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) - Deserts

This challenge closed over 6 years ago.

The Challenge

The 4th 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 DESERTS.

Interesting Facts

> A barren or desolate area, especially, dry, often sandy region of little rainfall, extreme temperatures, and sparse vegetation. A region of permanent cold that is largely or entirely devoid of life.

> Deserts take up about one fifth (20%) of the Earth’s land surface.

> In hot deserts the temperature in the daytime can reach 45 °C/113 °F or higher in the summer, and dip to 0 °C/32 °F or lower at nighttime in the winter.

> Antarctica is the world’s largest cold desert (composed of about 98% thick continental ice sheet and 2% barren rock).

> Northern Africa’s Sahara Desert is the world’s largest hot desert at more than 3.5 million square miles (9 million square kilometers).

> Sand covers only about 20% of Earth’s deserts.

> There are five forms of deserts:

Mountain and basin deserts.
Hamada deserts, is a type of desert landscape consisting of largely barren, hard, rocky plateaus, with very little sand..
Regs, which consist of rock pavements.
Ergs, which are formed by sand seas or dune sands.
Intermontane Basins (A generic term for a wide structural depression between mountain ranges that is partly filled with alluvium. Commonly called a valley).

Information courtesy of Wikipedia

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: Wadi Rum, Jordan by maureenclark


The Top Ten

Wadi Rum, Jordan by maureenclark

Wadi Rum, Jordan by maureenclark was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 10 votes.

  • One Tall Cactus by George Lenz
  • Under the hot sun by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
  • Blue on Orange in the Australia Desert by Michael John
  • Namibian desert by Antionette
  • The Day After by Norbert Probst
  • Grand Canyon 13 by Yannik Hay
  • Simpson Desert Flowers by Liz Worth
  • Black Boys... Flinders Rangers by Ali Brown
  • Hill and Moon by Mark Williamson

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