Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Winners

The selections are in and below is the revelation of the Tamron lens winner. A special thanks to friend and professional photographer David Akoubian for his collaboration as a guest judge. David has been photographing for about 40 years and working as a nature photographer since 1993. He specializes in the grand and micro landscape.

Mark Bridger
Grand Jury Winner

“To me the image has it all! Capturing a bull as it calls on a cool frosty autumn morning. Calling in cows to its harem and warning other males to stay away. The colors captured around the animal simply adds to the mood of the image. The frost and dying foliage, symbolize to me the need for the animal to mate as things begin to edge towards the dormancy of winter. The fog created by the “bugle” of the bull is icing on the cake.” – David Akoubian

Stephen Ippolito
Runner Up

“This image to me symbolizes all that has been and all that can be. The pathway leading you beside the perfectly painted pine tree takes you by our past and up the hill into the Milky Way, our future. I especially like the gap in the rocks where the trail will lead, it gives you a destination point on the trail lit in the foreground as well.” – David Akoubian

Congratulations Runner Up “Little Owls in love” by vjose

“The capture of a moment that most would enjoy just seeing is always special. The owls, whether they be mutually preening or being involved in a courtship ritual will connect with the viewer because of the ability to assign a human characteristic and feeling. A tender moment captured that makes you want to hug an owl!” – David Akoubian

Congratulations Runner Up “Another day in paradise.” by jasongerard

“An incredible composition utilizing the decompression capability of a wide angle lens. The rocks in the foreground with a nice cool hue on the water makes you want to walk through the image into the sunset. The long exposure makes you relax allowing the water to flow over onto the sand.” – David Akoubian

Marco Gressler
Runner Up

“An incredible macro image that takes the viewer beyond a simple close up image. It creates a miniature landscape. The flower blooming and persevering in the frosty condition shows the struggle on a micro scale the need for the continuation of a plant’s life. The soft cool blue of the flower is enhanced by the soft frosty blues in the backlit background.” – David Akoubian

Chris Van Loan
Runner Up

“This image captures life and nature as we know it. It makes you wonder how many worlds are out there similar to ours and what creatures we would find. It is to me a symbol of an ageless universe. Kind of makes you feel insignificant, but in a beautiful way.” – David Akoubian

Jodi Mair
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“An incredible composition that shows the size, strength and power of nature. The farm structures are dwarfed by the tornado. A perfect example of why the rule of thirds should be ignored when possible. The placement of the funnel in the lower right gives depth and size to the overall storm. It also makes me feel like the worst is passing if I am on that farm. Placing the funnel so close to the edge gives the feeling of it leaving the frame.” – David Akoubian

Congratulations People’s Choice “Hwange Sunset Elephants at Waterhole-3″ by Pegertler

“Barrow’s Goldeneyes” by kootenay_nature_photos

“Dharma” by heathermoreton

“Spotted Pardalote” by danielmckeon

“The Dragon” by SteveBadger

“Mr. Red” by anitahogue

“Reflection Pool at Hooker Valley” by travisdaldy

“Mirror Mountains” by Andriystepanov

“Staredown with a Hawk-owl” by JimCumming

“Piggyback Ride” by jimgarrison

Eddie Nguyen
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Tim Pryce
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Robert Turchick
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MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan
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Nick Venton
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paul lavoie
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Garry Kennedy
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Lee Bennett
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Michael Manampiring
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Robby Ticknor
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Derrick Snider
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Shane Wheel
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Bob Lankford
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jules1580
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José Alpedrinha
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Joshua Esquivel
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Armen Kirakosyan
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Joseph Fronteras
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Claudia Kuhn
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Cdo Torremolinos
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Nick Brock
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Yulia Sundukova
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Anena Burger
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Andrea Evans
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Tadej Turk-photography
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Wilfred Querra
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Kutub Macroman
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Jacinta Colvin
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Krzysztof Browko
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Marek Miszczak
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Martin Male
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corrado mariani
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Aaron Groen
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Denis Lomme
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Peppe Torre
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John Stager
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Tracy Munson
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Karl Williams
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chefdrew
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Mark Cote
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Tanya Houppermans
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Marcus Wes Brammer
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Fred Curtis
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Ian McAdie
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Riccardo Mantero
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Jose Gadea
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Dan Kinghorn
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Scott Wilson
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Negative Space Photo Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing the subject and negative space. Negative space in photography means to minimize distraction in the space around the main subject.

A big thank you to guest judge Kisha Bari for her collaboration as a guest judge. Born in Melbourne, Australia, her work has been published in an array of outlets, including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, Esquire and many others.

Peter Greig
Grand Jury Winner

“Great long exposure. Lovely composition and use of negative space to frame your small subjects. Good black & white tonality. Wonderful sweeping sky. ” – Kisha Bari

Congratulations Amateur Winner “Morgan violin 2 Paint” by anthonyallred

Steve Cheetham
Runner Up

“Beautiful use of negative space. Good tonality and light. Perfect capture” – Kisha Bari

Mary Hogan
Runner Up

“Lovely crisp snow scape. Really got the idea of negative space. Lovely soft details in here amongst all that open space.” – Kisha Bari

Rob Harp Harp
Runner Up

“Great capture. There is a lot of character and a feeling of desperation in her expression. I would  be a little more sensitive with the title of your image however. I feel this woman’s life of begging / eating on the street deserves more thoughtful empathy than just an ‘Oh no…’.  As a documentary photographer, I appreciate street imagery that represents life and culture in it’s rawest of forms. The starkness of the negative space really frames her well and makes her situation feel a little more hopeless and creates a larger impact.” – Kisha Bari

Caroline Mailly-Friederich
People's Choice

“Harry” by hotpixel

“Arctic Fox” by JimCumming

“Cyclops” by Garysanchez

Emily-Grace Smith
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Victor Hamke
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David Mckeegan
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Vonda Higgins
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patticarol
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Jean-Claude Durgniat
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Brian Catania
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Rekha Garton
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Niko Sladic
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Sanja&Tomislav Balan&Kralj
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Ted Cobbett
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Toni Laird
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Brenda Jackson Nelson
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Lawrence Graves
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Paula Mottram
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Cassidy Athos
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Don Chamblee
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Aatish Shinde
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Ben Nehring
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Paul Conroy
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Jeff Kershaw
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Mathew Edenbrow
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Josh Moore
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Paul Gertler
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Scott Wilson
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sophiemarshmallow
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Patrizio Busnel
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Tami George
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Olga Verba
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Knut Aage Dahl
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Corinne Cavallo
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Johannes Oehl
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Barbara Poulson Storms
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Fernando B
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Marco Bertazzoni
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Viven Balsomo
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Safrudin Fathan
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Melissa Thurber
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Keith Persall
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Rommel Billanes
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Bonnie Hill
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JACJAX
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JPP300
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Shawnel Hope
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Bryon Worthen
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Jon-Eirik Boholm
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Joe Ehlen
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Jenny Hibbert
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Walther Luiz Schlüter
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Taylor Green
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“The Swans of St. James” by billndotnet

“Flying Sea Turtle” by awesomeTRAVELness

“Rain of Orion’s” by KrishnaDhyani

“Drifting boat” by anttitassberg

“Touching Home Base” by carolmaurerlyon

“Silhouette ” by natalieleck

“IMG_4754bw4″ by sherryprior

“Looking Up” by ricardowilliams

“No I am not a Mosquito” by Chillmimi

“Into the darkness…” by GrahamF

“Do you see what I see…” by JDesjardins

“La Plagne – 009″ by OlivierDL

“Mysterious pathway to nowhere” by MissionMan

“Watching from the Shadows” by MarieLianne68

“Pixie 3″ by ronharrison

 

Wonderful Weddings Photo Contest: View The Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best wedding shots in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Westcott. Westcott is an industry-leading producer of professional photo and video lighting equipment located just outside of Toledo, Ohio.

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Jerry Ghionis for his collaboration as a guest judge. Widely regarded as one of the top five best wedding photographers in the world, Jerry Ghionis is based in Beverly Hills, California and Melbourne, Australia and travels frequently on international photography assignments and speaking engagements.

Eddie Nguyen
Grand Jury Winner

“This image had the biggest impact for me.  The kiss and the hands and the color pallet all scream romance and fantasy. The contrast of the red and the yellow flowers and then the muted sky supporting those brights colors is just beautiful.  I also love the shallow depth of field of the dress leading your eye into the couple.  It’s very well done.  There’s just a lot of warmth in this photograph.” – Jerry Ghionis

Denis Lomme
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Congratulations Runner Up “Nostalgic Memories” by keepingitneil

“There’s a beautiful mood to this portrait.  I particularly love the leading lines and I also love the repetition of the top hat of the groom with the hat of the chauffeur.  It has a very “Downton Abbey” feel to it, which I believe is what the creator was going for.” – Jerry Ghionis

Congratulations Runner Up “Minimalism” by victorvertsner

“This is a beautiful high key portrait.  I particularly appreciate how it looks like it was done in studio when I’m sure it was all done on location.  It’s very contemporary and very fresh.” – Jerry Ghionis

Congratulations Runner Up “Plein de tendresses” by slydeshaies

“There is such a beautiful expression from the groom when normally the bride is the main focus of a portrait.  The warmth in his face and his hands tell such a beautiful story. It’s very well captured.” – Jerry Ghionis

Congratulations People’s Choice “NYE Snow” by LelaKieler

“Wedding photographer in Lake Como and Lake District, Italy.” by alessandroavenali

“DSC07338-Edit” by mlindsey

“Autumn Romantics” by shelbyturner

“Bride” by ashleycampbell_8229

“Beckstead Spokane -20″ by davidbeckstead

“Bubbles!” by bandswright

“Rainy Moment” by leahwelch

“Robyn Lloyd” by AngelicSmilesMedia

“Just Married” by Lokidane

“Annaleise” by jodiefordhamtrott

“Happy Bride” by TheWeddingTraveler

“tó (106)” by photobynorb

“Carlos y Carolina” by germanruiz

“IMG_2272″ by karacocco

“Bride in the window light” by DanK

“Making the best of it” by Michael_Higgins

“Mr & Mrs” by Alannixon

“untitled” by GrahameRickard

“Your Love Lifts Me Higher” by Ren_Murray

“Wedding Kiss” by slydog

“Waiting” by stevenmarkham

“Silhouette” by DPMPhotography

“DSC_1460″ by charlena

“Simplicity” by darleneneisess

“will and sky” by timbenphoto

“Wedding morning joy” by jodiefordhamtrott

“Sunset” by scottwilson

“FOT_0520″ by LukaszLisiecki

“Girls Dancing” by ImagePlusPhotography

“Waiting On A Dream” by Giddeyupimages

“KM wedding” by Chris_Photoshooter

“Vows” by crystlbrookspercellcook

“weddingstyle” by Conniemac

“sarah” by leannescherp

“”Here Comes The Bride”” by PhotographyLove

“Tuscany Wedding” by Ulisse

Paula Mottram
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Ross Glasgow
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Martine Sansoucy
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Alyson Lewis
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Melissa Papaj
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mmarker
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Jennifer MacNeill Traylor
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Andrew Brown
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Covers Photo Contest Vol 21 Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in this volume 21 of the Covers Photo Contest series. The gallery is one of the most awesome group of photos we’ve put together; this is a result of the participants submitting one of their favorite photos from their ViewBug profiles – we could not agree more with the participant’s opinions. All of these photos are amazing in their own way and be sure to browse the gallery to get inspired by a wide variety of true pieces of art.

A special thanks to all the photographers that collaborated by voting for their favorite photos helping us find the following winners:

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Lightning at Watson Lake” by michaelwilson

“Colossus” by joseramos

“Obersee” by Tiziano

“Abandoned Ship” by Eddie_Yerkish

“Fall Woods in Hampton” by rong792

“Tuscany ” by florenceK

“Egton Landscape Milky Way” by davidrelph

“House on the hill” by Mikey_BiBi

“Pullman Barn” by TonyThurberPhotography

“image” by rewanick

“Bodie State Park” by ckautzer

“SwanRise” by Rwbjj

“Sunrise at The Famed Tree” by catburton

“Let Loose” by andreaevans

“Wilson Bridge” by LarryGreene

“Fungi Family 2″ by AshThomson

“Cruise Ships – Grand Turk” by jim_barbour

“Northernlights Factory” by steintommyjohansen

“Rainbow Falls & Triple Cascade” by MotherNature

“Cabin Inside 01″ by harveyjewett

“Yosemite Reflection” by alipeck7

“Rozel Kansas Tornado” by lorraine_mahoney_897

“carew castle……..” by Cirrus

“Frozen” by bmackenziephotography

“San Francisco” by bigray

“In Flight Fight ~” by ReneeBlake

“Ipsos Jetty” by antoniozarli

Tammy Ring
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Debs Saker
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Ashagi Harahap
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Stephen Leonardi
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Peter Zajfrid
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Frankie Pace
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Ben Green
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Jelieta Mariveles-Walinski
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Colin Harley
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btcphotography
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Lee Tomkow
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Stuart Earl
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CrazyBradyLady
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Mike Florendo
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