EarthCam Reveals its '25 Most Interesting Webcams of 2014'
Webcam Company's 16th Annual List Highlights 'Must See' Destinations
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New York, December 17, 2014 -- When looking for a way to make this year’s top 25 webcams list the best one yet, EarthCam searched for the ultimate expert on unique programming to help choose the winners. After Pee-wee Herman, recipient of 22 Emmys and star of the cult classic “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” came on board, the company knew 2014 would be something special.
Over 3,000 sites around the world competed to make the list that now spans across 15 countries. Many of them found their way into the news this year, like the architecturally important San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, colossal Minnesota Vikings Stadium and newly opened National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Winners also include famous beaches, animal cameras and one Czech pizza kitchen, all available online now at www.earthcam.com/top25.
Blast off to the International Space Station and view our planet from 268 miles away or stay closer to home and defy gravity with an indoor skydiving webcam. For a more laidback experience, spend the afternoon in Dillie the house deer’s bedroom, come face-to-tentacle with jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and wonder at nature’s “painting in the sky” – the Aurora Borealis in Iceland. You can also explore America’s capital from a webcam embedded in the Washington Monument’s pyramidion long after the memorial closes for the day or enjoy scenic sunsets over the Bernese Alps in Austria.
Other interesting locations that made the list are places you’d never expect to find a webcam, such as the sacred mosques of Makkah, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Continue your international journey by visiting the giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base in China, joining the crowd at Copacabana Beach in Brazil, home to the 2016 Olympics, and exploring the continent of Antarctica, all from your computer or mobile device.
Every year we see more professional and novice webcam operators upping the ante on weird, wild and wonderful content,” said Brian Cury, CEO & Founder of EarthCam. “Thank you to our judges for taking the time tothese standout cameras from all the high quality entries.”
Pee-wee Herman led the 2014 judging panel, which chose the top 25 list based on quality, uniqueness and overall achievements in webcam technology. Other judges included Audrey Puente, Meteorologist for Fox 5 in New York; Mark Priceman, VP of Communications and Marketing for the National Down Syndrome Society; and Top 25 2013 winners Alaa Al-Hindi, IT Manager at Jordan Tourism Board and winner for the Jordan Cams and Dragos Ciorobatca, Architect: Dipl.-Ing. and winner for the TransylvaniaCam.
New to this year’s competition is the People’s Choice Award which involved EarthCam’s Instagram (@EarthCamTV) followers in the judging process. The award’s first recipient is the Jackson Hole webcam, which transports viewers to Jackson, Wyoming, for a live view of its Town Square.
Travel to EarthCam, decide on the best cameras and share your favorites on social media at www.earthcam.com/top25.
EarthCam is the global leader in delivering webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video and time-lapse construction cameras for corporate, tourism and government clients in major cities around the world. EarthCam's all-weather webcams, innovative software and mobile applications enable users to showcase unique views, increase exposure and generate positive public relations. EarthCam launched EarthCamTV, a 24-hour “TV channel” devoted to live views of scenic destinations around the world.
The Webby Award winning company hosts many highly trafficked tourism cams, with views of popular locations and landmarks such as Mount Rushmore, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Las Vegas Strip, Bourbon Street, Eiffel Tower, Andy Warhol’s gravesite, Hollywood Boulevard, Miami Beach, Atlantis the Palm Dubai, Petra in Jordan and Abbey Road Crossing in London.
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Complete List of Top 25 Webcams:
1. Antarctic Exploration Cameras, McMurdo, Antarctica
2. Aurora Borealis Sky Cam, Hella, Iceland
3. Cayman Islands Reef Cam, East End, Cayman Islands
4. Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5. Croatia Tour Cams, Croatia
6. Dillie the House Deer’s Bedroom, Brewster, Ohio, United States
7. Gibraltar – Spain Border Cameras, Gibraltar
8. Hochsoelden Austrian Alps 360 Panorama, Hochsoelden, Austria
9. Indoor Skydiving Adventure, Raeford, North Carolina, United States
10. International Space Station, Low Earth Orbit, Space
11. iPanda Cam, Beijing, China
12. Jackson Hole Webcam, Jackson, Wyoming, United States
13. Jelly Cam, Monterey, California, United States
14. Krakow Main Square, Krakow, Poland
15. Minnesota Vikings Construction Cameras, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
16. National September 11 Memorial & Museum, New York, New York, United States
17. Pizza Kitchen Cams, Brno, Czech Republic
18. Port of Melbourne Experience, Melbourne, Australia
19. Sacred Mosque of Makkah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
20. SFMOMA Construction Camera, San Francisco, California, United States
21. Slovakia Church Cam, Biely Potok, Slovakia
22. Top of the San Jacinto Monument, La Porte, Texas, United States
23. Tower Bridge of London, London, England
24. Turkey Cam, Middletown, Maryland, United States
25. WAMO Cam at the Washington Monument, Washington, DC, United States