It’s been a while that I presented a selection of my favorite new Wikipedia images here. However, over the past 12 months, volunteers around the world have been out in the field shooting nature and wildlife. By uploading them under a free license, these volunteers made their work available to a broad public.
The results are breathtaking. Not only am I amazed by the quality of the shots, but also by the selflessness of these photographers who shared their photos with millions of Wikipedia readers. Wherever you are on this planet – I wish you a happy New Year 2016 and all the best for your photography and Wikipedia endeavors!
Morning in Tolkuse bog, Luitemaa Nature Conservation Area, Pärnu County, Estonia, by Märt Kose, CC BY-SA 3.0 EE
Spodoptera eridania – Southern armyworm, by Sam Droege, CC BY 2.0
Black-winged stilt courtship behaviour (Himantopus himantopus). Kinburn Peninsula, Ukraine, by Ryzhkov Sergey, CC BY-SA 4.0