Template:Potd/2015-10

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to: navigation, search

2004 : January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December
2005 : January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December
2006 : January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December
2007 : January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December
2008 : January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December
2009 : January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December
2010 : January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December
2011 : January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December
2012 : January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December
2013 : January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December
2014 : January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December
2015 : January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December
2016 : January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December


Pictures of the Day should be selected from our featured pictures. Media of the day may currently be filled with any sound or video file, but please double check it's not a potential copyright violation.


1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 • 26 • 27 • 28 • 29 • 30 • 31


purge this page's cache

1

Picture of the day

Early morning in Tolkuse bog, Luitemaa Nature Reserve.

Change image
English : Early morning in Tolkuse bog, Luitemaa Nature Reserve.

Media of the day

Out West is a 1918 short comedy film, a satire on contemporary westerns, starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, and Al St. John.‎

Choose a new media file
English : Out West is a 1918 short comedy film, a satire on contemporary westerns, starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, and Al St. John.

2

Picture of the day

Ceiling frescos in Herzogenburg Monastery Church (Lower Austria). The church was consecrated on October 2nd, 1785.

Change image
English : Ceiling frescos in Herzogenburg Monastery Church (Lower Austria). The church was consecrated on October 2nd, 1785.

Media of the day

This simpleshow explains the basics of photography.‎

Choose a new media file
English : This simpleshow explains the basics of photography.

3

Picture of the day

Sunset view from the back of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Suðurland, Iceland. The waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline.

Change image
English : Sunset view from the back of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Suðurland, Iceland. The waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline.

Media of the day

President Obama delivers a statement on the shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon. October 1, 2015.‎

Choose a new media file
English : President Obama delivers a statement on the shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon. October 1, 2015.

4

Picture of the day

Winter landscape of St Coloman church (de), located in Schwangau, Bavaria, southern Germany. St Coloman church is of baroque style and was constructed, the way it is today, in the 17th century in honor to Saint Coloman, replacing a chapel of the 15th century. The irish pilgrim is said to have taken a break at this spot in his pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1012.

Change image
English : Winter landscape of St Coloman church (de), located in Schwangau, Bavaria, southern Germany. St Coloman church is of baroque style and was constructed, the way it is today, in the 17th century in honor to Saint Coloman, replacing a chapel of the 15th century. The irish pilgrim is said to have taken a break at this spot in his pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1012.

Media of the day

Fumarole at Hverir, Iceland

Choose a new media file
English : Fumarole at Hverir, Iceland

5

Picture of the day

Panoramic view of the old city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Change image
English : Panoramic view of the old city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Media of the day

Luigi Boccherini's Sonata for Two Cellos in C Major, 1st movement: Allegro moderato performed by Alisa Weilerstein and 8 year-old Sujari Britt at the White House Evening of Classical Music‎

Choose a new media file
English : Luigi Boccherini's Sonata for Two Cellos in C Major, 1st movement: Allegro moderato performed by Alisa Weilerstein and 8 year-old Sujari Britt at the White House Evening of Classical Music

6

Picture of the day

A male Polyommatus bellargus butterfly in Foissac, Aveyron, France.

Change image
English : A male Polyommatus bellargus butterfly in Foissac, Aveyron, France.

Media of the day

An X-47B demonstrator receiving fuel from an Omega Boeing 707 tanker while airborne over the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Test Range on 22 April 2015.‎

Choose a new media file
English : An X-47B demonstrator receiving fuel from an Omega Boeing 707 tanker while airborne over the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Test Range on 22 April 2015.

7

Picture of the day

Sunset view of the Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña (Hermitage of the Virgin of the Rock), province of Huesca, Spain. The village of Aniés is seen on the left. The oldest parts of the sanctuary date to Roman times, while much was built in the 13th Century. The hermitage is only accessible on foot, via a steep path in the forest and through caves in the mountain.

Change image
English : Sunset view of the Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña (Hermitage of the Virgin of the Rock), province of Huesca, Spain. The village of Aniés is seen on the left. The oldest parts of the sanctuary date to Roman times, while much was built in the 13th Century. The hermitage is only accessible on foot, via a steep path in the forest and through caves in the mountain.

Media of the day

Aerial recording of small mountain Monte Brè, canton Ticino, Switzerland.‎

Choose a new media file
English : Aerial recording of small mountain Monte Brè, canton Ticino, Switzerland.

8

Picture of the day

Waterfall Gullfoss ("Golden Falls" in Icelandic), located in the canyon of the Hvítá river, is one of the main attractions of the Golden Circle in the southwest of Iceland. The fall flows over an 11 m-high step on the left, and the step on the right is 20 m high. In the summertime, when the picture was taken, water is flowing at the average rate of 140 m3/s.

Change image
English : Waterfall Gullfoss ("Golden Falls" in Icelandic), located in the canyon of the Hvítá river, is one of the main attractions of the Golden Circle in the southwest of Iceland. The fall flows over an 11 m-high step on the left, and the step on the right is 20 m high. In the summertime, when the picture was taken, water is flowing at the average rate of 140 m3/s.

Media of the day

F-16 Take off, Performance and Landing at Farnborough Airshow 2008.‎

Choose a new media file
English : F-16 Take off, Performance and Landing at Farnborough Airshow 2008.

9

Picture of the day

Light traces of a chain carousel, Viktorkirmes in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Change image
English : Light traces of a chain carousel, Viktorkirmes in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Media of the day

Candle flame (animation).‎

Choose a new media file
English : Candle flame (animation).

10

Picture of the day

Panoramic view of the course of the Trebišnjica river near Gornji Orahovac, Southeast of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Change image
English : Panoramic view of the course of the Trebišnjica river near Gornji Orahovac, Southeast of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Media of the day

This zoom sequence starts with a view of part of the faint southern constellation of Sculptor. At the centre we see the spiral galaxy NGC 300, lying about six million light-years from us. We finish the zoom with a close-up of NGC 300 in a very detailed image from the Wide Field Imager (WFI) at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.‎

Choose a new media file
English : This zoom sequence starts with a view of part of the faint southern constellation of Sculptor. At the centre we see the spiral galaxy NGC 300, lying about six million light-years from us. We finish the zoom with a close-up of NGC 300 in a very detailed image from the Wide Field Imager (WFI) at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

11

Picture of the day


Change image

Media of the day

Railway turntable at Faringe station, Sweden, 2015.‎

Choose a new media file
English : Railway turntable at Faringe station, Sweden, 2015.

12

Picture of the day

Panoramic view of the Nymphenburg Palace, a Baroque palace in Munich, Bavaria (southern Germany). The palace is the main summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria of the House of Wittelsbach. The palace was designed by Agostino Barelli and constructed by order of Ferdinand Maria and Henriette Adelaide of Savoy in 1664. The palace was expanded and redesigned several times until the last modifications in 1826.

Change image
English : Panoramic view of the Nymphenburg Palace, a Baroque palace in Munich, Bavaria (southern Germany). The palace is the main summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria of the House of Wittelsbach. The palace was designed by Agostino Barelli and constructed by order of Ferdinand Maria and Henriette Adelaide of Savoy in 1664. The palace was expanded and redesigned several times until the last modifications in 1826.

Media of the day

"It's a Long Way to Tipperary", performed by Albert Farrington (1915)‎

Choose a new media file
English : "It's a Long Way to Tipperary", performed by Albert Farrington (1915)

13

Picture of the day

Detail view of Los Aguarales de Valpalmas, a rare, fragile and dynamic geological phenomenon located near Valpalmas, Zaragoza, Spain. The landscape is the result of water flows over fragile material in a process known as piping.

Change image
English : Detail view of Los Aguarales de Valpalmas, a rare, fragile and dynamic geological phenomenon located near Valpalmas, Zaragoza, Spain. The landscape is the result of water flows over fragile material in a process known as piping.

Media of the day

Mount Fuji at sunset (timelapse). Filmed from Toshima-ku, Tokyo (about 95 kilometers or 59 miles away). The real-time video lasted 31 minutes 28 seconds, and here it has been sped up 40 times.‎

Choose a new media file
English : Mount Fuji at sunset (timelapse). Filmed from Toshima-ku, Tokyo (about 95 kilometers or 59 miles away). The real-time video lasted 31 minutes 28 seconds, and here it has been sped up 40 times.

14

Picture of the day

Panorama of Todi (Italy) Todi is a town and comune (municipality) of the province of Perugia (region of Umbria) in central Italy. It is perched on a tall two-crested hill overlooking the east bank of the river Tiber, commanding distant views in every direction.In the 1990s, Richard S. Levine, a professor of architecture at the University of Kentucky, chose Todi as the model sustainable city, because of its scale and its ability to reinvent itself over time. After that, the Italian press reported on Todi as the world's most livable city.

Change image
English : Panorama of Todi (Italy) Todi is a town and comune (municipality) of the province of Perugia (region of Umbria) in central Italy. It is perched on a tall two-crested hill overlooking the east bank of the river Tiber, commanding distant views in every direction.In the 1990s, Richard S. Levine, a professor of architecture at the University of Kentucky, chose Todi as the model sustainable city, because of its scale and its ability to reinvent itself over time. After that, the Italian press reported on Todi as the world's most livable city.

Media of the day

Noises of typical dial-up modem while connecting to a local ISP server via telephone line.‎

Choose a new media file
English : Noises of typical dial-up modem while connecting to a local ISP server via telephone line.

15

Picture of the day

Inahamne, biggest lake in the island of Osmussaar.

Change image
English : Inahamne, biggest lake in the island of Osmussaar.

Media of the day

Hand-coloured version of Georges Méliès's Voyage dans la lune, a French silent science-fiction film from 1902.‎

Choose a new media file
English : Hand-coloured version of Georges Méliès's Voyage dans la lune, a French silent science-fiction film from 1902.

16

Picture of the day

Holmbergs lighthouse after the sunset, region of Vestfirðir, Iceland.

Change image
English : Holmbergs lighthouse after the sunset, region of Vestfirðir, Iceland.

Media of the day

A slow-motion video of a roller coaster Viper (Darien Lake), New York, traversing a vertical loop.‎

Choose a new media file
English : A slow-motion video of a roller coaster Viper (Darien Lake), New York, traversing a vertical loop.

17

Picture of the day

Blue hour shot of the Prince Philip Science Museum (on the right) and The Hemispheric (in the back), City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain. The 40,000 m2 museum was opened on November 13th 2000 and was designed by Santiago Calatrava.

Change image
English : Blue hour shot of the Prince Philip Science Museum (on the right) and The Hemispheric (in the back), City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain. The 40,000 m2 museum was opened on November 13th 2000 and was designed by Santiago Calatrava.

Media of the day

Train parade at the railway exhibition «Expo 1520» on railway test circuit in Shcherbinka, Moscow, Russia. First ride of trains. 04.09.2015, 12:00—13:00 MSK‎

Choose a new media file
English : Train parade at the railway exhibition «Expo 1520» on railway test circuit in Shcherbinka, Moscow, Russia. First ride of trains. 04.09.2015, 12:00—13:00 MSK

18

Picture of the day

Lüübnitsa village in southeastern Estonia.

Change image
English : Lüübnitsa village in southeastern Estonia.

Media of the day

Operating the Bell & Howell Filmo 16 mm projector‎

Choose a new media file
English : Operating the Bell & Howell Filmo 16 mm projector

19

Picture of the day

View of the spire and cloister of the Salisbury Cathedral, located in the city of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. The temple, an Anglican cathedral, is one of the leading examples of Early English architecture and was consecrated in 1258. Its 123 m (404 feet) spire is the tallest in the United Kingdom.

Change image
English : View of the spire and cloister of the Salisbury Cathedral, located in the city of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. The temple, an Anglican cathedral, is one of the leading examples of Early English architecture and was consecrated in 1258. Its 123 m (404 feet) spire is the tallest in the United Kingdom.

Media of the day

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada‎

Choose a new media file
English : Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

20

Picture of the day

Ceiling fresco of the Imperial Staircase of Göttweig Abbey (Lower Austria) by Paul Troger (1739): Apotheosis of Emperor Charles VI. († 20th October 1740)

Change image
English : Ceiling fresco of the Imperial Staircase of Göttweig Abbey (Lower Austria) by Paul Troger (1739): Apotheosis of Emperor Charles VI. († 20th October 1740)

Media of the day


Choose a new media file

21

Picture of the day

Dyrhólaey Arch, Suðurland, Iceland. The ocean has worn the black basalt here into a 120-meter (394 ft) high arch which also serves as a bird sanctuary.

Change image
English : Dyrhólaey Arch, Suðurland, Iceland. The ocean has worn the black basalt here into a 120-meter (394 ft) high arch which also serves as a bird sanctuary.

Media of the day

Water transport and nature near of Vembanad lake, state of Kerala, India.‎

Choose a new media file
English : Water transport and nature near of Vembanad lake, state of Kerala, India.

22

Picture of the day

Panoramic view of the photovoltaic power station of Cariñena, Zaragoza, Spain. The panels are mounted on dual axis trackers in order to maximise the intensity of incoming direct radiation. This solution enables the arrays to track the sun in its daily orbit.

Change image
English : Panoramic view of the photovoltaic power station of Cariñena, Zaragoza, Spain. The panels are mounted on dual axis trackers in order to maximise the intensity of incoming direct radiation. This solution enables the arrays to track the sun in its daily orbit.

Media of the day

Ride on alpine slide situated on the slope below Prosecká street toward Vysočany in Prague, Czech Republic.‎

Choose a new media file
English : Ride on alpine slide situated on the slope below Prosecká street toward Vysočany in Prague, Czech Republic.

23

Picture of the day

Basalt sea stack in a black lava beach under the mountain Reynisfjall near the village Vík í Mýrdal, southern Iceland. The three basalt see stacks in the background are the famous Reynisdrangar.

Change image
English : Basalt sea stack in a black lava beach under the mountain Reynisfjall near the village Vík í Mýrdal, southern Iceland. The three basalt see stacks in the background are the famous Reynisdrangar.

Media of the day

The flight of passanger airplane McDonnell Douglas DC-7 from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to Tokyo over North Pole in the year 1958.‎

Choose a new media file
English : The flight of passanger airplane McDonnell Douglas DC-7 from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to Tokyo over North Pole in the year 1958.

24

Picture of the day

Former blast furnace #2 belonging the disappeared Altos Hornos del Mediterráneo S.A. (Mediterranean Blast Furnaces), located in Port of Sagunt, Valencian Community, Spain. The company Altos Hornos del Mediterráneo S.A (AHM), based on the Altos Hornos de Vizcaya S.A., was created in 1971 to serve the ferrous metallurgy in Sagunto. This blast furnace, the only one remaining of the 3 that were operating, is 64 m high. It was first built in 1922, and operated for only 13 years. In the the 1970s, it was restored, and is now open to the public and to visitors.

Change image
English : Former blast furnace #2 belonging the disappeared Altos Hornos del Mediterráneo S.A. (Mediterranean Blast Furnaces), located in Port of Sagunt, Valencian Community, Spain. The company Altos Hornos del Mediterráneo S.A (AHM), based on the Altos Hornos de Vizcaya S.A., was created in 1971 to serve the ferrous metallurgy in Sagunto. This blast furnace, the only one remaining of the 3 that were operating, is 64 m high. It was first built in 1922, and operated for only 13 years. In the the 1970s, it was restored, and is now open to the public and to visitors.

Media of the day

Windmills in Dutch village Kinderdijk in the polder Alblasserwaard during the summer months and tourists taking pictures of them, year 1965.‎

Choose a new media file
English : Windmills in Dutch village Kinderdijk in the polder Alblasserwaard during the summer months and tourists taking pictures of them, year 1965.

25

Picture of the day

Pipe organ of the Poznań Collegiate Church, Poland. The organ was made by the famous German organ builder Friedrich Ladegast between 1872 and 1876. The piece has 2579 pipes, most of which are made of high value tin alloy and valuable species of trees like: spruce, birch and Siberian fir. The splendid neo-Regency organ case is decorated with sculptures of angels playing musical instruments. The Collegiate church, formaly Poznań Parish church of Saint Stanisław The Bishop and The Martyr, was built in the years 1651-1701 (and completed around 1750), is located near the Old Market Square in Poznań, and is one of the most impressive Baroque sacral edifices in Poland.

Change image
English : Pipe organ of the Poznań Collegiate Church, Poland. The organ was made by the famous German organ builder Friedrich Ladegast between 1872 and 1876. The piece has 2579 pipes, most of which are made of high value tin alloy and valuable species of trees like: spruce, birch and Siberian fir. The splendid neo-Regency organ case is decorated with sculptures of angels playing musical instruments. The Collegiate church, formaly Poznań Parish church of Saint Stanisław The Bishop and The Martyr, was built in the years 1651-1701 (and completed around 1750), is located near the Old Market Square in Poznań, and is one of the most impressive Baroque sacral edifices in Poland.

Media of the day

Views of tunnels and stations of Sokolnicheskaya and Koltsevaya lines of Moscow Metro from driver's cabin of track measuring train «Synergy-1» (model 81-717/714)‎

Choose a new media file
English : Views of tunnels and stations of Sokolnicheskaya and Koltsevaya lines of Moscow Metro from driver's cabin of track measuring train «Synergy-1» (model 81-717/714)

26

Picture of the day

Dusk at Hauaneeme bay in Lahemaa National Park.

Change image
English : Dusk at Hauaneeme bay in Lahemaa National Park.

Media of the day

Demolition of communal theater in Heilbronn, Germany, year 1970.‎

Choose a new media file
English : Demolition of communal theater in Heilbronn, Germany, year 1970.

27

Picture of the day

A moonlit view of the former Roman city of Sagunto, Valencian Community, Spain. The photograph is taken from the hill upon which the castle of Sagunto stands.

Change image
English : A moonlit view of the former Roman city of Sagunto, Valencian Community, Spain. The photograph is taken from the hill upon which the castle of Sagunto stands.

Media of the day

New imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope is revealing details never before seen on Jupiter. Hubble’s new Jupiter maps were used to create this Ultra HD animation.‎

Choose a new media file
English : New imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope is revealing details never before seen on Jupiter. Hubble’s new Jupiter maps were used to create this Ultra HD animation.

28

Picture of the day

The Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic explosion after launch, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Change image
English : The Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic explosion after launch, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Media of the day

A druid fly (Clusia flava) oviposits into boreholes of bark beetles on a fallen beech.‎

Choose a new media file
English : A druid fly (Clusia flava) oviposits into boreholes of bark beetles on a fallen beech.

29

Picture of the day

Lateral view of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall during a sunset, Suðurland, Iceland. The waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline.

Change image
English : Lateral view of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall during a sunset, Suðurland, Iceland. The waterfall of the river Seljalandsá drops 60 metres (200 ft) over the cliffs of the former coastline.

Media of the day

The 1 minute video from the steets of district Unión, Montevideo, Uruguay, year 2013.‎

Choose a new media file
English : The 1 minute video from the steets of district Unión, Montevideo, Uruguay, year 2013.

30

Picture of the day

Mustoja Nature Park is the biggest protected area in Põlva County.

Change image
English : Mustoja Nature Park is the biggest protected area in Põlva County.

Media of the day

The Pan-European Species-directories Infrastructure (PESI) checklist (also called EU-nomen) serves as a taxonomic standard and backbone for Europe.‎

Choose a new media file
English : The Pan-European Species-directories Infrastructure (PESI) checklist (also called EU-nomen) serves as a taxonomic standard and backbone for Europe.

31

Picture of the day

Schwerin Castle (Germany) shortly after a storm in the evening sun.

Change image
English : Schwerin Castle (Germany) shortly after a storm in the evening sun.

Media of the day

Night of the Living Dead. Directed by George Romero and released in 1968, this is one of the most influential zombie films of all time.‎

Choose a new media file
English : Night of the Living Dead. Directed by George Romero and released in 1968, this is one of the most influential zombie films of all time.
Request an additional language - Demande d’ajout d’une langue