For a decade, webcam enthusiasts worldwide have followed EarthCam’s 25 Most Interesting Webcams to find the world's best live-streaming cameras. Views include everything from breathtaking scenery and wild animals to one-of-a-kind views such as the red panda habitat at a New York Zoo and a quaint French town. The annual list acknowledges the most fascinating real-time content that has entertained millions of viewers around the world during 2021.
EarthCam recruited a judging panel tothe top 25 webcams based on image quality, uniqueness and overall achievement in webcam technology. This year’s panel includes John Shackleton, UK-based TV and film producer/director, Merrily Kerr, art critic and writer, Julie Moore, a director at the Trust for the National Mall, Theresa Amos Smullen, Emmy® award-winning brand strategist, Anthony Cordray, owner of the popular Flying Skunk Cam and Ariella Audi, Pre-K teacher at a New Jersey school who incorporates webcams into her curriculum. Each judge brings different perspectives on what makes outstanding live content, ensuring balanced consideration of a wide range of webcams.
For the past 25 years, EarthCam has created webcam technology that provides thousands of ‘windows to the world’, encouraging exploration for everyone. With this year’s webcam candidates, judges had to pick through hundreds of cameras with various backgrounds and aesthetics. From the rushing waters of the Magdalena River in Columbia to a kittens den – EarthCam’s judges were really put to the test tothe most interesting!
"We have seen creativity blooming throughout the past year - webcams are connecting people with beautiful locations and interesting sights in ways that we never imagined possible,” said Lana Moskalyova, Creative Director at EarthCam. “We are continually impressed with these new applications for webcam technology - users are more determined than ever to share amazing virtual experiences with a worldwide audience.”
With this year’s list of winners, travelers can embark on a trip the snowy Olympic mountains in Whistler, Canada or chill out at a cafe in St. Augustine, Florida, or meet the cast of penguin characters at Kansas City Zoo. Viewers can be transported all the way to St. Petersburg, Russia, or to a live-streaming view overlooking the Statue of Liberty's crown. There is a camera for everyone in the Top 25 Winners of 2021.
To see the entire list of this year’s winners, view the highlight reel and share your favorites on social media, visit https://www.earthcam.com/top25/2021/.
EarthCam is the global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, it provides live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and 360° reality capture for corporate and government clients. The company leads the industry with the highest resolution imagery available, including the world’s first outdoor gigapixel panorama camera system. This patented technology delivers superior multi-billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving important events.
The Webby Award winning company hosts many highly trafficked tourism cams, with views of popular locations and landmarks such as Times Square, Grand Canyon, World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty, Miami Beach, Key West, Bourbon Street, Temple Bar in Dublin, CN Tower, the Eiffel Tower and Abbey Road Crossing in London.