Amazing Nature Contest - September 2020 - #02 - CLOSED

in Amazing Nature8 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 taking pictures of all the lovely things that surround me every day, no matter if plants, animals or landscapes. I found Hive to be a brilliant place to find and watch, read and learn about nature from all over the world. There is such a diversity of great content, 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.

#amazingnature 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 POST your entry INTO the AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY. You use the #amazingnature TAG whenever you like to ^^
  • 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 therefore 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! .. The contest is also located there as an integrated part and special feature ^^

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 present all participants 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 sometimes ^^). 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 @steemflow.

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 emojis" under the entries for 24 HOURS. In the end those three with the most of them are the lucky winners. This should lead to a more objective consideration than just involving myself as a judge, but I will engage as a judge in case of a draw ^^



The winner of this weeks contest round is @steemflow, who showed us some nice drone shots which he took on a climbing tour in the mountains. He lives in a place where the entire area is covered with jungle and rocky mountains and this drone shots from the mountain top reveal a view that is completely filled with green trees and big boulders. Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful view with us ^^



This very first entry to the contest from @zephalexia is about a relaxing and enjoyable trip with her family to the beach ^^ They visited such a beautiful place. It had simply the sea, some trees, sandy shores, and the mountain range showing itself at the horizon, but those of you out there, who deeply love nature, you know that this is all you need to highly enjoy yourself and having an amazing time with your family ^^ Thank you very much for showing us this beautiful,peaceful and mind-calming scenery you are so lucky and blessed to enjoy ;)



This entry from @vicent21 is a rather thoughtful one ^^ He is showing us a bird in front of a blue sky, staring in the wide open. He likes them for being so free, able to fly wherever they want to and filling everyone with joy by their daily singing. Thank you very much for participating in this contest ;)




























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 the entries to the contest there.


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 for 2 daily upvotes. I still reserve some voting power for manual curating on nature content.

Previous Participants :

I thank all of you who participated and voted this week and hope that you enjoyed Contest. I am looking forward to more excellent content this week ^^. Of course this format is open for all kind of critics that can increase the quality and I am always happy about anyone who wants to join us on this little adventure.

@adonisabril @akinome @akukamaruzzaman @alexanderfluke @alicargofer @alinix @amandaj @annamarina @annephilbrick @apnigrich @artofwisdom @angelro @antoniarhuiz @atomcollector @axeman @bahttg @bambuka @belkisa758 @bigsambucca @blueroad @bold-n-italics @borjan @brittandjosie @bucipuci @careassaktart @carolinacardoza @chetanpadliya @chocolateskorpi @cocolefleur @crazyandy @daniela16 @daniella619 @dannewton @davidesimoncini @derekrichardson @doodle.danga @dkkarolien @dzoji @elitogold @elkezaksek @ellenripley @engrsayful @esomchi @fachrulreza @fanyokami @farm-mom @fmbs25 @futven12 @godlovermel25 @haastrecht @gertu @gingbabida @glotokens @gohenry @hangin @iamraincrystal @insense @ireenchew @irionet @irvet @isabelpena @janettyanez @jesuslnrs @joanstewart @joebtc @johannpiber @julianhorack @jurich60 @justicexxx @justclickindiva @kalemandra @kamrunnahar @karbon @kawsar8035 @kheys @kohsamui99 @letalis-laetitia @lapar @lighteye @leslierevales @librepensadora @lisfabian @lorennys @maloustau @manojbhatt @manorvillemike @manuelramos @mariacaffrey @melinda010100 @mers @miguelmederico @mikitaly @mintymile @misschance @mllg @molometer @mondoshawan @monowar @myjob @mysteriousroad @naide71 @naty16 @nelinoeva @nilom @ninahaskin @oizaguirres @offgridlife @oks2crypto @olivia08 @oredebby @paradigm42 @pavelsku @phortun @porters @pradeepdee6 @qwerrie @racarjoal @rafaelgreen @razeiv @redheadpei @rosanita @rosangelaperez @sarimanok @sayee @sallybeth23 @seadbeady @sreypov @starjewel @sunscape @s3rg3 @thebigsweed @theoctoberwind @thesobuz @travelsbyblue @trincowski @trudeehunter @truelovemom @viking-ventures @vincent21 @whatisnew @wongbraling @xaynie-jutt23 @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 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 INFORMATION. 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,


Congratulation to the winners and the honorable mentions well done and here is my entry for this weeks @amazingnature 🙂

Amazings Flowers of Byron Bay Gardens.


Thank you very much for your entry and the nice compilation of flowers ^^

My pleasure thank you @adalger 👍

Hello Mr moderator!
My entry link

Thank you for the entry of this painfully stinging camouflaged little fellow ^^

Okay boss

Thank you for the waterfall ^^

What cool drone shots from the winner, the beautiful beach shot and the post expressing the appreciation of the cheerful birds - great choices for winners! Once more there were some wonderful honorable mentions - thank-you for including mine!
I do have an entry for this weeks contest with more waterfowl (there is such an abundance of them this time of year with the migration) plus other birds flocking getting ready to migrate.

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Thank you for another entry from you ^^ This Robin looks really cool with that berrie ^^

Thank you for the entry ^^

Thanks brother and good to see you after a long break

Thank you for the Monarch Catterpillar ^^

Thank you very much for another entry from you showing such a nice and lovely place @bambuka ^^

My Pleasure @adalger :)

Congrats to all winners and thanks for Honorable mentions.

Please see below my entry for this week.

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Thank you @amazingnature :)

Thank you very much for this beautiful scenery @cherryng ^^

Thank you for the entry ^^

you are most welcome.

Thanks for the entry @suheri ^^

My compliments to the winners and to all participants.


Here my entry.

Thank you for your entry and tribute to nature-love @mikitaly ^^

Congratulations to the winners and to all entries - they were all amazing :)

as always, hehe 😉

Thanks for entering with this amazing yellowish flowers ^^

Thank you for the entry @naty16

Thank you very mucn for entering the contest with this post @akumagai ^^ .. It is a really beautiful one ;)

Congratulations to the Winners..!!
All Excellent entries...😊..!
Thank you for the Honorable Mention . I am indeed Honored..!

Hehe, I should be honored for having all your nice entries in this contest every week ^^ .. Thank you so much for being a moderator and curator now too ;)

Thank you very much for the entry @suzana72 ^^

You're welcome @adalger 🤗

Here is my entry @adalger for this week's Amazing Nature.

Click Here

Thank you for the entry ^^

This is amazing if there is a contest with the nuances of content in nature, I think it would be great to be a photographer because there are so many benefits among the millions of images that you get and you can create several blogs to post here.

Hehe, but this is also a blogging platform ^^ So actually it is not only about great pictures. There are some people who only contribute with pictures, but the real magic is to wrap a picture, no matter how good it is, into a fantastic story, philosophical discussion, or interesting fact ;) .. I think it is very hard in the beginning to find the right kind of scheme one wants to follow to represent oneself here on Hive. I actually started out with the botanical garden tours and explained a flower, bush or tree in detail every post, and after a while I found that compiling all the amazing posts out there about nature and bonding the nature-lovers together was far more fun for me than actual posting ^^ I actually still have lots of nice pictures, but never have to time to prepare some posts now, hehe .. But I am so glad that you joined DNA .. I believe you will love this place and can find many Hiveans out there with common interests that will greatly enrich your journey through the Hiveasphere @tinta-tertuang ^^

😄😄😄😄Thanks, I really appreciate your suggestion but I have no other job just creating posts and looking for some pretty pictures on the outside. I want to find other activities but I have no job and no income. That's why I'm competing to make good posts, and can produce good images, and this is just my busy life at the moment.😉😉

Congratulations to all winners, and warm greetings to the Amazing Nature Community.

For the first time in the contest, here is my entry:

The beauty hidden in the coastal area


Thank you very much for this great entry @keuudeip ^^

This means a lot to me! Thank you so much.

Hello everyone ^^

Congratulation to this weeks winners and welcome to another round of the contest ;) .. As you already may have figured out we have a new moderator in the AN community with @juangb and a total of three curators for DNA with @annephilbrick, @nelinoeva and @papillioncharity now. Lets all welcome them to the team and wish them, but of course all of you too, a great time here in the community ^^ And by the way, if anyone of you has a suggestion how to increase the quality of the community, wants to suggest a Hivean for Moderator, or maybe wants to start his own little project within here, feel free to tell it to us and we will be glad to help you out !

This said, I wish you all a great new week, stay happy and healthy, enjoy the nature around you and blog on !

Best wishes,

Ahem...wowo...surprised to find my name on top... thanks @adalger and the entire team for selecting my entry.

You are very welcome @steemflow ! Thank you very much for having entered the contest with your entry ;)

Sincere congratulations to the winners
Drone images (@steemflow) enchanted me. This is how only birds see the world :-)

I would not bee surprised if you secretly want to be a flying hedgehog, hehe ^^

As a little boy, I used to have "flying" dreams :-)

Thank you so much @adalger😊

you are very welcome @sreypov ^^ Thank you forjoining and posting into the community ;) .. It is great to see the AN grow so fast every day and having so many great entries there

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