Grand Jury Winner - win your choice of a Canon 5D MK III camera body or Nikon D800 camera body
About the Canon 5D MK III:
Canon is proud to present the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark III. With supercharged EOS performance and stunning full frame, high-resolution image capture, the EOS 5D Mark III is designed to perform. Special optical technologies like the 61-Point High Density Reticular AF and an extended ISO range of 100–25600 (expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2) make the EOS 5D Mark III ideal for shooting weddings in the studio or out in the field, and great for still photography. Advanced professional-level high definition video capabilities (that includes a host of industry-standard recording protocols and enhanced performance) make it possible to capture beautiful cinematic movies in EOS HD quality. A newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Canon DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, and shooting performance up to 6.0 fps provide exceptional clarity and sharpness, even when capturing rapidly-unfolding scenes. Additional technological advancements include an Intelligent Viewfinder, Canon's advanced iFCL metering system, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Multiple Exposure mode-all of which that help make the EOS 5D Mark III the perfect multimedia tool.
About the Nikon D800:
Hold in your hands an HD-SLR able to capture images rivaled only by those produced with a medium-format camera: extremely low noise, incredible dynamic range and the most faithful colors. Meet the Nikon D800, a 36.3 megapixel FX-format HD-SLR for professional photographers who require end results of the highest quality, who demand superior performance, speed, handling and a fully integrated imaging system. For cinematographers and multimedia professionals, 36.3 MP means true 1080p HD cinematic quality video and includes inputs for stereo microphones and headphones, peak audio meter display, DX crop mode to maximize NIKKOR lens selection and angle of view and much more.
People's Choice - win your choice of a Canon 28-135mm lens or Nikon 55-300mm lens
About the Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Image Stabilized AutoFocus Wide Angle Telephoto Zoom Lens:
Standard zoom lens with an Image Stabilizer and high zoom ratio. With the Image Stabilizer turned on, you can obtain sharp, natural-looking pictures in dim lighting without using flash or a tripod. Very handy for places where flash is prohibited. Uses ring-type USM for swift, silent autofocus and full-time manual focus. Closest focusing distance is 20 in. (50 cm).
About the Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR II Vibration Reduction lens:
Compact 5.5X DX-format telephoto zoom lens with High Refractive Index lens element and ED glass is Ideal for capturing distant subjects at athletic events, family pictures, dramatic sunsets, travel and more. VR II image stabilization for handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and stable video capture. The Nikon 55-300mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Sports/action, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.
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Banner photo by Jessica D Plott
Carl Stovell is a world and conservation photographer, currently based in the North East of England. He has gained international recognition for his animal series "Eye of the Beast", put together over the last three years to help raise awareness of the growing threat to endangered species and their habitat.
Learn more about Carl.
Photos: Share your best photos showing human and animal bonding. Photos must show both humans and animals. Be creative and original!
Limit: 3 entries per participants
Participation: You must own all legal rights to submitted photos
Photo Format: Color, B&W, RAW and Medium formats are accepted
Copyright: You maintain the rights to all of your submissions
Judging: The contest submissions will be judged based on the creativity, originality and in accordance to the contest theme
Voting: from April 22nd to May 9th, 2014