Ask the Flickr Pandas for a list of recent public (and "safe") photos.

More information about the pandas can be found on the dev blog.


This method does not require authentication.


api_key (Required)
Your API application key. See here for more details.
panda_name (Required)
The name of the panda to ask for photos from. There are currently three pandas named:

You can fetch a list of all the current pandas using the flickr.panda.getList API method.
extras (Optional)
A comma-delimited list of extra information to fetch for each returned record. Currently supported fields are: description, license, date_upload, date_taken, owner_name, icon_server, original_format, last_update, geo, tags, machine_tags, o_dims, views, media, path_alias, url_sq, url_t, url_s, url_q, url_m, url_n, url_z, url_c, url_l, url_o
per_page (Optional)
Number of photos to return per page. If this argument is omitted, it defaults to 100. The maximum allowed value is 500.
page (Optional)
The page of results to return. If this argument is omitted, it defaults to 1.

Example Response

<photos interval="60000" lastupdate="1235765058272" total="120" panda="ling ling">
  <photo title="Shorebirds at Pillar Point" id="3313428913" secret="2cd3cb44cb" server="3609" farm="4" owner="72442527@N00" ownername="Pat Ulrich" />
  <photo title="Battle of the sky" id="3313713993" secret="3f7f51500f" server="3382" farm="4" owner="10459691@N05" ownername="Sven Ericsson" />
When calling this API method please ensure that your code uses the lastupdate and interval attributes to determine when to request new photos. lastupdate is a Unix timestamp indicating when the list of photos was generated and interval is the number of seconds to wait before polling the Flickr API again.

Error Codes

1: Required parameter missing.
One or more required parameters was not included with your request.
2: Unknown panda
You requested a panda we haven't met yet.
100: Invalid API Key
The API key passed was not valid or has expired.
105: Service currently unavailable
The requested service is temporarily unavailable.
106: Write operation failed
The requested operation failed due to a temporary issue.
111: Format "xxx" not found
The requested response format was not found.
112: Method "xxx" not found
The requested method was not found.
114: Invalid SOAP envelope
The SOAP envelope send in the request could not be parsed.
115: Invalid XML-RPC Method Call
The XML-RPC request document could not be parsed.
116: Bad URL found
One or more arguments contained a URL that has been used for abuse on Flickr.

API Explorer

API Explorer : flickr.panda.getPhotos