Under an orange sky and surrounded by smoke, people along the South Coast found safety wherever they could as fires threatened on New Year's Eve.
Before they took shelter in their car on Corrigans Beach, Jen Constance photographed family, friends and pets on the shore.
This picture showing what it was like for people stuck on the coast as massive bushfires burnt nearby resonated with our audience and became our most popular image posted on The Canberra Times' Instagram account in 2019.
The most-liked images we shared last year - some taken by our photographers, others by talented followers - captured some of Canberra's biggest news events, but also the beauty of this city we call home.
While firefighters were battling extreme conditions as they fought blazes along the South Coast, many people were forced to flee to safety, and emergency services suggested the beach. Jen's photograph, showing the kids pulling their T-shirts over their mouths to offer some protection against the smoke, gave us all an insight into what it was like down there on New Year's Eve. Jen later shared a photo of everyone crammed into the car, pets and all, captioned "A memory I will never forget".
Canberra winters are as cold as they are beautiful, as this magical photograph of a lone rower on a foggy Lake Burley Griffin in front of the National Carillon showed.
A thunderstorm in January brought with it an impressive light show that had Pat jumping in his car to capture. This picture was the combination of three long exposure shots taken within five minutes at Carwoola. It's a cracker! (Sorry.)
When autumn in Canberra turns the city yellow, red and orange, it does the same to our Instagram feed. Michelle captured a perfect Canberra scene, with those beautiful red leaves lining the foreshore of the lake, and the Telstra Tower in the background.
The National Arboretum offers some of the best views in the city, but especially if you're willing to jump out of bed early. An early alarm was a small price to pay for Dean's glorious photo of fluffy purple and orange skies as the sun started to rise.
It wasn't quite the blizzard the Raiders played through at Bruce Stadium in 2000, but the snow that fell at Manuka Oval during the round 21 clash between the GWS Giants and Hawthorn was believed to be an AFL first.
And the very next day parts of Canberra turned into a winter wonderland. Canberra Times' photographer Dion headed up to Mount Ainslie, where there had been enough flurries for it to settle on the ground.
It was the game that sent the Raiders to their first grand final in 25 years. It didn't matter that the Raiders were a man down, somehow they found a way to beat the South Sydney Rabbitohs 16-10 in a preliminary final at Canberra Stadium. Of course, we all know what happened the following week, but this sure was a moment to savour.
Waking up early for the Canberra Balloon Spectacular can be a gamble, but it paid off for Eliza, who captured the balloons soaring on the second day of the 2019 event.
Canberra's skies sure put on a show when Jarrod headed to the National Arboretum to photograph the sunset. Just as the colour started to shine, the rain came down. But he toughed it out and walked away with this stunning shot of the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion.