Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photo showing the tiny miracles we find in nature in the Small Things In Nature Photo Contest with chances for the winner to pick the prize: a Canon EOS 70D or Nikon D5300!

"I am always amazed at how many wonderful entries are submitted to the ViewBug photo contests! It was a real pleasure to go through and see so many worthy photos. It also makes it a real challenge to narrow down the field! What I am looking for are those images that make me stop and stay for awhile and really look at the story and technical details as to what is happening. It could be the colors, patterns, tones, composition, and emotional impact that get my attention. But I am always keeping in mind the theme of the contest... “Small Things In Nature”. Thank you to everyone that entered." - Laurie Rubin

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Laurie Rubin for her collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Laurie is an international award-winning photographer specializing in wildlife and nature photography. Her passion for photography as well as a career working for software companies, has combined her talents for teaching and sharing photography, from capture to post-processing. She currently has one of her prints displayed at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner "Stormy" by Damon

Stormy by Damon - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"This photo of an adorable little baby Jackrabbit really got my attention! It just grabbed me right away as I was looking through all the other images and I couldn’t help but laugh and have a big smile on my face after seeing this precious little one! With animal images, I am always looking for a nice sharp eye and this one delivers that, plus there is a nice catch light was well. It’s sharp where it needs to be... on the face. Lovely composition and a great eye-to-eye perspective. There is so much to love about this image. Congratulations!" - Laurie Rubin

Congratulations Runner Up "1212121212" by Prijaznica

1212121212 by Prijaznica - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Here is another image of a small ladybug at eye-level. Really lovely tones throughout with that pop of red against the green. There is a bit of a struggle for this little bug to make her way up to a higher vantage point and the bending over of the head of the mushroom has a nice curve along with the curve of the ladybug. Very nice image!" - Laurie Rubin

Congratulations Runner Up "Black Skimmer" by OutbackPhotoAdventures

Black Skimmer by OutbackPhotoAdventures - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"What a precious moment captured! This is worthy of mentioning because of the gesture of the Black Skimmer chick reaching out to ‘hug’ the mother. Getting moments like this takes more then just luck... I bet there was a lot of practice and a lot of images shot so that when this happened, the photographer was ready to press the shutter with all the right settings and focus in place. Very cute!" - Laurie Rubin

Congratulations People's Choice "Promethea Silkmoth" by tonyawilhelm

Promethea Silkmoth by tonyawilhelm - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Little Bug" by EmmJane

"Nature's Colors After the Rain" by arthurcomia

Nature's Colors After the Rain by arthurcomia - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Fly Reflection" by Clare1981

Fly Reflection by Clare1981 - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Bluebottle (Blow flie) Calliphora vomitoria" by Badgrandad

Bluebottle (Blow flie) Calliphora vomitoria by Badgrandad - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"_MG_0044.jpg" by Kblazin97

Just Passin By by Kblazin97 - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Grass Hopper Portrait" by keithpassaur

Grass Hopper Portrait by keithpassaur - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Springtime_Baby Robin MG_1728" by mdriley00

Springtime_Baby Robin MG_1728 by mdriley00 - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Phidippus otiosus" by garygregory

Phidippus otiosus by garygregory - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Hide!" by fuzzyfelt30

Hide! by fuzzyfelt30 - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Oak" by Ethos

Oak by Ethos - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Crested tit ||" by aidagri

Crested tit || by aidagri - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"little miner" by bridgephotography

little miner by bridgephotography - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Little of beauty" by lessysebastian

Little of beauty by lessysebastian - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"HummingbirdCloseUp" by CarolineHuard

HummingbirdCloseUp by CarolineHuard - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Red_-eyed_Tree_Frog" by B1RD

"Silvereye .. Summer Fledglings (1)" by phillecren

Silvereye .. Summer Fledglings (1) by phillecren - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Wee Fox Kit" by jeanmfogelberg

Wee Fox Kit by jeanmfogelberg - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Frog on poppy" by Cbries

Frog on poppy by Cbries - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Peeping Tom" by meganlorenz

Peeping Tom by meganlorenz - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Dinner Time" by Joecf

Dinner Time by Joecf - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Landing!" by HaliSowle

Landing! by HaliSowle - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Boone #4" by JuliaAltork

Boone #4 by JuliaAltork - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Fairy Garden" by nig2000

Fairy Garden by nig2000 - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Who is that?" by Alexander_Sviridov

Who is that? by Alexander_Sviridov - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Trying to get away" by GloriaMatyszyk

Trying to get away by GloriaMatyszyk - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Swallowtail " by Deboodle

Swallowtail   by Deboodle - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Puff-throated Babbler with Bokeh" by angad13

Puff-throated Babbler with Bokeh by angad13 - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"i belive i could fly" by joecas

i belive i could fly by joecas - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Hatched" by kylere

Hatched by kylere - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Little World" by DrewHopper

Little World by DrewHopper - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Buzz" by ImagesByLouisa

Buzz by ImagesByLouisa - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Munching Snail" by FalconEyesPhotography

Munching Snail by David_Blakley_Photography - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Wispy" by terryc

Wispy by terryc - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Harvest mouse" by LisaMClarke

Harvest mouse by LisaMClarke - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Storm" by tanjabrandt

Storm by tanjabrandt - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Birdwing butterfly caterpillar" by JohanLarson

Birdwing butterfly caterpillar by JohanLarson - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"untitled" by osegura

 by osegura - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"@" by radekgora

@ by radekgora - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"untitled" by AlessandroDeLuca

 by AlessandroDeLuca - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"autumn sun" by riankrenzer

autumn sun by riankrenzer - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Peppermint Spider Lily up close" by mstoner18

Peppermint Spider Lily up close by mstoner18 - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Two clear wing butterflys" by NZEXPOSED_Photography

Two clear wing butterflys by NZEXPOSED_Photography - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Northern Knob Tailed Gecko" by JRosewarne

Northern Knob Tailed Gecko by JRosewarne - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Cuteness Overload" by lisahunter

Cuteness Overload by lisahunter - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Early Morning Light" by ABMC1

Early Morning Light by AntonioBernardino - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Big Eye" by TienSangKok

Big Eye by TienSangKok - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Crested gecko" by harrylyndonskeggs

Crested gecko by harrylyndonskeggs - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Keep shining" by keyllen

Keep shining by keyllen - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Snail" by artursomerset

Snail by artursomerset - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Dancing Ladybird" by mihrt

Dancing Ladybird by mihrt - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Ladybug on thistle bud" by justkim1106

Ladybug on thistle bud by justkim1106 - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"After the rain" by cynthiajackson

After the rain by cynthiajackson - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"So cute" by daliaa

So cute by daliaa - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Blue Jeans Frog. " by CurtPeters

Blue Jeans Frog.  by CurtPeters - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

" Gulf fritillary " by anitahogue

 Gulf fritillary  by AnitaHogue - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Cigarron" by derekgalon

Cigarron by derekgalon - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Mmmm Dandilions for Tea!....." by Hood

Mmmm Dandilions for Tea! by Hood - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Tulip and Fly " by hev53

Tulip and Fly  by hev53 - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Maple Leaf" by Rona18

"zebra on cement_edited 2" by chrisjarvis

zebra on cement_edited 2 by chrisjarvis - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Chameleon" by simonmarlan

Chameleon by simonmarlan - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Salticus scenicus" by mateuszlipski

Salticus scenicus by mateuszlipski - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

""One of a kind"" by tiffanyfinleymoon

"One of a kind" by tiffanyfinleymoon - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Pose" by Masabus

Pose by Masabus - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Love is in the air" by macropixel

Love is in the air by macropixel - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Geranium" by KevinGill

Geranium by KevinGPhotography - Small Things In Nature Photo Contest

"Beauty And The Beast" by ArtGirl