Top 100 Photos of the Year: 50-1

Dec 31, 2012
by Scott Secco  
 
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#50

Danny trials riding in Munich June 2012.

#49

Anthony and Dustin timed this one perfectly. made my job easy

#48

Chris showing us how its done as usual. Just your usual XC ride samneedham.co.uk

#47

Brian Onofrichuk hitting one of his many stunts. This one is a 8-10 feet high 20 feet long step down gap.

#46

Cove STD airing out over the stump. Self-portrait

#45

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#44

Photo By Aldine van Dyk

#43

Motowhip on a Big Jump. thx 4 all 4 more photos www.mallorcariders.com

#42

We d like to present THE DOG SHOT Crazy sundown Antti s invert not even doggies can NOT watch it Make sure to watch it in 1600px and printed in the current issue of MTB Rider Magazine Germany. Cheers

#41

Photoshoot with Jack Reading on his new proto-type ellsworth downhill bike..

#40

Photo by www.kopo.ownlog.com - www.weeze.pl

#39

Lee Gilmore Cross Crusade 5 Bend Oregon 10-28-2012 Mike Albright Photography www.mikealbright.com 1 3200 f4.5 ISO 1000

#38

classic whip fisheye shot vid soon http sheiffa.blogspot.com

#37

Garbo is where all the excuses come out from athletes. My max heart rate the dust the partying... Look now. What was your excuse again

#36

a few minutes before we left winterberg I lend a 4x bicycle from somebody for half an hour. I think he still doesnt know what I did with the bike. If you see this thanks and I didnt hurt your baby too much. And jes this is a real selfcounterpicture too. more at www.facebook.com hoelperl

#35

video here http www.pinkbike.com video 245380

#34

I was a bit too close for this shot and had my knee run over by this hear ripper. Was it worth it The world may never know

#33

Goldman was the first to really trick this jump during the Joyride Slopestyle Qualifiers and even after the main event this is still my favorite shot on this jump. Huge

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#31

We have been on a photoshoot roadtrip for ION Bike and Canyon in Switzerland and France. On our first stop in St. Moritz we found this new track which was not even finished yet. But we took the chance to rock it and take some of the first shots on it. Unfortunately I forgot to change my bike set up from superlight XC rims and tires to my Enduro set up. I had also way too low tire pressure when i hit this berm at full speed. So my tire slipped of the rim and i crashed. Luckily the rim did not get demaged so I changed the tube puped it up properly and at last for the rest of the week without any problems. Here a slideshow with all other pics Markus Greber took on this Trip http www.youtube.com watch v UE 8FuKkvOM amp list PLVtfi70OYuQT4KnCfV3dYaHPJddayclP0 amp index 14 amp feature plcp

#30

Aiming down the sights

#29

Little teaser from Dartmoor trip to Czech Republic. Here Piotr Krajewski with his Quinnie Swing Low bars and proto stem. Photo by Kuba Konwent - http konwent.fotolog.pl

#28


#27

style published in snap dirt 121 www.delayedpleasure.com

#26

Riding in the streets of Dolceacqua www.life-cycle.eu

#25

slapaho cross thread

#24

photo by phunkt.com

#23

This Is Peaty press release cover photo.

#22

Brap on the new TLD Specialized Demo 8 and Troy lee Stinger kit. Notes. 5 min to complete sundown. 5 well placed flashes and some underexposed ambient light to get this one.

#21

Photo s from the Jimmy Interview I did in Dirt mag in January and the left overs

#20

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#19

This is a photo I ve wanted for a few years but it just came together the day before the North Fork riding area was closed to mountain bikes. self-portrait

#18

People s Choice Overall Winner Redbull Illume.

#17

Ta a de Portugal DHI Penela 2012

#16

Not the best track for an over the bars... EyesdownFilms.tv

#15

Carston riding an arch near Moab Utah

#14

Danny Hart throwin whips for the home fans in the pouring rain.

#13

tuck-no-hander snap dirt 119 www.delayedpleasure.com

#12

wade simmons on vancouver s north shore

#11

Crankworx Whip Off milliseconds before the camera tap. See video 1 for more detail

#10

3Whip - as seen in the latest MBUK. Weather controlled by Bob Bogdan Williams.

#9

Classy fisheye shot

#8

3.2.1...we have lift off...... Fetish Downhill Series

#7

Hard to plan a photo shoot with friends and this time we had no choice it was on saturday under the rain and it was cold My friend Arnaud a.k.a Nood definitely made the shot with this powerfull race attitude. Thanks buddy

#6

2011

#5

Aiken scrubbing out of the fog on the North Shore. Toby Cowley facebook.com tobycowleyphoto

#4

Getting stoked at Dreamland Photo by Harrison Mendel Edited by Matt Butterworth

#3

Featured Pixels on http ericpalmer.webgarden.com Practice day at Paarl... looking loose

#2

Semenuk stomped his huge transfer cliff drop in practice. It was breathtaking to watch shoot. one of the gnarliest lines ever

#1

A Cliqued Lookback from the archives... EP
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115 Comments

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 whaaa? #1?? im confused.....
  • + 68
 To be honest, the only cool thing about #1 is the trick he's doing... But that's only my thoughts.
  • + 115
 The top 100 were ranked solely on the number of views each photo received, #1 had more views than the rest. Hope that clears it up for you!
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 Photo #1: probably POD on January 1st 2012, most time to be looked at, certainly not the best picture, but still awesome!
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 Suprisingly #1 was only POD early-october. I've never even seen half of these photos
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 ok, #1 had more views than the rest, but only 132 faves !!!
  • + 30
 As I got to number 1 I slowed down on the scrolling, only to be a little disappointed to see that picture ??
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 Press F5, hold it like that for a while and see how many views your photo has now Wink I quess it's just that kind of trick... pretty amusing though - you scroll down, anticipation rises along great shots and... WTF Big Grin
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 I dont understand number 1,..
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 No. 8 is about to get shredded!
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 No. 5 I thought would be number 1.
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 I'm no queer eye for the gay guy, but I liked photos 45, 44, 43 and 42 the most. All the other ones are awesome too, but #1 meh.
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 There were quite a few pictures that should have been POY nominees. Oh well. Number one just goes to show how fads can sometimes be a little inflated.
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 if it were MY top viewed photos #4 would have an easy 1st
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 #6 and #21 are the same photo. Is that my loading being a issue?
  • + 9
 best photos ranked on views is a terrible idea, everyone has seen 2 girls 1 cup, that doesn't make it the best video of that nature ever made!
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 It would be better even if it was done on most fav'd
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 (above) agreed, the trick isn't even that hard.
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 So many incredible shots! I'd be hard pushed to pick my favorite! @dm-orange, noone said that #1 is necessarily the best, it's just the most viewed. It's not a contest.
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 it's always a contest !!!
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 how did #1 beat #4 ?
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 It didn't. This is not a contest. No.1 and No.3 are both from Eric Palmer- with talent like his and nearly 1000 followers on PB alone he deserves it in my opinion. I agree it's strange that no.1 is top of this view chart as it's not even Eric's best picture IMO. Still sick though obviously.
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 because its bmx which will always be the best type of biking
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 ^Not you again! go away you troll! ^
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 #4 just says it all about mtb. and canadians lol
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 In my respective opinion, #4 should be #1. For both reasons you just mentioned--you have some good potential foreign ambassadors in that photo!
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 also #4 has the best first comment ever....... EVER
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 Very unique shots! No words to describe them. Smile
Thanks to all the photographers who have taken fantastic shots this year for making my background, and have a good start & year in 2013 everybody!!
Salute Big Grin Camera Beer Eek
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 So many sick sick shots from all over the world. Its great to see the talent and passion from everywhere. Love 40 and 29 too. These are all awesome.
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 # 37 is just an Inspiration to me, not to leave the Sport with such a big handicap. He deserved to be the # 1 !!!
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 #37 the dude with the prosthetic leg rules. awesome to see someone riding no matter what
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 My reactive "Oh thats crap... just a close up of the bikkk.. ohhh wait...Oh SHIT"
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 no offence to number one but there was so many others that deserved the top spot
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 Number one is average at best imo , I don't see anything that makes me think wow ! I guess the photographer having a lot of followers helped him out
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 37,15,10,2 are my favorites but all the riders/photographers kick ass! 15 is my favorite ever Big Grin
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 are they serious#1 all them sick shots and then that crappy picture at the end !
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 Oh Eric !! Well done !! Although I would put your Nr.3 Shot first ( It's been my Desktop Pic for quite a while ).
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
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 Thanks man! Yeah, I'm really surprised that pic of Moe got the most views, I really thought it was the one of Theo that made it. Happy New Year to you too sir!
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 I'm thinkin they're all in no particular order! All great shots though. Who's ready for another year of great photos?
.............Hells yah I am!
Happy new year everyone
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 #42 Look at the pooch, little guy is amazed
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 Fantastic to see Pinkbike showing bike sites can cover all types of riding, BMX, MTB and everything in between! Top job Pinkbike!! and the pix are awesome people
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 haha just read some posts above, get over yourself guys, so many rider have BMX, MTB, DH, Jump Bike.... sort yourself out guys lol happy New Year! Oh and FatBikes coming...
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 why is that photo #1??? there are heaps of better pics
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 What the heck is #39? #15 is a pretty cool shot, but my over all favorite is #63. #16 and #31 look like they r going to end real well.
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 The dog on 42 is blown away for sure!
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 Pilgrams in a lot of these.
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 IMO #30 is the best, it actually makes me excited to get out there and ride better...Mad props to #1, the man has crazy skills but just not what i expected from this site..
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 I saw #9 and was like "what the hell", then I see #1 and realized that pinkbike is just trying to screw with my brain.

Well happy new year to you too pinkbike.
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 What about ten?
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 10 is sick! Pilgrim for the win!
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 dear PB, please provide a wallpaper version of all these photo..so i can make it as screensaver for all day long
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 still dont know whats happening in pic 8. great shots
  • + 2
 it's the 2013 advert for Rockshox, this year's motto is " Apollo 13 on 2 wheels! "
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 How come the photo of the year isn't number 1?
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 #21, i didnt know they made concrete in that color...
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 That my friend is just one man with an incredible talent with a spade !
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 massive congrats to Eric!
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 Thanks man!
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 I precise that Photo #18 is pretty old, Sterling Lorence did it in 2009.
But It's still attractive.
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 No 7, OUCH! I don't want to think what happened to him once he "landed", poor guy.
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 the number 1 should be the berrecloth 360 in where the trail ends.
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 W.T.F No way is that the best photo of the 100, In my opinion number 4 was much better
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 Cheers pinkbike, these best of 2012 articles are awesome!
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 these rankings make no sense
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 #10 Is amazing! Holy shit, they have the lightening in it! So insane
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 the 27 is my Number 1 ! I wish you Guys out there a great 2013. And shred hard
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 100-51 where a better set of pics. #1 not a bad shot ,nice to a BMX shot in the mix.
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 How is no one super stoked on 10?! Lightening in a pic just takes it to another level haha
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 No 1 is boring, there are much better pictures
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 that pic #20 that guy wearing ufo shirt looking at that flying dude. EPIC
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 BMX at #1? I'm getting my coat....
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 #31 so thats how i pop a tube
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 WOW #10 should be #1
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 #1 to say the least is just bad quality...
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 WTF pink bike !!!!!!! 1=sh*t !!!!!!!!???????!!!!!!!!! -_-
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 #31 he's running on chorizo
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 #39 darth vader and alice cooper? Lol!
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 all photos are great! but i think that #7 is the best
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 #20, Other rider is just watching like no big deal he got this
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 Number 37 for me, anything is possible if you want it hard enough!
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 Oh Pinkbike... Thx all the same. Keep bringing the steeze!
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 #15- Did I miss that as POD? That shot is stellar!
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 Worst Annual 2012 Photo Contest EVER!!!!!
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 Why can't we get like any of these in 1900x1080?
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 #11 embodies and summarizes everything we love about our sport the most.
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 #27 is what MTB is all about... proper hooooooonnnning
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 those are def some saweeeet pix
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 8 makes me wanna hang up my helmet for good.
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 #39 kicked ass! Sendin' it on a road bike!
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 i really like #33
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 Did I miss it or not ONE shot of a female rider?
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 theyre all pretty much as good as each other
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 Is it just me or are there a few photos repeated?
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 #5 looks amazing...
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 #5 for me. Lovely shot!
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 BMX for #1 What the f*ck?!
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 #4 should be the new #1
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 #10 is the best !!
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 Turn down sick...!!!!!
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 I feel50#shoud be No1
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 #11's the winner for me
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 2 5 11 are my favourites
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 37# like a boss!
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