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Top 10 Santa Fe Instagram Photos of 2017

2017 was a fantastic year of photography in Santa Fe. To celebrate all the colorful images and memories from the past year, we’ve selected the top ten favorite user submitted Instagram photos from @cityofsantafe that were tagged #SantaFeNM. Photos were selected by the number of likes each photo received.

This year four Santa Fe sunset/sunrise photos made the top ten, along with two snow photos and four iconic Santa Fe locations. Our most popular iconic character “Zozobra” also took a top ten honor. And for the first time, two drone photos made the list.

Visitors and photographers have fallen in love with the light and brilliant blue sky in Santa Fe. Some claim the light is like no other in the world.  And with that distinction, recent events such as the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival (which is a premier juried photo portfolio review event) have taken root in Santa Fe.  Santa Fe is destined to become a top photographer’s destination.

We invite you to take the opportunity to capture Santa Fe’s beauty and see for yourself what photographers have been shooting for over 100 years. Santa Fe provides the perfect opportunity for the photographer in each of us to capture a Santa Fe memory.

We want to see all you Santa Fe Instagrammers in 2018!



No. 10

I fell head over heels in love with #SantaFe on my coast-to-coast road trip! Thanks to @lafondasantafe @labocasantafe @rwinnofanasazi @thepinkadobe + @eldoradohotel for such an amazing trip-- I will definitely be back!   Photo by @blonde-atlas.


No. 9

Lost in a sea of @cityofsantafe wonders The shopping in this city is unreal... turquoise, leather and antique Navajo treasures everywhere you turn! The rug room at @shiprocksantafe is especially captivating. Photo by @lonestarsouthern


No. 8

Rainbow Over the Morada  Photo by @SeanPaloheimo


No. 7

Zozobra Photo by @silversmith91


No. 6

Santa Fe sunsets are some of the most beautiful in the world! And THAT LIGHT! Photo by @mattzahhh


No. 5

Drone view of the statue of the Virgin Mary atop the Loretto Chapel draped in snow.  Photo by @rjp5150


No. 4

“It was a soggy but stunning morning in Santa Fe today! Cheers and have a wonderful day wherever you are."  Photo by @AdobeOasis


No. 3

Santa Fe Plaza as seen from a drone. Photo by @rjp5150


No. 2

"At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can." Frida Kahlo Photo by


No. 1

“If you look closely, you will find magic in the sky." Photo by @meglorinn



To view more captivating photos, be sure to follow us on Instagram @cityofsantafe. Be sure to use #SantaFeNM in your 2018 Instagram posts for a chance to be featured here next year. This is a good time to start planning your 2018 Santa Fe photography adventure! Order your [blog_link url="https://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/Specials/" text="2018 Santa Fe Travel Guide" date="2017-12-26"]  here. Be sure to check out Santa Fe [blog_link  url="https://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/Specials/" text="Deals and Specials" date="2017-12-26”]