Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best rocky landscape shots in the Rugged Landscapes Photo Contest with chances to win a Win Canon 5D MK III and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Chuck Jason for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. My name is Chuck and I'm a landscape photographer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The love of nature instilled in me the spirit to explore and travel. Photography first started out as a hobby and eventually became a lifetime passion of chasing the light, venturing to far and remote places with the goal of capturing that fleeting precious moment frozen in time by my camera. The products of some of my adventures and journeys are illustrated by photographs featured in books of The American Landscape 2016, +One Collection 2012, Outdoor Photographer magazine, Landscape Photographer magazine and Really Right Stuff catalog depicting the beautiful landscapes of the American Southwest.

Congratulations People's Choice "Prehistoric Valley" by leonardoguglielmopapra

Congratulations Grand Jury Winners "Moraine-Lake-4638-Edit-2-copy" by jasondarr

"I have seen many photographs of Moraine Lake but none so far have captured the mood and light as in this image.  Great composition with the foreground rocks anchoring and leading my eyes to some of the rugged peaks that make up the Valley of Ten Peaks in Banff National Park. I would definitely classify this as a rugged landscape with each of those peaks reaching well over 10,000 feet. Sharp focus front to back, beautiful reflection, soft sky and did I mention the light, it’s a photographer’s dream! Congratulations on your epic image, Jason Darr. Nice work!" - Chuck Jason

Congratulations Runner Up "Vesturhorn" by BrunoCruz

"I loved this shot in black and white! Pure simplicity, with the smooth softness of the ocean reflection contrasted against the rugged Vesturhorn cliffs. Dark, moody and visionary. Beautiful shot!" - Chuck Jason

Congratulations Runner Up "Edge of Earth" by willchristiansen

"Such an awesome shot! With the ruggedness of Mt. Rainier and the Milky Way. I know this shot took some planning and shivering but I’m sure it’s well worth it if it netted results such as this crafted and spectacular image. Beautiful, sharp focus, well planned and executed! Great work!" - Chuck Jason

Congratulations Runner Up "Haifoss " by Rodrigueelhajj

"What a spectacular view of the Fossardalur valley and the second tallest Icelandic waterfall, Haifoss. I liked the soft illumination from the sun hidden behind the dark foreboding clouds, the certainly rugged terrain and beautiful green foreground. This image has gorgeous soft light and nicely saturated colors. Great eye and capture!" - Chuck Jason

Congratulations Runner Up "Dancing With The Stars" by marcocacciatore

"Beautiful image of the aurora over the rugged mountains of the Lofoten Islands. Sharp focus, great composition, aurora, stars and rugged landscape, this photo has it all. Nicely done!" - Chuck Jason

"First Snow " by liammcdonald

"Ethereal Thought" by LucaPelizzaro

"A Fairy Tale Vision " by JGreenman

"Oxbow Bend 2-1" by garyhunter_6788

"Athabasca Falls (Jasper) Panorama " by Moe_Ali

"in Dolomites.." by dmitrysamsonov

"The Light Within " by Astrophotobear

"Stokksnes - Vestrahorn, South East Iceland" by davenelson

"Alakol lake, Tien-Shan mountains" by hrachess

"Vikos Gorge" by Giannis

"TRE CIME" by nikosladic

"snaefellsnes watefall iceland" by Throughmycanon

"View to Mt Cook" by Mdphotog

"Hvalnes Panorama" by Clipper24

"The amazing Ausangate. Cusco, Peru" by sergiovindas

"Aldeyjarfoss" by Markus_van_Hauten

"Reine" by SalvaGarcia

"The Peak" by olehenrikskjelstad

"Vestrahorn" by marcocalandra89

"Welcome to my Dream" by alex_lauterbach

"Crater lake with double rainbow and lightning bolt" by Freebilly

"Milford Sound Mystic Mornings" by CoreyAnthonyPhotography

"Sunset at Ngadisari" by ryananta_yossy

"Magical Colombia" by tristan29photography

"The Face of a Rock" by piscessaturday

"Nudes on Rocks" by keithpersall

"La Jolla Cove" by FredGramoso

"Bonsai Rock " by raymondcarter

"Dimmuborgir " by aaronmmoshier

"Milky Way Mountain " by JanStaes

"Magic Sunset (Reuploading) " by Msnkhosravi

"Rifugio A. Locatelli " by ZigaRadsel

"Flowing Fairy-Tale " by ManuelFerlitsch

"Crystal-Clear " by jasondodd

"Leitisvatn Cliffs " by dslrno

"Winnats Pass " by JonnyVSM

"Survivor. " by Aleksandersson

"Waterfall at Skye " by samuelroniger

"Fusion Point " by HugoAugusto

"Capones Island " by olicruz

"Icy River " by hpd-fotografy

"Crashing Light " by patrickmarsonong

"Papa Nicolas Cave " by miroslavivanov

"Lone Walker " by SteveCheetham

"Apolonia Milos island Grece " by Jseb

"Teton-Sunrise_0054 " by randymikesell

"The Silence " by jonnywilliams

"Hamnøy " by widarolsen

"Vortex Falls " by gregc89

"cliffs of suduroy - faroe islands " by ovi_craciun

"Radiance " by dylantoh

"Symphony of Stars " by scunningham

"patpulpitreducedsize (1 of 1) " by jamesbrogan

"Glencoe View " by aleksandradbiczak

"Horseshoe Bend at Golden Hour " by syedcaedamirul

"The big pour " by dpgoldphotos

"Bunesfjorden " by jamesaustrums

"Unforgiving Beauty" by shanewheelphoto

"_DSC3396" by quynhle

"Beyond the fog" by patriciasoon

"Sunrise at Convict Lake Resort - Surreal" by vastdreamer

"Rainbow over Kirkjufell" by peterh

"Versturhorn #1" by wnourse

"B" by eduardbg

"Moraine Lake" by Zzyzx

"Horseshoe Bend Storm" by lensofadventure

"Bavarian Dream" by volkerhandke

"Iceland" by A-Kamermans

"Gastlosen1" by ursusminor

"Along The Ice Fields Parkway" by PhotosByYeatman

"IMG_6616" by DianeHope

"Morning contrast" by gmunozs

"Methane Bubbles" by sherwincalaluan

"Natures Power" by brodie

"Storm Clouds Oxbow Bend" by jkcorso

"Nunobiki Falls " by carmenioneanu

"The mists of the Mont Blanc" by Eryana

"shapes of amazing nature" by NFDI

"Lake Léman " by Y_C_Photography