Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing the ocean in the Ocean Photo Contest with chances to win a Phantom Drone and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Philip Thurston for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. My goal with Thurston Photo is to create beautiful imagery and tell stories that provoke positive thought and inspire people to see life from a new perspective. Through my experiences and lessons learned, I've come to know my purpose in life is to inspire others to live a life of fullness, to help others realize their own dreams, potential and purpose that's worth pursuing with all their heart. I strive to be conscience of this with my words, output and actions. I really do enjoy what I do and I think that makes a big difference with the result. I'm known to happily spend hours straight in the ocean or spontaneously launch myself into the wild in the hope of encountering and capturing this world we have in a new and exciting way.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner "Haunted lighthouse against the sea" by mathieurivrin

"This photo made me pause and wonder, an image has power when it can do that to a viewer, especially a photographer. I began to think, imagine being in that building, completely surrendered to the oceans mercy, trapped until the ocean has had its way. The fury of the ocean fascinates me, it’s both beautiful and fierce and this image with the low sun side lighting it, encapsulates both sides of it." - Philip Thurston

Congratulations Runner Up "Orca " by Boholm

"This image exemplifies so much life! The light beyond, the birds above, and the orca; king of the sea, breathing below. It's a complete picture of how the world goes around, a perfectly balanced ecosystem. I can almost feel the energy the photographer would have been experiencing in such a moment." - Philip Thurston

Congratulations Runner Up "DoubleJumperDelphines" by Orphic

"The timing of this shot is insane, 2 jumping dolphins perfectly composed and smiling at the camera. It’s a rare moment, executed flawlessly." - Philip Thurston

Congratulations Amateur Winner "Apolonia Milos island Grece " by Jseb

Congratulations People's Choice "arvo light" by bruceellis

"Mystery Lies Beneath " by zachparkerimages

"Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea" by WildEssence

"Storm Brewing" by jamesaphoto

"Backlit Perfection" by NSSP

"Coming Up For Air " by jeremyrdavidson

"Fin Slapped " by LeightonLum

"Matterhorn" by Daniel_Grebe

"Slow Wave, Lighthouse Beach - Ballina NSW - Australia_1614" by dallasnock_8182

"Seals (split)" by carlosgrillo

"Humpback" by Beyerphoto

"Ocean Lava Entry" by MasonLakePhoto

"Amanda & Canopener" by Spider1987

"wave away" by pansybrandtwinters

"MUNCH!!!" by MichelleTaylorPhotography

"Hole-in-the-wall" by Bertus_ZA

"Ocean Motion " by Mark-Dobson

"Dawn on the rock" by patrice-vallet

"In My Dreams... " by Luka180

"Cape Dissapointment" by jacobdurrent

"Island life" by Darrenp

"Fossil Bay, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania" by lake_of_tranquility

"Pacific pearl" by romainbarats

"Powerful wave" by marcocalandra89

"Glass Fingers" by AzuraPhotography

"PEAHI ( Jaws) Number three in the series" by Byronfairphotography

"Storm Imogen" by nigelhodson

"Liquid Motion" by DrewHopper

"Sunset at Boccale Castle" by emanuelebaroncelli

"Morning Glow" by jaybirmingham

"Maui Avalanche " by CesereBrothers

"Returning to the Sea" by iwangroot

"Mexota " by Tomasz_Raciniewski

"Before the storm" by dfrancis2

"Engulfed" by LeviLangerakPhotography

"Maori bay,New Zealand" by johankoch

"Grey skies" by LeanneMWilliams

"Stronger than Rocks" by dustpixxByFabioAntenore

"The two worlds and the Barracuda" by LorenzoMittiga

"Arctic Splash" by hpd-fotografy

"The Dance of The Dragons" by arpandas

"The last piece of artic ice" by alejandrovegaortiz

""Nautical Star"" by ericbennett

"Hawaiian Sunset Wonder" by PierreLeclercPhotography

"Inundation" by TrueNorthImages

"Ventura Pier" by jasongerard

"Gorgeous sunset after rainstorm in summer " by jiangming

"The Last of the Sun " by Nishant-101

"Winter Storm " by emmafleetwood

"Lands End seascape, Cornwall, UK " by LeePengelly

"run in the sky " by Guillaume

"Under the boat " by jgnu

"Jökulsárlón Ice Beach " by alex_lauterbach

"Rise " by Marse

"Flow " by ClearBluePhoto

"Bubbles " by smkeena

"Eruption" by JackNoelDavis

"The perfect gap @ North Curl Curl" by TheFrothLab

"The Moment" by Adam_Burke

"Hurricane warning" by greghadel

"Sunset View" by SteffenE

"The Last Echo" by BrunoB

"Surfing with dolphins " by shanetaylor_2424

"Willie Creek Inlet" by paulmp

"The Raw Power Of The Ocean." by Shannonmasonn

"Kilauea Volcano lava flow" by danjusta

"West beach peak" by Minottexp66

"Where my heart beats hardest" by joshuakenny

"Humpback " by alishahackworth

"Storm Rolls In" by DanMarshall91