There's one week left to show us how you've photographed this amazing untamed world! I've seen everything from crazy weather to majestic landscapes to fascinating insects to your neighborhood deer—I'm impressed.
As you submit images during this last week, especially those of you submitting animal images, keep this word in mind: untamed. Think even broader and wider this week. What does "embracing the untamed" mean? I can't resist a good portrait of an animal—a close-up of a lion's face, a gorilla, an owl—but the images that blow my socks off are the ones that capture the spirit and context of this wild world. If I favorite an animal shot, it's usually because I see more of the animal's spirit or environment in the shot, rather than just its face. Or maybe I favorite a bird photograph because the bird is flying in a flock and this gives me a sense of the space, height, freedom, or vastness of the natural world. More context might give your images a better sense of this wild world and convey that "untamed" feeling.
Remember, embracing the untamed isn't about literally embracing them—people and pets don't belong in this competition. I'm looking forward to seeing more submissions this week, and keep up the great work!