World Wetlands Day is here! Please join us in congratulating our Wetlands Photo Celebration fan favorites—with images and photographers from around the globe in the four categories of favorites for the Wetlands and Tourism theme: Plants, Landscape, Tourists and Wildlife. Check out the lush stilt village in Ghana, a peaceful river in West Virginia, a snorkeler in the gorgeous coastal wetlands of Mexico, and a beautiful damselfly in Cambodia. Many thanks to all who participated – we received nearly 900 hundred photo submissions. We salute the world’s wetlands for their many critical benefits to humankind and their incredible beauty. Happy World Wetlands Day 2012!!

The four favorites chosen by the public were:

The fan favorite in the TOURISM category (snorkeler):
Wetland: Gran Cenote in Quintana Roo, Mexico
Photographer: Seth Patterson from Brownsville, Texas - USA

Gran Cenote

The fan favorite in the WILDLIFE category (damselfly):
Wetland: Tonle Sap lake Wetlanf, Phur Sat province
Photographer: SAR Monyrath from Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Beautiful Demoiselle, Broad-Winged damselfly (calopteryx virgo)

The fan favorite in the PLANTS category (water and vegetation):
Wetland: Nzulezo Silt Village in Jomoro district, western Ghana
Photograph: Francis Kwame Paintsil from Accra, Ghana

Amazuri plant - GHANA

And the fan favorite in the LANDSCAPE category (open water with trees):
Wetland:Tomlinson Run State Park (Tomlinson Run Lake) in West Virginia, United States
Photographer: Nadya Stoyanova Dzhevizova from Plovdiv, Bulgaria

planeta PRO 5 years ago
Congratulations to the winners and thank you everyone for making this such an engaging collection of photos!
outbackhens PRO 5 years ago
Congrats to the four winners!
Hector de Corazón 5 years ago
congratulations to the four winners indeed! lovely collection of shots in this pool regardless =)
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