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

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

Skin Skin

This challenge closed over 3 years ago.

The Challenge

Another sensory organ, this time the Skin, I’m going to fling this one wide open to interpretation. So in other words you can add anything that covers our living creatures, these could include:

Fur
Scales
Skin
Feathers

So why do we have this covering and what makes it an organ (a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function).

1) * Skin in mammals is the largest organ and is made up of multiple layers, protecting what’s on the inside from the pathogens on the outside. *

2) * Made up of thousands up on thousands of nerve endings the skin is able to detect heat and cold, vibration, pressure.

3) * The skin acts as a temperature regulator, conserving or releasing heat to control core temperature.*

4) * Skin absorbs small amounts of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide can diffuse into the epidermis.

5) * In other animals like reptiles skin acts like a solar panel, converting sun rays to regulate the body temperature which they cannot do by consuming food.*

6) * Skin acts like a camouflage in some animals allowing them to hide from predators.

These are just a few of the important factors of skin, some of this information was collected from Wikipedia

You MUST however only add a close up image of what ever it is you are entering so if I can make out what the creature is, I’m afraid to say the image will be removed.

I am trusting you not to add images of domestic animal fur, NO CATS, NO DOGS etc and please I do not want any fur coats.
Play fair people.

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

ENTRIES MUST BE ADDED TO THE GROUP FIRST OR BE DELETED FROM THE CHALLENGE

NO HUMANS OR HUMAN MADE OBJECTS

Cover Image: Diamondback by Charles Pernic...

Completed

The Top Ten

Diamondback by Charles Perniciaro

Diamondback by Charles Pernic... was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 6 votes.

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  • Cairns Birdwing Detail II by Damienne Bingham
  • Under A Flamingo:Pink by paintingsheep
  • Rattlesnake Skin by Susan Russell
  • Fine Line by alienfunk
  • Birds of a Feather... by Michael John
  • Alligator Back Skin by venny
  • Wings of pure blue by Darren Bailey LRPS
  • Pink Flamingo by Yannik Hay

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