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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.

(Habitats & Landscapes Category) - Mountains

This challenge closed about 5 years ago.

The Challenge

The first in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of MOUNTAINS.

Interesting Facts

> A mountain is a landform that rises high above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. They are made from rocks and earth.

> Generally, mountains are higher than 600 metres. Those less than 600 metres are called hills.

> Features of mountains:

The summit, or the top of a mountainThe slope, or side of the mountainA very steep valley between young mountains, known as a gorge.

> Mountains exist on every continent and even beneath our great oceans.

> Some of the highest mountains are at the bottom of the sea. Hawaii is at the top of a volcanic mountain in the Pacific Ocean. More than half the mountain is below water. The largest range of mountains is in the Alantic Ocean.

> The Earth’s crust is made up of 6 huge slabs called plates, which fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. When two slabs of the earth’s crust smash into each other the land can be pushed upwards, forming mountains.

> At 29,035 ft (8,850m), Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Everest is 29,035 feet above sea level.

> Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain on Earth. Measured from top to its base below sea level, Mauna Kea beats Everest by 4,436 ft. (over 3/4 of a mile).

Information courtesy of Woodlands

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.

Additional Information

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

Cover Image: Moonrise in the Lemaire Channel, Antarctic by Neville Jones

Completed

The Top Ten

Moonrise in the Lemaire Channel, Antarctic by Neville Jones

Moonrise in the Lemaire Channel, Antarctic by Neville Jones was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 6 votes.

  • High Country - Glacier National Park by rocamiadesign
  • A chill is in the air - Banff AB Canada by camfischer
  • Valley of the Ten Peaks by hummingbirds
  • Supes-1 by George Lenz
  • Sunrise - Mt. Kearsarge, N.H. by T.J. Martin
  • Glacier Bay, Juneau, ALASKA,  by AnnDixon
  • Storm Brewing by Martin Smart
  • How nature presents itself by Arie Koene
  • Mount Rundle by Pam Hogg

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