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) - Grassland

This challenge closed over 3 years ago.

The Challenge

The 5th 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 GRASSLAND.

Interesting Facts

> Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses.

> Grasslands are found in every region of the world; Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia have the largest total area in grassland, 14.5 and 8.9 million square kilometers respectively. The five countries with the largest grassland area are Australia, the Russian Federation, China, the United States, and Canada.

> Grassland types

Tropical and subtropical grasslands – These grasslands are classified with tropical and subtropical savannas and shrublands as the tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome. Notable tropical and subtropical grasslands include the Llanos grasslands of northern South America.

Temperate grasslands – Mid-latitude grasslands, including the Prairie and Pacific Grasslands of North America, the Pampas of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, calcareous downland, and the steppes of Europe. They are classified with temperate savannas and shrublands as the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands.

Flooded grasslands – Grasslands that are flooded seasonally or year-round, like the Everglades of Florida, the Pantanal of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay or the Esteros del Ibera in Argentina.

Montane grasslands – High-altitude grasslands located on high mountain ranges around the world, like the Páramo of the Andes Mountains.

Tundra grasslands – Similar to montane grasslands, polar arctic tundra can have grasses, but high soil moisture means that few tundras are grass-dominated today.

Desert and xeric grasslands – Also called desert grasslands, this is composed of sparse grassland ecoregions located in the deserts and xeric shrublands.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia and World Resources Institute.

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: Ngorongoro Crater by Konstantinos A...

Completed

The Top Ten

Ngorongoro Crater by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

Ngorongoro Crater by Konstantinos A... was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 6 votes.

  • Bungendore NSW - Storm rolling in by Robert Chester Lee
  • Duma plains by Owed to Nature
  • Samburu National Reserve, Kenya. 2009 by Damienne Bingham
  • A Sea of Grasses: Waves of Color by paintingsheep
  • Grassland by Werner Padarin
  • Grassy landscape and sky by ljm000
  • Bison and Chief Mountain by Alyce Taylor
  • Spinifex by Mark Williamson
  • The grass isn't always greener! by leih2008

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