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

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

Nose Nose

This challenge closed over 6 years ago.

The Challenge

Another sensory organ, this time the nose and for most animals the nose is a highly sensitive one at that. We all know that the nose can be and is used as a breathing apparatus but for the rest of the non human noses out there its a tool for hunting, scavenging and sniffing out potential mates.

@ Noses are different in shape and size and where they are situated on the animal will depend on the function.

@ Birds have a poor sense of smell so small holes situated on top of the beak are used for breathing.

@ Fish have noses but they are not used for breathing and fish have a poor sense of smell.

@ The nose regulates the temperature of the air before reaching the lungs.

@ The nose can stop unwanted foreign bodies entering the body.

@ A wet nose in canines is used like a compass, cold air passing on a particular side of the nose along with scent tells the animal in which direction to go.

@ A nose can even be used for as a means of transporting water or picking things up with.

So on to the challenge, add your close-up images of ears or an ear of any wild creature with ears.

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, but I will also pick another 9 entries of personal choice to be featured to cover our feature board. (Subject to the number of entries).

1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information


Cover Image: Cub Scout by Martin Smart


The Top Ten

Cub Scout by Martin Smart

Cub Scout by Martin Smart was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 7 votes.

  • Would you like a bite? by Alison M
  • Did you get my good side? by Aaron Siebens
  • Chobe National Park, Botswana. 2009 by Damienne Bingham
  • Cormorant Attitude by WorldDesign
  • Intensity by naturalnomad
  • The Nose Knows by Scott Denny
  • Trunk up close by Owed To Nature
  • The Hunter 2 by stuart powell
  • Woodland Soul by Yannik Hay

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