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poty2010 celebrating the best photos of the year.

2463 votes. 783 images. 1 winner.


We've revealed the results. See the Wikimedia blog for the official announcement.

2010 Winners

Commons Picture of the Year 2010

 : # 1 – 241 votes in Final;
In mid-August 2010 ESO Photo Ambassador Yuri Beletsky snapped this amazing photo at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. A group of astronomers were observing the centre of the Milky Way using the laser guide star facility at Yepun, one of the four Unit Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope (VLT). (POTD)
Credit: .

# 2 – 180 votes in Final;
Stari Most, the "Old Bridge", which connects the two banks of river Neretva, has been a symbol of Mostar for centuries. This view from north shows Helebija tower to the left and Tara tower to the right. It was made from the minaret of Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Ramirez. .

# 3 – 170 votes in Final;
Sarychev Peak Volcano erupts June 12, 2009, on Matua Island (North Kuril Islands) (POTD)
Credit: .

# 4 – 161 votes in Final;
Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) (young) in South Georgia (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Serge Ouachée (user Butterfly voyages) .

# 5 – 145 votes in Final;
The Lichtenstein Castle, near Lichtenstein, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by -donald- .

# 6 – 140 votes in Final;
A lonely house. An image made using Blender 3D. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Michael Otto .

# 7 – 120 votes in Final;
Lake Vuoksa, at the Karelian Isthmus, which separates Russia and Finland. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Dmitry A. Mottl .

# 8 – 116 votes in Final;
Tabletop photography by "Studiocommunity e.V." (incorporated association). No photomontage was used. All objects were fastened on the board, which was pushed from the side, whereby the wine spilled out of the glass. The carafe is filled with wine coloured gelatine. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Stefan Krause, from Germany .

# 9 – 91 votes in Final;
Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas), photographed near Playa Jaco in Costa Rica. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Carey James Balboa .

# 10 – 88 votes in Final;
Male Agama sinaita, Jordan. This species is common in deserts around the shores of the Red Sea. While in heat, the male turns striking blue to attract females. (POTD)
Credit: Own work by Ester Inbar (User ST) .