Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun: round 33

in Amazing Nature2 months ago

Hi there my Hivean friends and followers!

Welcome to the 33rd round of my special weekly photo challenge known as Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun :)

I know a lot of photo contests with nature as the main theme were/are/will be hosted by various people on the Hive blockchain but I wanted to come up with something more than just another photo contest where participants would submit their best natural photos. Therefore, I decided to go for quite an unusual concept that I am going to introduce in the following lines.

The aim of the Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun photo challenge is not to make you dig up your photo archives and submit the best pictures of nature that you have ever taken. Instead, I want you guys to go out and appreciate the beauty of our nature right now.

The internet (and the Hive blockchain as well) is flooded with picture perfect shots of landscapes, mountains, forests, beaches etc. taken years ago. But this is not what I want to see in this challenge. I want to see shots that may not be necessarily stunning but they must be fresh, proving that you have just physically spent some time outdoors in the fresh air. But remember that nature comes in many forms. It doesn´t have to be a pristine jungle or a deep remote forest. An urban park, a botanical garden, a little grove on the outskirts of your town - pretty much any place with some trees, plants, rocks, bodies of water or any other natural features would be just as fine ;)

Obviously, there is no way for me to verify whether the photo that you submit in the challenge is really fresh or if it was even taken by you so I am relying on your honesty guys. The prizes for the winners (as described below) are more symbolical than overly motivating so I don´t expect too much fraudulent behavior in this challenge anyway.

I want to keep the rules of this challenge as simple and benevolent as possible so let´s agree on just this:

Only one entry (photo) per person per round.

The photo must be yours and not older than one week.

Add a few words about the photo, at least where and when you took it.

You can start submitting your entries to this round in the comment section below from now until the next round.

Prior to publishing the next round post, I will pick 3 winners, give my full upvote on their entries and feature them in the next round of the challenge. As long as the response is not too overwhelming, I will also try to give some smaller upvotes on all of the other entries to reward all participants.

I might change the concept and/or the rules of the photo challenge later on, depending on how things go. I usually host the challenge on Thursday but when needed for some reason, I can host it on some other day so better check my blog regularly not to miss out on it ;)

To keep up with you guys, I submit my own fresh natural photo to every round´s post too :) Here is my contribution to start out this round.


A little swan family floating gracefully on one of several ponds that are a part of a unique nature reserve known as the Radun Wetlands. Located just outside of the charming Silesian village of Radun here in the Moravian - Silesian Region of the Czech Republic, the wetlands are home to numerous animal and plant species. I really like to hang around this place. Photo taken a few days ago.

In the last round, we had 9 participants. After some thorough consideration, I decided to pick these 3 winners:

@trangbaby with this entry:


My capture on the way home yesterday at Cua Dai Bridge, Hoi An, Viet Nam.

@pradeepdee6 with this entry:


Hello, this weeks entry for Appreciate beauty of nature is the colorful fly. Caught the red eyes after the rain in our jasmine flower plant. The flys appears more only when it rains and in a cool weather. I went to get some clicks of spider by found this colorful fly. Photograph is not more than 3 days old. And Location : Harihar India.

@yashoda with this entry:


A unique attempt to mark the sunset behind the dry flower. Took few attempts before I got it perfect. My entry to Appreciate beauty. The photo was taken in New Jersey last week.

Congratulations guys! It was my pleasure to give you 100% upvotes on your entries :)

I am looking forward to what you will come up with in this round.

Have fun and appreciate the beauty of nature!

I post this series in the Amazing Nature community (a great community for all nature lovers) that was created by @adalger.

This post was created by me for the Hive blockchain exclusively. All rights reserved.


Thank you for visiting my blog. If you like posts about Nature, Animals, Ecology, Crypto, Traveling, Photography and discovering secrets and beauties of the World, feel free to follow me as these are the topics I mostly write about. Have a wonderful day and keep on hiving! :)


This morning on my jog along Byron Bay beach was the most amazing sunrise was just the right mixture in the sky a clear blue sky with just a little mix of great cloud formations with the perfect sun shining across the clear calm ocean i just had to stop for a moment to take this breathtaking view in 😎


Amazing view. Whenever we feel too overwhelmed by all the crazy stuff happening in the world now, Mother Nature is still there for us. Serene, peaceful and soothing. Thank you for your entry.

Thank you @phortun this is so true and sorry for the late reply i have been so busy with work.

Konečně se mi podařilo tohle místo vyfotit :-)

This morning (2.10.20) I drove around this interesting place. The river Vydra makes its way here through a rocky riverbed. Photographed at Antýgl near Modrava in Šumava

Parádní snímek :) Snad ses při tom pokleku nenamočil :D

Ani jsem klečet nemusel. Ty kameny jsou dost velké :-)

I flew to the island of Koh Samui in Thailand last Thursday to catch up with a friend on my for a chat and some relaxation time but also to check out his new villa he has just bought on the island of Koh Samui up high in the mountains at the moment there are lots of real estate bargains going on around the world because of the way the economy is due to covid-19 many people are selling out cheaper in order to survive so my friend picked up his bargain dream villa while the opportunity was there and at a real bargain this is his sunset view he has from his mountain villa just spectacular. This was the Saturday evening sunset looking down from his mountain villa.


Wooow, looks like your friend just made the bargain of his life :) Yeah, the travel/tourism industry has been totally decimated and there are incredible deals available all over the world now... Too bad it´s practically impossible to travel now... Anyway, thanks for your entry, I love the photo.

He certainly did and i am very happy for him and i have a paradise to stay at when i visit him 😁

Sure is a good market out there if you have some spare cash as a investment or holiday home 👍

My son and I were playing outside our house at Palo, Leyte, Philippines when he pointed to the skies! It's an amazingly natural beauty! 😍


And I just want to show him off. 😁😁


Beautiful cloud formations :) When did you take the photo?

Just last week. 😊

Just when the Caterpillar thought her life was Over, She began to Fly

A beautiful reality of life. Give yourself some Time and everything will fall in place. The best example is how a butterfly exists as flower that fly.

The colorful butterfly had stopped on the roadside grass. It's a great day to see a flying flower waiting for the clicks.


Captured on last saturday morning and location Bengaluru The garden City.

Woow, what an amazing and graceful creature. Thank you for this lovely entry :)

Weekend visit to a friend's house in the paramo of my region, there is a trout farm that raises very good quality trout, in addition to the environment and climate, the place is special to rest and relax.

Nice place, thanks for your entry :)


Another morning at beach. I just went to surfing with some friend in a beautiful day in Da Nang yesterday and it was really great.

Beautiful shot. Epitome of tropical paradise :)


Verge of the forest in the northern Luxembourg, I had 12km trekking with my friends there few days ago. I bet this is the first pic from this country in your challenge ;)

Haha you are right :) Nice shot, thank you.

hello i leave my entry to the contest.
The picture was taken at Omar Park in Panama City.
Marzo 2020

Hi there, welcome to my challenge :) Can you please add when you took the photo?

Edit: I can see you updated your entry but please submit a photo that is not older then one week next time, this challenge is about sharing fresh natural pictures :) Thank you and see you in the next round.

Hlemýžď v dešti / Snail in the rain :-)
Potkal jsem ho na chodníku v Plzni - Doubravce nedaleko kostela sv. Jiří při procházce v dešti, 28.9. v 16:36:47 SEČ:)


Chudák, ten už spíš plave než leze :D Můžeš ještě doplnit místo a datum pořízení snímku? ;) Ještě poprosím o smazání těch duplikátů :D Nějak to dnes zlobí...

Vidíš, to jsem se nevšiml, že se šneci rozmnožili :) Opraveno.

The walk around Illmensee. Nature first

Díky za účast, rád tě tu vidím :) Můžeš ještě doplnit, kdy jsi snímek pořídil? Je potřeba, aby nebyl starší než týden.

Byla to neděle 27.9. Procházka s rodinou.


Thank you very much for mentioning. A sweet surprise on Friday 😊

My pleasure ;) Hope to see you again in the new round.

Thanks a lot @phortun 😍