Amazing Nature Contest - July 2020 - #02 -CLOSED

in Amazing Nature10 months ago (edited)

Hello Nature Lovers !


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 @gertu.

How are the Winners chosen ?

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 is @gertu with her post about succulent babies ^^ Those are actually really easy to reproduce and wonderful nature takes care of everything here! If you ever wanted to know something about this great process of succulents give her post a visit ;) .. This process starts when a small leaf of the plant falls of the stem of the mother plant. It carries all the genetic informationthat are necessary for a bud to emerge from this. But if the leaf is not receiving communication with the plant, its involution and death process starts! In the lucky case that it emerges, the bud does it long enough until it continues it separates its body from the already decaying leaf and transforms into a plant with the same characteristics of its mother plant .. Thank you very much for this amazing post and the great pictures that are explaining this great rise of succulent babies ^^



This week @nelinoeva has something really nice for us ^^ She tells us a nice photostory of some seagull that were living close to her home and gave birth to some fletchlings that were trying to fly, hehe. She observed them the first few days in a row jumping, spreading wings and making attempts to raise on every late afternoon until some day she saw the first fledgling flew away. In the end all of them did big circles together with some adult birds, who seemed to encourage them with shouts. Thank you for this great story about the fletchling flying lesson ^^



The entry from @brittandjosie is about fish ladders. This fish passages, which are quite often in the Netherlands, aim to give fish access to a hinterland that has become inaccessible due to a dike, dam, weir, pond or lock. They can also be found near the pumping stations to allow the fish to swim safely past them. SHe also explains the differences between the various techniques that are used for them.
For example, if the fish ladder is build for salmon and trout, fish that can jump, it often consists of a cascade of small tanks with running water in which the fish has to jump to a higher level. Other fish ladders may be hydraulic instead. So actually, the fish ladder must be adapted to the fish that must use it. Many things are important here, such as the position of the inlet in relation to the blockage, the size of the bait current and the maximum flow rate that the fish can handle. If you want to learn more about fish ladders, just visit her entry post! .. Thank you very much for this great and informative post ^^






































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 @alicargofer @alinix @annamarina @annephilbrick @apnigrich @artofwisdom @angelro @antoniarhuiz @atomcollector @bahttg @bambuka @belkisa758 @bigsambucca @blueroad @borjan @brittandjosie @bucipuci @careassaktart @carolinacardoza @chetanpadliya @chocolateskorpi @cocolefleur @crazyandy @daniela16 @dannewton @davidesimoncini @derekrichardson @doodle.danga @dkkarolien @dzoji @elitogold @elkezaksek @ellenripley @engrsayful @fanyokami @farm-mom @fmbs25 @futven12 @godlovermel25 @haastrecht @gertu @gingbabida @glotokens @gohenry @hangin @iamraincrystal @insense @ireenchew @irionet @irvet @isabelpena @jesuslnrs @joanstewart @joebtc @johannpiber @julianhorack @justicexxx @justclickindiva @kalemandra @kamrunnahar @karbon @kheys @kohsamui99 @letalis-laetitia @lighteye @leslierevales @librepensadora @lisfabian @lorennys @maloustau @manojbhatt @manorvillemike @manuelramos @mariacaffrey @melinda010100 @mers @mikitaly @mintymile @misschance @mllg @molometer @mondoshawan @monowar @myjob @mysteriousroad @naide71 @naty16 @nelinoeva @nilom @ninahaskin @oizaguirres @offgridlife @olivia08 @oredebby @paradigm42 @pavelsku @phortun @porters @pradeepdee6 @qwerrie @racarjoal @razeiv @redheadpei @rosanita @sarimanok @sayee @sallybeth23 @seadbeady @sreypov @starjewel @sunscape @s3rg3 @thebigsweed @theoctoberwind @thesobuz @travelsbyblue @trincowski @trudeehunter @truelovemom @viking-ventures @vincent21 @whatisnew @wongbraling @yessgutierrez @yskar @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 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 HIVE, 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 host the REDFISH RALLY, a funny challenge for all those that are new here to the world of Hive. 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,


Hi there everyone ^^

First of all congratulations to the winners of the last round! .. The contest actually managed to keep this high number of entries for a couple of rounds already, which is so amazing and makes me super happy ;) Thanks to everyone who is so eagerly entering all the time and supporting this format in such a lovely way! You are forming the Amazing Nature community and the contest to a really nice place to talk and share all your thoughts, impressions and love to nature with so many people around the world !!! You are the best, hehe .. OK, its getting very late over here and I really need to go to bed now, sooo .. Enjoy the next round!

Best wishes,

Thank you very much @adalger and to all the @amazingnature community, for choosing my post for the first place. I feel highly flattered.
Congratulations to @nelinoeva, @brittandjosie and to all the honorable mentions! ...

Thank you and congratulations to you 😀

Well deserved @gertu, it was an interesting post that you wrote :-)

Thank you for your opinion. I saw so many beautiful images that I never thought they would choose mine and my story. I'm very happy.

@tipu curate :)

Upvoted 👌 (Mana: 17/32)

to the latest
Amazing Nature Contest winners
@gertu @nelinoeva @brittandjosie
as well as the honorable mentions!


Thank you so much for you support.

Thank you, Nina ❤

my warm congratulations to all the winners and participants! good harvest this week.

I have picked your post for my daily hive voting initiative, Keep it up and Hive On!!

Big thank you for your votes! Much appreciated!
Congratulations to the other winners and all amazing and wonderful entries!

There were so many great contenders - congrats to the winners - really cool pictures tx for sharing :)

Congratulations to the winners and everyone involved. Great pictures from great observers :-)

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Congratulations to all the winners and thank you @adalger for the honorable mention see you all in the next round 😉

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A great selection of images and posts again @adalger, I enjoyed looking through them all to discover all the amazing wildlife around the world!

Speaking of which, here is my entry for this week 😁

My entry:

Thank you for your amazing contest! ;)

Good morning everybody

Congratulations to the last week winners

Friend @adalger

Here I leave my participation for this week July 02


My entry:


Great to see such a wonderful selection of nature photography for the July 2020 #1 Amazing Nature Photo contest!
Congratulations to the winners and thank-you for the honorable mention!

I have an entry for this week with more birds and blooms. One set of bird photos I was particularly pleased with was that of a flock of pelicans. My post is at:

Here is a close up of one of the pelicans in flight
close up pelican in flight.JPG

Hi @adalger thank you for the honorable mention and congrats to all the winners here is my this weeks entry 😊

Danville , California - Summer before Spring.


Mi entrada para el concurso Amazing Nature Contest - July 2020 - #02

Reina Rojiza