Yeah, no problem!
The view count was based on just views from photos uploaded in 2017 and not in total overall. A similar method was used for the most viewed and downloaded photo categories as well, counting only the views and downloads that occurred in 2017. We wanted to try and give everyone and every photo a fair chance, otherwise, the same veteran contributors and older photos would make up the majority of each year’s list. This way, each year is a clean slate and everyone has a chance to make the new year’s Best of Unsplash list :)
And thanks for the heads up! We’ve updated the category graphic for you 👌
Looking forward to what 2018 brings too!