Amazing Nature Contest - June 2020 - #03 - CLOSED

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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 therefor 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 @engrsayful.

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 ^^



This weeks winner of the contest is @engrsayful for his entry about Bangladesh and the amazing element of water . A wide area of the world, about 75 percent, is covered with water. Most of it is sea or saline water, and only a few areas feature sweet water. Bangladesh is land of rivers and they have a lot of them, which are a fantastic source of sweat water. But there are also many lakes in the upper hilly areas that form out after the rain. In his picture he shows us the famous Kaptai Lake of that surrounds nearly the whole area of the Rangamati District. This makes the lake the best way of travel and a crucial part for economics, so that people come to the city area from their village by boat for all kind of purposes, such as education, shopping, work, and more. This area is even so popular that a huge number of people from whole country and abroad are coming to visit it regularly, and of course they're traveling around there by boat ^^ Thank you very much for sharing this great information and some pictures of the amazing nature of Kaptai Lake with us ;)



This most wonderful little bird was submitted to the contest by @farm-mom. She found this amazing Hummingbird returning to Upstate New York after his winter holiday further south, stopping by at the Jurg farm for dinner. Luckily for them the feeders are always filled with a blend of liquid nectar ^^ Therefor she uses a powder that is blended with all the nutrients that Hummingbirds need to thrive and in return she is blessed with the enjoyment of the company of these amazing birds, with their beautiful colors and their tiny little bodies, with wings that flutter at light speed. These Hummingbirds for sure are amazing creations of Mother Nature, not just for their beauty, but also their speed, agility and endurance. Plus, they are just cool to watch. Thank you so much for these great entry @farm-mom ! It is so great to see people around the world who are so engaged in helping out our little fellow creatures on this planet ;)



This week we have a wonderful story by @fmbs25 about the power of destruction and creation of life that water and rain possess. The story is about a farm in an emergency that was literally on fire with the result that one of the cattle farms had simply lost all the grass that they annually plant for the cattle and their horses. Even the side of the road was totally burned ;( .. But after all that destruction i started to rain and the recreation stated. There are already some grass sprouts on that farm, and also some trees are showing sprouts, but not all unfortunately. Even those hills, that were black in its entirety, are green again. This without a doubt is part of the miracle of the rain and although the crops have an irrigation system, the rainwater seems to have a kind of vitamins that makes them grow and prosper much faster ;) .. Thank you very much for this amazing story about the power of destruction and creation of life ^^



























This week feature is about @dswigle. She has a wonderful blog that is stuffed with amazing posts about flowers and some really beautiful pictures of them. Her passion of flowers is even so intense, that she is also the host of the Always a Flower Community, a great place to admire the beautiful world of flowers! Just click the community link and go look for yourself ^^ .. But here are some examples of her beloved picture motives from her blog ;)




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 @bashadow @belkisa758 @bigsambucca @borjan @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 @irionet @irvet @isabelpena @jesuslnrs @joanstewart @joebtc @johannpiber @julianhorack @justicexxx @justclickindiva @kalemandra @kamrunnahar @karbon @kheys @letalis-laetitia @lighteye @leslierevales @librepensadora @lisfabian @lorennys @maloustau @manojbhatt @manorvillemike @manuelramos @mariacaffrey @melinda010100 @mers @mintymile @misschance @mllg @molometer @mondoshawan @monowar @myjob @mysteriousroad @naty16 @nelinoeva @nilom @ninahaskin @oizaguirres @offgridlife @olivia08 @oredebby @paradigm42 @pavelsku @phortun @porters @pradeepdee6 @qwerrie @racarjoal @razeiv @redheadpei @rosanita @sarimanok @sayee @sallybeth23 @seadbeady @shuvo35 @starjewel @sunscape @s3rg3 @thebigsweed @theoctoberwind @thesobuz @travelsbyblue @trincowski @trudeehunter @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 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,


Hi, @adalger!
I was late for the previous round, so I'll try my luck on this one. ;)
My entry.


Thank you!

Thank you very much for sharing these pictures of these beautiful creatures with us @alexanderfluke ^^

Some fantastic pictures here! Thanks to @redheadpei I have learned of this community and will absolutely be entering this contest! Hopefully this week if not then one of the next ones but we have a lot of nice nature photography we take.

Looks like I will have to take out our Canon Rebel T3 out more often to capture some of the moments instead of just the iPhone!

Subscribed to the community, look forward to engaging with you all!

I’m looking forward to seeing your #amazingnature posts.

That sound great ^^ .. welcome to the contest @cmplxty ! .. I am looking forward on what amazing things you have to offer ;)

Some beautiful pictures in this group, here is my entry, I hope you enjoy reading it

My entry

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Hi there @dannewton ^^ .. Thank you very much for this entry to the contest ! .. and welcome about in our big family of Amazing Nature ;)

What beautiful photos @dannewton, are a work of art. They are very pretty.

This entry is so hilarious 🤣 .. thanks for showing us this funny fungi @annephilbrick ^^

Thank You..!!
I came across these pictures in my photo gallery when I searching for pictures for the #AlphabetHunt challenge.
🤔😊😁 and thought they would be great and appropriate for an #amazingnature entry. They are amazing and funny and thought provoking interesting..😁😄

Hi @adalger
Here is my entry for this weeks challenge. Unfortunately it has been submitted twice because the first time it went in before I finished it and I didn't think it had gone in so I did the post again. I have tried twice to delete the first post but it wont disappear and now I'm getting votes for both and I don't know how to rectify the situation. My apologies.

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Thank you very much for this cute entry @trudeehunter ^^

I'm very new here but excited to get a chance to show my work and be part of a great community.

Here is my entry

I hope you enjoy.

Hi there @g-race-c ! .. welcome to Amazing Nature and thank you for entering the contest 👋

Thank you for the entry @justicexxx ^^ .. and welcome to the community ! We are always glad to see new Nature-Lovers showing about the beauty that can be found just everywhere around us. Even the smallest details can be so beautiful that they leave us speechless ;)

Hi! This is my entry:

My Post

Thank you very much for entering the contest again @bambuka ^^

My Pleasure :)
Sometimes I skip contests. This is not because I do not want to participate in them. This is the result of my distraction :D

Thank you very much for the mention, @adalger.

You are very welcome ^^ Thank you for entering, hehe ;)

Thank you very very much for this entry @borjan .. This is just so stuffed with amazing pictures !! Amazing work .. I am so happy that you are contributing to the AMazing Nature Community, as you are an immense enrichment with these high quality posts 😍

All lovely nature photos.

My link for the contest:


Thank you for the entry @redheadpei ^^ .. By the way, that is a great title picture !

Welcome @adalger. I'm happy you liked the picture.😊

Congratulations to the winners and here is my entry for this week:

Thank you for this great view @rosanita ;)

Congratulations to the winners.

Here is my entry:

Hey there @isabelpena ! Thank you for entering the contest with this home gardening project ^^

You are welcome my friend, is my pleasure.

Wow I have win the contest this week. It's great to me thanks for the the contest

Hehe, you really deserved it @engrsayful ! You are always entering with so touching posts, but miss out the winning places relatively often. I am really happy to see your post about Bangladesh and the land of rivers on top this week ^^ .. Congratulations .. and keep up the great posting ;)

Thanks so much for the support, this such a wonderful community.
Special shoutout @adagler for hosting this contest.👍🦋🦜🌻

Thank you @farm-mom ^^ .. and congratulations for being voted into the winners ranks ;)

this sounds like a really fun contest. maybe I will take part in this.

I really hope so @anwars ^^ .. We are always happy about any Nature-Lover out there eager to contribute with his personal nature appreciation ;)

@tipu curate :)

Upvoted 👌 (Mana: 0/18)

Dziekuje bardzo @rozku dla twojego wsparcie !! 😍 👍


Congratulations to the winners and all participants of the competition. All the images reveal the beauty of nature, which we must protect.

You are so right @bucipuci ! .. So far, during the corona time, nature had the change to cure a little bit from our constant mistreat .. I just hope that we all can take the chance now to keep on preserving it and that we do not fall back in bad behavior and rape mother nature even more ;)

I also hope :-)

Congratulations to all amazing nature community, bursting with life and adventure in every way imaginable.


Thank you for the tip @joanstewart .. I already saw that in this weeks there are again so many excellent entries about the beautiful miracle of life, hehe .. Just browsing the community is the best medication again depressions and kind of guaranties a smile on the face ;)

I agree, getting outdoors definitely takes the edge off life at the moment.

Here is my entry for June #03 - Disguised As A Dead Leaf

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Thanks for the incredible mention of my previous entry, it was a pleasure to participate. Congratulations to all.
Here my entry in this new opportunity.

Thank you very much for the entry @lorennys ^^

Hi @adalger here is my entry hope i have done it right please let me know. Thanks 😊

Beautiful Amazing Nature all Around Us !!

Thank you for this great tour @bigsambucca ^^

My pleasure thank you @adalger 👍

Wonderful entries and well deserved awards for the winners!

Here is my post for this week.


Thank you for entering again @nelinoeva ^^ .. Great @featheredfriends entry !

Thank you for this cute little cucumber ball @fmbs25 ^^

Congrats to the winners - so many great pictures again :)

Hehe, this will never stop ^^

Love all these amazing photos and so much diversity with posts from around the world!
Congratulations to the winners and thank-you for the honorable mention!

I have an entry for the contest which I did up and forgot to share the url in the comments here.
Oh well better late than never!
With gold in the tree tops!
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Congrats to all, lovely pics! Here is my entry for this round -

Thank you for this epic view on the moving rain @starjewel .. really nice capture ^^

My pleasure to share my photos 🙂

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Hi there everyone !

.. and welcome to another round of the Amazing Nature Contest ^^ .. Congratulations to the winners of this episode and thanks everyone for the great participation in voting ;)

Today I would like to spread the news that the former DNA account was changed from @dna.steem to recently. For those who stilled missed out about DNA, its an organization, to foster and DENSIFY NATURE-APPRECIATION which the aim to establish REPORTS OF BIODIVERSITY DATA contributed by all of us Hiveans. You can find a more detailed description of DNA in this announcement post if you scroll it down a bit. I would also like to mention that is a CURATION TRAIL that likes to appreciate those posts, that show the biodiversity around the world with some additional information and explanation in them. It would be great if you are thinking to follow the trail or even consider to delegate a little bit to it. This would help out so man Nature-Lovers out there ^^

This said, please enjoy this weeks contest and its entries, have a great week and stay safe out there ;)

Best wishes,

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Dear friend @adalger

Today I published my participation in the june # 03 contest and it was not included in the chosen ones.

Today is the fifth day of your invitation, but I see that you have already closed the contest.

What will happen to my post? Will it be included in week 03 or week 04? Or will you remove it from the contest?

Hi! Dear @adalger
Thank you for the mention
Congratulations to all the winners.

Have a nice weekend!

Hello @adalger. Here is my entry:


Thank you so much for hosting! 😍