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Photo Challenge #8 – Texture in Nature

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It’s time to head outside again for this week’s challenge – Texture in Nature! Texture is literally everywhere you look outside; in the unique swirls and cracks in the tree bark pictured above, in the bumps and ridges on stones and mountain slopes, and even in the puffy white clouds that drift overhead.  

In this week’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge, we’re challenging bloggers to get outside & photograph their favorite textures in nature! On Wednesday, December 5th (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! 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 – Macro Photography” 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! 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!

53 Responses to Photo Challenge #8 – Texture in Nature

  1. avatar
    Miguel November 28, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Heaven that is El Nido.

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    Dries de Wet (de Wets Wild) November 29, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Another great challenge – sure there will be many magnificent entries this week! Here’s our contribution:

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    Tina´s PicStory November 29, 2012 at 2:19 am

    wonderful texture! thanx for hosting :)

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    Barbara W. Beacham November 29, 2012 at 9:06 am

    What could be a better than looking closely at textures in nature. Here is submission for this week! Thank you to the folks at Let’s Be Wild for this challenge!


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      PJ November 29, 2012 at 9:18 am

      Great group of photos depicting an array of textures one can find. Thanks for sharing them here and at your blog as well.

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        Barbara W. Beacham November 29, 2012 at 9:49 am

        Thank you for the comment PJ! I am glad that you liked my photos!

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        Imelda December 3, 2012 at 8:27 pm

        So very true. The photos show-off textures very well.

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      Peggy Tee December 1, 2012 at 6:12 am

      Great pictures Barbara! Beautiful collection of textures found both in and outdoors!

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    Managua Gunn November 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    The texture of the vanilla ice cream…well…I think it is! This is a key website for adventurers and those with nature in their hearts by the way – hope to help you grow!

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    Jenn November 30, 2012 at 4:15 am

    My contribution … textures in mangroves

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      Barbara W. Beacham December 1, 2012 at 10:36 am

      I love the mushroom photo!

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      Jody December 1, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      You have proven the beauty of fungi & mud!

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      Imelda December 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      The mud with the thin ice over it is beautiful.

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    Cuidado November 30, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Another great theme – Nature is texture!

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    cobbled toolbox November 30, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Here’s my contribution:

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      Jody December 1, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      This represents the challenge quite well!

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      Trent December 3, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      I agree, cool shot!

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    Linda McDonnell November 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Love this weeks theme! Here is my contribution:

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    dearrosie November 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Here’s my entry

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    Kelly Guymon December 1, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Here is my entry into this week’s challenge of textures:

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    Peggy December 1, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Textures in rock of salt and sand – the mindblowing mountains of made of salt in Chile’s Atacama Desert:

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    lagottocattleya December 1, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Here’s my entry! Hope you like it!

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    Christina, Sweden December 2, 2012 at 3:15 am

    I photographed the first snow.

  15. avatar
    Jenn December 2, 2012 at 5:43 am

    just realised i didnt post the link to my post ….
    and a second one …

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    Kristal December 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Texture in nature discovered by my little boy. ????

    Here’s my entry for this week’s photo challenge:

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    Pamela December 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    This ice sculpture was formed from snow-melt dripping off the gutter onto my climbing rose bush last winter. Enjoy!

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    Barry December 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Here are my entries for this challenge:

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    Katlin Eyre December 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Hey everyone! Love all of the photo entries so far – they all look great! Thanks to LetsBeWild for hosting this photo contest! Here’s my entry for this week’s texture challenge:

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    Imelda December 3, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    This is a very interesting prompt. :-) Here is my contribution –

    Thank you all, in advance, for the visit. :-) Have a great day.

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    Ritva's ART / Ritva Sillanmäki December 4, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Here is my contribution to the challenge.

    Hope to see you at my pages :-)

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    Milka Pejovic December 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    I love this week’s challenge theme! Nature is full of amazing textures waiting for us to photograph.

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    Danny Kushmer December 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    My contribution of “roots” on a path leading up to Grotto Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains. Thank you for any and all comments!

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    DELLILAH December 4, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Hello fellows, My entry here. Thanks for taking a look :))

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    lisa brunetti December 5, 2012 at 1:46 am

    well i am quite tardy but here’s one more entry for this week’s theme of ‘texture.’
    I hope you enjoy the images!

  26. avatar
    Ritva December 5, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Hi all, I had to add an other post to this challenge as I remembered this picture of an oak tree that is nature’s art. – Have a look …I see a rain deer in it, what do you see?

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    tableofcolors December 5, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Here is my entry: the texture of snow and the anticipation of the holidays


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