The natural world around you

Challenge series hosted by Ohmyhi. Challenges start on Tuesdays.
The focus of this series is to emphasize the things that we may not always pay attention to or photograph often. My main focus is to get people looking at the natural world with a different perspective such as looking at small and fine details from macro to just getting down in the grass or looking up in the trees.
Finished (16 challenges)
Entries: 35
Winners announced: 10th November, 2015 GMT
Winner: Stranglehold
This challenge will be focused on nature trying to reclaim what is rightfully hers. For this challenge you'll want to photograph a plant trying to reclaim their territory such as grass growing between cracks in the sidewalk or tree roots breaking through side walks or vines taking over a building. Please take you photos in a 'creative style' don't just simply snap a photo, get it from a...
Entries: 43
Winners announced: 3rd November, 2015 GMT
Winner: flying high
To follow the previous challenge I am making this one for all macro world photos. This means all insects, arachnids, mollusks, etc, all the animals that are tiny and sometimes forgotten/ignored. The idea is to show off the beauty of the tiny creatures on the planet. These tiny guys are your models so show them off in the best way possible without stressing them out or disturbing their home. ...
Entries: 74
Winners announced: 27th October, 2015 GMT
Winner: ol green eyes
This one if focused on getting right up and personal in the faces of insects, mollusks (snails, slugs), and arachnids. The idea is to get a head on photo of these creatures so the main focus is their face. This challenge requires taking their photos at a different perspective than normal. Kind of like a portrait for this mini guys. The idea for judging this challenge is to see who has the...
Entries: 71
Winners announced: 20th October, 2015 GMT
Winner: Kissy Face Marmots
To go more specifically into the Mammalia class this challenge will be focused on Rodents from around the world. Each person will be allowed to submit one photo of a rodent and must provide a general location of where the photo was taken. This will help ID the specific animal, if you know common and or scientific name feel free to provide it. This challenge is for rodents ONLY if you have...
12. Moths
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 13th October, 2015 GMT
Winner: Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia)
Now that we have looked at the broad types here we go into the more specific. This challenge is for moths ONLY (in any stage of life as long as there's no threat to the moths or the offspring). No butterflies or any other animal but MOTHS. All other entries will be disqualified. Please provide a general location of where your moth photo was taken. Blank descriptions will be disqualified! ...
Entries: 45
Winners announced: 6th October, 2015 GMT
Winner: Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus)
As in challenges before, I enjoyed sharing photos of ID'ed animals to help people see what animals can be found where. In this challenge I am wanting the focus to be entirely focused on photos that could be used in books to ID animals. The idea is to get at least a full body and side view of an animal. The voting will be based on the best ID able animal. For example if someone photographs a...
Entries: 75
Winners announced: 29th September, 2015 GMT
Winner: no winner
Butterflies are beautiful creatures that are often admired but not always shown off. For this challenge the focus is purely on butterflies (in any stage of life as long as there's no threat to the butterfly or the offspring). The idea is to show off the beautiful of wild butterflies in their natural habitat. No humans are allowed to be included (no butterfly on hand).
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 22nd September, 2015 GMT
Winner: Xanthorrhoea australis -- Austral Grass Tree
The idea of this challenge is to share the variety of species of flowers that you know the name of. This is another ID type challenge where the location of said flower and name are given to show people what flowers can be found where, if entry is blank the photo will be disqualified. You must know the name of the species you are photographing, even if it is just the common name. And the...
Entries: 113
Winners announced: 15th September, 2015 GMT
Winner: Grass Parrot-1
The idea of this challenge is to show the amazing colors of animals in their natural habitat. Whether it's the tiniest insect to the largest animals show off the colors of the natural world. There will be no zoo animals nor pets in this challenge. All animals must be in the wild and in their home, no humans in the photos, hands or feet. The main idea is to show how beautiful coat and skin...
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 25th August, 2015 GMT
Winner: Green Crested Lizard
Every individual and every species have fascinating eyes. In this challenge the idea is to show off natures amazing designs by capturing the beauty of "wild eyes". This applies to any species from insects to large mammals and they must be wild animals in their natural habitat.
Entries: 114
Winners announced: 18th August, 2015 GMT
Winner: Superb Fairy-wren, up close and very personal
The idea of this challenge if for the photographer to "get down and dirty" trying to find birds in their natural habitat. This challenge is meant to show off how beautiful the natural world is and all the birds living in it. I also want it to help bring to light that amazing birds are right in your backyard and to hopefully help inspire people to go out and look for them and protect them. With...
Entries: 113
Winners announced: 11th August, 2015 GMT
Winner: Surfing dolphins
The idea of this challenge if for the photographer to get down and dirty trying to find animals in their natural habitat. This challenge is meant to show off how beautiful the natural world is and all the creatures living in it. I also want it to help bring to light that amazing creatures are right in your backyard and to hopefully help inspire people to get up and help protect them. With our...
Entries: 115
Winners announced: 4th August, 2015 GMT
Winner: Macro - Amphibian
The idea of this challenge if for the photographer to get down and dirty trying to find these animals in their habitat. This challenge is meant to show off how beautiful the natural world is and all the creatures living in it. I also want it to help bring to light that amazing creatures are right in your backyard and to hopefully help inspire people to go out and look for them and protect them....
Entries: 62
Winners announced: 28th July, 2015 GMT
Winner: Mantis
I am amazed by how many species of animals are right in my backyard. The idea for this challenge is for you to go out and find a species of animals that you are not familiar with or may not see often (or could be your first time seeing it). This can range from large mammals to tiny insects, the sky is the limit as long as it's a non human animal in their natural habitat that you do not...
Entries: 26
Winners announced: 21st July, 2015 GMT
Winner: no winner
The idea of this challenge if for the photographer to get down and dirty trying to find these animals in their habitat. This challenge is meant to show off how beautiful the natural world is and all the creatures living in it. I also want it to help bring to light that amazing creatures are right in your backyard and to hopefully help inspire people to go out and look for them and protect...
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 14th July, 2015 GMT
Winner: dragonfly
The idea of this challenge is to get down and dirty in the grass looking for insects to photograph. The idea behind the challenge is to get you to look at the smaller things in life. Mollusks means slugs and snails so add any of them, insects, or spiders to the challenge.