The annual Picture of the Year competition is an event where the images that became Featured Pictures during the last year are voted by members from all of the Wikimedia projects, to produce a single Picture of the Year. The third Picture of the Year competition was voted on:
Animated Gif of a Cicada (Tibicen sp.) Molting. Taken by T. Nathan Mundhenk, in Centerville, Ohio USA July 30 2007. Each frame taken at 1 minute intervals. 30 minute gap in middle while cicada rested. The Cicada takes about 2 hours to complete the process.
Credit: Wikimedian T. Nathan Mundhenk Edited by CarolSpears .
# 8 – 19 votes in Round 2;
Category - People and human activities #2 – 129 votes in Round 1;
Destitute pea pickers in California, mother of seven children, age thirty-two, in the 1930s.
Credit: Dorothea Lange (photograph) Durova (restoration) .
Arching fountain of a Pahoehoe approximately 10 m high issuing from the western end of the 0740 vents, a series of spatter cones 170 m long, south of Pu‘u Kahaualea. Episodes 2 and 3 were characterized by spatter and cinder cones, such as Pu‘u Halulu, which was 60 m high by episode 3.
Credit: J.D. Griggs Edited by Mbz1 .
# 12 – 14 votes in Round 2;
Category - Arthropods #4 – 123 votes in Round 1;
Head of a fly (Caliphrodae)
Credit: Wikimedian Richard Bartz.
# 13 – 13 votes in Round 2;
Category - People and human activities #3 – 127 votes in Round 1;
A New York City fireman calls for 10 more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the World Trade Center (Text by U.S. Navy)
This image of an ice wall and the ocean floor at Explorer's Cover, New Harbor, McMurdo Sound is adjacent to remote-controlled photographic equipment. An underwater camera is connected by cable to onshore facilities, which upload images to the Internet via radio signals.
Blue Tit, (Cyanistes caeruleus) It's an image in "contre-jour" (against the light). The sun is lightening the front of the bird. I work with "raw" to lighten the darker parts of the "contre-jour"
Credit: Wikimedian Luc Viatour.
# 18 – 8 votes in Round 2;
Category - Plants and fungi #4 – 81 votes in Round 1;
Some European Larches (Larix decidua) at dusk on the Siusi alp, South Tyrol, Italy near the Sassolungo range
Credit: Wikimedian Llorenzi.
# 18 – 8 votes in Round 2;
Category - Arthropods #1 – 171 votes in Round 1;
Electron scan micrography of Aceria anthocoptes.
Original caption reads: "The Rust Mite (Aceria anthocoptes), a potential biological control agent of the weed, Canada Thistle. Magnified 1,400X. (LTSEM) Plate #26873. Courtesy, Erbe, Pooley: USDA, ARS, EMU."
Credit: Erbe, Pooley Edited by Lycaon .
# 19 – 6 votes in Round 2;
Category - Other animals #4 – 132 votes in Round 1;
Credit: Mike Brodey Edited by Massimo Catarinella .
# 23 – 2 votes in Round 2;
Category - Arthropods #5 – 91 votes in Round 1;
"Platycryptus undatus". A 9 millimeter-long female jumping spider found in Newport News, Virginia. The lens setup utilized was a Nikon 50mm f/1.4D reverse mounted on a Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G . 13 images of variable focus were captured and composited in CombineZM, a focus stacking program.