Thank you to all the photographers that participated in the Animal Faces In Black And White Photo Contest, sharing their best black and white animal portraits. Congratulations to the winners and finalists, and a special round of applause for the Grand Jury Winner who wins an Evecase Convertible DSLR Camera Canvas Backpack .

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Stacy L. Pearsall for his collaboration as a guest judge. Stacy L. Pearsall got her start as an Air Force photographer at the age of 17. During her time in the service, she traveled to over 41 countries, and attended S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The release of her first photography book, Shooter: Combat from Behind the Camera, received worldwide praise as "A book of the highest levels in the annals of combat journalism."

"Owl BW 1" by Mission_Man

"Pixel" by alexlevine

"What's Up " by carolmaurerlyon

"Mandrill in B&W" by fidfoto

"Contented" by PaulN

"Baby Duck" by PHOTOHAPPY

"Casey" by cathysmart

"Angus Bull" by Soers

"The King" by HamishMitchell

"Falcon in B&W" by raguilo

"March of the Norse" by ashleysowter

"BRIGHT EYES!" by trisharandall

"Western Lowland Gorilla II" by abzerit

"Bald Eagle. mono jpg" by petelaw7

"Kloe " by RobinArts

"Old Fox" by njkerosky

"Just Chillin'" by tomrothery

"Zebra Portrait " by wildorchidphotography

"Meow" by aadnan

"Allegiance signed" by pansybrandtwinters

"Der Boss" by KoreaSaii

"Akili" by AnjaWessels

"Focus" by Jravi

"Little Dreamer" by rajkowski_photo

"Well hello!" by Dickiebird

"Heart Shaped Face" by (A)Andri_Iskandar

"Tutlwa leopard" by jozi1

"Tiger Tiger" by ImagesByLouisa

"Leopard of The Mara #leopard #leopards #bigcats #bigcatdiary #GovernorsCamp " by SaminAlmaty

"What guy?" by (A)AdCarreira

"Thinking2" by elfiedwards

"Face to face" by BOULENGER

"Keeping Watch" by darylchamlee

"IMG_8965" by andrewyates

"Thai Elephant" by fernandob

"Puppy Love" by traceytaylor

"image" by rewanick

"Finding Comfort" by NickBPhotography

"National Symbol of Freedoms Portrait" by MikeShero

"Look" by robertsijka

"Bighorn Ram near Cody Wyoming" by bryonworthen

"Suspicious" by natosed

"Myyyy Preeecioussssss" by (A)carrieurdiga

"Big (Bad) Cat" by JADUPONT

"A Fistful of Kits" by petergreig

"giraffe" by ricklussi

"Leopards Yawn " by leonhugo

"Scoping Tiger" by graemin

"2" by Alexander_Sviridov

"Tiger portrait b/w" by rmr731

"Look of amazement " by GaryBridger

"My Feline Muse " by FotoCavallo

"Spray" by galsworth

"SOL_4558-E-BW" by amhalpern

"_DSC0442-2" by (A)Mircea

"Mono Panda" by SteveCrampton

"The bull" by (A)CaroMailly

"The Stare Down" by sabatesphoto

"Elephant" by LadyTeapotPhotography

"Fur" by jessicaeik

"Untitled" by adelecarne

"Vortical Bath" by (A)peterkitanov

"Elephant March" by daveweber

"Keep Your Chin Up" by p_eileenbaltz

"Peaceful Polar Bear" by cristinmckee

"How many licks" by CoLDphotography

" Hummer Fluff in B&W" by anitahogue

"dartmoor pony" by phillticehurst

"In the critics" by Ulgaar

"perrito_viewbugcontest_DSC_8067-21" by (A)yavenunez

"Wolf Portrait in B&W" by JimCumming

"Lion" by radekgora

"blizzard" by dcharlesfolk

"bawler" by CreativeArtView

"Cute little pup" by lucafoscili

"DSC09344bw" by (A)alef0

"His Eminence" by Henrik_Spranz

"Monkey in the rain" by ChristopherLH

"Watching You" by inge_vautrin

"The Rebel" by chmeermann

"Shadow" by (A)JessicaJoy

"Monkeys" by antonjankovoy

"An African Queen" by mufasa74

"A Distinguished Turtle" by SamuelGillilanPhotography

"Haus " by katebonewitz

"Aus Lions" by je18hh

"Lion Portrait" by KellieNetherwood

"Lowland Gorilla" by heathermcfw