The creativity and quality of the content is evident in this year's list of winners.
New York (PRWEB) December 20, 2012
What do a sprawling college campus in South Carolina, the popular Temple Bar district in Dublin and a busy sushi shop in Tokyo have in common? They are all part of EarthCam.com's 14th annual list of the “25 Most Interesting Webcams” from around the world.
The 2012 honors were awarded to a variety of webcams. Covering categories from beautiful and exotic to the weird and bizarre, this collection of winning webcams offers something for everyone. Some of this year's stand outs include a peek into the daily lives of a Masai giraffe family at The Greenville Zoo in South Carolina, the chance to experience the daily prayers at the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the opportunity to observe the recovery efforts of the Costa Concordia ship wreck off the coast of Tuscany. Sports fans will be thrilled with views of construction progress for the new state-of-the-art Santa Clara Stadium, future home to the San Francisco 49ers, and can watch as people pose with one of Chicago's favorite tourist attractions, the Michael Jordan statue.
One of the winning webcams gave viewers a surge of adrenalin as they relived the highlights of the Red Bull Stratos space jump, which was completed from an incredible 128,100 feet above the Earth. Animal lovers will get their fill of all things cute and cuddly with live views of Labrador puppies, “Too Cute” kittens and a pair of special bald eagles. Visit Rockaway Beach for a look at the ongoing cleanup efforts after the East Coast was hit by Hurricane Sandy. Ten countries made EarthCam's list this year, including Turkey, Japan, Australia, Indonesia and Italy. Looking for some intense action?...or maybe just a good laugh? Visit the Action Figure Cam and see what battle is being staged today. Viewers can also interact with the cameras, posting their top picks and sharing images on their Facebook and Twitter pages. To view the entire list of winners, visit http://www.earthcam.com/top25.
The 2012 judging panel was led by Barry Josephson, Executive Producer of TV Series “Bones” and Producer of the feature film “Enchanted”. Other judges include Jim Cantore, Meteorologist and Storm Tracker for The Weather Channel; David Punch, Entertainment Director for The World Famous Cats Meow karaoke bar in New Orleans and 2010 winner; Sarah Federowicz, Line Producer at late night TV series “Conan”; and Paul Johnson, Founder of A Luxury Travel Blog.
"The creativity and quality of the content is evident in this year's list of winners," said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam. "This fantastic group of webcams entertain people all over the world and we're proud to include them in our annual event. A big thanks to our judges who did a wonderful job compiling a thoughtful and dynamic list of cameras."
The EarthCam producers pored over thousands of webcam sites and compiled a list of 100 semi-finalists. Then the panel of judges reviewed the selections and voted which webcams should make the final top 25 list based on quality of the image, uniqueness of the content and overall technical achievements in webcam technology.
EarthCam is the global leader in delivering world class webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides time-lapse megapixel cameras, live streaming video and complete managed services for corporate and government clients in more than 1,500 international cities. With numerous applications in the construction, transportation, entertainment and tourism industries, EarthCam's revolutionary camera systems deliver superior HD clarity, monitoring, documenting and archiving of the world's most important projects and events.
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The 2012 “25 Most Interesting Webcams” are:
Action Figure Cam – Clovelly, Australia
Alcoa Eagle Cam – Davenport, IA
Animal Planet Too Cute Kitten Cam – Washington, DC
Bad Hofgastein – Bad Hofgastein, Austria
Bali Elephant Tours Trail Path – Bali, Indonesia
College of Charleston Campus Cams – Charleston, SC
Costa Concordia Recovery Cam – Isle Giglio, Italy
CreativeLive Photography – Seattle, WA
Currie Lab Ant Cam – Madison, WI
DiveCommander Interactive Submarine – Parts Unknown, NY
Dublin Pub Cam – Dublin, Ireland
Good Shepard Church 3D Webcast – Lublin, Poland
Greenville Zoo Giraffe Barn – Greenville, SC
Grodzka Street – Krakow, Poland
Istanbul Cam – Istanbul, Turkey
Live Telluride Web Cam – Telluride, CO
Michael Jordan Statue Cam – Chicago, IL
New Santa Clara Stadium – Santa Clara, CA
Red Bull Stratos Space Jump – Roswell, NM
River Thames – London, England
Rockaway Beach – New York, NY
Taturo Sushi Shop – Tokyo, Japan
The Parrish Collection Kauai – Kauai, HI
The Pitch Drop Experiment – Queensland, Australia
Willow Springs Havanese and Labradors – Raleigh, NC