Amazing Nature Contest - October 2020 - #01

in Amazing Nature5 months ago

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 to be 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 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 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 @steemflow.

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 is @steemflow with a super creative entry about the five elements of nature, that provide the foundation for the entire physical world and are Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. He found a place that provides peace and serenity and includes all of them, the green earth, the rocky wall, the water, clean air and open sky, at one place. Also there is no visual fire here, this place is surely a hot one, hehe ;) .. Thank you very much for this great way to appreciate nature in this contest ^^



The entry from @lighteye is about the beginning of autumn. Besides some pictures he also added two great poems about the season which are fitting really well ^^



The entry from @elitogold is about the Shinagawa Aqua Park, which offers dolphins, different colors of algae, deep sea fishes, penguins, stingrays and many more attractions. He took some spectacular pictures of jellyfish there. They were moving slowly swaying and dancing around while they were shined on with light, which makes them look really cool. His posts shows these rather transparent creatures of mother nature in many different colors ^^ Thank you very much for this colorful entry ;)


































Amazing Nature Community :

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The Amazing Nature Community is dedicated to all you Nature Lovers out there and is the place FOR ALL POSTS ABOUT THE AMAZING NATURE AROUND YOU, no matter if Zoology, Botany, Landscapes or Philosophy ^^ You will also find the entries to the contest there.


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 @betterthanhome @bigsambucca @blueroad @bold-n-italics @borjan @brittandjosie @bucipuci @careassaktart @carolinacardoza @chetanpadliya @chocolateskorpi @cocolefleur @crazyandy @daniela16 @daniella619 @dannewton @davidesimoncini @derekrichardson @dmilliz @doodle.danga @dkkarolien @dzoji @elitogold @elkezaksek @ellenripley @engrsayful @esomchi @fachrulreza @fanyokami @farm-mom @fmbs25 @friendlymoose @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 @melinda010100 @mers @miguelmederico @mikitaly @mintymile @misschance @mllg @molometer @mondoshawan @monowar @monster-one @myjob @mysteriousroad @naide71 @naty16 @nelinoeva @nilom @ninahaskin @oizaguirres @offgridlife @oks2crypto @olivia08 @oredebby @paradigm42 @pavelsku @phortun @pnessy @porters @pradeepdee6 @qwerrie @racarjoal @rafaelgreen @razeiv @redheadpei @rosanita @rosangelaperez @sarimanok @sayee @sallybeth23 @seadbeady @soyunasantacruz @sreypov @starjewel @steemflow @sunscape @s3rg3 @thebigsweed @theoctoberwind @thesobuz @travelsbyblue @tripode @trincowski @trudeehunter @truelovemom @viking-ventures @vincent21 @whatisnew @wongbraling @xaynie-jutt23 @yaile @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,


Thank you to everyone sharing in nature, after photographing and adding great content again this week.

Thank you very much, @hive-127788 & @adalger, and congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions.

beautiful selection, congratulations to the winners ! 😊

Congratulations to the winners and all honorable mentions in this wonderful contest!

Congratulations to the winners and the Honorable Mentions.
Fantastic, beautiful and Amazing entries from everyone.

Congratulations to all winners. Thank you for sharing such excellent, enlightening and fun content.

And here is my entry for this week's AN contest: Sand artist


Thank you very much!

@tipu curate

Thank you very much for tip @ninahaskin ^^

Hello @adalger thank you for the honorable mention, with so many participants and good photos I was very happy to see my publication among the mentions.

Thanks and congratulations to all the winners, this contest really brings us closer to appreciate the beauty of nature #AmazingNature

Hi there everyone !

Welcome to the second round of the contest posted from the AN community account ^^ .. There are actually really good news for you all out there, hehe .. Right now @juanbg is actively working on the new "Nature News" that will be also implemented very soon on a weekly basis to the AN community and our curator team is finishing their templates and drafts for the weekly curation reports. Yes, AN will have an own curation Team too very soon !! .. Soo, stay tuned and are excited on how this community will transform into an amazing place ^^

Best wishes,

Incredibly uplifting and encouraging news! Thank you very much for that. Awaiting all that wonders with enthusiasm!😀

The team is working on it ^^ .. it may take some weeks until everything is running with the new changes smoothly, but it will be definitely wort it ;)

Wish all the best for the team. Thanks to all of you!

That's really good news for all the community!😁🐬

Hehe, not only good, but amazing Nature news 😁

Dear @adalger! The community and your contest are great.
I tried to participate last week but, probably, did something wrong (can't see my name among previous participants in this post). I want to take part in future, so Will you please tell me where my miistake was?

Hey there @olgavita ^^ .. I found your post .. Everything looks really fine and you made a really beautiful post ! .. but, you submitted in in the night to Saturday .. the contest usually closes already during Friday at maybe 4pm .. after sending all the posts to voting to DNA the contest is kind of closed ^^ .. It would be very nice if you submit your entry again for this week, it is really a worthy entry !! 👍

Thank you very, very much! I will do that because I like the photo myself and would like it to participate. 😄🌼

I hope I won't spoil the team game :-)

Thank you very much for being selected! I really love the photo’s sharing in this community. Thanks too @adalger for initiating this kind of contest.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you very much for the mention. fills me with emotion.

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Do not miss the last post from @hivebuzz:

Feedback from the October 1st Hive Power Up Day

Congratulations to the winners. It's getting harder to choose only three :-)
This is my entry and good luck to all participants.

Dear friends, unfortunately, I was late with my entry last time, so I use the same post to participate in this edition. My entry:


Beautiful challenge and congratulations to the winners, I would love to participate. Greetings

Greetings to all nature lovers, I leave you my entry for this week's contest.

You are welcome, thank you


Heyy hiveans,
I'm going to be sharing nature photos for the #amazingnature c...

Such a vast array of photos sharing some amazing nature!
Congratulations to the winners and those with honorable mentions!
I have an entry for this week as I discovered a new forest immerging -
fall colored young mountain ash by fallen logs.JPG

Felicidades a los ganadores ,aquí les dejo mi entrada para el concurso de esta semana..Suerte para todos

Saludos y suerte para todos aquí mi entrada al concurso

Hi there, this is my entry to the contest. Thanks

Hopefully, I'm in time to share what is happening now in Central Vietnam - this is nature at it's worst.

Dear friends...
Here I present to you the spectacles lagoon, located in the s...