Amazing Nature Contest - May 2020 - #02 - CLOSED

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Hello Nature Lovers !


BLOG: 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 the #amazingnature contests 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.

What is the Purpose of the Contest ?

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 Hive 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 and fast paced times we are living in.

This #amazingnature contest is at home in the DNA-Discord, 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 🦢 and the @fungilovers hosted by @qwerrie 🍄.


Contest Rules :

  • Please join the Community and POST your entry INTO the AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY. This makes it a part of it and visible to all other members of the community. You can add the #amazingnature TAG after it if you like.
  • CLEARLY MENTION that your post is an ENTRY for this contest.
  • All pictures have to be your own. You can use the amazing nature banner if you like or create your own.
  • STATE IN THE TEXT why those pictures are representing YOUR AMAZING NATURE. This is an ESSENTIAL part of this contest.
  • Drop the LINK to your post IN THE COMMENTS. You can add a picture if you like. It is NECESSARY as I have to post a link in Discord on Friday, 5 days later for voting and also for my own compiling purposes.
  • The entry window is open for ~ 5 DAYS. Watch out for the -CLOSED in the title.

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 ^^

  • The AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY is there FOR ALL POSTS ABOUT THE AMAZING NATURE AROUND YOU that are not necessarily a contest entry. We would highly appreciate it if you share your great nature content there with us! .. But the contest is also located in this community as an integrated part and special feature .. You can also still use the #amazingnature tag if you like.

Possible Topics :

As nature covers an incredible wide range there is really anything possible. Amazing Natures categories could be anything from the following topics:

  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Geology
  • Landscapes
  • Philosophy
  • ... Surprise us ^^


Prizes to Win :

  • 1st : 3 HIVE
  • 2st : 2 HIVE
  • 3st : 1 HIVE

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 @librepensadora.

How are the Winners choosen ?

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 a majority of the votes was @librepensadora with her amazing series of photographs from a visit of one of the most spectacular places in Venezuela, called “El Abismo”. There is even a route map included to indicate the exact road taken. The view there is overwhelming at a height of 1,053 meters, where the air is totally pure and the intense silence is only disturbed by the wind, and one can overlook the infinite jungle sea at the border between the Venezuelan Gran Sabana and the immense Brazilian Amazon. Thank you very much for posting this awesome tour and for sharing your pictures with us ;)




@porters shows us a huge series of pictures from the spring in the boreal forest Region of Canada, I started heading more into the woodlands recently released from a deep cover of snow. Ans this series is great. It covers ducks in the pond near their nesting place, as well as some pictures from up the hilltop from Bruno, her German Shepard Dog. In addition their a several really beautiful captures from a variety of birds included and of course JJ the cat, which was waiting on the pine meadow behind the house. Thank you for this amazing picture compilation of the canadian spring time ^^



This week @engsayful enters with a beautiful sunrise from Sajek Valley, Rangamati, in Bangladesh. These great sunrises are reserved for those more that are living more remote of the crowded and busy cities and dare to leave the house early. Everything, from fresh air, trees, fresh people, and charming birds can be found there. In combination with this amazing view from the top of the hill these sunrises are real energizers in the early morning. Thank you for this great view ;)























This weeks feature is about @visionaer3003. This Hivean is from germany and still suuuper fresh to the Hiveosphere. His very first post is only 6 days old ^^. But his firsts post already contain some great nature pictures accompanied by a few informations, which is an excellent start. Here are some examples from his blog. Lets see how this blog will evolve ;)




Amazing Nature Community :

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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:


This community is there FOR ALL POSTS ABOUT THE AMAZING NATURE AROUND YOU. Currently I have 39 Nature Lovers on the autovote, which is set to 20% for 2 daily upvotes at the moment. I still reserve some voting power for manual curating on nature content when needed.

Previous Participants :

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 @antoniarhuiz @atomcollector @bahttg @belkisa758 @bigsambucca @brittandjosie @bucipuci @careassaktart @carolinacardoza @chetanpadliya @cocolefleur @crazyandy @davidesimoncini @derekrichardson @dkkarolien @dzoji @elkezaksek @ellenripley @engrsayful @farm-mom @fmbs25 @futven12 @godlovermel25 @haastrecht @gingbabida @hangin @iamraincrystal @insense @ireenchew @irvet @isabelpena @jesuslnrs @joanstewart @joebtc @johannpiber @julianhorack @justclickindiva @kalemandra @kamrunnahar @karbon @kheys @letalis-laetitia @lighteye @leslierevales @librepensadora @lisfabian @manojbhatt @manorvillemike @manuelramos @mariacaffrey @melinda010100 @mers @mintymile @misschance @mllg @molometer @mondoshawan @myjob @mysteriousroad @nelinoeva @nilom @ninahaskin @oizaguirres @offgridlife @olivia08 @paradigm42 @phortun @porters @qwerrie @razeiv @redheadpei @sarimanok @sayee @sallybeth23 @seadbeady @sunscape @s3rg3 @thebigsweed @theoctoberwind @thesobuz @travelsbyblue @trincowski @truelovemom @viking-ventures @vincent21 @whatisnew @wongbraling @zhanavic69

If you want me to take you out of the list, or if you don't want your picture, in the case you are the winner, to be used as a new title picture, just let me know about it in the comments.

Dedicated to all Nature Lovers out there, no matter if Zoology, Botany, Landscapes or Philosophy ^^


DNA - Densifying Nature-Appreciation :


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 Hiveans 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. Just add the #dna TAG if you think that any of your posts is what they are looking for.

At the moment DNA is also the home of the #amazingnature 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 and the #fungifriday hosted by the amazing @qwerrie 🍄 for all your posts about fungi and mushrooms ^^ But we hope that more nature related communities will join, or maybe some Hiveans 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"


The Terminal & Discord :

There is another initiative here on Hive that I would like to bring close to you as I absolutely love them, The Terminal:


It is a great location for LEARNING ABOUT STEEM, Discord, and Hive-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 Hiveans.

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 Hiveans on a daily basis, so that you don't have to search for them ^^


So why not joining us in the THE TERMINAL DISCORD? You will not regret it ^^

"Your one-stop location for learning about destinations in the Hive blockchain and Discord"


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Best wishes,


hai @adalger .... regards

my send 6 hive, to your wallet
to add 2 Hives, for each winner

glad to be able to help for winner :)

hilsen @sultan-aceh

Wow, thank you very much @sultan-aceh ^^ .. These Hive will be given to the next round of winners as an additional contest reward :) .. Thank you very much providing help and appreciation of the contestants this way, it is highly appreciated ^^

One should always love nature

Thats for sure, hehe .. And it is so great that soooo many nature lovers found together here 😉 .. Thanks for stopping by and commenting here @equeqtra ^^

Thank you for this amazing read about the butterfly @trudeehunter ^^ .. Tgis is such a beautiful entry ;)

I'm glad you enjoyed it @adalger. Many thanks for sharing your appreciation. 💐

Great photos for a great competition :-).
Congratulations to the winners.

Congratulations to the winners !

Really wonderful entries.
Congratulations to all the winners.
What a wonderful community 😁

Hehe, I actually never thought that this community will grow so popular so fast ^^ .. I am glad that they introduced the community feature a while ago. Now we have soo many nature lovers connected, which is so amazing ;)

Oh yes, this is one community I believe will continue to attract new users.
Let's face it nature is well, just amazing, and that will never change.

Congratulations to the Winners ..!!
Beautiful photos with wonderful information /stories.

Congrats to all the winners. Great posts!

Ah I am always curious to see who made the grade this time - some fabulous entries again :)

Hehe, the best is, that there are so different ones each week, so that it is still exiting to wait for the next contest round, hehe ^^

Wonderful walks in nature, gorgeous photography, congratulations to everyone who entered enabling us to see different regions through your lens.

Thanks. I have won the third prize. Great

Congratulations to all worthy winners. A great selection @adalger

Congratulations to all the winners.thsnk you @adalger for the mention.

Hello @adalger, Thank you so much for the honorable mention and a Big congrats to the Winners :)
Here is my week participation, I hope you will like it:

Another breathtaking entry from you @akinome ^^ .. Your entries were always so great to watch and I am happy that you entered again ;) .. I really love this entry here. The bee pictures are soo beautiful !

Thank you very much🤗!

Such an amazing post ! .. Thank you so much for submitting this one here to the contest, it fits in so beautiful ;)

By the way @borjan, your post are really good ones and I like the love that you put into writing the texts to your great pictures, so I will put you on the autovoter if you don't mind ^^

Thank you!

Thank you for your entry @librepensadora ^^

Good evening @adalger friend i am entering again this week with my bumblebee

You know i am a fan.

Thank you for the little bumblebee @brittandjosie ^^ .. Now that there is no salmon left they have to go for flower diner again, hehe ;)

Thank you for your great entry about the little kitten ^^

Congratulations to the winners!
Here is my entry for this week.


Thank you for another great entry from you @nelinoeva..and it is so stuffed with cute bird pictures, hehe ^^

Congratulations to the other winners and honorable mentions!
Thank-you so much for picking my post and the 2nd place winnings - made my day!

I have another entry for this week with lots of #FeatheredFriends and more ice pictures along with the first flushes of green - gotta love this time of year!

ice pattern on plant makes star shape.JPG

first flush of green behind 3 birch trees.JPG

Thank you for another amazing post of yours @porters .. they are always so complex with their own stories ^^

Thank you very much for your entry ^^ It is great to see a new member of the Amazing Nature family. I hope you will enjoy your time here with us ;)

Thank you for that post about the freshly born baby cow @isabelpena ^^

I did not want to miss this event @adalger. A birth is the most amazing thing in nature.

Morning @adalger and everyone enjoying Amazing Nature.
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Thank you for those cute rabbits @redheadpei ^^

Welcome @adalger! 🐇🙂

Thank you for this purple beauty @dzoji ^^

Thank you @adalger 😊

Hey there !

Welcome to the next week of the Amazing Nature Contest. Congratulations to all the winners of the last round and hello too new amazing entries for this week ^^

Best wishes,

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