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

"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

"Buffalo Hanging Out at Old Faithful" by brianbaril

"Spotlights on the Sisters" by adriansart

"light at flakstad" by marekbiegalski

"Aberdeen beach" by ireid195

"Rakotzbrücke_3..3" by dustpixxByFabioAntenore

"tree" by GraceM

"Let it burn" by arekembongan

"Punggol Beach" by GkCM

"Royal Palms Beach Park" by jhiemendoza

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

"Park Rynie beach" by Alannixon

"Bonsai Rock!" by rachelray

"Gollinger Mill " by ntinos_lagos

"tree" by vincefallert

"Northern Light in Ersfjordbotn" by Lorenzoragazzi

"Kirkjufell colors" by madspeteriversen

"Whytecliff Sunset" by villfaren_captures

"Warmth" by MarvinEvasco17

"Magic light" by varemo

"Tulip" by JanaJana35

"The Dance of The Dragons" by arpandas

"Sit With Me" by bitterer

"One tulip alone" by CarlosSimoes

"Faded Rise UP" by ABMC1

"Drawing his own" by petersvoboda

"Dune Bashing" by nicolasntohme

"Kirkjufell pool" by wildlifemoments

"Maybe next time..." by jmecs

"Nuvole sfumate" by angeloperrone

"Seal" by TobiasMandt

"Old Sage " by shauncunningham_7715

"Field of dreams" by canonguy1986

"Winter Wonderland" by jimstennette

"Long tailed tit catching the winter sun" by CliveEaton

"Lands End" by martinwest

"lighthouse" by Kitz

"Storm Rider" by BlackRockPhoto_PaulSmith

"Catching the rays" by duanenorrie

"The Heavens Rain Down" by thenickelwell

"Busy Bees" by ntgreen

"Driftwood at Sunrise" by DanMac

"The Canyon of Fjaðrárgljúfur" by mpelli

"Stonewall" by TonyLaw

"Iceland" by ianmontgomery

"Sheringham Defences" by joshuacharnock

"Gold Rush" by hpd-fotografy

"Gelada bachelors" by silvanomartincigh

"Beacon in the storm" by CPF-photography

"Sunset Rocks" by Mbeiter

"Skyfall" by peterfoldiak

"Coral Cliffs" by jpfotos

"Family Dynamic B & W" by jreid13

"Lone Tree in Hayden Valley" by DancingAspensPhotography

"Distant storm" by stuarthingston

"Throughout" by kasparsdzenis

"A cold sunset..." by JDesjardins

"Rock Solid" by Mbeiter

"Zebras" by heinrichmeyer

"Reflecting" by ventenni

"Vanderbilt Shoreline" by bpidala

"Beach House" by carlomagno

"'Autumn Ducks'" by JRosewarne