Picture of the Day

  1. Wikimedia Commons photographer profile: Airwolf

    Frecce Tricolori RIAT 2011 If you’ve seen a great aviation photo on Wikimedia Commons, odds are good it was taken by Łukasz Golowanow (User:Airwolf). A book translator professionally, Golowanow’s passion is aviation and he documents his hobby with remarkable skill. Every winter and spring, he travels across Europe to as many airshows as possible, taking photos and contributing them to hi... Read more

  2. Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Day: Plant cell types

    A cross section of a leaf showing the phloem, xylem, sclerenchyma, collenchyma and mesophyll. In 2012 Wikimedia Commons contributor Kelvinsong created and contributed election-return diagrams during the United States elections to the freely licensed database. Kelvinsong credits encouragement at the time from another user, LadyofHats, for inspiring him to donate his talents and for making him one o... Read more

  3. Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Day: Birds on stick

    Birds on stick, Shanghai, Qibao Qibao is an ancient “water town” on the outskirts of Shanghai, China, and it’s where Wikimedia Commons photographer Jakub Hałun (User: Jakubhal) discovered the subject matter for his photo “Birds on Sticks,” a display in one of many food stalls along a crowded market street. “I was sent to Shanghai for a few months because of my ... Read more

  4. Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Day: Stockholm quay

    Sickla kaj, Södra Hammarbyhamnen, Stockholm. Many people have seen Arild Vågen’s (ArildV) photography and may not have known it. Vågen is a regular contributor to Wikimedia Commons and his photos have been used by newspapers, websites, authors and even the Svea Court of Appeal, all because he freely licenses the images and donates them to the database. The photo above of the Sickla kaj is on... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Day: Service

    French Wikimedia Commons contributor Pierre-Yves Beaudouin captures a beautiful portrait of one of the world’s greatest ping pong player’s during the 2013 World Table Tennis Championship. This photograph, the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Day for 19 July 2013, was taken during the men’s doubles semifinals of the 52nd championship at the Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy, in France. It featu... Read more

  6. Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Day: Smoo Cave

    The second chamber of the Smoo Cave near Durness, Scotland. Florian Fuchs has been an avid contributor to Wikimedia Commons for over 5 years. The amateur photographer is from Carinthia, Austria, and is the Chief Technical Officer at the rescue coordination center for the Austrian Red Cross, On a recent trip to the majestic Scottish Highlands, he shot this photo above of Smoo Cave, a salt and fresh... Read more

  7. Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Day: Surinam Horned Frog

    Surinam Horned Frog, Ceratophrys cornuta , Leptodactylidae. The Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Day for July 16, 2013 is a vibrant green Surinam Horned Frog (Ceratophrys cornuta). Its photographer, German native and biology enthusiast Herbert Zell, captured the image while on one of several visits to the State Museum of Natural History, in Karlsruhe, a city in Southwest Germany. That day, Zell ... Read more

  8. Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Day: Mõdriku Obelisk

    Commemorative Obelisk in Mõdriku, Estonia Ivar Leidus has long been an admirer of the natural environment and the cultural monuments in his homeland, Estonia. Leidus, 37, is a railway engineer from Keila, a town of 10,000 people in Harju County in the north-west part of the country. Leidus was riding his bike, taking photos in Mõdriku, a village nearby, when he came across the commemorative obel... Read more

  9. Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Day: Seceda cable car

    A cable car on Mount Seceda, Dolomites, Italy Wolfgang Moroder was skiing on December 11, 2011, near his hometown in the Dolomites when he took the photo above of a Seceda cable car with a lovely view of the Alps over a blanket of golden clouds. In the photo, which was chosen as the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Day for 9 July 2013, Moroder framed the cable car in the foreground as it descende... Read more

  10. Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Day: Kolob Canyons

    Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park, Utah In the Gäbler family, religion, photography and love for travel have passed from father to son for generations. Like his grandfather and father before him, Michael Gabler is a pastor and he has the same passion for travel and photography that they did. He was born and raised in Tamil Nadu, in South India, and lived there until the age of 7, when his family ... Read more