Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos of bears in this photo contest with chances to win a a Canon EOS Rebel T6 or a Nikon D3300 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 shots. Stay tuned for the winner announcement coming soon.

"In search of dentist and tic tac " by katemontague

In search of dentist and tic tac by katemontague - Bears Photo Contest

"Step Aside " by galsworth

Step Aside by galsworth - Bears Photo Contest

"Dinner is served " by Joecf

Dinner is served by Joecf - Bears Photo Contest

"A Curious Black Bear Cub " by ronsantini

A Curious Black Bear Cub  by ronsantini - Bears Photo Contest

" Beautiful family " by Sebastian139

 Beautiful family by Sebastian139 - Bears Photo Contest

"Twins ! " by jozi1

Twins ! by jozi1 - Bears Photo Contest

"Black bears in the Smokys " by dakthi

Black bears in the Smokys by dakthi - Bears Photo Contest

"Lunch " by katesherry

Lunch by katesherry - Bears Photo Contest

"Hungry " by accuracyovervolume

Hungry by accuracyovervolume - Bears Photo Contest

"Play Time " by scottwickward

Play Time by scottwickward - Bears Photo Contest

"Bearback " by kathyvid

Bearback by kathyvid - Bears Photo Contest

"IMG_5689 " by fotki54

IMG_5689 by fotki54 - Bears Photo Contest

"Brooks Falls AK 2 " by RobWaples

Brooks Falls AK 2 by RobWaples - Bears Photo Contest

"Lucky catch " by antonagarkov

Lucky catch by antonagarkov - Bears Photo Contest

"Grissly " by enriquegonzalez

Grissly by enriquegonzalez - Bears Photo Contest

"Grizzly first snow fall " by anitae403

Grizzly first snow fall by anitae403 - Bears Photo Contest

"Jumping Polar Bear " by ericbettens

Jumping Polar Bear by ericbettens - Bears Photo Contest

"The Eyes Tell the Story " by anitarossview

The Eyes Tell the Story by anitarossview - Bears Photo Contest

"SHRINKING ICE " by steveclevidence

SHRINKING ICE by steveclevidence - Bears Photo Contest

"Where has the ice gone " by Kris_M

Where has the ice gone by Kris_M - Bears Photo Contest

"Momma Bear " by ehunter

Momma Bear by ehunter - Bears Photo Contest

"Watching You " by inge_vautrin

Watching You by inge_vautrin - Bears Photo Contest

"Just Chillin' " by kathykuhn100

Just Chillin' by kathykuhn100 - Bears Photo Contest

"Clamming upright " by ccpence

Clamming upright by ccpence - Bears Photo Contest

"Brown Bears " by Selit

Brown Bears by Selit - Bears Photo Contest

"Grizzly on high alert " by michelAlexander

Grizzly on high alert by michelAlexander - Bears Photo Contest

"Mama bear with three smal cubs " by DagfinnK

Mama bear with three smal cubs by DagfinnK - Bears Photo Contest

"Breakfast on the Beach " by Memoriee

Breakfast on the Beach by Memoriee - Bears Photo Contest

"Black bear approach " by AlanJ

Black bear approach by AlanJ - Bears Photo Contest

"Grizzly mother and cub. Khutzemateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary. BC " by huwddu

Grizzly mother and cub. Khutzemateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary. BC by huwddu - Bears Photo Contest

"Unwelcome Attention " by Dave410

Unwelcome Attention by Dave410 - Bears Photo Contest

"Traveling with Mom " by terryc

Traveling with Mom by terryc - Bears Photo Contest

"Melissa and Cubs nuzzling " by Jdmccranie

Melissa and Cubs nuzzling by Jdmccranie - Bears Photo Contest

"The Best Viewpoint " by davidgodwin

The Best Viewpoint by davidgodwin - Bears Photo Contest

"Mamma bear " by lilykores

Mamma bear by lilykores - Bears Photo Contest

"Polar Bear Mum looking after her cub " by stuartjamieson

Polar Bear Mum looking after her cub by stuartjamieson - Bears Photo Contest

"Cuteness Overload " by pamdorner

Cuteness Overload by pamdorner - Bears Photo Contest

"BEAR HUG " by Cobble-Art

BEAR HUG by Cobble-Art - Bears Photo Contest

"Shake it Off! " by Judy_zehentner

Shake it Off! by Judy_zehentner - Bears Photo Contest

"Black Bear " by deannefortnam

Black Bear by deannefortnam - Bears Photo Contest

"Lazy Day " by bmackenziephotography

Lazy Day by bmackenziephotography - Bears Photo Contest

"Brother Bears AD8I8917 copy Sig " by Cobypix

Brother Bears AD8I8917 copy Sig by Cobypix - Bears Photo Contest

"Zander and the Polar Bear " by stevehikida

Zander and the Polar Bear by stevehikida - Bears Photo Contest

"finland brown bear " by Niqueki

finland brown bear by Niqueki - Bears Photo Contest

"20150830-Finland 02-2719 " by milert

20150830-Finland 02-2719 by milert - Bears Photo Contest

"Help me! " by agefoto

Help me! by agefoto - Bears Photo Contest

"Fierce " by HappyTree

Fierce by HappyTree - Bears Photo Contest

"_DSC4610 " by outside

_DSC4610 by outside - Bears Photo Contest

"Happy Cub " by njarehart

Happy Cub by njarehart - Bears Photo Contest

"Koala bear " by whitevintagephotography

Koala bear by alisaadat - Bears Photo Contest

"In the Sage brush-female grizzly at Teton National Park " by Dcrisp

In the Sage brush-female grizzly at Teton National Park by Dcrisp - Bears Photo Contest

"King of the Carpathians " by lszlpotozky

King of the Carpathians by lszlpotozky - Bears Photo Contest

"bear-4 " by Edinseye

bear-4 by Edinseye - Bears Photo Contest

"Polar Bear Reflection " by billklipp

Polar Bear Reflection by billklipp - Bears Photo Contest

"Bears Fighting " by Hymakar

Bears Fighting by Hymakar - Bears Photo Contest

"Dinner fun " by Acewolf

Dinner fun by Acewolf - Bears Photo Contest

"Dancing Bear " by CurtPeters

Dancing Bear by CurtPeters - Bears Photo Contest

"slowenienbears " by Anneliese-Photography

slowenienbears by Anneliese-Photography - Bears Photo Contest

"Dinner is ready " by VEB1970

Dinner is ready by VEB1970 - Bears Photo Contest

"Mother and Cub " by FreeShooter

Mother and Cub by FreeShooter - Bears Photo Contest

"3 cubs " by JulienBeyrath

3 cubs by JulienBeyrath - Bears Photo Contest

"Waiting for the salmon run " by KatiMaiSeiffer

Waiting for the salmon run by KatiMaiSeiffer - Bears Photo Contest

"Polar bear cub- Svalbard " by photosanity

Polar bear cub- Svalbard by photosanity - Bears Photo Contest

""Too Close" " by HarryC

"Too Close" by HarryC - Bears Photo Contest

"Exploding bear " by DaggiM

Exploding bear by DaggiM - Bears Photo Contest

"Smiling Bear " by DariusPeckus

Smiling Bear by DariusPeckus - Bears Photo Contest

"Pissmypants Brown Bear-2 " by Dan_Kinghorn

Pissmypants Brown Bear-2 by Dan_Kinghorn - Bears Photo Contest

"Grizzly Bear " by trauflerphotography