October: Nature: Qualifying entries are pictures that portray various aspects of natural
plant and animal life in a living state, that illustrate the natural features of land and sea
or that reveal certain natural phenomena, such as cloud formations, light refractions
(sunsets, auroras, etc.), precipitation, frost, or fire, but which do not show the
obvious hand of man, e.g. fences or paved roads. Photos of domestic plants or
animals would also qualify.