Wiki Loves Earth 2017 was an international photographic competition whose winner will get a full scholarship to Wikimania 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Nearly 132,000 images, all freely licensed, have been added to Wikimedia Commons in the fourth annual Wiki Loves Earth. The photographic contest focuses on protected areas, unique places of natural heritage, to document them for future generations.
Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 was a similar competition focusing on cultural heritage monuments, with more than 245,000 freely licensed images submitted. Several of the winning photographs were from first-time contributors.
Wiki Loves Earth
A jaguar in the Pantanal Conservation Area of Brazil
Photo by Leonardo Ramos
A pair of Eurasian spoonbills in the Danube Biosphere Reserve, Ukraine
Photo by Sergey Pesterev
A water buffalo getting a nice soak in Baluran National Park, Indonesia.
Photo by Candra Firmansyah
Two Svalbard reindeer grazing in Bünsow Land National Park, Spitsbergen, Norway
Photo by Siri Uldal
Pedra Azul (Blue Stone) with the Milky Way above it, located in the eponymous state park in Brazil
Photo by EduardoMSNeves
The Dovbush rocks seen at twilight, located in the Polyanytskiy Regional Landscape Park, Ukraine
Photo by Пивовар Павл
Aerial shot of Dzharylhach National Nature Park, Ukraine
Photo by Yunyk
Railroad tracks through Lawachara National Park, Bangladesh, provide a convenient path.
Photo by Pallabkabir
A peak in the Nilgiri Himal mountains backdrops this shot of a simple suspension bridge over the Gandaki River in Nepal.
Photo by Faj2323
A northern pika peeks over a rock in Momsky National Park, Russia.
Photo by Юрий Емельянов
A recently burned-down forest on Parnitha Mountain, Greece
Photo by Stathis floros
Wiki Loves Monuments
The Khandoba Temple in Pune
Photo by PKharote
The Royal pavilion in Phraya Nakhon Cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Thailand
Photo by BerryJ
Inner staircase of the Baron Empain Palace tower in Cairo, Egypt
Photo by Manadily
Exterior of Verrucole Castle in Tuscany, Italy
Photo by Iris.gonelli
Interior of Verrucole Castle in Tuscany, Italy
Photo by Simone Letari
Baitul Mukarram Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Photo by Jubair1985
Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada
Photo by Diego Delso
Wat Benchamabophit in Bangkok, Thailand
Photo by BerryJ
The derelict West Pier of Brighton, United Kingdom
Photo by Matthew Hoser
Ceiling of Tabatabaeis' House in Kashan, Iran
Photo by Mostafameraji