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) - Forests

This challenge closed about 5 years ago.

The Challenge

The 3rd 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 FORESTS.

Interesting Facts

> A forest, also referred to as a wood or the woods is an area with a high density of trees.

> These plant communities cover approximately 9.4% of the Earth’s surface or 30% of total land area, though they once covered much more about 50% of total land area.

> Approximately 35% of the forest floor consists of dead wood a major factor in the biodiversity of forests.

> Forests play a very important role to life on earth they store carbon, aid in regulating our climate, purify water and mitigate natural hazards such as floods.

> A single tree can house more than 300 different life forms from fungi to insects and birds.

> The Amazon River Basin is home to the largest rainforest on Earth. The basin — roughly the size of the forty-eight contiguous United States covers some 40% of the South American continent and includes parts of eight South American countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname, as well as French Guiana.

> The world’s oldest living forest is Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island in Nanaimo BC.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia and Gardeners Paradise

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


Cover Image: High in the Sky by Luca Renoldi


The Top Ten

High in the Sky by Luca Renoldi

High in the Sky by Luca Renoldi was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 5 votes.

  • Walk in the woods by Marina Herceg
  • Enchanted Forest (Flathead National Forest, Montana, USA) by rocamiadesign
  • Like a fairy tale... by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
  • Tall timber by bobby1
  • Ancient Forest - Antarctic Beech by naturalnomad
  • Rainforest Roots by Michael John
  • "  Cedar Lowlands  " by fortner
  • Dead or alive by Arie Koene
  • Art In The Forest by Milena Ilieva

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