This photo of the Old Sculpin Gallery during the first snow was the Gazette's most liked photo of the year on Instagram. Ross Culliton

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The first snow falling over the familiar Old Sculpin Gallery, the Edgartown lighthouse aglow for the Christmas season, a snowy valentine on an Aquinnah Beach. Sunsets from ferries, still days and full moons over the harbor. Two golden retrievers cooling off on a summer day, a snowy owl in its winter splendor. Seals, yoga with goats, and rampaging cows.

These were the Gazette's most popular photos as chosen by followers on Instagram and Facebook. Some photos were taken by staff photographers and freelancers while others were sent to the Gazette by talented community photographers. Each showed a moment, season, or part of the Vineyard that resonated with the audience.

More from 2017 on the Vineyard:

The Year in Review

The Year in Nature and Science

The Year in Food

Most Read Stories of the Year

The Year in Photos

Farewell to Beloved Islanders

The Year in Arts

Photos from the Year in Nature and Science

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