2022 photography competition

Hi there everyone. Welcome to the 2022 Inaturalist forum Wildlife photography competition.

To enter Simply post your picture/pictures in the reply section

Rules

  • anyone can enter
  • maximum of 3 photos per contestant
  • must contain some form of wildlife, excluding humans
  • you are not allowed to vote for your own photos
  • all photos that you enter must be taken by you
  • for voting purposes can you please name your photos
  • 3 votes each
  • photos can be from anytime and anywhere

Entry’s close - 1 April

Judging starts - 5 April

Winner announced - 5 may

only the top 25 pictures will be on the voting list so use your best photos.

I would like to give @trh_blue a special thanks for making this possible.

If you have any questions please let me know.

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Alright…here we go:

Ambush Bug attacking a Bee


iNat Observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/104531751

Knight Anole attacking a Cuban Treefrog


iNat Observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/96732137

Eastern Gray Squirrel


iNat Observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/104810419

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Beautiful Red-Tailed Hawk providing angelic overwatch -

iNat Observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/105078393

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great photos, thanks for entering.

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@fredhaup welcome to the forum, great photo.

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A juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron I snapped today at John McLaren Park in San Francisco, CA. iNaturalist observation

A Brown Pelican at Heron’s Head Park in San Francisco, CA. iNaturalist observation

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No Me and trh_blue have come up with a great voting system so you can put them all together,

3 votes each

they can be from anytime

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Welcome to the forum @albundy100

great photos

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  1. Large Marble - butterfly feeding on Arnica in the Sawatch mountains of central Colorado https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/85432360

  1. Colorful Grasshopper - right out of a street mural in Oaxaca, Mexico https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/95568151

  1. Yellow-spotted bromeliad fly - starts her morning on a prairie sunflower in Albuquerque https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/90549326
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  1. Summer Azure Butterfly

Observation: Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta) from Indianapolis, IN, United States 46254 on July 03, 2021 at 02:19 PM by Alexander Geragotelis · iNaturalist

  1. Micrasterias torreyi Alga

Observation: Micrasterias torreyi from Pratt Pond, Mason, NH, United States on August 31, 2020 at 03:20 PM by Alexander Geragotelis · iNaturalist

  1. Marbled Orbweaver Spider

Observation: Marbled Orbweaver (Araneus marmoreus) from New Augusta, IN 46278, United States on September 11, 2021 at 02:16 PM by Alexander Geragotelis · iNaturalist

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Welcome to the forum @geragotelis

Wonderful photos

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@egordon88

Beautiful photos, But is there any chance you could please name them for judging purposes.
Thanks
Canyon


Genus Acanalonia from Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego, CA, US on August 04, 2021 at 08:01 AM by Mark K. James. AI recommending Acanalonia but none recorded here. · iNaturalist


Figeater Beetle (Cotinis mutabilis) from Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego, CA, US on September 28, 2021 at 08:54 AM by Mark K. James · iNaturalist


Genus Timulla from Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego, CA, US on September 16, 2021 at 08:51 AM by Mark K. James. Observed on desert broom (Baccharis sarothroides). Rather hairy but iNat listed both Sphex and Pr… · iNaturalist

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Entry #1 A humpbacked fly Melaloncha ronnai about to attack a Bombus to try to lay eggs in it.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/71577189

Entry #2 Red-crested finch preying a flying Camponotus ant

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/57892257

Entry #3 Silver-studded Leafwing catterpilar eating on stinging nettle

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/99347701

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Added

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That’s perfect thanks.

Do plants count as wildlife in this case?

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Yes they do.

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Interesting idea, I’ll give it a go:

“A Costa Rican Icon”, Red-eyed Tree Frog:


https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/103801344

“Grabbing a Bite”, Giant Birch Sawfly:


https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/83471478

“Taking a Peek…a”, American Pika:


https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/54482629

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Wow this thread is Animalia city, here’s a plant to change things up

Asplenium contiguum from O’ahu

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