Monthly Pro Vol 18 Photo Contest Winner

Thank you to all the photographers that participated in the Monthly Pro Vol 18 Photo Contest, sharing their best photos that you are the most proud of. Congratulations to the winners and finalists, and a special round of applause for the Grand Jury Winner who wins a the bragging prize: PRO Photographer Of The Month.

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

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Stuck in the Mud” by RyanWunsch

Congratulations Runner Up “Noelle Mirabella Photography” by NoelleMirabella

Congratulations Runner Up “pigeons” by Iwona

“homeless Dane in Germany” by Mikkel

“Ice Troopers” by Raagoon

“Snowy Bells” by AnnSagel

“maison bretagne” by Martine75

“Down on the Rocks” by dpgoldphotos

“Train” by Ranbud

“”Tree Mouse” IMG_3969″ by frankosphotography

“Wildfyre” by aaronmmoshier

“Milford Sound Mystic Mornings” by CoreyAnthonyPhotography

“Daphnee” by Hydie

“In the fog” by saintek

“Winter Friends” by Annelisenicolephotography

“Paris Subway” by Forrest_Brown

“Waves of Orange” by nina050

“Northern Saw Whet Owl” by mosesimages

“Tulips from Lolland, DK” by kimschou

“Sunset by the Jetty” by TahaElraaid

“Marsh pride cubs on the move” by AndyHowePhotography

“Black Back ” by LeFion

“Where’s Momma?” by Matt__Connors

“Red Deer Wo” by Scraggymutt

“Cowboy Up” by FotoflyStudio

“Chapel Bridge and Water Tower ” by lakevermilionphotos

“The Sunset Gazers” by mpelli

“Roque Bentayga & Roque Nublo, Gran Canaria” by alastairdixon

“!!!! THE MONSTER OF NOVEMBER !!!!” by bobbyd-skidmore

“Connect” by galsworth

“Hungry Girl” by Alexander_Sviridov

“On the edge” by petrosnikolaides

“GLADIATORS” by Cobble-Art

“Stormy fall afternoon” by DwaynesWorld

“On the Rocks” by SteveBadger

“I see you looking at me” by WoodlandPixels

“Puffin portret” by iriswaanders

“MILL-OLD” by teddydomagalski

“JOE_5604asdsmall” by joeehlen

“Red Kite” by SteveC132

“Jurassic” by jeacaj

“untitled” by Helerand

“Sunburst across Bow Lake at the Golden Hour” by pennymiller

In Flight Photo Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing subject in flight in this photo contest with chances to win a Sigma Lens and more.  A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Jessica Ambats for his collaboration as a guest judge. Jessica Ambats is an award-winning air-to-air photographer and a multi-engine, instrument-rated pilot. She is editor of Plane & Pilot, a monthly magazine devoted to personal aviation. She was awarded the top designation of “Best of the Best” by Aviation Week & Space Technology. Jessica’s aerial photo adventures have included landing on the Greenland ice sheet in a Lockheed LC-130, delivering emergency supplies to earthquake victims in Haiti, and flying formation aerobatics in an F/A-18 fighter jet with the Blue Angels U.S. Navy demonstration team.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Search & Rescue at Yosemite – USA, California” by acseven

“This is a very dramatic capture that tells a story!  The scale gives a sense of how powerful the water is, and the cliffs on both sides provide context. I love that there’s an exciting story (with a happy ending) behind the image.  One critique would be to use a slower shutter speed to blur the helicopter blades and provide a sense of motion.” – Jessica Ambats

Congratulations Runner Up “Blast” by JeffreyA

“Great capture, perfect timing! I love the composition with the jet in the lower right.  Congrats on achieving this image at your first airshow.” – Jessica Ambats

Congratulations Runner Up “_HUT2629″ by waynehutchinson

“Beautiful image that evokes drama and calmness at the same time.” – Jessica Ambats

Congratulations Amateur Winner “wake up!” by Karlin24

Congratulations People’s Choice “Blue Angels over Mt Rainier” by sjholbert

“Kingfisher catches a Fish” by iesphotos

“Snowy Owl at Sunset” by jessicakirste

“Balloons on The Palouse” by tomtyson

“Falling” by MarcBoultPhoto

“Great Gray Owl In Flight” by MichaelC1400

“New Zealand – Balloons over Lake Matheson” by jacobsurland

“Hummingbird _-2″ by Dan_Kinghorn

“Landing Pad” by philowen

“Jackal Buzzard” by CathyWithers-Clarke

“Male Ruby” by BtBates

“image” by cjd608

“Ballon Ride” by CarolPlummer

“Puffin” by dalepreston

“Focused on prey (re crop)” by jdlotz

“Freedom” by josalp

“Bat Mama” by Joerg

“More “In-Flight” Entertainment” by AshThomson

“Talon to Talon” by bmackenziephotography

“flight of the eagle owl” by bridgephotography

“Great egret in flight” by claycoleman

“The Flying ‘Barn Door'” by jules1580

“self-reflection” by FrankSomma

“Barn Owl” by cliveseymour

“Baldy 1 jan02″ by Spider1987

“Egret” by TroyWheatley

“Cows and birds Print 1″ by scottfranks

“GRACEFUL FLIGHT” by nelslan

“Wing Walker” by jimshelton

“untitled” by GrahameRickard


Alec Hickman

Bonny Fleming

Steve Crampton

Tanja Brandt

Alien Photo Contest Winners Revealed

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos of places, things or animals that look alien to this world in this photo contest with chances to win a Nexus 9 Tablet and more. A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Kevin McNeal for his collaboration as a guest judge. Kevin McNeal is a landscape photographer who resides in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. He focuses on grand colorful landscapes that reflect the most unique places on earth. Capturing moments of magic light and transferring this on print, images behold a combination of perseverance, patience, and dedication to capture the images in ways unseen before. His award winning images can be seen in galleries and showings across the United States, and was recently selected to the Art Wolfe Art Gallery for the Environmental Photography Invitational.

Congratulations People’s Choice “Hey man..this is my territory!” by joecas

Robert Jensen
Grand Jury Winner

“I really liked the detail and originality of this image. The perspective is mind blowing and really comes right out at you. All the small details really enhance the impact. The colors also pop very nicely and really grab the viewer. The title was spot on as it really is one of the scariest faces I have seen. Great job overall.” – Kevin McNeal

Congratulations Runner Up “Surprise (large)” by Fletch41

“Without a doubt what catched my attention with this image is its unusual depth of field image. The striking composition also really leads the eye nicely through the image. The undulating curves and bold colors work together to really make this image stand out. Another thing I really liked was the eyes and how it really pulls you into the subject.” – Kevin McNeal

Congratulations Runner Up “Alien of the Deep” by BForePhoto

“The exposure and translucent nature of the image is what really grabs me. The exposure must have been really challenging and yet the photographer does a great job with it. The mix of warm and cool tones work nicely together and give the overall image and nice color balance to it. It goes without saying as well the composition places the subject just where it needs to be.” – Kevin McNeal

Congratulations Runner Up “Happy place” by Helerand

“The surreal mood of this mushroom really is nice. What really catches me is the backlight on the mushroom that really shows how much attention and detail this photographer has demonstrated. The image looks like it was taken on a alien planet.” – Kevin McNeal

Octavian Barbu

“DragonFly” by craftworker

“Animal alien” by ornoir

“Praying Mantis” by matravers

“Waxy Monkey Frog” by BVbosch

“octopus_7924″ by leannescherp

“Alien” by Mircea

“Praying Mantis 2″ by SteveMackey67

“Mantis Shrimp” by ashaw2

“a wet Fly” by Marcogressler

“Alien Portrait” by bitterer

“Emergence” by gailhowarth

“Bad Or Good” by mariandragiev

“IMG_5636″ by JACJAX

“Portrait of a Sawyer Beetle” by daydreamer1203

“Leafy Sea Dragon” by Alexis_Delray

“Master of Seduction!” by Ethos

“Demon (from sculpture by Delphine Sekulak) ” by bont00

“Well hello there” by MichaelW37

“Onychogomphus Uncatus” by Eric_Nikon

“Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd” by Hippie22

“Light Barrage” by carlosandresreyes

“Fly Face” by Manjucus

“Fly #2″ by Megabrain

“Most complex eyes” by Greatwhitesean

“A waving Bumble Bee” by tanyasalteranderson

“Black Mantis” by NickSW

“Alien Flower” by kenmcall

“Love Bugs ~” by ReneeBlake

“Dragonfly” by chris_smith

“Molding beauty” by scottfranks

Beach Day Photo Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best beach shots in this photo contest with chances to win Fujifilm Finepix Camera and more.  A special thanks to the photographers that helped us find the following finalists and some of the most popular photos by voting for their favorite submissions. Stay tuned for the winners announcement and more cool photo contests. Congratulations to all the finalists shown below in no specific order.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “As the day light comes to a end” by stephenpretty

Congratulations Runner Up “Sand and Sea” by diversionphotography

Congratulations Runner Up “Illumination” by corymarshall

Congratulations People’s Choice “Ethereal” by SandraSlead

“Veules-Les-Roses” by DennisartPhotography

“Maori bay Rocks” by SarahCaldwell

“Ventura Pier” by jasongerard

“SAND AND WAVE” by favorirouge

“Kimmeridge” by bengreenphotography

“Relic II” by Sandra-365

“**Rainbow**” by damianmccudden

“Myrtle Beach Lighting before the Storm” by Dilleo22

“Afternoon Dune” by SteveBadger

“Pier Shadows” by christopherpayne

“Waiting to Sail (b/w)” by inge_vautrin

“Cocoa Beach Pier-1″ by jim_barbour

“Marineland Beach” by scotthelfrich

“Cocoa Beach Sunrise 3″ by tammyring

“Sunset at Wasaga” by MarvinEvasco17

“Pontchartrain Sunset” by phillip_brossette

“Nags Head Morning 2″ by Pblais

“Great Expectations” by bluetorus

“Seashore” by neilbarr

“One Tranquil Morning At Honda Bay” by GigiJim08

“Brighton Beach Sunset” by miommi

“Goblet of Fire 2″ by ulisessandoval

“Torö, Sweden” by philipslotte

“Baltic…” by kbrowko

“Scarborough Blue Hour” by phillg

“_DSC0171″ by TheoShilton

“Final Frame” by danieljamesgreenwood

“Waiting for the Tide” by philowen

“Morning Light” by cynthiabroomfield

“0F9A0414-Edit-2-0F9A0414-Edit-2-2015-2″ by joshuaperrett

“Happisburgh Beach 26/11/2015″ by mushroomgodmat

“Shipwrecked” by ladyincammies

“Low tide.” by OUTERSPACE

“Pyramid” by PaulLavoieImages

“Waiting the inevitable” by elenapardini

“Laguna Pools” by christianwicklein

Brian Catania

Fabio Antenore


Shane Wheel

Diego Baravelli