Sunrise is an elusive time of day that many of us seldom see. It’s a shame, because the sunrise can be just as beautiful as the sunset! This week, make a point to get up early and take your camera outdoors with you to take some beautiful photos of the sunrise – many wild animals are most active in the early morning, so you never know what you might see!

On Wednesday, February 27th (at 2pm EST, so be sure to submit your entries before that time, even at 1:59pm!) we’ll choose 1 judge’s choice winner, 5 runner ups, and 1 audience choice winner & share their entries here on! 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 – Sunrise!” 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 something outdoors that inspires your wanderlust!
  • 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! 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
  • 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!

50 Responses

    • Lisa Brunetti

      so far i like the third one down with the tree framing the sun… the connection is slow and isn’t loading all of the photos.. later tonight it should load.

      good work; your images are always lovely! z

    • PJ

      I really like the one that captured the lightning – good timing – as trying to get a still photo of lightning isn’t the easiest. All in all nice photos.

    • Marcy Ayanian

      Gorgeous photos! “Casting Shadows” and “Lightning at Sunrise” are my faves. Thanks!

    • Lisa Brunetti

      i noted the dramatic sunlight before noting the blue moon, which made it extra special. there’s something so wonderful about the sun rising when a full moon is setting.. or the moon rising and the sun setting. great image!

      • jody

        thanks Katlin. (Wish I could take credit for creating it! haha) – another enjoyment I get from our mountainous area, watching the sun crest the ridges 🙂

      • jody

        that was a late summer sunrise, Lisa, from this past year – and I can’t recall any changes, specifically. I just remember having my breath taken away & knowing I needed to get that pic!

    • Barbara W. Beacham

      Amazing photos yet again my dear! I had to do a double take on the shot of the crab because at first I did not realize that is what it was! What a beautiful shot and character! All the sunrise photos – fantastic! There has to be a winner in this bunch! My best – B


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