Wild Weekly Challenge #12
Congratulations to Ann-Christine who has won 1st place in our Unusual Photo Challenge! It’s not often that one sees a forest growing vertically on the side of a building, but Ann-Christine managed to find just that in Madrid, Spain. Designed by Patrick Blanc, the creator of many of Europe’s vertical gardens, this living green wall was installed on an exterior wall of a former power station built in 1899! As nature lovers, it sure is great to see nature flourishing in a very unusual spot in the city. Be sure to visit her winning entry here!


Barbara Beacham is the Audience Choice Winner…and with her photograph of this very unusual sculpture in the desert, it’s easy to see why!

This challenge really had me thinking about what around me is unusual. There is a lot around me that is unusual, whether it is in nature or man-made. So today I share with you that which I find unusual.

My husband and I were in the desert when we came across this structure. It was man-made, but it was an unusual sight indeed!

Be sure to visit her winning entry here!

It’s never an easy task to pick the honorable mention winners – each week we find ourselves wanting to give everyone an award because there are simply so many excellent photographers who participate in the challenges. We do our best to narrow it down, but you should know that the competition is extremely close! Listed below in no particular order are our honorable mention selections!
Traveling can often mean some new foods to try – when it comes to unusual foods, it doesn’t get much more unusual than these very…interesting looking larvae skewers photographed by Stefano Scheda in Cameroon! We’re certain they were as delicious as they look. Be sure to visit his winning entry here!

Milka Pejovic captured an unusual and very beautiful composition with her photograph of delicate spiderwebs covered with raindrops! Be sure to visit her winning entry here!

Tatjana certainly found an unusual sight during her travels in Chloride, Arizona’s oldest mining town!

As we ventured further along the dirt road, we saw this gas station. The unusual part of course is not a gas station in a small town in Arizona, but look closer…
Do you see the train tracks laid out around the gas station?
Not sure really how to get your car across the tracks… There are still some people living in the town, but somehow I think they may get their gas elsewhere…

Be sure to visit her winning entry here!


Jenn turned her lens on this very unusual plant, the Pandanus Palm! Not closely related to palms, despite the name, they have many thick prop roots near the base, providing support for the top heavy (and very unusual and prehistoric looking) tree.

Nature is full of the unusual, unique and wonderful. Travelling around Brisbane and its surrounds, a sub-tropical paradise with mangroves, wetlands and sub-tropical bushland, one never knows what’s around the corner.

Be sure to visit her winning entry here!



Squirrels are not normally unusual creatures, but this one photographed by Ritva certainly is!

The Grizzled Giant Squirrel, sometimes known as Sri Lankan giant Squirrel is a large and endangered species ofSciuridae family under Rodentia order. Scientifically known as Ratufa Macroura, the Grizzled Giant Squirrel is categorized as ‘vulnerable’ as per the red list of International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN or World Conservation Union).

Be sure to visit her winning entry here to learn more about these unusual squirrels!

4 Responses

  1. lagottocattleya

    Congratulations all,! Great entries everyone, so thank you for choosing my wall as the winner this week! I’m so proud to be in such company.

  2. Barbara W. Beacham

    Thank you to the audience of the Let’s Be Wild photo challenge, and the crew at LBW for honoring me once again with the Audience Choice Award! And, congratulations to all the winners! All entries were amazing!

  3. Imelda

    Congratulations to the winners. Kudos for the beautiful photos that met the challenge. This was particularly difficult one. 🙂


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