Amazing Nature Contest - January 2021 - #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 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 ^^ It also features the Amazing Nature Challenge (@bucipuci), the Nature News (@juangb) and various Curation Reports (@nelinoeva, @redheadpei, @tinta-tertuang) !

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 @annephilbrick.

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 this weeks contest round was chosen to be @annephilbrick with her entry about icy structures that she found totally captivating for all their artistic, beautiful, exquisite and abstract designs. Ice for sure can appear in the most fascinating forms. Thank you very much for showing us some of them from your nearby marshes ^^



In her entry @rem-steem reminds us of the power that nature has in helping us to free our often too occupied minds and helping them find a rest. The beauty of nature can be found just everywhere, even in the little things such as dewdrops or the grass flowers and those who are able to see this are really blessed ^^ .. Thank you very much for reminding us on this. Especially in such times, where people are locked into their homes mostly a little walk outside and a little water droplet in the right place can leave us with a broad smile and warm feeling in our hearts ;)



The Nature around us is really powerful and can encourage us to open up and to love and care. @jlufer shows us some pictures from his home town, a town where all the people really "love" and "care" for nature and that coexist with her in balance and harmony. It was founded by the Guarani Indians on the banks of the Paraná river, possesses a huge waterfront of more than ten kilometers with many beautiful trees and is for sure really nice to watch ^^ .. Thank you so much for this great statement ! If just all cities around the world and their inhabitants would try to live in symbiosis rather that to dominate our planet could really be a better place for mother nature out there ;)




















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,


Congratulations to the winners and all selected :-)
I'm excited about the icy beauty introduced by @annephilbrick.
A small glass
cheers to nature and all its admirers :-)

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Thank You..!!
I'm most pleased you enjoyed the Ice photos.
Nature provides us with much beauty and inspiration.

It's my pleasure :-)

Thank you (^_^)

You're welcome :-)

Hi there Nature-Lovers ^^

Congratulation to the winners of this week and a great "Thank You" for everyone who participated with entries and in the emoji voting ^^ .. I would like to take the chance again to to remind you again of the DNA Discord server, a place where all the Nature-Lovers of Hive are welcome to meet each other, discuss and share nature topics or simply loose in of-topic talks :) .. You find more information in this post here, so look it up it you are interested to join us there ! .. This said, I wish you an awesome week to start and, depending where you are right now, a lot of snow to have some fun and enjoyment outside, hehe ^^

Best wishes,


Yeah!.. Beer 😍 .. you know what makes me happy 😉


Hey @adalger, here is a little bit of BEER from @bucipuci for you. Enjoy it!

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Thank you for all your works in this amazing community. This community makes me closer to nature than ever before.

I am super glad to hear this @afterglow ^^ this always tells me that what we are trying to do and archive here is appreciated and worthy 👍 .. I hope that you will have a great time here with us 😁


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 very much again @papilloncharity 😃


Good that people on Twitter see that there are winners here.
And that their winnings are transferred to them!

Good to see my photos here.
But above all seeing all the great photos around the world feels amazing.
Thanks for this contest and community.
Stay happy :) :)

You are welcome ^^ Thank you for participating in the contest 👍

Thank you very much for this super beautiful entry @ladysnwowhite .. family walks in nature are just great ^^

You're welcome @adalger.🙂 This Forest is one of my favorite places for family walks and escapes from the town. I enjoy writing about things like this, so I’m glad you like it. 😃 Greeting!

Hello dear friends of @ amazingnature- @adalger happy Sunday
what a beautiful way to start the day, what a joy. Many thanks to all the people who made my winning images possible.
congratulations to all who have participated, especially the winners @annephilbrick @ rem-steem and those honorably mentioned

I wish you all a prosperous week

🌞Thank You..!
And Congratulations to you too @jlufer.
Wishing you a fantastic week.

We are so super glad that you found your way into AN and also DNA now @jlufer ^^ .. You are doing some great nature blogging and we hope that you find a home in AN & DNA with us 😉

hello dear friend @adalger good night
I am happy to have found this community, I really like being here with you who love the same things as me, to be honest I feel at home,
I take this opportunity to wish you a splendid night

Thank you for the entry ^^

Thanks for the oportunity. :)

Thank yo for the entry ^^

Congratulations to those who were selected, we hope that in the future, they will bring even more amazing collections. ;)

How are you dear friend @ amazingnature- @adalger
This is my link to accompany your gentle invitation, it is about natural art encouraging the care of the environment
I take the opportunity to wish you a wonderful day

Thank you for the entry @jlufer ^^ These look really great ! .. whoever the artist may be, its well done ;)

Wow! It continues to amaze me what wonder nature holds! The winners of the contest (congratulations) and the honorable mentions (thanks for including my post in there) did a wonderful job of capturing that beauty and wonder!

I have an entry for this week with some jewels Mother Nature sent our way at:

spider web on lilac branch jewelled with frozen raindrops.JPG

I cant stop looking at these frozen raindrops .. love them .. thank you for a great entry again @porters 😍

Very good morning dear friends!

Here I leave my weekly entry to this concrso fan!

Big hug to everyone!

Great entry @pablo1601 and a beautiful massage behind it ! .. Thanks for entering the contest again ^^

Happy start to the week, congratulations to the winners, thanks to this community for staying active by giving the opportunity to show the incredible nature around us.

I had some time without participating, today I leave you a publication that I hope you enjoy.

Greetings to @adalger

Thank you for your entry ^^ .. Its a real eyecatcher 😉

Thank you ☺️😉

🌞Thank You..!!
DNA community
Truly a delightful surprise!
Congratulations to the other chosen winners
And the all the amazing Honorable Mentions.

Thanks a lot for your inspiration!
:) :)

We have to thank YOU! 😁 .. and as I am a huge fan of water, my favorite molecule, I simply loooved your entry too 😍

hello dear friend @annephilbrick good afternoon
You are very gentle, I really appreciate your kind words
have a great day

Greetings and blessings @adalger.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you so much for the recognition of my publication.

Here is my participation for this week. Thank you.

Sida Acuta or Horse Mallow

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