Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

Trees Please

This challenge closed over 6 years ago.

The Challenge

So many shapes, sizes and colours trees don’t really get the recognition they deserve. There are around 20,000 different species of trees on earth and the largest area of trees is still the Amazon. In one year, an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car driven up to 8700 miles. A forest/woodland is made up of around 35% of dead wood which is important to sustain woodland life.

What is a tree, well apart from what we can see a trunk, branches, leaves the obvious a tree has is also a little world all of its own. A tree provides food, water, shelter, warmth, protection, materials. We all know what a tree provides for us humans but did you know that a tree could have over 500 different species living on it, within it or under it, from birds, badgers, insects, spiders to fungi, lichens and mosses, the list is endless.

So give a thought the humble tree. Lets see those wonderful tree images either as a group or on their own, dead or alive they are still special.

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite.

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s permanently posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Depending on the number of entries I may even feature a few.

Additional Information


No humans or human made objects allowed.

No domestic or livestock animals allowed.

Cover Image: Stand - Queenstown, New Zealand by Jason Weigner


The Top Ten

Stand - Queenstown, New Zealand by Jason Weigner

Stand - Queenstown, New Zealand by Jason Weigner was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 5 votes.

  • I am a Tree by Jo Nijenhuis
  • Solitude by meowiyer
  • Ancient Forest - Antarctic Beech by naturalnomad
  • Arnhem Bay at Nyinyikay by Erik Schlogl
  • Hope - Great Northern Flats by rocamiadesign
  • Stand alone by Robert Chester Lee
  • Twisted Tree by Michael John
  • Barcode by JuliaPaa
  • Boab Family by Liz Worth

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