Picture of the Day

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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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