World Expeditions Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that participated in the World Expeditions Photo Contest in collaboration with Fujifilm, sharing their best photos showing places you love exploring – be creative. Congratulations to the winners and finalists, and a special round of applause for the Grand Jury Winner who wins a Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens.

A special thanks to our friends Ken Kaminesky and Patrick Di Fruscia for their collaboration as a guest judges. Ken Kaminesky is a veteran commercial travel photographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador, Zeiss lens Ambassador, writer, consultant, and entrepreneur with decades of experience in the photography industry. His work has been featured worldwide in numerous commercial and editorial publications, including the New York Times and on the cover of National Geographic. His passion for travel and the incredible landscapes and people he encounters along the way are the inspiration for his popular blog, and the other publications he writes for. Patrick Di Fruscia is a World Visionary Fine Art Nature & Landscape Photographer. He spent most of his childhood years away from the city, having been raised mostly in the Canadian countryside. From the time of his birth, his experiences in nature was to become a large influence in affecting his ultimate passion for the beauties of the natural world.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Hidden Lake” by ryanbuchanan

“I chose this as the overall winner because in my honest opinion it has all the visual impact a winning shot should possess. The composition is spot on with great fore- ground elements leading the viewers eyes into the scene. The low placement of the camera helps the viewers feel like he/she is on location. Both light and location are absolutely magical and shot at the perfect time of the day. Processing is also very well done. Bravo..well deserved First place.” – Patrick Di Fruscia

“This image just jumped off the screen and made me want to be standing in that very spot at the moment the photo was taken. There is a magic to this shot that inspires me to dream of places too beautiful for words. The editing is beautifully done and there was obvious thought put into the framing and camera placement. This photograph fit in perfectly with the title of the contest. I can’t think of any photographer that wouldn’t want to go on a world expedition to this stunning location. Congrats Ryan, I look forward to seeing what you can do with your new Fujifilm lens!” – Ken Kaminesky

Congratulations Runner Up “Walking on a cloud ” by kenvinpinardy

“In photography, as in life, timing is everything. The timing is just right for time of day, lucky timing for the fog, and right timing for our mysterious walker and his horse. Killer shot! One of my favourite things to do is to go for walks in the fog and this location looks like the perfect place to do just that. Beautiful image Kevin.” – Ken Kaminesky

“This one was a close second, we both really loved it! This picture definitely tells a story. The visual impact and mood are both outstanding thanks to the beautiful light on the main subject and fog surrounding the landscape and nearby village. Definitely one I would be proud to have in my portfolio.” – Patrick Di Fruscia

Congratulations Runner Up “*** Stand Up N Get Counted ***” by shutterchemistry

“Patrick and I run photography tours in Iceland and part of the magic of that country is the insane amount of breathtaking waterfalls. I’ve seen tons of images of waterfalls and have a lot of them in my own portfolio. This is a great take at showing the sheer power of mother nature and the grand scale of a beautiful waterfall with a closely cropped shot. I love the minimalistic approach to this image and the texture in the flowing water. The photographer nailed it on this shot.” – Ken Kaminesky

“This was chosen for the sheer visual impact of the image. Here the photog- rapher used the perfect shutter speed, capturing just the right amount of motion in the water. The composition is spot on and the use of a human element with red hoodie definitely shows the grand scale of things showing us how trivial and tiny we are on this magnificent planet.” – Patrick Di Fruscia

Congratulations People’s Choice “Villa-Belza Biarritz / Pays basque” by thierrydulau

“This looks a lot like where I live, except for the awesome castle like home, incredible medieval like stone wall, and ethereal placement on seaside cliff covered in mist and fog. In other words, it looks nothing like where I live and I love it. The moody sky is compliment- ed nicely by the warm glow of the incandescent lights on the wall. Very well executed image.” – Ken Kaminesky 

“Truly a magical location that was very well captured giving it the perfect fairy tale look and feel it deserved. Processing was well executed by creating a dramatic scene. One can easily tell the story of Good and evil here where the ominous clouds are creeping into the scene and slowly engulfing the enchanted caste where lives the princess” – Patrick Di Fruscia

“Colosseum, Rome ” by Kaheala

“Neuschwanstein Castle – Germany ” by DickMcRitchieFotographie

“Epic Sunset” by Arnar

“The lady and the tower” by JesusSanz

“Rainbow Shed” by albertdros

“New Zealand – Balloons over Lake Matheson” by jacobsurland

“Fisherman” by ssharma

“AIMG_5088[1]” by shy-oob

“Turret Arch Beams” by PFMPhotography

“DSC_0272″ by kevinzimmerman

“Winter is Coming” by Geinis

“Eskefossen” by paaluglefisklund

“Seceda” by dfrancis2

“Stormy” by michaelwilson

“Bergen City Reflections” by dslrno

“Search for a Moment” by uriahdavidclark

“Link To The Past” by danieljamesgreenwood

“Alpine Heaven” by martinrosenkranz

“Classic Hamnøy view” by johnygoerend

“On the top” by krasistm

“one became two” by leemonzmoonz

“Bharat Mistry-Manhattan Across the East River” by Q-Vision

“The Racing Cows” by MediaHendriko

“A night under Great Gable ” by simonowens

“Kirkjufell pool” by wildlifemoments

“Sunset through the gate” by DafyddEm

“SUM2013012G00441″ by marciosuster

“Moonlight Panorama” by Nubcake

“Lunch time !” by florentgaillard

“Matterhorn ” by michaeltemple

“20150830-Finland 02-2719″ by milert

“Stormy Waterloo Bridge” by Bluebottle

“The Hike to Bøsdalafossur” by edanny

“Aurora above Olenilsoya” by strOOp

“Sunset at Brunnenkogelhaus” by ludwigriml

“Durdle Door ” by PhotoDaniel

“The icebreakers” by DennisartPhotography

“Ogoy island, Baikal” by Cookieman

“StarStaX_DSC_7954-DSC_8043_gap_filling-2″ by Richo720

“Mount Robson Tent View” by walasavagephoto

“walk the line” by boitasapin

“Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park” by CelestineAerden

“Natures Light Show” by melaniecollie

“Crown Jewel” by kathykuhn100

“Le Mont Saint Michele at Twilight” by kerryellis

“Under the rainbow” by aidagri

“untitled” by stephoko

“Nimoy” by scottmccook

“beauty soul_bambang wirawan_085643889022″ by bambang

“Moods of Manarola” by Vishpala

“Crossing Roads” by timmiegodinez

“Selfoss in Iceland” by Rostovskiy

“Snowy Bells” by AnnSagel

“Hole in the Earth” by beyond_the_prism

“Lake Moraine” by leireunzueta

“Mount Bromo Sunrise” by jeromefang

“Snowy stones” by tiffanibradshaw

“Winter in The Rockies” by Tim-Hall

“Starry bridge” by AtzeniLucio

“Road to the Golden Gate” by niclewisphoto

“Watkin’s Glen” by DerekKind

“Starry Night at Columbargia” by Luka180

“Reflections – Yosemite National Park” by Subharoy

“…laghi di fusine I…” by roblfc1892

“Cormorant Fishermen” by Frogfish

“Fire-Sky in souterh Utah” by marc-photographie

“Sentinel Sunrise” by pismopup

“Colorado Gold” by crippledangle

“Tuscany Rolls” by ashlibrookephotography

“Below The Horizon” by AleQueroDodge

“Shelf Cloud Over Sugar Grove” by jodimair

“Peggy’a Cove, Nova Scotia” by SFalagario_photos

“j tree arch rock keat wide shot” by MikeSoulopulos

“Skógafoss, Iceland.” by anaencinas

“Phare du petit Minou (2)” by slegars

“Venice” by lenaschlmersndergaardangioni

“Starry starry night in Monument Valley” by msredrum

“Eilean Donan Castle” by andreabovolo

“Penguins of Ballestas” by Laska

“Living Gazelles” by Mbeiter

800 Rodents Photo Contest Winner

Thank you to all the photographers that participated in the 800 Rodents Photo Contest, sharing their best photos showing any kind of rodent – chipmunks, marmots, woodchucks, squirrels, anything goes. Congratulations to the winners and finalists, and a special round of applause for the Grand Jury Winner who wins an Air Strap by Custom SLR.

A special thanks to the photographers that helped us find the following winners and some of the most popular photos by voting for their favorite submissions. Stay tuned for more cool photo contests.

Congratulations People’s Choice “~Springtime ~” by Henrik_Spranz

Congratulations Runner Up “Lunch ” by sherriestambaugh

Congratulations Runner Up “In Today’s News” by Michael_Higgins

“TV 5 Says HOW Many More Inches . . .?” by ReneeBlake

“Chow Time in the Meadow” by DebbieSalvesen

“Chipmunk” by donmag

“Ain’t I Cute.” by RobinV

“Can you be my friend please” by CarlosSimoes

“Indian palm squirrel” by silvanomartincigh

“Snowy Squirrel” by richardmangan

“Overinduldged” by lanatolle

“California Ground Squirrel” by alanpeterson

“The Chatterbox” by spark61

“a squirrel stumpy Copy of 014 – Copy” by jimfossier

“Love in the Mountains” by russpcs

“Viewpoint” by Joerg

“Greetings” by michelleslater

“Prairie Dogs” by wwphoto74

“Red Squirrel On A Post” by PaulMurphy

“Balancing Act” by isstoossay

“Squirrel!!!” by SLRChick

“Mr. Nutter” by silentshudder

“Red Squirrel” by lindamacpherson

“bold gray squirrel” by bmfox

“Ground Squirrel on Guard ” by leonhugo

“Teddy Bear and Rat” by tonyawilhelm

Objects Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that participated in the Objects Photo Contest in collaboration with Zenfolio, sharing their best photos showing any material subjects: things, gadgets, items – anything goes! Congratulations to the winners and finalists, and a special round of applause for the Grand Jury Winner who wins a Zenfolio 2 Year Advanced Subscription.

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Olaf Bathke for his collaboration as a guest judge. The wedding photographer Olaf Bathke enchanted Hamburg with wedding photos that are creative and unique. His secret recipe is authenticity: Getting married has something to do with honesty, accordingly, should be authentic wedding photos. His artistic wedding photos emerge both in the city and beyond the city limits of Hamburg also.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “The Eye” by BRIN

“I love this photo in terms of perspective and retouching technics. The perspective underlines the importance of objects that are not totally gone in our life. The retouching accentuate perfectly the tone of fading. Not forget to mention the sublime fading clouds pronouncing the theme. Great work Brin! Iceland at its best.” – Olaf Bathke

Congratulations Amateur Winer “Tiny Lighthouse” by Eduard_Gorobets

“This feels meaningful and funny to me. A good example on how you can give objects a new meaning by putting them in different settings. Congratulations  Eduard_Gorobets you are my no. 2!” – Olaf Bathke

Congratulations Runner Up “Knife and Fork” by Graham7

“Clean setup from Graham7! I should invite him to work in my kitchen!” – Olaf Bathke

Congratulations People’s Choice “swirling dice” by Maggiemakq

“Longines 30L manual wind caliber” by emanuelesias

“Reflections of a sunset” by elenapardini

“Melrose_Ute_161112″ by liamschulze

“The World through a Glass Orb, on a Mirror” by KamranVKleist

“Popped My First Cherry!” by DrawsWithLight

“Rolleiflex” by acunha

“Po’ man’s Studio” by michaelfranklin_8039

“Heritage” by GracefulFoto

“Black and white minimal” by aidagri

“Three on the bridge” by evgeni_ivanov

“_MG_0343_HDR_edit” by nicolafiscarelli

“Teaching Time To Dance (B&W)” by kylere

“Golden hour” by RainingInsanity

“Strike” by ladysnaps

“Old Timer” by vickiedillard

“Adult life ” by davidspillane

“Watch Bokeh 1 A S” by carelvanvuuren

“Musical Mask” by Keri_Stephenson

“Money” by peterrippingale

“Vintage Lightbulb” by markwatkins

“Rusty 2″ by gabo911

“thistlegorm motorbike ” by x-posureunderwater

“Bloody Pirates!!” by ebonyjade

“Tesouro do amor” by jones_pereira

“Dallah Coffee Pot” by viktoryiavinnikava

“Knives and Onions” by PhotoWorks

“Smokin’ Strings” by rturnbow

“The Olde Way!” by GrahamF

“Industrial Sunrise” by OmnableCreative

“Ring Blue” by DarkEyes

Deep Blue Photo Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best underwater photos in the Deep Blue Photo Contest with chances to win a GoPro HERO 4 Camera and more!

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “octopus_7924″ by leannescherp

Congratulations Runner Up “Annonmie In Colour” by Reefined

Congratulations Runner Up “Lion at dusk” by Seally

Congratulations Runner Up “Freedom” by epaminondaspouris

Congratulations Amateur Winner “IMG_2977″ by ilariacarosso

Congratulations People’s Choice “Great white shark ” by davidpstephens

“Alien of the Deep” by BForePhoto

“Down” by JenniferKapala

“Hello” by mistygage

“Beau frère” by mafe

“Spotted Ray ” by mcampi

“This Way” by JenMaree

“Tropical Fish, Denver Zoo” by EarthHues2

“untitled” by marieluiseleblanc

“Purple Spaceships” by windycorduroy

“Scuba Diving Great BarierReef” by PHWJDMARTIN

“Photographing sperm whales” by peterallinson

“Dance of the Jelly Fish” by amma65

“Turtle Island” by ShannonRogers1

“Life is a Dance…” by charlena

“Yoga Undersea” by marc-photographie

“Monterey Bay Aquarium-8″ by daveweber

“Jelly Fish” by darrellsarrazin

“Water Creatures” by LonyMeyer

“Purple” by onefitbrit

“Coming Up For Air” by jeremyrdavidson

“Napolean Wrasse Rhapsody” by markmahler

“Before Sentience, Before Realisation 3″ by cheng-han

“at the zoo I” by riankrenzer

“Under the Sea” by faithkonidaris

“In the caves of St Johns” by oksanavashchuk

“Mandarin Goby” by wildorchidphotography

“Flying in water” by ErikB

“Shark (Light-Mid Linear Contrast)-2″ by zransom

“Encounter” by agolding

“leopard shark” by petemcgee

“Open Jaws” by Oliveoyle1

“sailing” by JeffreyA

“P8120607″ by Ironman

“Whale shark silhouette” by claycoleman

“Jessica1-uW” by lorenzsprotofski-kuipers

“Hawaii, Spinner Dolphin mother & calf” by chrisgiordano

“intruder” by Jellyfire

“Float On” by Acewolf

“All In Formation” by TanyaHouppermans

“MUNCH!!!” by MichelleTaylorPhotography

“A Drop Of Blood” by sarahallegra

“Jellies” by thelucideye

“Anemonefish with Isopod” by terriegray