Every month we crown an Image of the Month. Only images uploaded that month are eligible, so keep uploading great new stuff. Beyond prizes and bragging rights doled out monthly, at the end of the year the 12 winners will be up for a very special prize. Moral of the story - upload awesome images every month! Below are the 12 Image of the Month 2016 winners and the Grand Winner of a Sony Alpha 3000 camera and a limited edition viewbug t-shirt.

"Santa Maddalena" by carstenmeyerdierks

Santa Maddalena by carstenmeyerdierks - Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 17

"Brief Encounter" by adambird

Brief Encounter by adambird - Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 7

"Diving Up Close" by troymarcy

Diving Up Close by troymarcy - Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 6

"Stokksnes - Vestrahorn, South East Iceland" by davenelson

Stokksnes - Vestrahorn, South East Iceland by davenelson - Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 8

"Jade01" by gregprimmer

Jade01 by gregprimmer - Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 9

"Kya" by danielchorup

Kya by danielchorup - Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 10

"OCEAN FLAMES" by stevewyper

OCEAN FLAMES by stevewyper - Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 11

"Red Fox | Liliya Nazarova" by liliyanazarova

Red Fox | Liliya Nazarova by liliyanazarova - Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 12

"A Warm Love" by jomyjose

A Warm Love by jomyjose

"Playtime" by charlielynam

Playtime by charlielynam - Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 14

"Flying High" by anitarossview

Flying High by anitarossview - Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 15

"Dirt Road Prayer" by mattarcher_7110