Thank you to all the photographers that participated in the Below My Knees Photo Contest, sharing their best photos taken from a low vantage point. Congratulations to the winners and finalists, and a special round of applause for the Grand Jury Winner who wins an Amazon Gift Card Bundle.

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Olaf Bathke for his collaboration as a guest judge. The wedding photographer Olaf Bathke enchanted Hamburg with wedding photos that are creative and unique. His secret recipe is authenticity: Getting married has something to do with honesty, accordingly, should be authentic wedding photos. His artistic wedding photos emerge both in the city and beyond the city limits of Hamburg also.

"Baby Sandhill Crane and Mom" by Tc202

Baby Sandhill Crane and Mom by OutbackPhotoAdventures - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"He was never going to change." by JennaVee

He was never going to change. by JennaVee - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Beam" by klang

Beam by klang - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"spring is coming .... " by Franknaba

spring is coming ....  by Franknaba - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Meet Victor" by GailsWorld

Meet Victor by GailsWorld - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Bobby Honu" by mandypiccolo

Bobby Honu by SaltyGirl - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Foamtastic (2)" by (A)Athena_B

Foamtastic  by Athena_B - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"fox" by boitasapin

fox by boitasapin - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"autumn sun" by riankrenzer

autumn sun by riankrenzer - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Agaricales in the Sun" by sarahlhamby

Agaricales in the Sun by sarahlhamby - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"I Miss My Husband, My Family, My Home, and My Country #2" by (A)kenderby

I Miss My Husband, My Family, My Home, and My Country #2 by kenderby - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Red Fungus" by Ozscapes

Red Fungus by Ozscapes - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Crustaceous Night" by tuliosampayo

Crustaceous Night by tuliosampayo - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Ant" by FeroD

Ant by FeroD - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Please don't go" by ronaldahurst

Please don't go by ronaldahurst - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Sandy Chuck" by theshawnamiller

Sandy Chuck by theshawnamiller - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"On the forest floor" by Marhcuz

On the forest floor by Marhcuz - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"zinga zinga" by dalekobetich

zinga zinga by dalekobetich - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Cloned Red Mush" by davidrelph

Cloned Red Mush by davidrelph - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Running on water" by roarphoto

Running on water by roarphoto - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Raking the leaves" by GentleSoul444

Raking the leaves by GentleSoul444 - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Seedling" by Michael_Higgins

Seedling by Michael_Higgins - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Surfers Shell" by (A)gavinconnolly

Surfers Shell by gavinconnolly - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Kayaking in the Sea" by kylekephart

Kayaking in the Sea by kylekephart - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Fungi" by SylwiaUrbaniak

Fungi by SylwiaUrbaniak - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"puppy love" by LainieHillerPhotography

puppy love by LainieHillerPhotography - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Turtle Island" by ShannonRogers1

Turtle Island by ShannonRogers1 - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Micro Fungi" by Stanltp

Micro Fungi by Stanltp - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Flying Viktor" by kimschou

Flying Viktor by kimschou - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"untitled-020309" by brionyschadegg

untitled-020309 by brionyschadegg - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"The beauty of simplicity" by germanruiz

The beauty of simplicity by GermanRuizPhoto - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"The leaves fall in Malmo" by SecaBlue

The leaves fall in Malmo by SecaBlue - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Down On My Knees" by Hope79

Down On My Knees by HopeCharmaine - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Hitchhiker" by CrazyBradyLady

Hitchhiker by WolfEyesPhotography - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"AlessandroDeLuca" by AlessandroDeLuca

Silence... please! by AlessandroDeLuca - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"gnp 2013 dillon-" by dannerroyce

gnp 2013 dillon- by dannerroyce - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Burn off" by Farnsworth

"Reaching for the Sun" by gldosa

Reaching for the Sun by gldosa - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"The Feather" by NanaSue54

The Feather by NanaSue54 - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Sea Turtle in Hawaii" by cnsmerz

Sea Turtle in Hawaii by cnsmerz - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Chicken Licken" by Deboodle

Chicken Licken by Deboodle - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Jelly Fish Jewel Castaway" by (A)Lulumareeimages

Jelly Fish Jewel Castaway by Lulumareeimages - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"IMG_8644a" by (A)rachaellivingstone

IMG_8644a by rachaellivingstone - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Soldier" by Joerg

Soldier by Joerg - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Night Traveler" by LookSee

Night Traveler by LookSee - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Dog" by Signefotar

Dog by Signefotar - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"don't look back" by kasper

don't look back by kasper - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Night Cap" by jeanmarieshelton

Night Cap by jeanmarieshelton - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Symphony_Copyrighted Sharon Legg Photography & Digital Arts 2010" by slegg43

Symphony_Copyrighted Sharon Legg Photography & Digital Arts 2010 by slegg43 - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"The Lonely Jellyfish" by andreaslassel

The Lonely Jellyfish by andreaslassel - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"untitled" by sarahcasile

 by sarahcasile - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"I Do" by (A)ArtByKharisma

I Do by ArtByKharisma - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Midday Nap" by rhinoman

Midday Nap by rhinoman - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Winter Tracks" by IanDMcGregor

Winter Tracks by IanDMcGregor - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"IMG_5636" by JACJAX

IMG_5636 by JACJAX - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Hairlights" by (A)Cbries

Hairlights by Cbries - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"flowers and bokeh" by aleoko

flowers and bokeh by aleoko - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"DSC_4074" by wizard

DSC_4074 by wizard - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Chocolate Falls" by darvasg

"Little-Jumbo BW" by Harri

Little-Jumbo BW by Harri - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Punctuated" by BonZeye

Punctuated by BonZeye - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Riding the Rail" by bethwilliamsphifer

Riding the Rail by bethwilliamsphifer - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"wreck" by Andre11

wreck by Andre11 - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"P9210069" by ChristinaFreak

P9210069 by ChristinaFreak - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Marie-lo fait de la photo" by mafe

Marie-lo fait de la photo by mafe - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Santa Mirage" by Dfreid

Santa Mirage by Dfreid - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"In the garden" by tammyswarek

In the garden by tammyswarek - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"ELEGANT NUDE" by AJVITARO

"Fly on, 500.mt up! Shanghai, China, Oriental Pearl view" by felicebellini

Fly on, 500.mt up! Shanghai, China, Oriental Pearl view by felicebellini - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Nant Mill" by (A)garrykennedy

Nant Mill by garrykennedy - Below My Knees Photo Contest

"Photographer In The Making" by ElenaParaskeva