Actually there is another side to this....people living in different geographical areas would also likely find other areas more exotic and thus more interesting. For example, I love seeing Asian landscapes/waterscapes and am more likely to vote for them against British landscapes/waterscapes simply because I can see those myself at any time. This puts any country with a higher percentage of Pixoto users at a disadvantage since there will always be more of them possibly voting for the more exotic scenery rather than the view next door. You can see this in action easily, just post a local picture at a time when your country is most active, then resubmit it when your country is mostly sleeping and check the difference. I've tested this a few times and the foreign votes are always more favourable than local.