Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos shot above the shoulders or below the knees in the Above or Below Photo Contest with chances to win a Paid Photo Adventure and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Luke Tscharke for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Luke Tscharke is a passionate landscape and nature photographer based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. His work has been recognized in many photography competitions, where he has recently won 2015 Monochrome Photographer of the Year, 2015 International Landscape Photograph of the Year. He is also a regular contributor to Australian Geographic Magazine, where two of his images have been used for magazine covers.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner "Lady in White" by jasonjhatfield

Lady in White by jasonjhatfield - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"I was drawn to this image because of the stunning central composition of the moon and the chunk of ice. The aurora sweeps in beautifully from the top left drawing the eye into the centre of the frame and ultimately to the subject of the image being the ice. At the same time the ice is pointing upwards toward the moon, creating a wonderful relationship between the elements in the image. I felt this image matched the brief of the competition very well." - Luke Tscharke

Congratulations Runner Up "Transporter" by zayyarlynn

Transporter by zayyarlynn - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"I loved the perspective of this image a lot and I felt it matched the competition brief very well, showing a workman above the blue waters below. The red/cyan-blue colour combination is visually stunning, and the long shadow of the subject really draws you into the image. The detail of the workman painting the railing is a fantastic touch, a well crafted image." - Luke Tscharke

Congratulations Runner Up "Cenote slacklining" by anhede

Cenote slacklining by anhede - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"This image matched the brief of the competition very well, showing two very different worlds above and below the surface of the water. It shows great timing to get the slack liner and the diver in the shot at the same time, and these elements are balanced well in the scene. There is a great amount of detail that you can explore once you move on from the main subjects." - Luke Tscharke

Congratulations Amateur Winner "The lone protector" by robwillis

The lone protector by robwillis - Above Or Below Photo Contest

Congratulations People's Choice "Eiffel Tower - fishy " by JohnHoke

Eiffel Tower "fishy" by JohnHoke - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Fantastical Lofoten" by jamesaustrums

"The Great Sequioas" by christopherpayne

The Great Sequioas by christopherpayne - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Under the boat" by carlosgrillo

Under the boat by carlosgrillo - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"SLeonardi SplitWorld" by stephenleonardi

SLeonardi SplitWorld by stephenleonardi - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Bridge to Marina Bay Sands, Singapore" by SteveFreeman

Bridge to Marina Bay Sands, Singapore by SteveFreeman - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Wings" by kathijensen

Wings by kathijensen - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Biplane" by Jodi79

Biplane by bry67 - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Broken wings" by semy

Broken wings by SamantaKrivec - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"ice queen" by ryancrane

ice queen by ryancrane - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"flipping in" by jump1rope

flipping in by jump1rope - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Autumn" by Lina1

Autumn by Lina1 - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Okawango Delta" by valerioleone

Okawango Delta by valerioleone - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"The Wait" by danielemele

The Wait by danielemele - Above Or Below Photo Contest

 

"Colloseum Puddlegram" by bengreenphotography

Colloseum Puddlegram by bengreenphotography - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Ylläs Scenic Road" by timoksanen

Ylläs Scenic Road by timoksanen - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Glymur waterfall" by madspeteriversen

Glymur waterfall by madspeteriversen - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Beneath the canopy" by dKi_Photography

Beneath the canopy by dKi_Photography - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Wheat Stubble " by CreationStudios

Wheat Stubble  by CreationStudios - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Fish Eye Without Fish Eye - B&W version" by OffTheBeatenPaths

Fish Eye Without Fish Eye - B&W version by DISCOVERABRUZZO_dot_IT - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Raking the leaves" by GentleSoul444

Raking the leaves by GentleSoul444 - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Gilsfjörður" by madspeteriversen

Gilsfjörður by madspeteriversen - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"View From the Cave" by larrymarshall

View From the Cave by larrymarshall - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Waterfall World" by billpeppas

Waterfall World by billpeppas - Above Or Below Photo Contest

""The traveler"" by marcogabbuggiani

"The traveler" by marcogabbuggiani - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Through the Eye" by kathykuhn100

Through the Eye by kathykuhn100 - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Bridge to Neverland" by DoraArt

Bridge to Neverland by DoraArt - Above Or Below Photo Contest

 

"Starry Ocean Pool" by larrybeard

Starry Ocean Pool by larrybeard - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Oops..." by lessysebastian

Oops... by lessysebastian - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Life on the Edge" by carolcardillo

Life on the Edge by carolcardillo - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Hong Kong " by SarahCaldwell

Hong Kong  by SarahCaldwell - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Alexandra Bridge" by windycorduroy

Alexandra Bridge by windycorduroy - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"roots to branches" by pixelmac

roots to branches by pixelmac - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"swirl" by rafsalsa

swirl by rafsalsa - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Golden Roof" by KColbyPhotography

 

"Washing" by dompinson

Washing by dompinson - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Mushroom" by MiguelMartins

Mushroom by MiguelMartins - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"The Aspen Line" by emxsee

Aspen Line by emxsee - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Arraba-italy" by ernikon

Arabba-italy by ernikon - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Marine" by PierreTurtaut

Marine by PierreTurtaut - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Sun’s Up, Nets Out" by zayyarlynn

Sun’s Up, Nets Out by zayyarlynn - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Blue BEN" by joshuaperrett

Blue BEN by joshuaperrett - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"I love my ladder" by darcysutphin-delia

I love my ladder by darcysutphin-delia - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Curious Kittens" by lmr337

Curious Kittens by lmr337 - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"The Overunder" by LorenzoMittiga

The Overunder by LorenzoMittiga - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Sea Eagle " by wimdebaets

"close encounters of the Singapore kind" by frank-photography

close encounters of the Singapore kind by frank-photography - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Dolmen" by Ragdollcat

Dolmen by Ragdollcat - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Hiking" by Jan_Zajc

Hiking by Jan_Zajc - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Endless" by whaevamakesuhappy

Endless by whaevamakesuhappy - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Family Dog" by elenagonzalez_6866

Family Dog by elenagonzalez_6866 - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Eye to eye" by mortenross

Eye to eye by mortenross - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Just hanging around..." by bandswright

Just hanging around... by bandswright - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Zombie ladybird." by davidscottrobson

Zombie ladybird. by davidscottrobson - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"wave away" by pansybrandtwinters

wave away by pansybrandtwinters - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Balloons in the Mist" by FledgelingImages

Balloons in the Mist by FledgelingImages - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"_DSC5145" by Coraylaphoenix

_DSC5145 by Coraylaphoenix - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Golden Gate Bridge 10.26.16 (257)-2 13x19.5 n" by samfashionphoto

Golden Gate Bridge 10.26.16 (257)-2  13x19.5 n by samfashionphoto - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Into the Light" by JulianGwilson

Into the Light by JulianGwilson - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Quiet Miners Night" by BGillis

Quiet Miners Night by BGillis - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Yearning to be Tall" by FalconEyesPhotography

Yearning to be Tall by David_Blakley_Photography - Above Or Below Photo Contest

 

"Fungi" by SylwiaUrbaniak

Fungi by SylwiaUrbaniak - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Everything Zen" by jasongerard

Everything Zen by jasongerard - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"From above" by JADUPONT

From above by JADUPONT - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Lo scrittore" by SirDiegoSama

Lo scrittore by SirDiegoSama - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Two Lane Blacktop" by paulmullin

Two Lane Blacktop by paulmullin - Above Or Below Photo Contest

"Wide View of KLCC" by rachdian