Amazing Nature Contest - October 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 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 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 @derekrichardson.

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 @derekrichardson with his entry about hiking in the Grand Canyon. The posts is about the hike from the Royal Arch to the South Bass on the South Rim where he also set up a camp together with his mom. It is a super beautiful photographic tour that manages to capture the beauty and the diversity of the whole area in a fanstastic way .. Thank you for another of your awesome hiking tours ;)



In his entry @pablo1601 shows us in a great way that you can find nice walks where you can enjoy nature without getting too far from our cities. He shows us some beautiful walks through fields full of trees and many birds, that at this time of the year are giving the first flying lessons to their chicks. We get so beautifully reminded, that we can simply take our children outdoors, not only do they learn a lot through observation, but also get encouragedto enjoy and love nature which is very important since they are the future and need to learn the value and importance of keeping our planet safe in order to continue enjoying it .. Thank you very much for this breautiful and thoughtful entry ^^



The entry from @popurri is about a family of ducks and the love that the parents give while taking care of their six ducklings. The scenerey was pictured in the Rosedal Park in Palermo, Buenos Aires, and shows us how nature can provide us with the tranquility we need in such difficult times .. Thanks you for the 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 @butonn @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 @katiusbel @katteaguilera @kawsar8035 @keuudeip @kheys @kohsamui99 @letalis-laetitia @lapar @lighteye @leslierevales @librepensadora @lisfabian @lorennys @lut-studio @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 @olgavita @oredebby @paradigm42 @pavelsku @phortun @pnessy @porters @pradeepdee6 @quijotezco @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,


@derekrichardson, @pablo1601 and @popurri . Excelent congratulations !!!

Muchas gracias querida @belkisa758! 😘


Gracias @belkisa758. Un abrazo

Congrats to @derekrichardson, @pablo1601 and @popurri and all the participants!

Thanks muy friend!!

Thank you very much . A hug

Hi there everyone ^^

Congratulations to the winners of this round, @derekrichardson, @pablo1601 and @popurri ^^

Also, the restructuring of the new moderator system is fully implemented now. @bucipuci @nelinoeva and @redheadpei are doing a great job in curation. You can watch their weekly curation posts that are always pinned in the community channel. @juanbg also published some awesome nature-news post already, which are so well researched and presented and a joy to read through ;) .. Thank you Mod-Team for this amazing work in initializing the new setup .. its great ^^

In addition we are thinking about the proper use for the OCD curation that we are allowed to give to some posts withing the AN community. So far we like to forward these posts from the curation and contest posts to OCD that we really enjoy watching .. We also created a special #curated-posts channel in the DNA discord where you can look all curated posts up if you wish to ^^

Everything is still in early stage and we are trying and discussing around a lot, but are on a good way! If anyone of you has a suggestion or critic regarding the current system, please leave it in the comments for us ^^

This said, enjoy the next week of the AN-contest !

Best wishes,

Muchas gracias!

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October 2020 is the World Mental Heath Month

Thank you, dear Adalger, @hive-127788, for inviting me to this new round, I nearly missed it 🌷
Congratulations to the winners @derekrichardson, @pablo1601, @popurri and all the honorable mentions. Your photographs are great!

Congratulations to all winners and content creators on this honorable mention list. So amazing!

The Grand Canyon always invites a lot of curiosity, so it is very happy to see it more closely here!

And here is my entry for this week's Amazing Nature contest: Walk on the water with a member of the Pleuston 'community'


Thank you very much.

Fantastic entries!
Great choice for #1.

Congratulations to last week's winners!

I would like to submit the following post for this week's edition:

Dear @adalger,

Thank you for the invitation. I will.

Woah! With so many awesome entries I can't believe I actually won!! Thank you!

Great work of all participants. Not to mention that I don't have to choose the winner :-).

Loving all the entries to the #AmazingNature contest from all over the world!
Congratulations to the winners - really enjoyed your photos!
Also to the honorable mentions - thank-you for including my post among them!
I have an entry for this weeks contest with an even larger goosenado! Probably the last i will see for we have freeze up with the little ponds solid with ice.

My entry -

geese flying to pond above geese swimming.JPG

Thanks for the mention, I feel love already that I am being recognised, will do more by posting what have got here.
Much love💗

Greetings community of #AmazingNature! I read this post and loved the idea. I could also see that all the photos they present here are incredible, yet I wanted to join with this humble photograph of the moon, I hope you like...


Thanks for the honorable mention.

Good afternoon community, after greeting you I leave the link of my entry to the contest. Wishing everyone the best of luck.

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Buenas tardes comunidad, después de saludarles les dejo el link de mi entrada al concurso. Deseando mucha suerte para todos.

Congratulations to the winners @derekrichardson, @pablo1601 and @popurri
My entry for this week 🤗

Hi @adagler this is my entry for Amazing Nature Contest - October 2020 - #03

And Congratulations to the winners of the last round, @derekrichardson, @pablo1601 and @popurri 👍


Dear @barbara-orenya and @adalger! Please kindly tell me if I can use Barbara's stunning banner in my publications in the Amazing Nature comunity? My post is ready and is just waiting for your reply.

Hello happy day, thank you very much for the special mention and congratulations to all the winners.

We all win to read excellent publications.

I leave you my entry of the week. Thank you @adalger


Very grateful for such a pleasant distinction. This is a wonderful space to express our love for nature. Greetings

@derekrichardson @pablo1601 @popurri
and the honorable mentions!

Good night! Here I leave my participation in the cncurso

Thank you very much for the distinction of last week's contest and to all of you for the congratulations you sent me!

Big hug to everyone!

Congratulations on excellent work: @pablo1601 , @popurri, @carolinacardoza, @belkisa758 y @amandaj.