Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #48 – Wild

“In wildness is the preservation of the world.”  – Henry David Thoreau

Tina encourages us this week to go Wild! And, this time of the year I spend as much time as possible outdoors, in the wild, so my decision was easy – to go for my own neighborhood and use the most common meanings of the word Wild (according to Wikipedia)


Wild animal – I met this lovely deer on my morning tour a couple of days ago. She noticed me of course, but waited patiently in the sunlit glade until I was gone.

Wilderness – a wild natural environment not significantly modified by human activity.

Wildlife traditionally refers to undomesticated animal species, but has come to include all organisms that grow or live wild in an area without being introduced by humans. Represented in the header by a wild rose.

One of the most fascinating things in the wild is the metamorphosis of butterflies. Here some caterpillars of the small tortoiseshell, feeding on stinging nettles…

…but later developing into these beauties – Wild Wonders!

Finally, Wildness – the quality of being wild or untamed……easily recognizable even in domesticated animals – such as my dogs running and chasing each other like maniacs.


Would you like to go wild for a moment? Welcome to join in! Tag your entry ”Lens-Artists” so we can find you in the reader. And stay tuned for next week’s host, Patti, for challenge #49!

44 reaktioner på ”Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #48 – Wild

  1. Leya,
    These are all wonderful selections. I had to smile when I read about your two dogs.
    I have two kitties that could be desctibed in the same way.
    The rock formaion with the splashing streams looks peaceful.
    Isadora 😎

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    • Thank you for mentioning them! I think the mass of them is fascinating, and the first time you see them, you cannot guess what they will later become…

  3. We seem to have few tortoiseshell butterflies about this last couple of years and more peacocks, whose caterpillars also feed on nettles.

    • I am afraid it is the same thing here. And yesterday I saw a very strange butterfly, that, at a closer look really was a tortoiseshell – but all colours and pattern faded. No rifts or missing parts, but it looked like it had been mashine washed. And this is the beginning of summer. Have you seen any like that?

      • I have seen peacock butterflies like this. I think like them some of the Tortoiseshell may over winter as adults, so when they come out of hibernation in spring they can look quite battered.

  4. Love the shot of your dogs, although naturally I love the rest as well. You and I have very similar outlooks on what makes us happy and the role of wildness in our lives. 🙂


  5. Hi, Ann-Christine. Lovely ”wild” collection. But my favorite was your dogs, of course! I love how you processed the shot as if they’re forever running into infinity! Beautifully done.

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