Amazing Nature Contest - September 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 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 @cherryng.

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 if this weeks contest round is @cherryng with n entry about the a splendid sunset view and the landmark of Pontian Crown Plaza in Pontian Kechil, Malaysia. Visitors can even see the sun gradually moving down towards the sea water level and the mirror and reflection of the water create a sunset scenery that is just amazing and stunning. In the entry you can read some information about the Pontian Crown Plaza itself, but the pictures of the sunset are just so beautiful and nice to watch that it definitely catches the most attention of the reader ;) .. Thank you very much for these awesome sunset pictures ^^



The entry from @kohsamui99 shows a whole series of pictures of various really beautiful flowers that he took on a walk around the neighborhood areaswith his wife. They are actually all so nice to watch that it was really hard for me to choose the pictures to show here on the announcement post, hehe ^^ .. Thank you very much for presenting all these beauties to us!



This post here from @bambuka shows us a natural and beautiful lake in russia .. "Anyone who is on the road runs the risk of finding something interesting." .. Those are such true words and this place looks as if he found one of these ineresting places that offer something beautiful just everywhere you are looking at ^^ Thank you very muc for your enry ;)
































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 @akumagai @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 @cherryng @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 @keuudeip @kheys @kohsamui99 @letalis-laetitia @lapar @lighteye @leslierevales @librepensadora @lisfabian @lorennys @maloustau @manojbhatt @manorvillemike @manuelramos @mariacaffrey @md-mohon @melinda010100 @mers @miguelmederico @mikitaly @mintymile @misschance @mllg @molometer @mondoshawan @monowar @mukta.cumilla @myjob @mysteriousroad @naide71 @naty16 @nelinoeva @nilom @ninahaskin @oizaguirres @offgridlife @oks2crypto @olivia08 @oredebby @paradigm42 @pavelsku @phortun @porters @pradeepdee6 @qwerrie @racarjoal @rafaelgreen @raishmi @razeiv @redheadpei @rosanita @rosangelaperez @sarimanok @sayee @sallybeth23 @seadbeady @sreypov @starjewel @suheri @sunscape @suzana72 @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,


@cherryng - Congratulations on winning! Great runners up @kohsamui99 and @bambuka - so many great entries, well done in Honorable Mentions too!

Thank you @joanstewart very kind of you 😊 😊

@cherryng photo of the sunset is stunning! Congratulations on winning! Also congratulations to @kohsamui99 and @bambuka - both had lovely photos!
And we mustn't forget the honorable mentions - some very interesting photos there - thank-you for including mine in there!

I have an entry for this weeks contest at:

More pictures of ducks and geese - getting some photos of them before they leave the country for the warmer weather down south!

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Thank you @porters. You also had great shots! Good luck to you, have a nice day😊🤩😉

Thank you for another great entry from you @porters ^^

Thank you @porters very kind of you 😊

Thank you very much for this beautiful entry from Suriname ^^

Hi @adalger my entry for this round 😊

Loving Rock Formation !!


Thank you for entering this contest again ^^ black and white really suits to these boulders

Thank you @adalger my pleasure and happy you like my boulders in b&w 😊

Here is my entry for this week.

Many thanks to all those who enter, and of course for @adalger for managing this excellent competition. This #amazingnature community is my fave place to visit on Hive right now, such a wide variety of interesting posts and pictures.

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Thank you for the entry @dannewton ^^

Thank you for the ant philosophy ^^

Great to see tis amazing new contest. I will participate regularly from now on and this is my entry for this week.


Thank you for entering with this little snake ^^

Congratulations to all winners. And thank you very much for mentioning me in the honorable mention.🙏

And my entry for this week's AN contest: Seashell and seashore


Thank you very much.

Thank you very much for this really beautiful shells ;)

In fact, I thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful place to post things like this. Really appreciate that.

Thank you very much @adalger and everyone in this community for the mention, this excites me a lot. And it encourages us to continue, this week's winners were excellent and I also voted for them.

Thank you for the entry @naty16 ^^

Thank you for the flowers @amandaj ^^ It a really nice selection you have there for us

I would not want to decide this competition myself. The contents of my wallet would not be enough, because everyone would win :-)
Congratulations to the winners.

Hehe, its even more difficult as the topics are so wide spread ^^


Thank you so much @adalger and congrats to the other winners and the honorable mentions 👍

you are very welcome ^^

Looking at those amazing pictures of nature never gets boring - I would like to congratulate this weeks winners :)

Hola @adalger.
Bella publicación con una excelente selección de fotografías, todas hermosaas y demostrativas de la amazing nature.
Espero poder participar esta semana en tu bello concurso.
Felicitaciones a todos los ganadores y menciones especiales y también para ti, porque sigues publicando el concurso.

Thank you @adalger and #amazingnature. You make my day🤩😍 appreciate that🙏🏻 It keep me going 👍🏻 THANK YOU!

Just keep on going with you great posts ^^ I am glad that you are enjoying it ;)

Yes. Definately will do.
Thank you @adalger and @amazingnature. Without @adalger such great idea, we couldn't join @amazingnature.
THANK YOU @adalger😊😉👍🏻

Hello everyone ^^

Thank you very much for the participation in the contest again and congratulation to the winners of this round ;) .. Regarding the scheme under witch the AN community is running, there were no critics, recommendations for changes or other suggestions so far. So I assume that you are all happy about how the community is managed so far. If not, please leave a comment!

This said, I wish you all an amazing new weak ahead and that you all can enjoy yourself wherever you may be ^^

Best wishes,

Yes! Very happy with the way the Amazing Nature contest is being run and happy to see so much participation with some really wonderful nature photos!
Thanks for hosting and running this contest!

Thank you ^^ It is really a pleasure to host this contest every week and to be able to read and watch all this beautiful posts every time! .. I think that I must be one of the happiest Hivers of all, hahaha 🤣

I will be looking for some amazing pictures to enter this contest that I love, wait for my upcoming posts for this special contest , Amazing nature

Hehe, I always eager to see some amazing posts ^^ .. But just take enough time to add a beautiful story to it too, hehe ;)

Hi there, would you like to see some featheredfriends?

Thank you for the feathered friends of yours ^^

Hello @adalger. Here is my contribution for this week.

Thank you. 😍