Wikimedia Commons: the best photographs of 2006–2022 (26 photos)

4 October 2023
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Wikimedia Commons is part of the non-commercial and free content from the Wikimedia Foundation. This is a repository of images, audio and video that are used in the foundation's projects. Wikimedia Commons employs many photographers, and at the same time organizes the annual Commons: Picture of the Year competition for them.





Here are some of the photos that won prizes in the Photo of the Year competition.

1. Formation of young stars in the “Pillars of Creation”. James Webb Space Telescope, NASA



Third place in the “Picture of the Year 2022” competition.

2. Ravens of the Tower of London. Posted by Shane Kelyn



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First place in the “Picture of the Year 2016” competition.

3. Improved high-resolution color image of Pluto. Image from New Horizons spacecraft, NASA



First place in the “Picture of the Year 2015” competition.

4. Tornado Evolution: A composite of eight images taken sequentially as a tornado formed in Kansas. Posted by Jason Weingart



First place in the “Picture of the Year 2018” competition.

5. Aulacophora Indica leaf beetle peers out of a hole in a tree leaf in Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Posted by Deepak Budhatoki



Second place in the “Picture of the Year 2021” competition.

6. Wild elephants walk along the road in the Khao Yai National Park. Posted by Khunkay



Second place in the “Picture of the Year 2016” competition.

7. Northern lights over Bear Lake in Alaska. Author: Joshua Strang



First place in the “Picture of the Year – 2006” competition.

8. Butterflies drinking the tears of turtles in Ecuador. Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador



First place in the “Picture of the Year 2014” competition.

9. A doctor during the Covid-19 pandemic at the San Salvatore hospital in Pesaro, Italy. Author: Alberto Giuliani



Second place in the “Picture of the Year 2020” competition.

10. The spire of Notre Dame, removed from the St. Louis Bridge during the fire on April 15, 2019. Levrier Guillaume



Second place in the “Picture of the Year 2019” competition.

11. Frozen bubble. Author: Daniela Rapava



12. Fire in the Fog: Great Cormorant, Little Egret and Gray Duck in Taudaha Lake, near Kathmandu, Nepal. Posted by Prasan Shrestha



First place in the “Picture of the Year 2022” competition.

13. The common kingfisher hunts in the water. Author: Luca Casale



First place in the “Picture of the Year 2020” competition.

14. Lake Bondhus in Norway. In the background is a view of the glacier. Author - Heinrich Pniok



First place in the “Picture of the Year 2011” competition.

15. Eruption of the Sarychev Peak volcano on June 12, 2009, Northern Kuril Islands. NASA



Third place in the “Picture of the Year 2010” competition.

16. Royal Pavilion in Phraya Nakhon Cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. Posted by Berry



Second place in the “Picture of the Year 2017” competition.

17. Inside the Nasir Ol Molk Mosque, Shiraz. Author - Ayyoubsabawiki



Second place in the competition "Snimock of the year - 2015."

18. Horses on Mount Biandits. Behind them you can see Mount Ayako Harria. Author: Mikel Ortega



First place in the “Picture of the Year – 2008” competition.

19. Temple of St. John in Sorol, Iran. Armenian Catholic Church from the 5th or 6th century. Author - Farzin Izaddust Dar



First place in the “Picture of the Year 2021” competition.

20. Children of the Banna people in Ethiopia with traditional body painting, playing on wooden stilts. Author - Wavrik



Second place in the “Picture of the Year 2022” competition.

21. Paku Jawi bull race in Indonesia. Posted by Rodney Ee



22. European bee-eater, Ariège, France. The female (in front) is waiting for the offering that the male will make. Author - Pierre Dalou



First place in the “Picture of the Year 2012” competition.

23. Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert (Chile). Author - Yuri Beletsky



First place in the “Picture of the Year 2010” competition.

24. Tungsten filament burning with a flame in a light bulb. Author: Stefan Krause



First place in the “Picture of the Year 2013” competition.

25. Two Rohde leaf frogs vie for right of way. Author: Renato Augusto Martins



First place in the “Picture of the Year 2017” competition.

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