Amazing Nature Contest - January 2021 - #01 - CLOSED

in Amazing Nature2 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 is in the past episodes, thanks to all of you, but there is still so much more to see! ^^ To participate in the #amazingnature contest just write up a post and explain how amazing nature is for you personally ^^

What is the Purpose of the Contest ?

I am a huge nature-lover and really enjoy taking pictures of all the lovely things that surround me every day, no matter if plants, animals or landscapes. Hive is a brilliant place to watch these while simultaneously reading and learning 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. This contest attempts to collect all those beautiful snapshots and their amazing stories in a weekly compilation so that you all can 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 and the @fungilovers communities.


Contest Rules :

  • POST your entry INTO the AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY. You can also use the #amazingnature TAG if 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 to manage a family there are no fixed UTC times.The window can open in a wide range between 10 am - 10 pm and also close accordingly ^^

  • The AMAZING NATURE COMMUNITY is there FOR ALL POSTS ABOUT THE AMAZING NATURE AROUND YOU. We would highly appreciate it if you share your great nature content there with us! .. The contest is located there as an integrated part and special community 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 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 ^^). This way you will have a nice compilation of them all. As an special feature, the new title picture will be created from the entry of the contest winner. This time it is from @porters.

How are the Winners chosen ?

The voting on 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 are the lucky winners. I will engage as a judge in case of a draw ^^

Just this time, as it is the was the last contest of the year, everyone was choosen to be a winner and received a prize ^^



For the last entry of the year @porters decided to show us some beautiful pictures of the the shortest day of the year from Canada. At this time the sun is hanging low on the horizon in the morning and thus creates a super interesting interplay between the sunbeams and the fog that is rolling in. In addition we are allowed to admire some beautiful frost crystals all over the botany ^^ .. Thank you very much for these awesome landscape scenery ;)



Contrary to Canada, Venezuela does not feature frozen botany. Thus we can see some nice water droplet photography from there instead. @yole shows us some beautiful raindrops on a Crowns of Christ flower that she is growing in her garden. The Crowns of Christ is common flower in all of Venezuela and a really beautiful one too .. Thank you for showing it to us ^^



After some great entries about frost, fog and water droplets we get to see another aqueous miracle, namely clouds ^^ @olgavita was so lucky to spot some cloud formations that adapted the shape of two curious women in the sky and hurried to take a photo. She already showed us many great entries about clouds, YOu can even find a little story here about the ladies sitting on a cloud while talking about their mysterious cloudy life, hehe .. Than you for this cloudy entry ;)



The entry from @francyrios75 aims to bring us knowledge about the beautiful Nerium Oleander. This flower is very resistant to drought. Coupled with its large and beautiful flowers it became a it very attractive and widely used ornamental flower in several countries with a tropical climate, such as Venezuela, Colombia, Panama and Honduras. But one has to be careful, as this flower is also considered to be the most poisonous plant in the world, because each part of this bush is highly toxic, to the point that it can kill a person in case of being consumed by mistake .. Thank you very much for showing us this super interesting flower from the tropic regions ^^




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 ;)

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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 ^^

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Best wishes,


Congratulations to all winners, and this is my entry for this week's contest.
Sumatran Iguana


Thank you very much!

Thank you for this excellent entry @keuudeip about the sumatra iguana ^^

Big thanks to you!

Congrats tp winners and all the participants. Wonderful selections!

🎉A New Year’s wish for love, peace, health and prosperity💕

Informative photographic stories in nature, each so different once again. Congratulations to all entrants.

Oleander is a bloom we know, yes highly poisonous to the extent they were suggested being removed from gardens and road side islands where they were used in Durban quite a lot.

Also it looks so beautiful. Nature is not always what we expect it to be ^^

Hello Nature Lovers !
This is my entry for this week's contest

Thank you very much!

Beautiful picture.

Thank You so much @isabelpena

Is my pleasure @my451r

Thank-you so much for choosing my post as a New Year winner! Congratulations to the Other winners too - such an interesting variety of posts!

Glad to see the Amazing Nature Contest back for another year!

I have an entry for this first contest of 2021 - again shots of the sun as it is still low in the sky -

snow covered spruce tree with sun rising thru black spruce in the background.JPG

Wow! Absolutely beautiful

Thanks again @porters ^^ .. Canada is so beautiful this time of the year ;)

Thank you fou the entry ^^

Hello dear friends of @amazingnature good day
I really appreciate this invitation to participate in this incredible contest
this is my link to accompany your invitation

I take the opportunity to wish you a happy and prosperous year


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Thank you very much for this entry @jlufer ^^

Hello friends. Here is my entry:

Thank for the entry Isabel ^^

Your welcome my dear friend.

This is really a nice contest.
Here is my Post

Thank you for the entry ^^ .. Also it looks a little bit empty 😉

Upvote and reblog

Thank you very much for the your support 👍

beautiful thoughts that always nature lap help us to understand the beauty of nature , i love to walk in nature and want to take breath in nature lap thank for this beautiful contest ..

We are glad that you like it ^^ always great to meet people that appreciate nature ;)

Congratulations to those chosen. :)

Oh, thanks a lot for this special New Year surprise, I am very grateful to you, @adalger, @hive-127788 and all the #amazingnature community for your support and making my life much more interesting since I joined HIVE. My very best wishes to all of you in this new 2021 year! 💞🎄

Thank you for the nice words @olgavita and your great support 😁 .. We wish you a great 2021 too 😘

Wow, it's great to receive such great news and more starting this new year. It is really significant that my work is recognized in this wonderful community #AmazingNature.

Thank you @adalger, @hive-127788 for the excellent work you do and for your support to the content creators. You contribute to making HIVE a better place.

I sincerely hope that this year 2021 is filled with wonderful things. God Bless you.

Thank you for yiur kind words @francyrios75 😁 .. We are really trying hard to improve wherever possible .. We are glad that you found the AN community and wish you a great 2021 too 👋

Thank you very much for your support, I am very happy to have been selected in this contest. Hugs!

You are welcome 😁 .. and always invited for more entries 😉


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Good evening dear community!

Here I leave you with my entry to this week's contest

I hope you all got off to a great start in 2021!

Big hug to everyone!

Thanks as gain for another super beautiful entries from you @pablo1601 ❤️

Thanks for this great entry @melbourneswest 👍 I really like Australian Wine 😁 .. But if I think about it,I am actuall a fan of all kind of alcohols too 😂

Greetings and blessings @adalger and the entire wonderful community @amazingnature.

This is my entry for this week's contest.

Beautiful White Celestinas


Happy new year and may it be an amazing one NATURally hahahhha
This is my entry for this week