Appreciate Beauty of Nature with @phortun: round 46

in Amazing Nature2 months ago

Hi there my Hivean friends and followers!

Welcome to the 46th 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 panoramic view of Silesian countryside that I got to enjoy while walking my mom´s doggie a couple of days ago. It was a beautiful sunny day but the temperature was actually way below the freezing point. It was during this very same walk when I also captured the frosty close up of grass that I used as the background photo for my New Year wish post yesterday. Quite chilly but amazing and relaxing, face mask - free walk in winter nature that was.

In the last round, we had 4 participants. After some thorough consideration, I decided to pick these 3 winners:

@deepresearch with this entry:


Skyline soon after the sunset in Beskid żywiecki mountains, close to the Czech border. Taken on Saturday evening.

@trangbaby with this entry:


This pic was just taken yesterday from my Trekking in the South of Viet Nam, name is Ta Nang-Phan Dung. The view was the fist mountain slope that I challenged during my 2 days trekking.

@bossel with this entry:


Just in time, I hope. Last Thursday I was finally out cycling again. Went into the hills south of Patras (actually to see a castle there, but I took some wrong turns). Turned back when the sun went down & got a nice shot of the setting sun from uphill.

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! :)


Picture taken in Sebeș, Romania on 1st January 2021

Since we got rid of the lockdown of course we've been missing like crazy to reconnect with nature, so how else to begin the new year with a new adventure? This time it was to a place of heart located 70 km from where I'm living with some amazing formations ❤️

So happy to know your lockdown is finally over and so happy to see you participating here again :) Wonderful place, thank you very much. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Hehe thank you! 🤗
Happy new year dear friend! May we have one of the best years lived so far!

Thank you for the mention, much appreciated it. It’s been great opportunity to join your “ Appreciate Beauty of Nature”. My entry for this round: the photo was taken 5 days ago at Co Thach Beach, Binh Thuan province, Viet Nam. The beach is also known as Seven-Colour bank where you can see various stones with different sizes and colours. The sunset here was definitely amazing.

Happy New Year @phortun. Hope you have a healthy, happy, lucky and prosperous year 😊


Wow, another spectacular scene from your beautiful country :) Thank you. Happy New Year to you too, Trang!

WOW..I love your none ending countryside landscape lots of room for walking you mom's dog 😉

Looks like a big decision making in this round these are all spectacular photos and i am going to add a bit more stress to your decision making...This was my Sunday evening walk along the beach as the sunset was unfolding on Byron Bay one amazing contrast of mother nature's colorful sunset colors 😉


Not making it easy for me at all indeed :D I haven´t had that many entries in one round for a long time but I always appreciate your continuous contribution my friend ;) Thank you.

I see it was a tough one but nice to see more entries and thank you for choosing my photo...Cheers buddy 👍

Thank you! & happy new year!

Only 4 participants? That's sad. I thought about doing some kind of contest as well. But if such a nice one doesn't find much interest, I have some doubts about my own. (Though I need something to get me out of the recent lazy wave.)

Well, at least I have something for this week as well. Not much, but I went to the west coast of Patras for a sunset before shopping on new year's eve. There were some looming clouds over the ocean, but at the edge they gave some nice structure to the sunset:

After I finished shopping I had to hurry home because these clouds were already over the coast. Made it just in time before it started to rain.

Well, the participation is actually very random. This round, for example, already has 6 entries and it´s just 24 hours since it was posted... Generally, weekends and holidays are not a good time for contests as the overall activity on the blockchain is lower. Good luck with your contest if you decide to give it a try ;)

Thanks for your entry again. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Thanks for the heads up. We'll see whether I can overcome my not so amazing lazy nature.

HEY @phortun!
Happy New Year!!

I hope this is a prosperous and happy year for you and yours!
Here is my participation.
In this beautiful way the day is turning into night. First sunset of the year 2021 in the east of my Venezuela!

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Enjoy the view!!

Thank you for the nice wish and for another amazing entry Esther :) Happy New Year to you and yours too!

Na Nový rok nás v Brně přivítal sněhový poprašek. Během ranního venčení jsme s bíglíkem sešli ke břehu Svratky. Jdeme po pěšině, místy musíme zdolávat překážky v podobě kořenů a kmenů spadlých stromů. Ale stojí to za to. Ani se nechce věřit, že se tento kousek divoké přírody nachází jen kousek od centra města.
Přeji šťasný nový rok se spoustou krásných fotek ve photochallenge.
On the New Year Day little snowed in Brno. When walking my dog I descended to the bank of river Svratka where the path is hardly passable due to roots and falled trunks of trees. Do you believe that this piece of wild nature appears not far from city centre?
I wish you prosperous New Year with plenty of participants in your great photochallenge.

Díky za přání i další hezkou soutěžní fotku :) Tohle kolo vypadá slibně. Šťastný nový rok i tobě.

Nový rok a rodící se nový den. Kde jinde, než na rybníku východně od Č. Budějovic :-).
Přeji mnoho krásných záběrů pro tvou fotovýzvu.


Díky díky :) Moc pěkné zahájení ;)

Dnešní ráno už tak pěkné nebylo. Mlhu dodám někdy příště :-)


Night walk in one of the parks in Katowice. Taken yesterday.

Nice one, I like the eerie feel :) Thanks for your participation.

Thank you @phortun for the great contest. The photos that you shared that are amazing.

@jacuzzi I know you have some good pictures today 🤣🤣

@tipu curate