Well, there you have it. Another year of never-ending contributions to the bottomless well of photos and videos that make up what is our beloved Instagram.
Whether you love it or hate it, social media has become somewhat of an integral part of our everyday lives. The platform serves as a conduit for some of the best, worst, funniest, gnarliest, most diverse content from all over the world, with its proliferation fueled by … us.
While we don’t know the trajectory of social media and its involvement in our everyday lives, we do know what was trending from our page during 2017. Here are your top 10 performers from @GrindTV‘s Instagram in the last year.
10.The Cross-Canada voyageur
Mike Ranta is not your average paddler. He is a Canadian canoe explorer who, earlier this year, departed on an excursion that took him on a 500-mile portage across the Canadian Rocky Mountains, beginning with a 30-day walk on the hinterland highways of northern British Columbia through snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures. And he's got a story to tell. Part 1 of his journey at http://grnd.tv/wtrz9a. Photo: @davidjackson__ #cobra @cobraelectronics
Mike Ranta and his trusty canine companion, Spitzii, mid-journey across the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
9. It got a little sharky this year
Last week in Baja, Mexico, a 15-ft adult great white was beached due to what some believed to be an injury to the dorsal fin caused by a boat propellor. Events like this serve as a reminder to us all to respect and be cognizant of the ocean and all its inhabitants, whether docile or intimidating. Full story at http://grnd.tv/Xa9K4I Photo: @pearsonbrotherswinery #worldoceansday #protectouroceans #sharkconservation #oceanawareness #shark
No shortage of shark photos on the ‘gram, but this one takes the cake from our page this year.
8. Everyone loves fruity pebbles
Ah, the changing of seasons.
7. Felipe Nunes absolutely crushes in Tampa, Florida
One of the most memorable performances at the Tampa Am skate competition got some well-deserved attention.
6. Ride of the morning in Sri Lanka
Skim to surf FTW.
5. Fueled by travel
For the record … Anyone know how this plane got here?
4. Those outdoor vibes
Brainstorming for 2018 Halloween costumes has commenced.
3. Gone with the wind
And … He lands it!
2. Skim skills on point
Austin Keen knows a thing or two about taking skimming to another level.
1. Hitchhiker madness
Brent Bielmann catches this guy ridin’ dirty in Cabo.