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treegrow PRO 3:32am, 2 October 2012
Our next contest is Swamp Life. Please compete with images of organisms that live in or around swamps. 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 only images and their number in the posting sequence, along with a brief explanation of how the image relates to the contest topic (optional). Also, make sure your image is properly tagged, licensed, and posted to the EOL group. If you have questions or comments about the new image sizes or anything else relating to the contest, please post them to this thread. Thanks!
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HermannFalkner/sokol 4 years ago
#1 Butomus umbellatus, flowering here in a periodically flooded swamp meadow (sweatwater alluvial 'marshes' of March/Morava river)
Butomus umbellatus
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treegrow PRO 4 years ago
#2 Snapping turtle chilling at Huntley Meadows on a hot day

Snapping Turtle Chilling
yhjklñ Posted 4 years ago. Edited by yhjklñ (member) 4 years ago
#3 A common toad, Bufo bufo, just jumped into the swamp, probably annoyed by the photographer Bufo bufo
David Bygott PRO Posted 4 years ago. Edited by David Bygott (member) 4 years ago
#4 Marsh Mongoose (Atilax paludinosus) - the only EOL portrait of this mammal from the swamps of Lake Eyasi, Tanzania

07130009_marshmongoose
rosie.perera PRO Posted 4 years ago. Edited by rosie.perera (member) 4 years ago
#5 Western Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton americanus) - found in swamps and other wet areas of the Pacific Northwest

Western Skunk Cabbage (Lysichiton americanus)

I forgot I had this photo when we had the stinky contest.
Bárbol 4 years ago
#6 Well, Pinus uncinata is not a swamp habitant, so this very old individual died when this high mountain lake was filled, or maybe the water level grew up. But it's surrounded by Sparganium angustifolium, a swamp habitant that forms nice shapes in the surface.

Pino muerto en lago / Dead pine in lake
nartreb Posted 4 years ago. Edited by nartreb (member) 4 years ago
#7 Mosquito of unknown species inside a purple pitcher, Sarracenia purpurea.

LIfe and Death in the Swamp

The mosquito is caught on a spider web; the spider ( out-of-focus smudge on right of photo, species unknown) seemed to have no trouble navigating the walls of the pitcher.

Peacham Bog, Vermont, August 2011
DaveHuth PRO Posted 4 years ago. Edited by DaveHuth (member) 4 years ago
#8 A beautiful Southern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) I photographed on the I'on Swamp Trail of Francis Marion National Forest, South Carolina, USA
Southern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) - closeup
mgjefferies PRO 4 years ago
From many years ago, one of my favourites; the Flame Lily from a swamp in Zambia where we were stuck to our axles!

A Gloriosa Lily
Furryscaly Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Furryscaly (member) 4 years ago
#10
A mature male Pachydiplax longipennis, or blue dasher.

Blue Dasher, Male
Jörg Hempel PRO 4 years ago
#11
The members of the Drosera genus lure, capture, and digest insects using stalked mucilaginous glands covering their leaf surfaces. The insects are used to supplement the poor mineral nutrition of the soil in which they grow. The name of the genus derives from these glands looking like dew. The specimen on this picture shows a Fork-leaved Sundew (Drosera binata) directly growing on Sphagnum mosses near Te Anau, New Zealand.

Drosera binata
Lynette MT 4 years ago
#12 Long-jawed Orb Weaver - Tetragnatha laboriosa

Long-jawed Orb Weaver - Tetragnatha laboriosa
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treegrow PRO 4 years ago
Wonderful images this week. They make me want to go and visit a swamp!

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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Drew Avery PRO 4 years ago
# 2 but it was a coin toss between 2 and 8!!
yhjklñ 4 years ago
#6
Lynette MT 4 years ago
#11, but I agree tough one!
Bárbol 4 years ago
#3
berniedup PRO Posted 4 years ago. Edited by berniedup (member) 4 years ago
#2 but #4 was close
lotlhmoq Posted 4 years ago. Edited by lotlhmoq (member) 4 years ago
#11
sorry #8 lost again razor-thin
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HermannFalkner/sokol 4 years ago
#8
David Bygott PRO 4 years ago
#12
mgjefferies PRO 4 years ago
#4
King Kei 4 years ago
#10
rosie.perera PRO 4 years ago
#10
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treegrow PRO 4 years ago
#10 but #11 is a close second
DaveHuth PRO 4 years ago
#11 - these are all awesome this round
Furryscaly 4 years ago
#4
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cyanocorax PRO 4 years ago
#8
Dluogs 4 years ago
#9
balharsh PRO 4 years ago
#4
Nick Hobgood PRO 4 years ago
#8
Manuel Valdueza 4 years ago
#8
Sam Droege PRO 4 years ago
#8
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Arthur Chapman PRO 4 years ago
#11
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treegrow PRO 4 years ago
Another very close race this week! But the handsome snake won by a single vote in the end.

WINNER:

Southern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) - closeup by DaveHuth

Southern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) - closeup

RUNNER-UP:

Drosera binata by Jörg Hempel

Drosera binata
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