Best photos of Wiki Loves Earth are chosen by an independent panel of jury members of photographers and Wikimedians from across the world. Members of the jury are listed on this page.
Fiona Ayerst has been a professional underwater photographer for 13 years. She shoots lifestyle, environmental and sports imagery, with a specific interest in anything related to water. Fiona has contributed articles and imagery to many local and international magazines and contributes to stock photography.
In 2003 Fiona was chosen as the South African Wildlife Photographer of the year. Fiona runs training programs for underwater photographers.
Mher Bekaryan (Beko)
Dave Currey is a British environmentalist, writer, and photographer. He co-founded the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) in 1984 and was its executive director for ten years, as well as a senior campaigner and board member for twenty-five years. His photo spreads appeared in magazines such as LIFE, The Sunday Times, BBC Wildlife and The Telegraph Magazine. His photo spread on the plight of Kaziranga National Park in Assam, India acted as a catalyst to raising over £80,000 for the park, its forest guards and communities, further protecting the rhinos, tigers and river dolphins. He has worked on film documentaries for BBC and National Geographic.
Rathika frequently participates in wildlife exhibitions, as well as conducts workshops on wildlife photography. Among other awards, Rathika received the International Camera Fair (ICF) award for her excellence in wildlife photography in 2015. She had been a jury member for various national and international photography award competitions.
Kristoffer Vaikla is an interior designer and photographer coming from Tallinn, Estonia. For the last ten years, he specializes in adventure and exploration photography, helping the world to discover the nature of his home country. Six of his photographs were featured by the famous National Geographic website, and one was published in National Geographic’s book ‘Getting Your Shot: Stunning Photos, How-to Tips, and Endless Inspiration From the Pros’.
Besides that, Kristoffer won recognition in several national and international photography competitions. In 2016, his photo of Vääna River got to the seventh place in the top fifteen winning photos from Wiki Loves Earth.
El Golli Mohamed
El Golli Mohamed is a Tunisian ornithologist and wildlife photographer, who has been awarded in national and international photo contests a number of times. He is working on the conservation of Tunisian birds and their habitats, which includes writing a book ‘100 birds of Tunisia’.
Photos of birds by El Golli were on the top-10 in Tunisia in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Some of them got to the top-15 of the international round in 2015 and 2019.
Additionally, he has been contributing to Wikimedia Commons since 2015 as Wiki Loves Earth and Wiki Loves Monuments participant.