Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year: 2012

By Ben • animals, art, nature, photography • 15 Apr 2013

Out of the 988 featured pictures on Wikimedia Commons in 2012, the five below were voted the best of the best. I haven't perused all 988 photos, but the 5 below are certainly worthy:

1. A pair of European bee-eaters. The female awaits the offering which the male will make.File:Pair of Merops apiaster feeding.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

2. A long filament of solar material erupted out of the Sun's atmosphere

Sun filament

3. High-speed photography of a light bulb shot with an airsoft pistol.

Exploding Lightbulb

4. A wide evening view to Måbødalen in Eidfjord municipality, Norway.

Måbødalen

5. Yak near Yamdrok Lake, Tibet

Tibetan Yak

Be sure to check out all the award winners at the Picture of the Year 2012 page at Wikimedia Commons.

via Neatorama.

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