

The result is an automatic ranking of all photos. You can see the 20 best landscape photos the computer picked right here:


By Li Fang


By Willem Douven


By Madeleine Jolièe


By FloriK


By Rafael

snow mountain
By Vincent CHAN


By Jonas Hafner


By Ueli Frischknecht


By Daumas Photography 📷


By zenitt


By Benjamin Lee


By Bachi Tabatadze


By Lauren Kim


By Anna Kravtsova


By Pixelated Earth


By Shabbir Jamaly


By Christian Bartle


By Robyn Fielder


By Yordan Nugraha


By Johannes Hulsch