Welcome to all those who 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 photographs 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. Wildlife ALWAYS welcome!
*** 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! Please do not submit images taken in gardens, yards, marinas or any built-up areas.
*** 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.
*** Images that have been digitally painted or otherwise altered to the point that they do not look like photographs any more will no longer be accepted in the group. Light touching, texturing, blending, etc. will be allowed as long as the image still holds photographic integrity overall.
***One image per day, folks. Let's keep 'em clean and nudity free. As always, I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's work!
***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 only those that do will be considered for daily features. Featured images may be removed at any time to make room for new ones.
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 17th until Saturday, October 23rd the weekly group theme will be HORNS AND ANTLERS!!! Show us any scene captured within a natural environment where the subject is a LIVING and WILD animal which possesses either antlers or horns, such as mountain goats, bighorn sheep, ibex, deer, moose, wapiti, elk, caribou, etc. – NO pets/domestic/captive animals, people, man-made objects, gardens, yards, farms, marinas, neighborhoods or built-up areas allowed.
PHOTO OF THE MONTH from SEPTEMBER 2021!!!:
GROUP CONTESTS: Group contest themes will be reached by member votes and will be based on the current weekly theme. In any Go Take a Hike Photo Group contests, there is ABSOLUTELY NO VOTER SOLICITATION ALLOWED.
Here are the TOP GROUP FINISHERS of the last contest, BROAD FALL LANDSCAPES:
GROUP ADMIN'S PICKS and HONORABLE MENTIONS from the same contest may be found in the SPECIAL RECOGNITION thread in the discussion board!
'OUTSIDE THE THEME' SELECTIONS OF THE WEEK: