Amazing Nature Contest - April 2021 - #01

in Amazing Nature2 months ago
Authored by @@adalger

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 #fascinatinginsects, 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; 200 words minimum!
  • 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 @angeli-b.

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 the last contest round was choosen to be @angeli-b with her entry about the beautiful tree in my country and their great gift to reminding us that, no matter how hard the battle is we have to fight, we will always flourish in the end ^^ .. She shows us the Apamate, a tree with a beautiful lilac flower, which bloom almost at the same time all over the place at the end of March ;) .. This trees stem is used as alternative medicine .. Thank you very much for the entry ^^



The entry from @jlufer is a beautiful dedication to mother nature and our earth and a great reminder that, also or planet already cries that our actions are not good, there are many things that can be done to make a difference! .. It is a great text he blogged and to much and well written to simply summarize it, so give his post and blog a visit if you like philosophical authors ;) .. thank you very much for another great entry ^^



The entry from @redheadpei is about a robin that she spotter on April 1st. This feathered friend just came back after a long flight from the south, but still did not look to worn out after all .. also the ground was still hard from winter , a recently warm rain should soften the ground so the robins could easily retrieve his favorite meal of worms from beneath the soil ^^ .. thank you for your story about your happy April 1st “Tweet” from the little robin ;)














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?




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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 ^^

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Best wishes,

 2 months ago 

Thank you very much for your entry @derekrichardson ^^

 2 months ago (edited)

Hello dear friends @adalger @amazingnature good day.
What a joy. I appreciate with all my heart all those who have voted for my post and be part of the winners
Congratulations to everyone who participated, especially the winners
@angeli-b @redheadpei @kawsar8035 @engrsayful @brittandjosie @porters
I take this opportunity to wish you all a splendid week

Thank you very much for your wish.

 2 months ago 

Thanks for this one @jlufer .. The waterfalls look really beautiful ^^

 2 months ago 

Hello dear friend @adalger good afternoon
thanks to you for allowing us this fun every week.
if that place is beautiful, it has beautiful lakes, which make beautiful waterfalls
I take this opportunity to wish you a splendid afternoon and a happy weekend

 2 months ago 

Thanks @adalger for a great nature contest. Congrats to @angeli-b, @jlufer and the honorable mentions. I’m happy to be included.🙂

 2 months ago 

how are you dear friend @redheadpei good day
Thank you very much for your kind words, you are very kind. congratulations on your excellent presentation
have a beautiful day

 2 months ago 

Thanks @jlufer for your congratulations. I am well and hope everything is good with you.

Have a wonderful day my friend!☀️

 2 months ago 

you are welcome @redheadpei ^^

Hi Chief!

First of all, congratulations to all winners and honorable mentions!

Second, I actually made this post two days prior to this announcement. It's just that I want the post as my entry in this week's AN contest. Hopefully that's allowed.

Sheltering in mangrove roots


Thank you very much!

 2 months ago 

Thanks for this amazing entry !!

It is my pleasure, sir!😊

Congratulations to the winners - @angeli-b, @jlufer and @redheadpei! Some beautiful nature photos there - loving the Spring photos!

Congratulations also to the honorable mentions and thank-you for including my post among them!

I have an entry this week with Spring coming back -

silhouettes of grosbeaks in tree 1 in flight.JPG

 2 months ago 

Thank you for another entry @porters ^^ .. Great to have horses as topic this time ;)

 2 months ago 

hello dear friend @porters good day
Thank you very much for your kind words.
I take this opportunity to wish you a splendid day

 2 months ago 

how are you dear friend @carolinacardoza good afternoon
Thank you very much for your kind words, you are very kind
have a great afternoon

 2 months ago 

Thank you 😍 ^^

 2 months ago 

Thanks for the entry ^^

 2 months ago 

Hi there Nature Lovers ^^

congratulations to the winners of this round, @angeli-b, @jlufer and @redheadpei and thanks to all the honorable mentions and supporters ^^ .. I wish you all a great start in the new week and a relaxing time in nature ;)

Best wishes,

 2 months ago 

how are you dear friend @adalger good day
I appreciate with all my heart your kind words
have a beautiful day


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!

 2 months ago 

Thanks for this monster of an entry @tych021 😉