10 Photos from Wikimedia Contest 2012

10 Photos from Wikimedia Contest 2012

A wide evening view to Måbødalen in Eidfjord municipality, Hordaland, Norway in 2011 August. The view has been captured from the eastern end of the valley. (Photo by Ximonic, Simo Räsänen)

10 Photos from Wikimedia Contest 2012

Yak near Yamdrok lake, Tibet. It is a long-haired bovinae found throughout the Himalayan region of south Central Asia, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia. The Tibetan economy is dominated by subsistence agriculture. Due to limited arable land, the primary occupation of the Tibetan Plateau is raising livestock, such as sheep, cattle, goats, camels, yaks, dzo, and horses. The Tibetan yak is an integral part of Tibetan life. (Photo by Dennis Jarvis)

10 Photos from Wikimedia Contest 2012

High-speed photography: A light bulb was shot with an airsoft pistol (positioned right of the lamp). The camera was triggered by a photocell, which was located in front of the pistol muzzle. Because of the low energy of the projectile, the bulb burst and only few fragments were swept away. This gives the impression that the bulb is exploding. The scenery was “frozen” with flash lamps which had flash durations of 1/6000-1/8000 seconds (depending on their power). The threaded base on the bulb was added later by digital photo editing, because having the bulb screwed into a lamp socket (see other versions below) made the image less impressive. (Photo by Stefan Krause)

10 Photos from Wikimedia Contest 2012

Pair of Merops apiaster feeding. European Bee-eater, Ariège, France. The female (in front) awaits the offering which the male will make. (Photo by Pierre Dalous)

10 Photos from Wikimedia Contest 2012

Arlington Row, Bibury, UK was built in 1380 as a monastic wool store. The buildings were converted into weaver cottages in the 17th century. (Photo by Saffron Blaze)

10 Photos from Wikimedia Contest 2012

Vasco da Gama Bridge, Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by F. Mira)

10 Photos from Wikimedia Contest 2012

The bridge “Mintarder Ruhrtalbrücke” in Mülheim an der Ruhr is an impressive landmark in the Ruhr valley connecting the cities Düsseldorf and Essen through a motorway. (Photo by Tuxyso)

10 Photos from Wikimedia Contest 2012

Šmarjetna gora, view towards Škofja Loka, Slovenia. (Photo by Mihael Grmek)

10 Photos from Wikimedia Contest 2012

Heritage castle park in Pszczyna, Poland. (Photo by Jacek Cisło)

10 Photos from Wikimedia Contest 2012

“Door to Hell”, a burning natural gas field in Derweze, Turkmenistan. (Photo by Tormod Sandtorv)



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