Amazing Nature Contest - January 2021 - #02 - 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 rather at unregulated times and also have 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 @keuudeip.

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 ^^



The winner of the very first round of 2021 contest was elected to be @keuudeip with his post about a Sumatran Iguana ^^ After hearing some news about this beautiful animal sitting near by he ventures around and was able to find him sitting on a nearby stone at the sea in the promontory in Tapian Nauli Bay. If you like to learn a bit more about the location, the Sumatran rain-forest, and want to see more from the Iguana just visit his post .. thank you very much for sharing this extraordinary moment with the Amazing Nature community ;)



The entry from @brittandjosie is kind of a environmental documentation and warning at the same time. She took a walk from just 15 minutes and documented all the mouthmasks that she was able to find laying around. The result is quite shocking and even more if you consider that these are only mandatory in the Netherlands since December 1st 2020 contrary to other countries around the world which demand these already for far longer time periods. If you want to read more about this topic and some corresponding news just visit her blog. If you go through this you even get a free tip from her regarding an alternative disposal way for mouthmasks, namely (and I did research and found that it is not a new record breaking invention but common around the world) a trash can or a simple disposal bin ! .. Thank you very much for this post and for bringing this problems to our awareness ^^

~link to rtlnieuws~brittandjosie02.jpg


Here is another entry from @pablo1601, a blogger that I personally really love for his beautiful posts that always share in basic massage of "Amazing Nature" in such beautiful ways. This time we get so see how they spend a day with the whole family around the Sauce Grande River with its beautiful landscape and great diversity of botany and zoology, no matter in which direction you may look ^^ A day outside like this is the best medicine against being restless and grants a lot of tranquility and silence and you can find relaxation and liberation just everywhere .. Thank you very much for another great entry ;)




















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,


Big thanks for this appreciation, and for the prize too. Congratulations also to all friends, winners and honorable mentions.

And this is my entry for this week's contest.

The amazing of karst


Thanks a lot!

You are very welcome ^^ .. thank you so much for this awesome entry @keuudeip 👍

Very grateful for AN and thank you very much for the support!

Good morning friends of @amazingnature
Happy to be able to join you in this new edition.
this is my link to accompany you is this wonderful initiative
I wish you all a prosperous week

Thank you for the entry @jlufer ^^

Congrats to the winners and honorable mentions. All beautiful entries. It’s nice to see everyone back in good form after the holidays.

how are you dear friend @redheadpei good day
always so kind and kind to everyone, I really appreciate your words
have a wonderful day

Thanks @jlufer for your lovely comments. I also appreciate your kindness.

Have a great week!

It started great already and I am sure we will make this year even more amazing 😁 .. Thank you so much for helping out nature with your great curation efforts @redheadpei 🙏❤️

You are most welcome @adalger. I enjoy doing the botany curation in your wonderful Amazing Nature Community.

Have a wonderful week!❤️

Hola amigos. excelentes participaciones de esta semana felicidades al los ganadores grandes fotos he increíbles post. suerte para todos en este nuevo concurso y aquí mi participación


Thank you for entering @angeli-b ^^ .. By the way, I registered you for DNA some moments ago 👍 .. Thank you for joining us there ^^


Congratulations to the winners!
What a cool photo of the Iguana!
@brittandjosie post was heart wrenching to see the bird with the mask on it's leg - how can people be so thoughtless to throw their masks all over the place!
@pablo1601 had some beautiful scenes from the river!
Thank-you for including me in the honorable mentions - there was a lovely collection of posts there too!
I have an entry for this weeks Amazing Nature contest with the beautiful scenes painted by the hoarfrost at:

2 trees with hoarfrost stand out on horizon with other frosted trees.JPG

The masks in nature is for me a thing I feel so frustrated how much work will it be to put it in your bag or pick one up and throw it away in a bin I will pick them up and put it away today so I won’t be angry when I see them when I walk the dogs

Unfortunately there a those people out there, and always will be, that simply do not care at all .. This is super frustrating, but we only have little power to change the minds of these hardcore ignorants 😢 .. But fortunately we have created a place here where those who care for nature and love it can meet and share their stuff .. This hopefully helps to work against getting depressed to much 😁 .. Thanks for your great entry @brittandjosie 😘 .. It was a necessary and great call 👍

Thank you for another entry @porters .. You support this contest every single week, just awesome ❤️👍

Felicitaciones a los ganadores y muchas gracias por la honorable mención.

De nada @naty16 ^^

hello dear friend @ naty16 good morning thank you very much for your kind words have a great day

Hello @adalger and Nature Lovers..!!!
My entry for January 2021 - #02


Super beautiful ^^ .. I love your entry @annephilbrick 😍

Thank you..!!
I'm most glad you enjoyed Nature's Ice Art.

Hehe, water in all its forms is my special love 😂💦💧

Thank you for the entry ^^

Thank you very much for appreciating my post and selecting it as an honorable mention🥰
It was a pleasure to participate @amazingnature 💞

Congratulations to the winners and other honorary competitors...
I believe it was difficult to choose ...

Have a nice evening ✨

Hey there @suzana72 👋 .. It was a nice post and I hope that we will see you agsin on day in one of the AN activities,hehe .. I wish you a great week ahead 😊

Thanks a lot @adalger 🤗
And I hope you will see me more engaged in AN 😁
Thank you and I wish you great week too 😊

After a short Christmas break again in nice work :-).
Congratulations to the winners.

Hehe, participation is also back to its old levels 😉 .. Lets see how this year will evolve. I except a great year for AN and DNA ^^

Some couldn't wait to start competing again :-)
I wish you all the best and a lot of work in evaluating the articles of ANC fans :-)

hello dear friend @bucipuci good day
You are very gentle, I really appreciate your words
I take this opportunity to wish you a great day

Thank you :-)

Thanks for the entry ^^.. I also registered you in DNA today 😁 .. Welcome there 👋

Welcome and thank you on registering me to DNA.

Hello dear friends @amazingnature good afternoon
Excellent posts that have been selected as winners, congratulations to all of them, they have done an incredible job.
Thank you all very much for appreciating my post and selecting it as an honorable mention, it is a great pleasure.
A special thanks to our friend Adalger for allowing us this fun every week.

I wish you all a happy start to the week

You are very welcome @jlufer ^^ In you case it was actually very difficult to select the appropriate picture for presentation here as they were all great, hehe 🤣 .. I choose the one which shows the great colorful contrast the best ^^

It makes me very happy to know that my images were beautiful, the same thing happened to me, I doubt very much which image should go on the cover
Thank you very much for your kind words
enjoy the rest of the day very much

Congratulations to the winners.
Thank you for the honorable mention @hive-127788 and @adalger.
Greetings and blessings.

You are welcome .. and thank you for a new one that I found already ^^

Thank you for all the links! They are amazing articles on nature!

Thanks for stopping by, hehe .. There for sure is something beautiful to discover every week ^^

May I participate this week with this video ?

I actually do not like videos too much .. not only is it missing out the descriptive character that a blog would have, it is also not really possible to post a picture from it to the compilation post ;) .. I actually had the exact problem last week with this entry .. it as not possible to put a video in the honorable mentions. In addition the DNA community kind of stays away from giving an emoji out for videos ^^

No problem, friend, I understand that this is a photography contest, so I wanted to ask to see if I could. Thanks for answering friend @adalger, I will look for another photograph to compete-

^^.. Also remember that the most important part of the contest is the text that you are adding! The massage in your post,the philosophy behind it, your intention for creating the whole entry, these are the focal points of the contest 😉

That´s correct friend @adalger


Hello; @adalger

We appreciate your work and your post was manually shared on Twitter by @papilloncharity from the DNA team!
Reach us on Discord to learn more about the project!
Please also visit the @combination account and participate in the weekly giveaway draw to get this badge and to stand a chance to win some Hive!

Thank you so much for your posting efforts and helping out the Nature communities so much @papilloncharity 👍

Only a pleasure to help my friend.

What an amazing concept.
Great to see the previous posts. I also have made a post where I shared the view of my countryside. Hope you enjoy it!

Here is the link

Super beautiful entry ^^ Thank you very much for participating in the contest rem-steem ;)

My pleasure!
Have a wonderful day. :) :)

Greetings and Blessings @adalger this is my entry for this week's contest.
Thank you.

Petunia Mexicana o Ruellia Simplex || Mexican Petunia or Ruellia Simplex


Thank you very much for your entry @francyrios75 ^^

Hello Nature Lovers ^^

First of all, thank you all for participating in the contest inf form of entry posts and in the form of voting in the DNA discord .. It is such a pleasure to see how ambitious you all are every single week 😁

I also would like to remind you again that the Amazing nature community is at Home in DNA (Densifying Nature-Appreciation) and I would like to invite all you interested nature lovers out there to join us there. DNA is also the home of the Feathered Friends and the Fungi Lovers and the place to be if you like one or even all three communities ^^

This said I wish you a great new week ahead and that you can enjoy and appreciate the nature around you wherever you may be and go 😉

Best wishes,

Felicitaciones a los ganadores de la semana pasada y encantada de participar con esta publicación. Esta es mi entrada

Thank you for the entry ^^

Dear @adalger, I have a post I published in #amazingnature 2 days ago but was so inattentive that forgot to put it in this page. ☹️😥 It is
Will you open the new one before my post expires? Please also let me know if it matches your contest. Thanks a lot!