The San Francisco Bay Area is easily one of the most photo-friendly locales in the world, and is home to two of the most Instagram-ed locales in the state in the Golden Gate Bridge and the Painted Ladies. The Bay Area is also home to the most filter-friendly photographers, who share their passion and love for the region through their Instagram pages.

Many of these photographers share their photos to be "regrammed" on our SFGATE Instagram page by tagging us in their pictures. Each month, we pick a select few images to be featured on the official SFGATE account. From these regrammed pictures, we selected our favorite Instagram photos from this year, which you'll find in the gallery above.

The most liked photographs on SFGATE's Instagram in 2019 were an image from @deedougie of a Blue Angels plane on top of the Golden Gate Bridge and a sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge by @stuinsf.

Want to see your Instagram photo on our SFGATE Instagram page? Follow the SFGATE Instagram and tag us (@SFGATE) in your image.

Online Photo Editor Douglas Zimmerman oversees SFGATE's Instagram and covers the Bay Area soccer scene on SFGATE's Beautiful Blog. View his latest stories and send him news tips at dzimmerman@sfgate.com