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

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


This challenge closed over 7 years ago.

The Challenge

The Moon is Earth’s only natural satellite and is the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System. It is the largest natural satellite in the Solar System relative to the size of its planet, a quarter the diameter of Earth and 1/81 its mass, and is the second densest satellite after Io. It is in synchronous rotation with Earth, always showing the same face; the near side is marked with dark volcanic maria among the bright ancient crustal highlands and prominent impact craters. Despite being the brightest object in the sky after the Sun, its surface is actually very dark, with a similar reflectance to coal. Its prominence in the sky and its regular cycle of phases have since ancient times made the Moon an important cultural influence on language, the calendar, art and mythology. The Moon’s gravitational influence produces the ocean tides and the minute lengthening of the day. The Moon’s current orbital distance, about thirty times the diameter of the Earth, causes it to be the same size in the sky as the Sun – allowing the Moon to cover the Sun precisely in total solar eclipses. Courtesy of Wikipedia

So lets show its importance with a challenge all for its self. Lets see your moon shots.

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

No humans, human made objects, pets or domestic livestock please.

Cover Image: April 27, 2010 by Erik Anderson


The Top Ten

April 27, 2010 by Erik Anderson

April 27, 2010 by Erik Anderson was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 7 votes.

  • The big cheese by George Parapadakis ARPS (monocotylidono)
  • Lua by Ingrid Beddoes
  • Pigeon and the moon by Darren Bailey LRPS
  • Half Moon 6 June 2010 by Trish Meyer
  • Dark side of the Moon by loz788
  • Spring Moon by Sherry Lynn Crawford
  •  New Year Blue Moon by Kimberly Chadwick
  • The Moon by Cheryl Westerdale
  • Full Moon rising over Shoal Point by AlexKokas

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