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!
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.
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. Let's keep 'em clean and nudity free. 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 25th until Saturday, October 31st the weekly group theme will be SQUARE FORMAT NATURE PHOTOS!!! Show us any natural scene – flora, fauna, landscape, etc. – in a photo cropped in the shape of a square, and found in a natural environment. No subjects captured in yards, gardens, neighborhoods, marinas, busy beaches or built-up areas will be accepted. Please review the group guidelines on the homepage concerning man-made objects, people and domestic animals. Features may be rotated out regularly to make room for new ones.
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, WHITE THINGS FOUND IN NATURE:
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: