Wiki Loves Earth 2015 – 5 days left before the end of the contest

27 days, 66 822 photos – that’s all about Wiki Loves Earth 2015. Just 5 days are left before the end of the contest and 4 246 photos to break the record of  WLE 2014 and pass the mark of 71 067 photos.

So what do we have for now? There are no changes with  the top-5 countries in the contest. Germany, Pakistan, Ukraine, Brazil and Russia are still the leaders of WLE 2015. For the first time from the beginning of the contest the leader has changed.  Germany has uploaded the biggest number of photos and took the first place in the country race.

Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald, Germany| by Jens Perschke – CC-BY-SA-3.0
Barnacle goose, Germany| by Jürgen Hamann – CC-BY-SA-3.0

Apparently spring has finally come and the activity of contestants in the second half of May increased. WLE 2015 got a lot of pictures of green fields, sunny valleys, flowers and herbs.

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WLE 2015 – Colors of Nature

What is your favorite color, time of the year and what kind of landscape you prefer the most? What if we combine all the things above in one shot. Take a look at one of the most memorable and bright photos of the contest.


Abottabad Green Mountains| by Saad Naseer – CC-BY-SA-3.0


Kappelberg| by Dagmar Dinkelacker – CC-BY-SA-3.0


Canyon Fortaleza| by Francielle Garcia Moreira – CC-BY-SA-3.0


Ukrainian Carpathians| by Штец Крістіан – CC-BY-SA-4.0

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WLE 2015 – Art photos

Wiki Loves Earth is a photo competition. Nevertheless you can enjoy not only natural sights but also the art of photography. We collected some of the most original shots before the end of the competition.


Remote views of Norderney from Baltrum| by Gisbert1 – CC-BY-SA-3.0
Bislicher island| by Michael and the Birds – CC-BY-SA-3.0


Farol da Barra Salvador| by Marcio Salata – CC-BY-SA-3.0


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WLE 2015 – Flowers and Herbs

What kind of pictures you like the most? As for us we enjoy every single picture of the contest. WLE 2015 has a lot of panoramic pictures of natural sights and resorts, so we decided to show you those objects in different perspective. WLE team absolutely loves photos of flowers and herbs. Take a look at these shots.


Spring in Guelma| by Yaco24 – CC-BY-SA-3.0


Grüner See| by Engelmeier Andreas – CC-BY-SA-3.0-AT

Andorra and Catalan area

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WLE 2015 – Cloudy and Foggy Nature

Fog and clouds just emphasize the beauty of nature. WLE participants took a lot of photos of foggy mornings, cloudy mountains and wide fileds. Take a look!


Narcissus Valley| by Larisa Uhryn – CC-BY-SA-4.0
Dsembronja| by Naumenkophotographer – CC-BY-SA-4.0
Buzkiy Gard| by Khoroshkov – CC-BY-SA-4.0


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WLE 2015 – Boats on water

Participants of WLE 2015 give us an opportunity to see the nature in different dimensions with different perspective. Man and its activity became an integral part of nature, so we collected a bunch of photos that pictures of boats on water, fishing and inspirational sea views.


Lake Saif ul malok| by Sana muhammad naeem – CC-BY-SA-3.0


Paraíba| by José rafael mendes barbosa – CC-BY-SA-3.0
Santa Catarina| by Francielle Garcia Moreira – CC-BY-SA-3.0
Superagüi National Park| by HenriqueRosaFotografia – CC-BY-SA-3.0


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Wiki Loves Earth 2015 – 2 weeks left before the end of the contest

These days we are in the middle of the WLE contest. Though we have two extra weeks before the end, right now its clear that audience has great interest in the topic and we have very talented photographers among our participants.

Over 20 counties are taking part in the contest. Over 35 000 photos were uploaded since the start of the WLE 2015 and we looking forward to get much more.

International team is very pleased with the activity of WLE “newbies” – Pakistan, Uruguay and Thailand.

Pakistan is the absolute leader on number of uploaded photos from the very first day of the contest showed us the great verity of nature landscapes, seasons and wild life.

Agriculture land of Skardu Valley, Pakistan| by Awais Munawar – CC-BY-SA-3.0
Atta Abad Lake, Pakistan| by Zeeo Zia – CC-BY-SA-3.0

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WLE 2015 – Black and White nature

WLE 2015 contestants keep proving the fact that nature is beautiful even in black and white colors though their photos. Take a minute and look at quiet and peaceful nature on the photos.


The Beauty of Pakistan Muree| by Adeel.rana2740066 – CC-BY-SA-3.0
Passu Cathedrals, Passu Gojal|by Wajidkarim – CC-BY-SA-3.0
Nathiagali, Abbottabad, Pakistan| by Umairthealpha – CC-BY-SA-3.0


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WLE 2015 – Winter is coming

Wiki Loves Earth is usually held on spring and summer time. Nevertheless our contestants provide us with cool shots of winter landscape and landmarks. We put the best pictures of winter nature all together. Enjoy!


Chyvchyno-Hryniavskyi Reserve| by Михайло Пецкович – CC-BY-SA-4.0
Waterfall Shypit| by Khoroshkov – CC-BY-SA-4.0
Carpathian National Park| by Krasnickaja Katya – CC-BY-SA-4.0

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WLE 2015 – Sunsets and Sunrises

The great variety of photos uploaded for WLE 2015 gives us opportunity to see natural sights in different day time. We get used to seeing things in a day light, so let’s try to take a look on the same places at dusk.


The Vistula Lagoon| by Alan Szmyt – CC-BY-SA-3.0-PL
The Vistula| by Alan Szmyt – CC-BY-SA-3.0-PL
Lagoon of Szczecin| by Tomasz Przywecki – CC-BY-3.0


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