The top 10 stunning winning photos from Bangladesh’s Wiki Loves Earth 2017

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Gold medal icon.svg Lawachara National ParkKamalganjMaulvi Bazar.. Photo by Pallab Kabir, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

Bangladesh has taken part in the international Wiki Loves Earth (an annual international photographic competition around conservation areas of the participating countries) photography competition for the first time in 2017. The main motivation behind participating the competition is that most of the protected area in Bangladesh don’t have photographs under the free license and we wanted to create a database of freely licensed photographs of all the protected sites of Bangladesh in Wikimedia Commons; Wiki Loves Earth offered a unique opportunity in this regard.

During the competition, a total of 191 Bangladeshi participants uploaded more than 2000 freely licensed photographs of 40 (of the 51 government listed protected sites of Bangladesh) different protected sites in Wikimedia Commons. Out of the 2000+ photographs, the jury[note1] of the Wiki Loves Earth Bangladesh contest have selected the 10 winning photographs.

All the 10 winning photographs are stunning, extraordinary and, of course, released by their authors under the free license. The global winners will be announced later in this year and we have to wait to see whether any of these 10 winning photographs from Bangladesh makes it to the top list of the global winner's list. To view the winners of other participating countries please visit: Wiki Loves Earth 2017 winners. Here are the top 10 photographs that will represent Bangladesh as the finalists of the international contest, as decided by our jury:

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Silver medal icon.svgMale peacock displaying at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari ParkPhoto by Azim Khan Ronnie, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

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Bronze medal icon.svg Green bottle fly at Baldha GardenPhoto by Azim Khan Ronnie, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

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4 green.svg Madhabkunda waterfallPhoto by Jubair, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

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5 green.svg Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari ParkPhoto by Azim Khan Ronnie, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

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6 green.svg Ramsagar National ParkPhoto by Jubair, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

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7 green.svg Himchari National ParkPhoto by Shuvra Dutta, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

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8 green.svg Oriental garden lizard at National Botanical Garden of BangladeshPhoto by Azim Khan Ronnie, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

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9 green.svg Peacock at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari ParkPhoto by Azim Khan Ronnie, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

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10turquoise.png Kuakata National ParkPhoto by Suranjit Karmakar, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

Nahid Sultan,
Secretary, Wikimedia Bangladesh and
Organizer, Wiki Loves Earth 2017 in Bangladesh

[note1]: The jury of Bangladeshi competition consisted of 3 experienced photographers from three different countries. They were:  ColinCode and The Photographer.

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