Introducing the #Waterlust Photo Challenge

We love summer. Is it obvious?

We’ve already celebrated summertime classics like #goldenhour and #hiking. And so it’s only natural to share some love with summer’s #1 feature: water!

In summer all over the world, people turn to lakes, rivers, oceans, seas, ponds, streams, and waterfalls to cool down and have some fun in the sun. The joy of spending time in the water is something we call “waterlust,” and it’s the focus of our latest photo challenge!

Trover’s $1500 #Waterlust Photo Challenge

Without further ado, we bring you The Trover #Waterlust Photo Challenge. We’re looking for stunning photos, remarkable places, and useful information, so bring on your best!

Ready to go? Upload your #Waterlust photos now!

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Upload your best #waterlust photos, like this one from Mark Fitz, and you could win $1500.

Now is the perfect time to enjoy water and the marine wonders that call it home. Whether you go swimming, boating, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, surfing, standup paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, cliff jumping, beaching, waterfall sliding, kitesurfing, rafting, tubing, or in exploration of marine life, we want to see where you go and what you find. In fact, to level up the fun, we’re going to give $1500 to the person who can show us the best #waterlust discovery.

Challenge Details & How to Enter:

The #Waterlust Photography Challenge is judged by the Trover HQ team.

To enter:

1) By July 20th, upload an original photo of a location where water-based recreational activities can occur (think swimming, fishing, diving, wakeboarding, boating, sailing, snorkeling, etc.)

2) Write a couple of lines about your discovery. This could be tips about how to find the spot, details on its history, stories from your adventure, or recommendations on what to do there.

3) Write “#waterlust” in the details field.

4) Post your discovery to Trover.com or via iOS/Android.  Voila! You’re in the running for $1500!

Want more details on how to win Trover challenges? Check out How to Enter a Trover Contest.

May the best discovery win $1500!


Challenge ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on July 20, 2015.

Already posted your #Waterlust photos to Trover? That’s great! Just edit the description to include “#Waterlust” and they’ll be automatically entered into the challenge.

Read complete rules and eligibility.

Questions? Talk to us: feedback@trover.com.

10 Best Aquariums in America

Kids or no kids, aquariums are pretty awesome places to hang out. There’s just something about submerging yourself into a world of sharks, jellies, and tropical fish (from behind safe walls of glass, of course) that really excites the little kid in all of us.

With so many great aquariums in the U.S. and so much to admire and learn about, narrowing your focus can be a challenge. To help guide your search, we’ve assembled a list of the 10 best aquariums in America. Let’s dive in:

 

1. The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia

Trover photo by travelbug

 

2. The Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California

Trover photo by Kate R

 

Which is perhaps best known for its brilliant collection of jellyfish:

Trover photo by YoungAdventuress

 

3. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois

 

4. Scott Aquarium at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha, Nebraska

Trover photo by Erik Rowley

 

5. The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland

Trover photo by Nick Pagano

 

6. The Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Trover photo by Intrepidor

 

7. Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut

Trover photo by Benny Goh

 

8. Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Trover photo by Jaisen Mohamed

 

9. The New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts

Trover photo by Tati

 

10. The Seattle Aquarium in Seattle, Washington

Trover photo by Jon Battle

 

How’s that for some underwater inspiration? Thankfully, these 10 best aquariums make up only a small portion of the incredible public and private aquariums all across the United States. Check out an even bigger list of American aquarium eye candy here, and don’t forget to share your own aqua-discoveries on Trover!