2023 Wildlife photography competition

Hi there everyone. Welcome to the 2023 Inaturalist forum Wildlife photography competition.

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

Rules

  • Anyone can enter.
    *Anyone can vote.
  • Maximum of 3 photos per contestant.
  • Must contain some form of wildlife, flora, fauna, or any other life form excluding humans.
  • All photos that you enter must be taken by you.
  • Photos can be from any time and anywhere.
  • You are not allowed to vote for your own photos.
  • For voting purposes can you please name your photos.
  • 3 votes each.
  • There is no prize.

For round 1 of voting, I will choose the best 20 photos for each of the three categories Plants, Animals, and all other forms of life (excluding humans) these three categories will be put on three individual polls.

For round 2 of voting The top photo from each category after Round 1 of Judging will be put together in another Poll and the winner of that will be the overall winner.

Entry closes - on the 2nd of April 2023

Round 1 of voting starts - on the 1st of April 2023

Round 2 of voting starts - on the 6th of May 2023

The winner will be announced on the 4th of June 2023

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
Thanks

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All the photos of the animals are taken in the wild, no animal is captive or restrained in any way.

https://wildlifehq.org/
https://500px.com/p/afyhussein?view=photos
https://twitter.com/HqWildlife


(Delectable feasting)


(Wandering)


(Elegance)

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All Yellow, https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/136628748


Chatty Cathy, https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/136197272


Who Goes There, https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/144335299

instagram.com/keyojimbo
https://www.inaturalist.org/people/keyojimbo

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Wave Runner
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/132866859


Seeing Gold
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/126007203


Thanks for flushing your pet
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/111695207

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I think it would be really nice if submitters also include the links to the observations. Sometimes, I would like to read more about the subject of the photo.

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No matter what, Edward will always be special.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/108671902

Say hello to my little friend.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/85826935

Do you expect me to talk?
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/129849583

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https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/133134767 Male dorcas copper butterfly on shrubby cinquefoil [Animals]

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/117005643 Palmer’s beardtongue on a spring morning [Plants]

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/127259634 Blister beetle takes flight [Animals]

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I think i will leave that up to people if they want to do that or not, and seeing most people already do, i don’t think i need to make it a rule.


Let me in?
Green Eyed Tree Frog (Ranoidea serrata): https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/146036808

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Last year I got into snorkeling and found some favourites under water :-)
(And they have fantastic English names!)

Light-bulb sea-squirts - Clavelina lepadiformis


https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/134649576

Regal Sea Goddess - Felimare picta


https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/129961195

Rockpool prawn - Palaemon elegans


https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/129961191

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all 3 photos have to be within one post or they can be separate?

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Surprise from out of the Blue

Oh Dear, what a Curious Deer!

Excuse me, you didn’t happen to bring food with you?

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Either works fine

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Is there a prize? Will the winning photos be published somewhere (other than this thread in the forum) or is this more of a just-for-fun sort of thing?

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I think someone should code little ribbons that can be hung on the observations, hahaha.

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“Just Below the Surface” https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/95224555


“Urban Renewal” https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/103487940


“You Can’t See Me.” https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/91823323

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@jasonhernandez74 I love Urban Renewal, the angle, all of it. So, so good.

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Eagerly yet patiently awaiting for more entries!

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That last one… thanks for the chuckle!

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I’m a little confused. Are only members who submit photos to the contest allowed to vote? And if you’re choosing the winners of each round – what is the point of voting, anyhow?

(Be prepared for some feedback if you, a self-proclaimed birder, get a little too feathery in your winner choices!)

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