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World Wetlands Day Photo Celebration

To Participate, JOIN the “World Wetlands Day 2012 Photo Celebration” Group

POST your Photo to the Group from January 3-20, 2012. Make sure you list your country and specify which wetland and include a TAG for the category (see below).

TAG your best photo with one of the following categories (you may submit one photo per category) and upload it to the celebration page:

WILDLIFE” – Wildlife in wetlands, from frogs to fish to flamingoes, showcase the inhabitants of your favorite wetlands.

LANDSCAPE” – Beautiful sunsets, an undulating salt marsh, a vista of stately mangroves, take it all in.

PLANTS” – A close up of a flower or intricately woven lily-pad stalks, some of the most unique plants blur the lines between terrestrial and aquatic.

TOURISTS” –Whether slipping silently by in a canoe, bird watching, fishing or photographing, show us how YOU enjoy your wetlands.

VOTE” on your favorite photo in each group, Wildlife, Landscape, Plants, and Tourists by marking as a "favorite" what you think are the best photos in each category. Invite your friends and family to vote as well! Voting closes on Jan. 22, 2012.

FOLLOW the celebration on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StateDepartment.OES. “LIKE” our page and look for updates, wetlands tips and trivia, and suggestions for getting more involved in wetlands conservation.

CELEBRATE! Top photos in each group will be announced on World Wetlands Day, Feb. 2, and featured with your name, country, and the location of the photo on the U.S. State Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ramsar Convention Secretariat websites and social media sites as well as those of the five Ramsar Convention International Organization Partners – Birdlife International, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Wetlands International, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

To qualify to be featured, your photo must be original, and your submission must include your country and the location of the wetlands. The photographers with top favorites will be contacted after Jan. 23 and must respond by Jan 25 with their name so credit can be given.

You retain the copyright to any photo submitted, but the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Ramsar Convention Secretariat and its International Organization Partners reserve the right to use any picture for non-commercial and promotional purposes. You agree to these terms when you submit a photo. Regular Flickr and Facebook Terms of Service apply.

Group Rules

Upload only one photo per category, maximum of 4 photos. Please see group description for submission guidelines.

You retain the copyright to any photo submitted, but the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Ramsar Convention Secretariat and its International Organization Partners reserve the right to use any picture for non-commercial and promotional purposes. You agree to these terms when you submit a photo. Regular Flickr and Facebook Terms of Service apply.

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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