Thank you to all the photographers that participated in the Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest in collaboration with Visual Wilderness, sharing their best photos showing a proper use of the rule of thirds in mind. Congratulations to the winners and finalists, and a special round of applause for the Grand Jury Winner who wins a Visual Wilderness Histograms exposed plus an Adobe camera raw bundle.

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Aaron Reed for his collaboration as a guest judge. Aaron is a professional fine art landscape & nature photographer born & raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He currently lives in Sammamish, Washington with his wife Lisa and their daughter Adelyn.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner "Rolling Fields of Palouse" by HamishMitchell

"A truly successful composition creates a visual roadmap for the viewer, directing their eyes through the frame while stopping to pause at each important element along the way. This image, Rolling Fields of Palouse" has been constructed in a thoughtful way by placing important elements of the photograph in an effort to create this visual path while using the natural landscape of the Palouse to aid in the directional flow and balance of the entire scene." - Aaron Reed

Congratulations Runner Up "High Altitude Grazing" by jonosjourneys

"A classic example of the rule of thirds, this image titled High Altitude Grazing, demonstrates the importance and strength of a well placed primary subject and allows us to visually take in this animals environment as a secondary thought to the animal itself. The mountain ridge lines in the distance and even the clouds in the sky work to enhance this photograph and tie it all together visually." - Aaron Reed

Congratulations Runner Up "Rifugio Locatelli" by jamesrushforth

Rifugio Locatelli by jamesrushforth - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Another solid example of the rule of thirds, this image, titled Rifugio Locatelli, demonstrates thoughtful placement of leading lines to bring the viewer through the image and to the subject. This allows us to imagine we are on journey, walking along the roads that lead to the base of the mountain top and finally to wonder what we will find in the structure that has been built there." - Aaron Reed

Congratulations People's Choice "Across the Abyss" by antongorlin

Across the Abyss by antongorlin - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Buffalo Hanging Out at Old Faithful" by brianbaril

Buffalo Hanging Out at Old Faithful by ChasingLightLikeMad - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Spotlights on the Sisters" by adriansart

Spotlights on the Sisters by adriansart - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"light at flakstad" by marekbiegalski

light at flakstad by marekbiegalski - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Aberdeen beach" by ireid195

Aberdeen beach by ireid195 - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Rakotzbrücke_3..3" by dustpixxByFabioAntenore

Rakotzbrücke_3..3 by Fabio_Antenore - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"tree" by GraceM

tree by GraceM - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Let it burn" by arekembongan

Let it burn by arekembongan - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Punggol Beach" by GkCM

Punggol Beach by GkCM - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Royal Palms Beach Park" by jhiemendoza

Royal Palms Beach Park by jhiemendoza - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Árbol de Piedra - Salar Uyuni, Bolivia" by rasmuszillochristiansen

Árbol de Piedra - Salar Uyuni, Bolivia by rasmuszillochristiansen - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Park Rynie beach" by Alannixon

Park Rynie beach by Alannixon - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Bonsai Rock!" by rachelray

Bonsai Rock! by rachelray - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Gollinger Mill " by ntinos_lagos

Gollinger Mill  by Konstantinos_Lagos - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"tree" by vincefallert

tree by vincefallert - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Northern Light in Ersfjordbotn" by Lorenzoragazzi

Northern Light in Ersfjordbotn by Lorenzoragazzi - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Kirkjufell colors" by madspeteriversen

Kirkjufell colors by madspeteriversen - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Whytecliff Sunset" by villfaren_captures

Whytecliff Sunset by villfaren_captures - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Warmth" by MarvinEvasco17

Warmth by MarvinEvasco17 - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Magic light" by varemo

Magic light by varemo - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Tulip" by JanaJana35

Tulip by JanaJana35 - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"The Dance of The Dragons" by arpandas

The Dance of The Dragons by arpandas - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Sit With Me" by bitterer

Sit With Me by bitterer - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"One tulip alone" by CarlosSimoes

One tulip alone by JCSimoes - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Faded Rise UP" by ABMC1

Faded Rise UP by AntonioBernardino - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Drawing his own" by petersvoboda

Drawing his own by petersvoboda - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Dune Bashing" by nicolasntohme

Dune Bashing by nictohme - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Kirkjufell pool" by wildlifemoments

Kirkjufell pool by wildlifemoments - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Maybe next time..." by jmecs

Maybe next time... by jmecs - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Nuvole sfumate" by angeloperrone

Nuvole sfumate by AngeloPerrone - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Seal" by TobiasMandt

Seal by TobiasMandt - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Old Sage " by shauncunningham_7715

"Field of dreams" by canonguy1986

Field of dreams by canonguy1986 - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Winter Wonderland" by jimstennette

Winter Wonderland by jimstennette - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Long tailed tit catching the winter sun" by CliveEaton

Long tailed tit catching the winter sun by CliveEaton - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Lands End" by martinwest

Lands End by martinwest - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"lighthouse" by Kitz

lighthouse by Kitz - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Storm Rider" by BlackRockPhoto_PaulSmith

Storm Rider by BlackRockPhoto_PaulSmith - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Catching the rays" by duanenorrie

Catching the rays by duanenorrie - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"The Heavens Rain Down" by thenickelwell

The Heavens Rain Down by thenickelwell - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Busy Bees" by ntgreen

Busy Bees by ntgreen - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Driftwood at Sunrise" by DanMac

Driftwood at Sunrise by DanMac - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"The Canyon of Fjaðrárgljúfur" by mpelli

The Canyon of Fjaðrárgljúfur by mpelli - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Stonewall" by TonyLaw

Stonewall by TonyLaw - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Iceland" by ianmontgomery

Iceland by ianmontgomery - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Sheringham Defences" by joshuacharnock

"Gold Rush" by hpd-fotografy

Gold Rush by hpd-fotografy - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Gelada bachelors" by silvanomartincigh

Gelada bachelors by silvanomartincigh - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Beacon in the storm" by CPF-photography

Beacon in the storm by CPF_Photography - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Sunset Rocks" by Mbeiter

Sunset Rocks by Mbeiter - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Skyfall" by peterfoldiak

Skyfall by peterfoldiak - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Coral Cliffs" by jpfotos

Coral Cliffs by jpfotos - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Family Dynamic B & W" by jreid13

Family Dynamic B & W by jreid13 - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Lone Tree in Hayden Valley" by DancingAspensPhotography

Lone Tree in Hayden Valley by DancingAspensPhotography - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Distant storm" by stuarthingston

Distant storm by stuarthingston - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Throughout" by kasparsdzenis

Throughout by kasparsdzenis - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"A cold sunset..." by JDesjardins

A cold sunset... by JDesjardins - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Rock Solid" by Mbeiter

Rock Solid by Mbeiter - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Zebras" by heinrichmeyer

Zebras by heinrichmeyer - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Reflecting" by ventenni

Reflecting by ventenni - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Vanderbilt Shoreline" by bpidala

Vanderbilt Shoreline by bpidala - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"Beach House" by carlomagno

Beach House by carlomagno - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest

"'Autumn Ducks'" by JRosewarne

'Autumn Ducks' by JRosewarne - Rule Of Thirds In Nature Photo Contest