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Canberra Tourism's most liked Instagram posts of 2015

Night photography captured Canberra's attention in 2015, with nine out of 10 of the most "liked" images from the ACT government's tourism Instagram account shot between sunset and sunrise.

The @VisitCanberra account collects and promotes images by Instagrammers around the city, "encouraging people to holiday in the national capital and, in turn, build a community of social media savvy advocates for the city".

Sunsets, sunrises, storms and Lake Burley Griffin all proved popular subjects in 2015. Black Mountain and the Telstra Tower were the real stars however, featuring in four of the account's top 10 most liked photographs.

Four of the top five most commented on images were Patissez's Freakshakes.

Nearly 60,000 images were tagged with #visitcanberra on Instagram in 2015.

1. Floriade Nightfest's Cathedral of Light by @techosapien


2. Lake Burley Griffin at sunset by @travelnbeyond​


“This is why I love you Canberra!” Oh @travelnbeyond, you’re making us blush! #visitcanberra

A photo posted by VisitCanberra (@visitcanberra) on

3. Lake Burley Griffin at sunrise by @topkidz_canberra

4. Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial by @techosapien

5. Telstra Tower in fog by @glenn_photographer

6. Telstra Tower in front of storm clouds by @partonme_

7. Stars above Corin Dam by @liam.cbr

8. Blue moon behind Parliament House by @housh45

9. Snow falling on the National Dinosaur Museum by

10. City lights and fog by @allegedly_sky