Surprising search results from Flickr

We’re working on a new online course on Microeconomics and have been looking for pictures to help illustrate the themes covered by the course.

It was surprisingly easy to find great Creative Commons licensed images in Flickr, some by the simple expedient of using the themes we wanted to illustrate as search terms.

This is what “supply and demand” returned:

Street filled with taxis and only one potential customer standing on the pavement

Supply and Demand ( / MaX . ( / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 (

Empty gondalas waiting for customers on a rainy day

The Law of Supply and Demand ( / Storm Crypt ( / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 (

Not only are both images beautifully shot, they help to illustrate the factors that affect the competitive market.  So, which aspects of supply and demand are being illustrated here? Submit your answers below and win the admiration of your peers.


One Response to “Surprising search results from Flickr”

  1. AJ Cann Says:

    The Flickr CC licence is OER done right – light touch, atomized, and simply, “just works”. Academic OER could learn a lot. It’ll be a sad day when Flickr finally dies due to Yahoo’s incompetence.
    And yes, all my stuff on Flickr is CC licenced: