Photo of the Week: Celebrating Water Resources

January 13, 2012
Nile River Photo for Service Abroad Exhibition

Our "Photo of the Week" comes to us from James Rivera, who serves at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. James submitted this photograph to the Office of Art in Embassies for the "Through Their Eyes...Service Abroad" exhibition. His image captures the Nile River, with two boats silhouetted in the orange and yellow glow of a beautiful sunset.

James' image reminds us of the beauty and importance of our planet's natural resources, particularly our water resources. The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in partnership with the Ramsar Convention Secretariat are celebrating World Wetlands Day on February 2, 2012. To help us celebrate, now through January 20, anyone can submit his or her best photographs to a Flickr site in one of four wetlands and environmental tourism-related categories: wildlife, landscapes, plants, and tourists (submissions are limited to one per category). All are invited to mark their favorite photographs in each category through January 22. The top photographs will be showcased on the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Ramsar Convention Secretariat, and international organization partners' websites and social media platforms on World Wetlands Day, February 2.

Visit the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science Facebook page for additional information.

Comments

Comments

DrG
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West Virginia, USA
January 13, 2012

Dr. G. in West Virginia writes:

This is a beautiful photo, and as someone who spent years paddling Appalachian waterways in canoes and kayaks the DoS' interest in waterways is greatly appreciated.

Jen
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Virginia, USA
January 13, 2012

Jen in Virginia writes:

Kudos to the State Department for focusing on water. Looking forward to World Wetlands day on February 2!!

Jonny U.
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Utah, USA
January 13, 2012

Jonny in Utah writes:

Great photo and great idea for a contest. I feel inspired to try and submit a photo of the Great Salt Lake into the contest.

Pam
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West Virginia, USA
January 14, 2012

Pam in West Virginia writes:

Hopefully we can have the world understand the importance of keeping our wetlands and fresh water.

Danny C.
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Utah, USA
November 19, 2012

Danny C. in Utah writes:

This is one thing that we need to take care and are wetlands and other natural resources and we need to make more of them because we have toke so many out of our planet's natural resources already.

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