Over half of the photos show off the best angles of Italy or Paris—suprise, suprise.
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Let's all take a moment to reflect on 2015—in beautiful, vibrant Instagram photos. The photos that made our #2015BestNine lineup are perhaps predictable, but nonetheless, completely breathtaking.

Some highlights: A shot of the Eiffel Tower at sunrise tied for the top post of the year with a photo of one thrill-seeker jumping off the bridge at Kromkauer Park in Germany. Following close behind on the list, a shot of a Golden Retriever floating down the crystal-blue waters of Lake Louise came in second and another shot of the Eiffel Tower lit up with French colors took third place. Check out all nine below:

Looking for specifics? Here are Travel + Leisure's top nine photos by the numbers (in order):

  1. Kromlauer Park, Germany: 50.8k
  2. Paris, France: 50.8k
  3. Lake Louise, Alberta, Canda: 49.8k
  4. Tour Eiffel: 46.2k
  5. Riomaggiore, Italy: 42.3k
  6. Positana, Italy: 39.4k
  7. Cappadocia, Turkey: 39k
  8. Venice, Italy: 38.5k
  9. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany: 38.5k