Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots showing flares in the Flares 101 Photo contest with chances to win a Gift Card Bundle and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Renee Hahnel for her collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Renee Hahnel is a photographer, blogger and wanderer. She has traveled 30 countries and her bucket list continues to grow every day. Renee is currently on a road trip to every National park in the USA and hitting up some of the best photography spots in the country.

"Urban girl..." by AndyD-Fotographix

"Kill stomp Fuerza vertigo jaze " by BrYangle

"The Perfect Star" by pedroquintela

"Aspen Ring at Kebler Pass " by GregGibb

"a famous postcard " by diegobaravelli

"Sunrise " by Nadia_Rao

"Eruption" by kevinhuangphoto

"Looking Through Natures Window" by michellemckoy

"Good morning with my best four-legged friend " by (A)romanahov

"Medicine Bow Sunrise" by jasonjhatfield

"Morning Star" by (A)duartesol

"Golden Meadow" by markcote

"Let There Be Light" by floraehrlich

"First rays of sunshine" by owenspereira

"Autumn" by Harri

"Mesa Arch Sunrise" by (A)simonwu

"Made in China" by JimJH

"early sunrays" by martijnvansteenbergen

"The Gap Reflections." by Mack_Photography

"Velika Planina at sunrise" by ZigaRadsel

"Sunset poppy, Tuscany" by Rostovskiy

"" by brozphoto

"sunrise on Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada" by weirfang

"Sunrise flare over Eldorado Canyon" by ThePhotoEnthusiast

"Oaky Grove Church Sunset" by stephanherzog

"Autumn Frost" by vintie38

"Last rays " by andreireinol

"The Naeroyfjord " by kjetilstenslandvilnes

"Sunrise at Mandalay palace " by (A)wanasa

"Utah Salt Flats " by larrymarshall

"Black Church at Búðir " by Jonrunar

"Double Sunstar " by arpandas

"Golden Canopy " by GayleLucci

"Mt Assiniboine " by erikmcritchie

"Sun setting over Lake Moogerah " by DanMarshall91

"Ailsa Craig " by NickSilverstein

"Spring Brook " by marlonmullon

"SUNSTAR - my first sunstar ;) " by AndyMathysPhotography

"Pier Sun Ray " by ShabdroPhoto

"Desert Sunset " by (A)smrezaulhaque

"Seefeld " by michelvisentin

"Man on the edge " by Ardijan

"California Coast " by simalg05

"Threading the Eye " by jonreynolds

"NorthWindow " by phillip_brossette

"Sunrise Iceland " by russellpearson

"Birds Eye View " by (A)whosjosh

"Woods of Gorski Kotar " by pujdo

"Morning rays " by biegly

"Chateau de Chenonceau - France " by AntoineBarthelemyPhoto

"Inspiration " by dearabbybird

"Autumn morning from the front porch " by muddyvalley

"Morning on the beach " by murrayrudd

"Four " by SirDiegoSama

"Mesquite Sunset " by JuniorLC

"Who is the Boss :)))?" by JeniaWindstein

"Angel of Light. Taken last week in the Netherlands on a foggy morning" by EdwinMooijaart

"Dazzling Moments" by stanleyloong

"Field of Gold" by W1SNU

"Colorado Gold" by crippledangle

"Helicopter jump" by duelago

"Bursting Through" by brentreynolds

"Sun Rays" by danielpisano

"nightjump " by thatblacklabby

"Flying " by stephenwong

"Taelyr Sunset " by JPiccariPHOTO

"Somewhere between heaven and hell " by YelyzavetaSemenova

"Pipeline " by KanaPhotography

"Looking for sunshine " by maurocirigliano

"Water Flow. " by Alfredo_Jose

"Before the Kiss " by ardashcrowfoot

"cave window " by colelmore

"That Moment " by kennylerosejr

"Under the pier " by (A)rebeccaporter

"Invert " by Sensei

"Empty promise " by AlejandroFerrand

"Stormy Sunrise " by SeektheShot

"Jump Into Action " by Alexorciser

"Backwoods Camping " by austinwhite

"Sunburst " by (A)lyoungs1023

"A thong of ice and fire " by Matt2134

"Leto " by Marcogressler

"Christmas at the Shed " by (A)JonathanDurandPhoto

"That Friday Freezing " by GaryCummins

"Young novice studying under the rays " by (A)nyaungyanthar

"Star Rise " by followinglight

"GBI_8327web " by gregblomberg

"Conrad's Barmitzvah - For Computer 248 " by RobClaysPhotos

"Iceland " by DanielKordan

"Sunset " by HamptonPhotography

"Let your light shine! " by spARTiat_de

"Kiss " by momasko

"Chureito Pagoda " by carmenioneanu

"KAR_8547X " by kylere

"Sunset Along The River " by knoxphoto

"Morning Glory " by joereece

"1968 Mustang Fastback" by lindapersson

"Road to Manhattanhege" by hugovalleperez

"Corfe Castle" by ollietaylorphotography

"Summer" by anetacoufalova

"untitled" by pjetkagrotewal

"Pensive" by lukegram

"D O N 'T C A R E " by Silentshoot-Photography

"Maria" by JackHoier

"nightjump" by thatblacklabby