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

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

(Amphibians & Reptiles Category) - Subfamily - Natricinae - European Grass Snakes & North American Water Snakes

This challenge closed over 6 years ago.

The Challenge

The 7th 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 EUROPEAN GRASS SNAKES & NORTH AMERICAN WATER SNAKES.

Interesting Facts

> The grass snake (Natrix natrix), sometimes called the ringed snake or water snake is a European nonvenomous snake. It is often found near water and feeds almost exclusively on amphibians.

> The Northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon) is a large, nonvenomous, well-known snake in the Colubridae family that is native to North America. During the day, they hunt among plants at the water’s edge, looking for small fish, frogs, worms, leeches, crayfish, salamanders, small birds and mammals. At night, they concentrate on minnows and other small fish sleeping in shallow water.

> The snake will search actively for prey, often on the edges of water, using sight and sense of smell (using the Jacobson’s organ). They consume prey live without using constriction.

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 posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information


Cover Image: Northern Brown Snake by Kane Slater


The Top Ten

Lens Cleaner by Carl Olsen

Lens Cleaner by Carl Olsen was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 4 votes.

  • TAIL AWAY by Dennis  Small
  • Water snake by solareclips~Julie  Alexander
  • Ominous by Yannik Hay

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