Photo of Ukrainian Carpathians become finalist of international contest

Source : 112 Ukraine

Picture of Carpathian Biosphere Reserve, Zakarpattia, became sixth in the Wiki Loves Earth contest
11:08, 18 October 2015

Photo taken in Carpathian Biosphere Reserve, Zakarpattia, received the sixth place in international photo contest Wiki Loves Earth. The first prize was given to a picture of Lower Kachura Lake in Central Karakoram National Park, Pakistan.

The competition, where participants take photographs of protected natural areas and upload their photos to Wikimedia Commons, was held internationally for the second time in 2015 with 26 countries.

The project aims to increase the awareness of people about the natural treasures of the world. Participants uploaded about a hundred thousand photos. Before getting to the international contest, national competitions take place. International jury consists of 9 photographers from different countries, experienced in nature photography, one of them, Dmytro Balkhovitin, is Ukrainian.

The contest’s web site states that idea of such event appeared in Ukraine in 2013.

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