Photo by NASA, public domain/CC0.

Over the last several months, a world of Wikimedia volunteer users selected from the year’s “featured” pictures to determine this year’s picture of the year—the tenth since the competition started in 2006. With the votes tallied and validated, here are the top twelve. You can view the rest over on Commons.

 

Photo by Ayyoubsabawiki, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Photo by Ayyoubsabawiki, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Photo by Ian Norman, CC BY-SA 2.0.
Photo by Ian Norman, CC BY-SA 2.0.
Photo by David Iliff, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Photo by David Iliff, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Photo by Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Photo by Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Photo by NASA, public domain/CC0.
Photo by NASA, public domain/CC0.
Photo by Maxime Raynal, CC BY 2.0.
Photo by Daisuke Tashiro, CC BY-SA 2.0.
Photo by Daisuke Tashiro, CC BY-SA 2.0.
Photo by Heris Luiz Cordeiro Rocha, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Photo by Heris Luiz Cordeiro Rocha, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Photo by Arild Vågen, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Photo by Arild Vågen, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Photo by Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Photo by Diego Delso, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Photo by SAC Scott Lewis/Ministry of Defence (UK), OGL.
Photo by SAC Scott Lewis/Ministry of Defence (UK), OGL.

Ed Erhart, Editorial Associate
Wikimedia Foundation

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Perereca-macaco - Phyllomedusa rohdei

Renato Augusto Martins

CC BY-SA 4.0

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