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2012 Earth Day Bolivia Photo Contest! Español

Earth Day Network

For Earth Day Bolivia 2012 we wanted to do something really significant to create more awareness regarding the need to protect and conserve Bolivia's amazing biodiversity, landscapes, ecosystems and environment. So we decided to ask YOU to help us do that! Bolivia is one of the top 10 most biodiverse countries on the planet and we want to keep it that way. You helped us show the world the beauty of Bolivia's nature and wildlife by participating in our Earth Day Bolivia 2012 photo contest.


6000+ by Willy Kenning We teamed up with the Earth Day Network for this project as our way of celebrating Earth Day Bolivia in 2012, and helping to create awareness about the importance of protecting our environment, wildlife and natural resources. The Earth Day Network, blogged about our Earth Day Bolivia photo contest and featured it on our profile on the Earth Day website.

The first Earth Day — widely recognized as the birth of the modern environmental movement — was organized in 1970 by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson and young activist Denis Hayes. 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums on April 22, 1970 to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. 42 years later, Earth Day is still going strong. Over one billion people in 192 countries now participate each year.

Willy Kenning

The theme for Earth Day 2012 is Mobilize the Earth™. In recent years, people have become frustrated by the lack of environmental protection and conservation. The Earth Day 2012 campaign provides people with the opportunity to unite their voices in a call for a sustainable future.

In addition, we enlisted Bolivia's top wildlife and nature photographer, Willy Kenning. Not only is he known throughout the world for his stunning photography, he has sold more books than any other Bolivian author. Mr. Kenning judged all photo entries and chose the final winner! He also sponsored our Earth Day Bolivia photo contest by providing the prize! The winning photo entry will receive an autographed copy of his book "6000+" which features some of the highest and most beautiful landscapes of Bolivia.

Santa Cruz Crece Verde Also sponsoring this event is Santa Cruz Crece Verde (Santa Cruz Grows Green), a voluntary environmental education alliance formed as an Earth Day initiative in 2011 between the state government of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and our website, BoliviaBella.com. Our mission is to disseminate information on actions taken to conserve and protect our natural resources and environment in Bolivia, and to educate, raise awareness, position and create among the population a desire to keep our cities clean, and ensure our state develops in harmony with the environment, along with a deep respect for nature.

THESE WERE THE EARTH DAY BOLIVIA 2012 PHOTO CONTEST RULES

It's very easy. Simply use the form below to upload a photo you've taken of wildlife (flora and fauna), a landscape, a natural attraction, an ecosystem, or anything else related to our natural environment and describe it briefly. Tell us what it is, where and when you took the photo, and why you would like Bolivia to make protecting it a priority! You must own the rights to the photo you enter. We will manually approve all entries, so it may not appear online right away. Once you've clicked to submit your entry, you must enter your email address to be notified when it is online. We will also need it to contact you if you win the contest (it will not appear online). You retain all rights to your photo. You photo must be no wider than 500 pixels and no heavier than 100kb. You can also submit your photo using the form below, or post it on the BoliviaBella Facebook Page. All entries, whether on Facebook or our website, will be given equal consideration.

There is no limit and you can enter as many photos as you like! Upload your photo entry through midnight, April 20th. We'll announce the winner on April 22nd - Earth Day 2012!

BoliviaBella.com   Santa Cruz Grows Green   EarthDay.org   Willy Kenning   Español

THIS IS OUR BEAUTIFUL BOLIVIA!

Many more photos were sent via Facebook



These are some of the photos that participated:

Concurso de Fotos Dia de la Tierra: Gundonovia, Rio Isiboro, Tipnis, Pongo 
Contribucion para el concurso de fotos Dia de la Tierra 2012.

Earth Day Photo Contest - Hot Lips Flower 
The 'Hot Lips' flower, one of the laughably wonderful flowers of the jungles of Madidi National Park. ----- Comment on this photo submission below. …

Earth Day Photo Contest - Leopardus wiedii 2 
A lone margay catches a mid-afternoon nap high in the canopy. ----- Comment on this photo submission below. Want to participate in our Earth Day …

Earth Day Photo Contest - Leopardus wiedii 
This margay (leopardus wiedii) is just one of the many rescued animals of La Senda Verde, North Yungas. ----- Comment on this photo submission below. …

Earth Day Photo Contest: Montañas del Fuerte  
La flora de los alrededores del fuerte de Samaipata precisa ser preservada para evitar derrumbes. ----- Comment on this photo submission below. …

Earth Day Photo Contest - Panthera Onca 
An image captured while on an expedition in the rainforest near Cachuela Esperanza in the Bolivian Amazon. ----- Comment on this photo submission …

Earth Day Photo Contest - Capybara 
Bolivian rivers teem with life. One of the frequently observed water mammals is the world's largest rodent, the capybara, seen here along the banks of …

Earth Day Photo Contest - Illimani Sunset 
A glorious afternoon drive ended in a spectacular view of Illimani burnt red and gold by a departing winter sun. ----- Comment on this photo submission …

Earth Day Photo Contest - Muela del Diablo 
An image of an old favourite climb of mine, taken from the Oberlin Hotel in Mallasa. ----- Comment on this photo submission below. Want to participate …

Earth Day Contest Photo - Sunrises 
The Serrania Las Balas and Amboro-Carrasco corridor comprise an important watershed region on the eastern side of the Bolivian Andes and one of the most …

Earth Day Contest: Mururata 
There have been only a few rare moments when what I see and feel are single experience. This is one of them--Mururata at dusk, taken while driving home …

Earth Day Photo Contest: La Senda Verde 
This image was captured at La Senda Verde in the North Yungas, a habitat for rescued exotic pets (many of them from La Paz). Vicky Ossio (on the right!) …

Earth Day Photo Contest: Titikaka Sunset 
This image was taken five years ago (2007) on Isla del Sol, a most magical place. ----- Comment on this photo submission below. Want to participate …

Earth Day Photo Contest: Bolivia: Beautiful Hidden Country 
Hi, I wanted the world to know about this beautiful country in the heart of South America called Bolivia. Very little is known about this part of the world. …

2012 Earth Day Bolivia Photo Contest Winner! 
This photo of a Panthera onca (often called a leopardo or tigre in Bolivia) has been chosen as the winner of the 2012 Earth Day Bolivia photo contest …

Concurso de Fotos Dia de la Tierra: Rio Isiboro, Tipnis, Gundonovia 
Contribucion para el concurso de fotos Dia de la Tierra.

Earth Day Photo Contest: More Wildlife - Fauna Silvestre 
Fotografía tomada en la localidad de Paurito, en el departamento de Santa Cruz, durante el atardecer del día 14 de Agosto del 2011. El pájaro silvestre …

Earth Day Photo Contest: Fauna Silvestre (Wildlife) 
Fotografía tomada en la localidad de Paurito, en el departamento de Santa Cruz, durante el atardecer del día 14 de Agosto del 2011. El pájaro silvestre …

Concurso de Fotos Dia de la Tierra: Tipnis, Gundonovia, Trinidad 
Fotos de mi Bolivia Bella para el concurso de fotos Dia de la Tierra 2012.

Concurso de Fotos Dia de la Tierra: Flora Silvestre 
Fotografía tomada en la localidad de Paurito, en el departamento de Santa Cruz, durante el atardecer del día 20 de Marzo del 2001. Fruta silvestre comúnmente …

Concurso de Fotos Dia de la Tierra; Suchas 
Fotografía tomada en la localidad de Paurito, en el departamento de Santa Cruz, durante el atardecer del día 20 de Marzo del 2001. Los suchas son aves …

Earth Day Photo Contest -Mmarimono 
A more inquisitive face is hard to find. Taken at La Senda Verde, Yolosa, North Yungas.

Earth Day Photo Contest - Illampu 
A view of the massif of Illampu as viewed from near Isla del Sol. ----- Comment on this photo submission below. Want to participate in our Earth …

Earth Day Contest - Kriki 
Kriki. ----- Comment on this photo submission below. Want to participate in our Earth Day 2012 Bolivia Photo Contest? Send your photo entry here. …

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Earth Day Photo Contest - Let Me Out 
Let me out! ----- Comment on this photo submission below. Want to participate in our Earth Day 2012 Bolivia Photo Contest? Send your photo entry …

See some of our photos of beautiful Bolivia 
We can't participate in our 2012 Earth Day photo contest because we're running it, but we thought we'd share some of our favorite photos of Bolivia …

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