October’s Assignment Gallery – Nature Calls

If you are a human on this planet, chances are you’re a nature lover at some level. Whether it takes the form of an enormous natural waterfall, the grandeur of snow-capped mountain scenery, a vast churning ocean, critters, birds singing in the trees, flowers blooming in your garden, or the big ol’ pile of freshly fallen leaves you just raked up in your front yard – nature calls to us consistently and steadfastly to pay attention to it. Whether we realize the fact or not, we’re a part of it ourselves. In terms of photography, it calls us to capture, preserve and relish in it. This month’s group of intrepid photographers have taken to the outdoors to do just that and have provided us with a beautiful tapestry of natural wonders…as seen through their vision. Immerse yourself in their inspiring work and perhaps you’ll be inspired to grab your camera and capture your own unique version of the natural world.

Here’s what some of these photographers had to say about this assignment:.

“This IS the world I see. It’s what gets me up in the morning. Most of these images (Lichen, Spider & Galls) are from my own neighborhood–within 2 miles of my home. The Bison & Pika images are from closer to yours: Yellowstone NP & Jasper NP (Canada), respectively.”
-Barry Grivett

“What can I say about this assignment? This is without a doubt my favorite time of year.  There are fabulous photographic opportunities everywhere.”
– Elizabeth Wallen


Kudos to the brave souls who submitted images for the very first time. It’s usually a huge first step for anyone to show the world their particular vision of it. Next month, we’re asking you to get a bit dizzy…sort of.