Happy New Year to all our friends around the world who join us in our Wild Weekly Photo Challenges! 2013 promises to be a great year, filled with new friends & new beginnings, so what better theme to choose for this week than New Beginnings! Pictured above is the resurrection fern, an amazing plant that can survive during long droughts by curling its fronds and appearing dessicated, brown, and dead. These unique ferns can survive without water for perhaps as long as 100 years! When only a small amount of water is present though, the seemingly dead fern will uncurl, “resurrecting” itself to a vibrant green color within a day. The New Year gives us a chance to resurrect and reinvent ourselves too and much like the resurrection fern, we’ve got a chance for new beginnings in 2013! We’re asking you to head outside for this challenge and photograph something that you feel represents the theme of New Beginnings!


On Wednesday, January 9th (at 2pm EST, so be sure to submit your entries before that time!) we’ll choose 1 judge’s choice winner, 5 runner ups, and 1 audience choice winner & share their entries here on LetsBeWild.com! Send your friends to this page to leave a comment-vote for your entry to win the audience choice award!

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Here are the quick & easy Challenge rules – please read them carefully so that you can be entered in the running to win!

  • To enter the challenge, create a new blog entry titled “Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – New Beginnings” and Copy and Paste the html code in the box below into your blog entry to let your followers know that you’re participating in the Photo Challenge so that they can join in the fun too.
  • Take one or more photos of anything outdoors that you feel represents the Challenge theme best! The photos just have to be taken outside!
  • The Audience Choice Winner will be decided based upon which entry below receives the most comments on this page – tell your friends and family to come and reply with a comment below your entry here on LetsBeWild.com! Everyone can vote for as many entries as they like.
  • Comment on this page with the URL to your blog entry! After 7 days, we will announce the 1st Place Winner, Audience Choice Winner, and 5 Honorable Mention Winners, all of whom will have their winning shots with a link to their blog featured here on LetsBeWild.com
  • Be sure to visit the blogs of other people entering the Weekly Challenge & leave them some comment love too!
  • Both professionals and amateur photographers are welcome to participate, and both stand an equally good chance of winning!

28 Responses

    • Marcy Ayanian

      Wow. Look what Mother Nature’s up to. And I thought I was busy! 😉 Thanks!

    • PJ

      Excellent set of photos showing nature’s ‘new beginnings’. As always – you capture the theme of the topic with wonderful photos. Thanks!


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