Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots showing winter animals in this photo contest with chances to win a photography lighting bundle and more!

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Sam Smith for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. "My name is Sam Smith and I'm a New Zealand based adventure photographer. I live with my wife Anna in Wellington city and we spend as much time as we can on the mountains and in the sea. That's where we feel that most free, and that's where we feel most at home."

"golden jackal" by flexito3

"Loulou" by lynefournier

"Arictic Giants" by Beyerphoto

"Penguins near the ice edge" by kiramorris

"makake in the snow" by Anneliese-Photography

"Brace for impact" by GunnarImages

"Peregrin Feeding" by bminor

"Contentment" by ClearBluePhoto

"snowy night" by (A)jessrelkoff

"Winter Ghost" by HarryC

"Bison Right of Way" by DonnieM

"Lynx at Triple D" by Mtheil

"Wolf running" by vladcech

"Lynx Love II" by anitaprice

"R U lookin' at me?" by katemontague

"08032015" by pascallarame

"Iben" by (A)MariLaegreid

"Huricane (tygr ussurijský)" by ALBESA

"Rabbit Run" by JustinRussoPhotography

"Stalking" by Hcheek1415

"Polar Bear Reflection" by paaluglefisklund

"The Dancer" by lszlpotozky

"Polar Bear Reflection" by billklipp

"Two Owls" by richardmangan

"Winter Wolves " by byrnephotography

"Arctic fox, Norway" by (A)davidford

"Something's Coming" by scottwickward

"DSC_9611" by Birmo