Wiki Loves Earth

Photo contests

2022

Wikipedia

Wiki Loves Earth

Photo contests

2022

WIKI LOVES EARTH - PHOTOGRAPHING AND PROTECTING NATURAL HERITAGE

Over 11,000 photos promote nature conservation!

The German edition of the international photo contest Wiki Loves Earth has ended. A total of 440 participants submitted 11,327 freely licensed photos of natural heritage this May.
The global Wikimedia community annually celebrates the largest natural heritage photo contest. In May 2022, a total of twelve countries participated in Wiki Loves Earth so far, numerous other national competition rounds will take place in June and July 2022.

The Top 100 by WLE Germany 2022 can be seen here.

2022 also marks the 30th anniversary of the Habitats Directive. The Directive on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora is a nature conservation directive of the EU. It is also colloquially known as the Fauna-Flora-Habitat Directive. To mark the anniversary, this year Wiki Loves Earth is offering special prizes for participants who uploaded photos from the various FFH sites.
In the meantime, the international lists of designated protected areas have also grown, so that 192 countries can now participate in Wiki Loves Earth. The lists are compiled by the United Nations Environment Programme as part of its Protected Planet project.

Wiki Loves Earth is an international photo contest initiated and run by the Wikimedia community, dedicated to the photographic documentation of flora and fauna worthy of protection. The aim of the initiators is to photograph as many natural monuments and protected areas as possible under a free license and to contribute to nature conservation by raising public awareness. Another concern is to add professional images to as many Wikipedia articles as possible that deal with natural heritage.

Wiki Loves Earth photo competition
Wiki Loves Earth Germany 2022
Jury decision International competition: Fall 2022

Wiki Loves Earth 2022:
wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiki_Loves_Earth_2022/Deutschland

Images from Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Germany:
wikimedia.org/Images_from_Wiki_Loves_Earth_2022_in_Germany

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Press photos

WIKI LOVES EARTH Germany 2022

  • Wiki Loves Earth Deutschland 2022
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    1. Platz: Sven Damerow mit Gemeine Goldwespe (Chrysis ignita) auf einer Wiese am Elbbdeich bei Rühstädt im NSG Wittenberge Rühstädter Elbniederung
    Foto: Sven Damerow, CC BY-SA 4.0
    https://w.wiki/5Y$g
  • Wiki Loves Earth Deutschland 2022
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    2. Platz: Herwig Winter mit Libellen-Schmetterlingshaft (Libelloides coccajus) im Naturschutzgebiet Badberg (Kaiserstuhl)
    Foto: Herwig Winter, CC BY-SA 4.0
    https://w.wiki/5Y$i
  • Wiki Loves Earth Deutschland 2022
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    3. Platz: Johannes Robalotoff mit Blüte eines schmalblättrigen Weidenröschens (Epilobium angustifolium) im Naturpark Taunus
    Foto: Johannes Robalotoff, CC BY-SA 4.0
    https://w.wiki/5Y$k
  • Wiki Loves Earth Deutschland 2022
    Landschaft
    1. Platz: Milseburg mit Hohes Ufer zwischen Ahrenshoop und Wustrow, Fischland, Geotop Kliffranddüne Ahrenshoop
    Foto: Jörg Braukmann, CC BY-SA 4.0
    https://w.wiki/5Y$o
  • Wiki Loves Earth Deutschland 2022
    Landschaft
    2. Platz: Mölchlein mit Abendstimmung am Lothdorfer Bach im Biotop Nördliche Lothdorfer Wiesen mit Aufstau des Lothdorfer Grabens
    Foto: Jan Czeczotka, CC BY-SA 4.0
    https://w.wiki/5Y$q
  • Wiki Loves Earth Deutschland 2022
    Landschaft
    3. Platz: Ermell mit Die Aisch bei Willersdorf im FFH Aischgrund
    Foto: Reinhold Möller, CC BY-SA 4.0
    https://w.wiki/5Y$s

WIKI LOVES EARTH Ukraine 2013

  • Wiki Loves Earth Ukraine 2013
    1st place — Katya Krasnickaja, Dawn on Ai-Petri Mountain, Crimea
    Photo: Krasnickaja Katya, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
    https://w.wiki/4YR
  • Wiki Loves Earth Ukraine 2013
    2nd place — Сергій Криниця (Haidamac), Dniester Canyon national nature park, Zalischyky, Ternopil Oblast
    Photo: Сергій Криниця, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
    https://w.wiki/5J3e
  • Wiki Loves Earth Ukraine 2013
    3rd place — Balkhovitin, Upper Cretaceous rock exposure, Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast
    Photo: Balkhovitin, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
    https://w.wiki/5J3c