Welcome to all those that like to hit the trail! Short hike, long trek, day hike, nature walk - it's all good. This group is a place to submit your favorite images collected along the way - flora or fauna, birds, landscapes, the sky, the trail itself (who doesn't love a good trail photo??) or just interesting and unusual things found as you go.
Buildings and other man-made objects are okay, as long as they are an integral part of the landscape being represented. The NATURAL landscape should be the focus of the image!
People and pets/domestic animals should be represented in the same manner. It's okay if they are in your shot, as long as they are not the main focus of the shot. Wildlife ALWAYS welcome!
There will be a weekly theme posted on Saturdays for the following week. Images you submit to the group are not required to follow the weekly theme, but those that do will be considered first for features.
One image per day, folks. As always, I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's work!
GROUP MEMBERS - There are some discussions open in the discussion board (where else would they be?!) - please feel free to jump in and participate!
WEEKLY THEME: From Sunday, October 13th until Saturday, October 19th the weekly group theme will be NATIONAL PARKS!!! Show us any natural landscape, wildlife, or any combination thereof that you captured in a National Park or Monument from anywhere in the world. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THE OVERALL GROUP THEME and keep your images nature-oriented. As always, you may submit any image appropriate to the overall group theme that you'd like, but only those awesome National Park shots will be featured for the week! Features may be rotated out regularly to make room for new ones.
GROUP CONTESTS: Group contests will follow the weekly theme. There will be a variety of open-to-all in FAA contests, group-member only contests, and the occasional juried contest. In any Go Take a Hike Photo Group contests, there is ABSOLUTELY NO VOTER SOLICITATION ALLOWED.
HERE ARE THE WINNERS of last week's group contest, WATER BIRDS:
HERE ARE MY GROUP ADMIN PICKS from the same contest:
HONORABLE MENTIONS go to: