Continuing one of its favorite annual traditions, EarthCam is announcing the most interesting, unique and exciting webcams that captivated viewers around the world in 2016. With the help of a special panel of judges, EarthCam’s 25 Most Interesting Webcams of 2016 feature must-see destinations, funny animals and some things that are just plain bizarre.
Spanning 14 countries, the 18th annual list of honorees includes a Romanian pub owner, a Swiss florist and an Iraqi imam. This year’s eclectic mix of live webcams provide a virtual passport to visit legendary Acropolis in Greece, travel the intricate canals of Venice and spy on the sleepy streets of Silver City, New Mexico. Feeling hungry? Step inside the kitchen of Dauphins Restaurant in Mobile, Alabama, where the chefs are no doubt whipping up their French Creole specialties. For architecture fans, live webcams at NFL Mercedes-Benz Stadium are the perfect way to get exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the ongoing construction progress and see exactly what it takes to build today’s massive high-tech stadiums.
Head to Wrigley Field and visit the live webcam that captured the moment Chicago Cubs fans will never forget as their team was crowned the 2016 World Series Champions. For unforgettable scenic views, join tourists as they experience the EdgeWalk outside the CN Tower, 1,207 feet above the city of Toronto. Visit iconic landmarks including the London Eye and Krabla Holy Shrine in Iraq. Are wildlife cams at the top of your list? You’re in luck! Fall in love with Henry, Ganuk and Inukshuk at the Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat in Canada. An animal shelter in Estonia sheds light on the importance of adoption, while also providing streaming video of its playful resident cats. Iceland delivers the weird factor this year, with a live webcam tracking the decomposition of the last McDonald’s hamburger served in the country in 2009.
“Webcams have created a new sense of travel and have transformed the way people visit and communicate with each other,” said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam. “Our annual list celebrates this unique medium and the creative artists who produce such entertaining content. Thanks to our judges for selecting this impressive collection of webcams from our great group of finalists.”
Led by cult comedian and webcam fan, Paul Reubens – aka Pee-wee Herman, the judging panel chose the top 25 list based on image quality, uniqueness and overall achievements in webcam technology. Other judges include movie producer, Barry Josephson; Jen Carfagno, Meteorologist and Host of AMHQ at The Weather Channel; Joe Bonanno, Manager of Venue Technology Engineering for the Daytona International Speedway and 2015 top 25 winner; and a group of children – ages 5 and 8 – who are representing the ‘Kid’s Vote’ this year.
To see the entire list of this year’s winners and to share your favorites on social media, visit www.earthcam.com/top25.
EarthCam is the global leader in delivering webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video and time-lapse construction cameras for corporate, tourism and government clients in major cities around the world. EarthCam's revolutionary gigapixel camera systems deliver superior billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving the world's most important projects and events. EarthCam's all-weather webcams, innovative software and mobile applications enable users to showcase unique views, increase exposure and generate positive public relations.
The Webby Award winning company hosts many highly trafficked tourism cams, with views of popular locations and landmarks such as Times Square, World Trade Center, Las Vegas Strip, Bourbon Street, Eiffel Tower, Andy Warhol’s gravesite, Hollywood Boulevard, Miami Beach, Atlantis the Palm Dubai, Petra in Jordan and Abbey Road Crossing in London.