Most Viewed Images of The Year Wikipedia for 2012

Most Viewed Images of The Year Wikipedia for 2012

A few days ago  the winners of the seventh annual contest of most viewed images of the year are announced. With more than 3,990 votes, Pierre Dal (user: Kookburra 81) took home the top award for his picture of European bee-eaters.
1 round of voting began in mid-January, and the 2nd round – at the beginning of February. Considered photos were chosen among the chosen images in 2012 (more than 750 photos).

 Have a look…..

1. Top

European bee-eaters, Ariege, France

Photograph by Pierre Dalous (User: Kookaburra 81)

# 1 – 347 votes in the final category in the first round: Birds. European bee-eaters, Ariege, France. Female (foreground) waiting for a proposal that would made by  the man.

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2. Second place

A great eruption on the Sun – August 31

Photograph by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

# 2 – 304 votes in the final category in the first round: Astronomy. August 31, 2012 the long string of solar material that is contained in the atmosphere of the Sun, “crown”, space at 4:36 pm. The coronal mass ejection was moving at a speed of more than 1450 kilometers per second. Emission was not directed toward Earth, but united with the Earth’s magnetic environment, or magnetosphere, causing auroras on the night of Monday, September 3.

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3. Third Place

Shot on light bulb of airguns

Photograph by Stefan Krause, Germany (User: Ritchyblack)

# 3 – 209 votes in the final category in the first round: Objects. High-speed photography lights on which was shot from a pneumatic gun (to the right of the lamp). The camera was running by a solar cell, which was located in front of the gun.

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4. Fourth place

Mobedalen, August 2011

Photograph by Simo Räsänen (User: Ximonic)

164 votes in the final category in the first round: Forms of nature. A wide view of the evening  Mobedalen, Hordalend, Norway. The photo was taken from the eastern end of the valley.

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5. Fifth place

Yak near Yamdrok lake, Tibet

Photograph by Dennis Jarvis (User: Archer10)

160 votes in the final category in the first round: Mammals. These long-haired oxen live across the Himalayan region of south Central Asia, the Tibetan Plateau and the far north of Mongolia and Russia. In the Tibetan economy is dominated by subsistence agriculture. Because of the limited availability of arable land, the primary occupation of the Tibetan Plateau is the breeding sheep, cattle, goats, camels, yaks and horses. The Tibetan yak is an integral part of Tibetan life.

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6. Sixth place

Shmaretna Mountain

Photograph by Mihael Grmek (User: Meho29)

153 votes in the final category in the first round: Cities and ruins. Shmaretna Mountain View, Skofja Loka, Slovenia.

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7. Seventh place

Legacy of the castle park in Pszczyna, Poland

Photograph by Jacek Cisło (User: Poranek)

151 votes in the final category in the first round: Forms of nature.

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8. Eighth place

Panorama of the crater of the volcano Darwaza

Photograph by Tormod Sandtorv (Flickr) – edited by User: Hellbus

151 votes in the final, in the first round Category: Views of Nature. Door to Hell, burning Derveze gas field in Turkmenistan. It is actually bigger than it looks. Three 17 mm frame attached together.

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9. Ninth place

Vasco da Gama bridge, Lisbon, Portugal

Photograph by F Mira (Flickr)

139 votes in the final category in the first round: Structures and facilities. Merger in the mist – Vasco da Gama bridge, Lisbon, Portugal.

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10. Tenth place

Park Tarvasjõgi at Kõrvemaa in Estonia

Photograph by Ireen Trummer (User: Ireena)

134 votes in the final, in the first round Category: Views of Nature.

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11. Eleventh place

Silhouette of Endeavour

Photograph by Crew of Expedition 22 (NASA)

126 votes in the final category in the first round: Astronomy. Though astronauts and cosmonauts often encounter striking views of the Earth, a unique image is a series of colorful horizons of the Earth, has an additional feature: the silhouette of the space shuttle Endeavour. The view was photographed by a crew member of Expedition 22 to the International Space Station.Orange layer of the troposphere, where all weather create clouds that we normally see. This orange layer gives way to a whitish stratosphere and then the mesosphere. In some frames the black color is part of the window frame, not the blackness of space.

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12. Twelfth place

Arlington, Biburi, UK

Photograph by User: Saffron Blaze

112 votes in the final category in the first round: Cities and ruins. Arlington was built in 1380 as a monastic wool shop. These buildings have been converted into weaving cottages in the 17th century.

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