(Last Updated On: December 11, 2015)
2015 winner comes from Lower Kachura Lake, Skardu,Pakistan.

First place:2015 winner comes from Lower Kachura Lake, a popular tourist destination in Central Karakoram National Park, Skardu, Pakistan. — Image by Zaeem Siddiq

Pakistani Photographer Zaeem Siddiq and his photo of a popular tourist destination in Central Karakoram National Park, Skardu,

Pakistan has been chosen as the best international picture for the year 2015, in Wikimedia Foundation’s organised contest The Wiki Loves Earth.

The global Wiki Loves Earth 2015 edition has seen more than 8,500 contestants participating from 26 countries, with over 100,000 photo submissions throughout the month of May.

From Pakistan alone, over 1500 contestants chipped in from across the country to submit more than 11,000 photographs in Wiki Loves Earth contest.Making it the country with the fourth largest number of submissions and second largest in the number of participants.

The prize for the winner of Wiki Loves Earth contest includes a trip to attend the Wikimania 2016 conference in Esino Lario, Italy, with paid travel and accommodation expenses.

Shangrila Resort Skardu, also known as “Heaven on Earth”, is nestled amongst some of the world’s highest peaks. It encircles the heart shaped “Kachura Lake” and is surrounded by fruit laden orchards and flower filled gardens.Shangrila Resorts Skardu offers 60 spacious rooms which are uniquely designed to include luxurious amenities.All our cottages have private balconies over looking the Kachura Lake.
Shangrila Resort Skardu

A vacation spent at Shangrila Resort Skardu is a once in a lifetime experience that one would want to relive again and again. Located at a height of 2500 meters, this area is more commonly known as “The Roof of the World”. Due to its natural beauty, the first impression of Shangrila is of a Fairyland.
Shangrila is the only private company which has recognized the great potential of Tourism and has received the 19th International Award for the best Tourist Resort and is recognized as Pakistans Landmark to the world.
From Islamabad there is a daily Boeing 737 flight, which takes 45 minutes,, flying over the most spectacular Himalayan and Karakoram ranges from where you can see the tallest peaks in the world flying over the Kaghan valley, Chilas and then following the mighty Indus river, skimming past Nanga Parbat the 9th Highest peak in the world, which is called the killer mountain at a height of 26660 feet, flying north and entering the valley of Skardu which is the capital of Baltistan.