Wiki Loves Earth: 10 photographs from Pakistan that will leave you breathless

1,500 contestants from across Pakistan stepped in and submitted more than 11,000 photographs


Web Desk June 04, 2015

Last year, a ‘Wiki Loves Monuments’ photography competition was held in which countries from all over the world took part, including Pakistan. This year, the Wikimedia Foundation has organised a special competition titled “Wiki Loves Earth,” which is aimed at documenting the world’s heritage under the free license of Creative Commons.

To encourage Pakistani photographers to take part in this, a 'Wikipedia Loves Northern Pakistan' was organised as part of the global 'Wiki Loves Earth', and the entries are stunning.

A total of 1,500 contestants from across Pakistan stepped in and submitted more than 11,000 photographs, making it the country with the fourth largest number of submissions and second largest in number of participants.

As a result, Pakistan ended up taking part in the competition this year, with 10 of its best photographs being featured. The photos consist of breathtaking views and heartwarming sights across the country.

The winners of the contest are yet to be announced. In the meantime, feast your eyes on the top 10 pictures that represent Pakistan:


Hunza Valley. PHOTO: GHAZI GHULAMRAZA


Baltoro Glacier, Baltistan. PHOTO: THSULEMANI


Dudipatsar Lake. PHOTO: HAMZA NIAZI


Jabba Zomalu Lake, Swat. PHOTO: K. NIGHT. VISITANT


Nanga Parbat. PHOTO: TAHSIN ANWAR ALI


Nanga Parbat Rupal base camp. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD ASHAR


Shangrila Resorts, Skardu. PHOTO: ZAEEM SIDDIQ


Shogran Valley. PHOTO: DANIAL YAQUB


Rakaposhi Peak. PHOTO: RIZWAN KARIM


Shounter Valley. PHOTO: ZAHID GENIO

COMMENTS (9)

pakistani | 6 years ago | Reply We love Pakistan
Burki | 6 years ago | Reply If only the security situation improves and PTDC comes out of its perpetual slumber and do something for tourism development, who would need to go to Switzerland then.
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