I would like to cordially invite you to another great week of the Amazing Nature Contest. There were already so many excellent entries regarding how amazing nature can be in the past episodes, thanks to all of you, but there is still so much more to see! ^^ To participate in #amazingnature just create a post that shows how amazing nature is for you personally. This can be anything from a beautiful flower or animal to an astonishing sunset.
I am a huge lover of nature and really enjoy to take pictures of all the lovely things that surround me every day, no matter if those are plants, animals or landscapes. I found Steemit to be a brilliant place to find and watch nature pictures from all over the world. There is such a diversity of great content out there, thanks to all of you, from different perspectives and out of various motivations. I would like to collect all those beautiful snapshots and their amazing stories in a weekly compilation so that you can all benefit from the beauty that we are facing all the time, but so often are not able to appreciate in the modern times we are living in.
This #amazingnature contest is at home in DNA, a organization run by people for the people, with the aim to foster and densify nature-appreciation in the blockchain. DNA is also the home of the #featheredfriends hosted by amazing @melinda010100 🦢.
If you miss the entry, please wait for the next round. As I have to work and also a family to manage, there are no fixed UTC times and the window can open in a wide range between 10 am - 10 pm and therfore also close accordingly ^^
As nature covers an incredible wide range there is really anything possible. Amazing Natures categories could be anything from the following topics:
I will always try my best to link and present all participants of Amazing Nature in the entries section of the announcement posts that will be published roughly one week later on Sunday (depending on my time schedule this may shift some time ^^). This way you will have a nice compilation of them all. As an special feature, the new title picture of the contest will be created from the entry of the contest winner. This time it is from @whatisnew.
The voting for the winners will be done by the whole DNA community. Therefore we created a special contest channel in the DNA Discord (Amazing Nature Contest). Here I will post the announcement post including the winners (Announcements) EACH SUNDAY together with all your entries (Entries) EACH FRIDAY. Every member of DNA will be able to assign "voting emojies" under the entries for 24 HOURS and in the end those three with the most of them are the lucky winners. This I hope should lead to a more objective consideration than just involving myself as a judge. I will engage as a judge in case of a draw ^^
The winner of this weeks contest with her very first entry is @whatisnew. She is a huge fan of cats, dogs and nature in general and you can find a lot of great posts in her blog regarding those topics. For this week she entered with something amazing, a pregnant praying mantis ^^ .. She found her laying on the sidewalk motionless, but in the end she was only sleeping and after waking up slowly she started to move away. In addition the post is full of intetesting and informative facts about the mantis in general and I can highly recommend a read if you always wanted to know more about this beautiful insect. I am glad that you found out about our little community ;)
This nice series of great crocodile photography here was submitted by the great @melinda010100, host of the #featheredfriends. She took those pictures from the safety of her car window in Georgia in the USA, while she was on a 4 mile auto tour through the Savanah Wildlife Refuge. In a total of nine pictures that she presents to us, she shows crocodiles in varies sizes, positions and locations. Her pictures are really beautiful and leave an impression of quite dangerous reptiles. Thank you for those great pictures showing a wide range of those majestic and ancient reptiles ^^
Here we have the entry from @barbara-orenya, a joyful french artist fron France who creates extremely beautiful and cheerful drawings. I really like those and my son loves them. Sometimes she combines her art with some real animal photography like I saw her doing it with snail once ;) .. It is her second entry to the contest and this week she shows us this nice duo, consisting of a white horse and a brown donkey. She was so lucky that those curious animals approached her and posed in front of the beautiful mountain region of Haute-Savoie in France. These picture series by her is very beautiful, with a nice setting and full of nice contrasts that are really fun to watch. Thank you very much for this entry ^^
Todays feature is about @lesmann. He describes himself as an lover of "Art, Spirituality, & Living Philosophy". Also you can find photos of animals and plants amongst his blog, his focus is on abstract art, as you can see in the two example pictures from his blog that I show you here. I have to admit that I am not an expert in art, especially not abstract one. But it is an interesting perspective and motivation to reflect about nature and as there are some art lovers amongst the Amazing Nature community too, I hope that some of you may find this steemians blog very interesting ^^
DNA is an organization, managed by @medro-martin, to foster and DENSIFY NATURE-APPRECIATION which aims to establish REPORTS OF BIODIVERSITY DATA that is contributed by all of us Steemians and subsequently cataloged.
Therefore DNA searches for HIGH-QUALITY posts that aim to DESCRIBE and determine the BIODIVERSITY AROUND YOU with added EXPLANATIONS and INFORMATIONS. For these informative posts they offer a CURATION SERVICE using the @dna.steem account. It is also a CURATION TRAIL.
At the moment DNA is also the home of the #amazingnature contest for all your post about the amazing nature all around us and also the home of the #featheredfriends hosted by the lovely @melinda010100 🦢 for all you great posts about our feathered friends ^^ But we hope that more nature related communities will join, or maybe some Steemians start their own little project there ;) .. Maybe even you?
If you are INTERESTED in DNA, please do not hesitate to ask about it, or directly JOIN US in the DNA DISCORD ;)
"By The People, For The People"
There is another initiative here on Steem that I would like to bring close to you as I absolutely love them, the Steem Terminal:
It is a great location for LEARNING ABOUT STEEM, Discord, and Steem-related communities, full of nice people that you may ask if you need ASSISTANCE, with nearly everything ^^ You will find documents to assist you, a place to learn and practice, and find out about the many opportunities to form CONNECTIONS with other Steemians.
It also host the REDFISH RALLY, a funny challenge for all those that are new here to the world of Steem. The Terminal also hosts the HEYHAVEYAMET project by @heyhaveyamet, which introduces all new steemians on a daily basis, so that you don't have to search for them ^^
So why not joining us in the STEEM TERMINAL DISCORD? You will not regret it ^^
"Your one-stop location for learning about destinations in the Steem blockchain and Discord"
You all asked for one and here it is, the Amazing Nature Community. It is dedicated to all you Nature Lovers out there, no matter if Zoology, Botany, Landscapes or Philosophy ^^ You will also find many entries to the contest in there. It has the #hive-127788 tag and you can find it here:
Currently I have 38 Nature Lovers on my autovote, which is set to 23% for 1 daily upvote at the moment. I reserve some voting power for manual curating. In addition the voting trail also includes 100% votes on dna, steemterminal and heyhaveyamet as I support all three projects.
I thank all of you who participated and voted this week and hope that you enjoyed the Amazing Nature Contest. I am looking forward to more excellent content every week ^^. Of course this format is open for all kind of critics that can increase the quality of the contest and I am always happy about anyone who wants to join us on this little adventure.
@akinome @alexanderfluke @alinix @annamarina @annephilbrick @apnigrich @artofwisdom @angelro @atomcollector @bahttg @bigsambucca @brittandjosie @bucipuci @careassaktart @cocolefleur @davidesimoncini @dkkarolien @elkezaksek @ellenripley @engrsayful @haastrecht @hangin @iamraincrystal @ireenchew @irvet @isabelpena @joanstewart @joebtc @johannpiber @justclickindiva @kamrunnahar @karbon @kheys @lighteye @leslierevales @manojbhatt @manuelramos @mariacaffrey @melinda010100 @mers @mintymile @misschance @molometer @myjob @mysteriousroad @nelinoeva @nilom @ninahaskin @offgridlife @paradigm42 @phortun @qwerrie @redheadpei @sarimanok @sayee @sallybeth23 @seadbeady @s3rg3 @theoctoberwind @thesobuz @travelsbyblue @trincowski @viking-ventures @whatisnew @wongbraling
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Congratulations to the winners! Thank you for the honorable mention! Greetings!
🤗 Congratulations to all the winners...🍃🐢.. !!! Fantastic 😊🙂..!! Thank you for the honorable mention .. Amazing Nature 💕
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Congrats to all winners and thank you @adalger for having this fun contest.
I love praying grasshopper photos
Wow! What a beautiful selection of winners!!! Congratulations everyone.
Here is my entry:
Wow! What a wonderful surprise. Thanks to all in the community who voted and congratulations to the winners. All of the entries have amazing nature photos.
I just wanted you to know that I am unable to be involved in the voting process because I can't be on Discord due to permanent retina damage. That and being on Discord gives me severe migraines that last for days. I apologize for not being able to vote. Thanks so much for hosting this amazing nature contest @adalger. My entry will be in tomorrow. : )
This is my entry for the contest : https://steempeak.com/amazingnature/@wongbraling/white-dove
Oooh thank you much @adalger, thank you for them, these two lovely chaps I had the chance to capture in a beautiful field 😉 to the winners, mentions and to all participants ! Keep on all posting beautiful nature pictures !
congrats to the winners - tx for the honorable mention :)
Great to find your challenge, many thanks. I will compile an entry...
I love this contest! Here is my entry for this week :D
Nice! Waiting for nice posts!
Hey there @redheadpei ^^.. I post your entry from last week into this one here.. I am a bit jealous as I always wanted to try blueberry pancakes and never got some, but your wildlife is so lucky to have you cook it for them, hehe ;)
Here is my entry: https://steemit.com/hive-127788/@bucipuci/amazing-nature-contest-february-02-in-memory
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😊 Hello..!! @adalger My entry: https://steemit.com/amazingnature/@annephilbrick/5itpzz-amazing-nature-contest
My entry https://steemit.com/amazingnature/@akinome/amazing-nature-contest-a-flower-from-different-angles
Congratulations to all the winners :)
Some really great pictures, just awesome. Nice job @adalger with this project. Here is my entry in the #amazingnature contest. https://steemit.com/amazingnature/@farm-mom/a-cruise-to-the-peace-river
Heeey😀 Here is my entry: https://esteem.app/amazingnature/@dzoji/amazing-nature-contest
HEY THERE EVERYONE !
I am CLOSING the ENTRY window now
The VOTING will START in the DNA DISCORD soon ^^
Thank you all for participating this week ;)
Best wishes, Adalger
Congratulations to last week's winners & good luck to everyone participating in this week's contest! Time to vote! 🗳
Nice selection and congrats to all.
Hi @adalger please enter this post #amazingnature contest. I thought it was a fantastic view of nature at it's very best. Such a great project, just love nature. https://steemit.com/amazingnature/@thebigsweed/daffy-ducks-double-vision
Here is my entry to #amazingnature contest #2 February 2020 https://steemit.com/hive-127788/@porters/lynx-in-the-neighborhood-and-feathered-friends