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CLOSED CLOSED:Contest 075:Stinky!:WINNER:Chris_Moody

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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

Our next contest is Stinky! Please compete with images of smelly organisms. Think putrid, rancid, acrid, fetid, foul, or whatever unpleasant odors you've encountered while photographing biodiversity. Select one (1) of your best images to compete with. Submissions will be open through next Monday.

Contest rules and instructions on voting and posting are all located here . Please read the rules thoroughly before beginning.

Remember to post below only images and their number in the posting sequence, along with a brief explanation of how the image relates to the contest topic. Also, make sure your image is properly tagged, licensed, and posted to the EOL group. If you have questions or comments post them to this thread. Thanks!
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JMDN says:

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Many large Carabidae release stinky substances when in danger. Carabus coriaceus is the biggest European ground beetle and its "stinkiness" is proportional to its size...Here you can see the secretions below the animal...touch it and you'll stink for hours
(..the beetle was released immediately after the photo..)
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/51708886@N03/6133349952/in/photostream/]
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HermannFalkner/sokol is a group moderator HermannFalkner/sokol says:

#2 Sus scrofa
Wild boars aren't really smelly as such, in fact they are (allegedly) very fussy about their hygiene - they don't wallow in their own shit but rather in pure mud.
But usually, when photographing Sus scrofa, you're some place near where they leave their excrement, and they do have a pungent smell. As was the case here.
Sus scrofa (female) (48°10' N 16°12 'E)
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Chris_Moody says:

#3 Common Stinkhorn - The name says it all really!

Common stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)
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David Illig says:

#4 Acanthocephala femorata, Florida Leaf Bug, or Squash Bug. Get close to this guy and you will know that he is at least distantly related to the stink bugs. He also has a similar morphology. Photographed at Gambrills, Maryland, on June 4, 2011. Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 180mm macro lens, two Canon 580EX Speedlites.

Acanthocephala femorata, Florida Leaf Bug (1)
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David Bygott says:

#5 Kinosternon sonoriense, Sonoran Mud Turtle hatchling, Arizona.
Terminally cute but terribly stinky, at least in larger formats.

Kinosternon_sonoriense_4
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Bárbol says:

#6 The pride of my garden, a Dracunculus vulgaris, a spectacular aroid related with Amorphophallus, and, as this genus, they have smelly inflorescences with carrion-looking forms and colours. Inside the flower, flies and carrion-eating beetles are attracted by its putrid fragance, and pollinate the male and female flowers that are deeply hidden inside the spathe.

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/10770266@N04/2540221273/]
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Valter Jacinto | Portugal says:

#7 Common Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)

Cogumelo-falale // Common Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)
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Bas Kers (NL) says:

#8 The bigger, the more he stinks...

waterfall.. by Bas Kers (NL)

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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

#9 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
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balharsh says:

#10 Stink bug
Stink bug
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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

Still no skunks or skunk cabbages. Oh well, we'll just have to do the Stinky! contest without them.

Submissions are now closed and Voting is OPEN! You may only vote once, and the photo with the most votes is the winner. When the voting week has closed, an administrator will change the thread status from VOTE to CLOSED. See Voting Instructions
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rosie.perera says:

#8
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Drew Avery is a group moderator Drew Avery says:

#5
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Chris_Moody says:

#6
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Manuel Valdueza says:

#8
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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

#3
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Lynette MT says:

#3
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cyanocorax is a group administrator cyanocorax says:

#3
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K.P. McFarland says:

#3
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mgjefferies says:

#3
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lotlhmoq says:

#3
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JMDN says:

#6
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Sciadopitys is a group administrator Sciadopitys says:

#3 - excellent large, high-resolution
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HermannFalkner/sokol is a group moderator HermannFalkner/sokol says:

#9
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Bárbol says:

#3 - I wanted to put a Phallus impudicus absolutely covered with flies in this contest, but as this species is already taken I choosed my aroid. The third image is really neat and great composition, and the smell of this fungus only can be described as "terrible" :-)
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balharsh says:

#3
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Bas Kers (NL) says:

#3
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David Bygott says:

#3
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Furryscaly says:

#10
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DaveHuth says:

#5
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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

With 11 votes, we have a clear WINNER this week:

Common stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus) by Chris_Moody

Common stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)
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