Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Manfrotto. The gallery within this contest gathered a collection of our neighbor species which share the planet with us: from birds to bears – from water animals to flying hunters, this gallery has it all. Be sure to browse all the amazing entries and see how the world is outside the urbanized areas; a gorgeous paradise full of surprises!

A special thanks to the photographers that voted for their favorite shots helping us find the People’s Choice and to friend & professional photographer Elena Shumilova for her collaboration as a guest judge!

Mark Bridger
Grand Jury Winner

“This is the best photo in my opinion; so creative, excellent composition, an emotional shot.” – Elena Shumilova

Julien Busseuil
Runner Up

“Beautiful light and composition. Great moment, the animals show great poses” – Elena Shumilova

Roger Stelfox
Runner Up

“Beautiful work overall!  Great light, beautiful animal, atmospherical shot.” – Elena Shumilova

Deryn Rouse
Finalist
David Theroff
Finalist
Jeremy Meyer
Finalist
David Mckeegan
Finalist
Alberto Ghizzi Panizza
Finalist
Steve Jackson
Finalist
Michael Sweeney
Finalist
Nikki Charlton
Finalist
Stuart Partridge
Finalist
Ema1956
Finalist
Brandi Nichols
Finalist
CrazyBradyLady
Finalist
Venny
Finalist
Luiz Freire
Finalist
David Ashley
Finalist
bridgendboy
Finalist
mikeshero
Finalist
Rahul Chakraborty
Finalist
Grant Sullivan
Finalist
Ran Ofek
Finalist
John Bingaman
Finalist
Eric Bureau
Finalist
Warren Stowell
Finalist
Duncan Stone
Finalist
Chris Holcroft
Finalist
Bev Tan
Finalist
Lee Bennett
Finalist
GoWild
Finalist
elnq
Finalist
Dinah
Finalist
Stef Olcen
Finalist
Jessica Kirste
Finalist
Steve Hatton
Finalist
Emczek
Finalist
rdodson77
Finalist
Elaine Dieteman Haberland
Finalist
photon12
Finalist
Chris Holcroft
People's Choice