Amazing Nature Contest - May 2020 - #01 - 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 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 @brittandjosie.

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 ^^



This weeks winning entry is the wasp story from @brittandjosie. She is actually a bit afraid of wasps, but fought her fears to take some pictures for us about this single wasp here that stole the salmon from her sushi. Wasps are quite useful insects as they prey on flies and mosquitoes. Wasps mainly prefer sweets, but also meat and as we can see here fish too. Wasp nuisance arises in August and for that time to come @brittandjosie serves us some great tips how to handle them if they get to close to you. So, if you are interested in those give her post a visit ;) .. Thank you for this entry of you ^^



Here we have some great pictures of newly blossomed Pink Trumpet Trees (Apamates) by @librepensadora. They were taken in the city of San Cristóbal, Táchira State in Venezuela. Those beautiful trees can be found everywhere throughout the national territory and make the already very beautiful country and even more magical place during April. Thank you very much for entering the contest with those ^^



For this week @nelinoeva presents us some spiky hedgehogs that are living around her home. These little guys can easily adapt to the environment of concrete block of flats and noisy humans. They are active mainly at night, are super fast runners, also very noisy ones, and can be found in hedges and shrubs there shrubs. Those are also the ideal places for them to spend the long winter in hibernation. Thank you for your cute hedgehog pictures ;)



































The feature of this week is about @birdwatcher. This Hivean loves wandering in nature, traveling and photography. If you are interested in great animal photography, no matter if mammals, birds or insects, and if you don't mind to have no big text accompanying those, then you will find a new entry with some simply amazing pictures nearly every day ^^




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,


Thank you for entering the contest with those great views @engrsayful ^^

Thanks for appreciation

I absolutely love nature :)

Hello friend @adalger

I thank you all very much for this place you gave me in this beautiful contest.

A hug for everyone, special to @brittandjosie and @nelinoeva for the success achieved

Thank you very much and congrats to you ❤

What a beautiful contest, too bad I had not seen it sooner :)
Following for more and perhaps even participating :)

Its great you found it then ^^ .. If you ever enter it will be a good idea, hehe .. we are always looking for beautiful posts regarding the nature around you ;)

Nature is wonderful offering us such great variety, congratulations to all this week submitting superb photography in their neighborhood.

Big thank you and congratulations to @brittandjosie and @librepensadora!
The community of nature lovers is growing and the entries are so interesting.

I think it is really brave to get that close to a wasp - there were so many great entries again - congrats to them all :)

hehe, just a pity for that tasty piece of salmon ^^

Some real amazing entries you had here!!

Hello @adalger, here is my participation:
and congratulations for the winners :)

Thank you for your entry @misschance ^^

Last week I forgot to participate, LOL, this is my entry for this week! Greetings and a big hug!

Thank you for your entry ^^ Those spiders eyes are really awesome ;)

Thank you for this super cute entry from you ^^

Congratulations to all the winners.
Well deserved.
Best one @brittandjosie incredible photos of the wasp, nice info too!

Thank you for this great entry about the Kangga ^^

Congratulations to the winner! Such beautifully Amazing Nature photos here! Thanks for the mention!
Here is my entry for this week -

Thank you for another super nice entry to the contest @porters ^^


Congratulations to all the winners. I'm glad that my brother (hedgehog) got the award :-D. Thanks @nelinoeva.

Hehe ^^


Thank you @bucipuci 😀
I keep on meeting the whole hedgehog family and I am pleased to see them doing well.

Say hello to them from the Czech hedgehog :-)

I will, with great pleasure 😀


I already caught myself calling them bucipucis from time to time ;)

Hi there everyone !

First of all thank you very much for this huge amount of entries that the contest received this week. You are all contributing so greatly, also it is a bit more complicated to stay i touch with nature these days 😀 I figured out that the Amazing Nature Community was growing bigger too, which is really great. But I also want to mention some others again, such as the FEATHERED FRIENDS COMMUNITY or the FUNGI LOVERS COMMUNITY which are really great and maybe of interest for you ^^

This said I wish you all an good new week starting tomorrow and that you all stay safe out there ;)

Best wishes,

Hi, friend @adalger

Here I leave my post for this week May 2020 #01

I hope You like it

Thank you very much for your entry @librepensadora ^^ .. Those are some really beautiful landscapes ;)

Thank you, friend @adalger

I really enjoyed creating this post

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