EarthCam released its ninth annual list of the world’s most interesting webcams.
Leading with the only known webcam transmitting street views from Havana, Cuba, this year’s 25 Most Interesting Webcams are viewable online at EarthCam.com/top25 and honor worldwide Internet camera producers for concept creativity, technology, visual quality and design.
EarthCam producers search through more than 5,000 webcams throughout the year to choose 125 semi-finalists that a VIP panel of judges votes on to select the winners. The 2007 list offers some of the most stunning scenic cams to date, including dramatic live deep-sea views, picturesque and exciting travel destinations and an assortment of whimsical and unique entries from 12 countries.
Live underwater cams in a giant ocean tank in Boston, MA, a coral reef in Bonaire and a robotic camera in the Mediterranean Sea off Italy bring new dimensions to the mysteries of the deep.
Beautiful views of a boat excursion in Interlaken, Switzerland, the chance to watch mechanical saints appear in windows of an historic clock in Prague, the architecture of Vatican City, the bustle of Times Square, New York and rare live glimpses of Havana offer unique travel experiences.
The assortment of live cameras also introduces viewers to antics of Seattle, Washingtonâ€™s â€œFlapper The Duck,â€ tests their patience watching a mussel grow on Prince Edward Island, Canada and invites visitors inside a Chicago condo where they can operate the camera and send an instant message on an LED sign.
Also featured among the winning cameras are 24/7 sights of a wildlife watering hole in Botswana, Africa, as well as animals in the woods of western Pennsylvania, USA. Scenic vistas in Norway, a news studio cam in Milwaukee, WI and an eatery in London called the Tokyo Diner also offer intriguing possibilities.
Bay, Executive Producer of the blockbuster â€œTransformers,â€ and Josephson, producer of the current number one movie, â€œEnchanted,â€ joined other prominent judges from entertainment and business including Olympic Silver Medalist Gordy Sheer, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship for USA Luge; Lisa Hungness of the WildCam Program at National Geographic Society; Charnsin Tulyasathien, Sprint Product Management for Consumer Applications and GPS Solutions; Stefanie Luciano, VP of Marketing for Mountain Sports Media; and Ken and Sheryl Borton, producers of Gaylord, Michigan’s world famous â€œSnowman Cam,â€ a winner from last yearâ€™s 25 Most Interesting Webcams.
Originally posted on December 14, 2007 @ 10:15 am