A special thanks to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing unique locations in this photo contest with chances to win a Podcast Featured Interview and more!

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Matt Payne for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Matt is a landscape photographer based in Durango, Colorado – his favorite photography subjects include mountains, wilderness, and the night sky. Matt is an avid mountaineer and backpacker, having climbed 93 of the highest 100 mountains in Colorado. Matt enjoys capturing unique moments from Colorado’s most scenic and difficult -to-reach locations on his journeys into the Colorado mountain wilderness. Matt is also the host and creator of the popular landscape photography podcast, “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen.”

"Halong Bay / Vietnam " by SebastianWarneke

Halong Bay / Vietnam by SebastianWarneke - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Seljalandsfoss " by JonClarkPhotography

Seljalandsfoss by JonClarkPhotography - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"THE BLUE HELL GATE " by SpicyArtWorks

THE BLUE HELL GATE by SpicyArtWorks - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Boathouse on Obersee " by Archangel72

Boathouse on Obersee by Archangel72 - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Steps going up " by tmtburke

Steps going up by tmtburke - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"trollstigen " by hasmonaut

trollstigen by hasmonaut - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"False Kiva, Island in the Sky District, Canyonlands National Park " by StevenWMartinPhotography

False Kiva, Island in the Sky District, Canyonlands National Park by StevenWMartinPhotography - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Gásadalur " by JesusSanz

Gásadalur by JesusSanz - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"West Virginia Road " by R_Tom_Sizemore_III

West Virginia Road by R_Tom_Sizemore_III - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"[ … back light ] " by raymondhoffmann

[ … back light ] by raymondhoffmann - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Stacked Houses of Inntel Hotel " by ericcriswell

Stacked Houses of Inntel Hotel by ericcriswell - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Alviso Mariana " by rebeccatran

Alviso Mariana by rebeccatran - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Bromo, Indonesia " by Wim-Solheim

Bromo, Indonesia by Wim-Solheim - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Stack and Crash " by njephotography

Stack and Crash by njephotography - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Weekend in the Woods " by boffoliphotography

Weekend in the Woods by boffoliphotography - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Misty Morning " by LornaSmithPhotography

Misty Morning by LornaSmithPhotography - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Extravagant Scenery " by iwangroot

Extravagant Scenery by iwangroot - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"The Old Mill " by jwine05

The Old Mill by jwine05 - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"ONE CRAZY MORNING " by AFROBEAST

ONE CRAZY MORNING by AFROBEAST - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"In A Peaceful Place " by Eye_Shoot_Images

In A Peaceful Place by Eye_Shoot_Images - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"San Xavier Mission " by EvaBareis

San Xavier Mission by EvaBareis - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Long exposure at Durdle Door, UK! " by jpalethorpe

Long exposure at Durdle Door, UK! by jpalethorpe - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Glacial Landing " by ClaudiaKuhn

Glacial Landing by ClaudiaKuhn - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Makarska lighthouse " by zarkopiljak

Makarska lighthouse by zarkopiljak - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"B " by eduardbg

B by BunghiuzEduard - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Canoe2 " by JEKAMOBILE

Canoe2 by JEKAMOBILE - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"The courier " by TomerE

The courier by TomerE - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Rhino "Crashing" an Elephant Party! " by WorldPix

Rhino "Crashing" an Elephant Party!   by WorldPix - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Rising Milky Way " by DanMarshall91

Rising Milky Way by DanMarshall91 - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Ferlands_1042 " by Marquis-Images

Ferlands_1042 by Marquis-Images - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Temple of the Sun " by RobertoPazziPhotography

Temple of the Sun by RobertoPazziPhotography - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Wonderland " by capturezeworld

Wonderland by capturezeworld - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Mountain Lake Cabin " by Bastiaan

Mountain Lake Cabin by Bastiaan - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"The Road " by ricardowilliams

The Road by ricardowilliams - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Winter Play Ground " by droptinecollections

Winter Play Ground by droptinecollections - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"cities and light " by GiulioDiener

cities and light by GiulioDiener - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Sunrise over Yellowstone Geyser Basin " by tomingramphotography

Sunrise over Yellowstone Geyser Basin by tomingramphotography - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Neuschwanstein Castle " by marcocortezcortese

Neuschwanstein Castle by marcocortezcortese - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Mer de Glace " by ollybowman

Mer de Glace by ollybowman - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"The Hsinbyume Pagoda " by kutsey

The Hsinbyume Pagoda by kutsey - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Waterfalls " by Asun

Waterfalls by Asun - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"YEG Diamonds " by thelucideye

YEG Diamonds by RyanStratePhoto - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Sharp " by igorbabichenko

Sharp by igorbabichenko - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Cape Formentor " by jnmayer

Cape Formentor by jnmayer - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Leaving " by helenbissellbland

Leaving by helenbissellbland - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"rails " by ManfredVoss_

rails by ManfredVoss_ - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Beyond " by taarnes

Beyond by taarnes - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"River Crossing Thailand - Bridge - Aerial " by tominspires

River Crossing Thailand - Bridge - Aerial  by tominspires - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Riverwalk #102 " by jonwolding

Riverwalk #102 by jonwolding - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Stormy Dance " by ericamo10

Stormy Dance by ericamo10 - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"When The Stage Sets Itself " by Harbi

When The Stage Sets Itself by Harbi - Unique Locations Photo Contest

" " by ngomes

 by ngomes - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"If a tree falls in the forest " by peternestler

If a tree falls in the forest by peternestler - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"A day to remember " by GlenMorgan

A day to remember by GlenMorgan - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Center Parcs Woburn Forest Bedfordshire " by (A)JustinBedford

Center Parcs Woburn Forest Bedfordshire by JustinBedford - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"greens " by (A)deguslemon

greens by deguslemon - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Wat Hong Thong " by IenYamasaki

Wat Hong Thong by Sivapoom_Yamasaki - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Huts " by (A)milkyway

Huts by milkyway - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Dramatic weather " by (A)blazvogelnik

Dramatic weather by blazvogelnik - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Blitz on a mountain " by (A)kurtthompson

Blitz on a mountain by kurtthompson - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Crumbling down " by (A)firerae

Crumbling down by firerae - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"The Tube " by LisaShalom

The Tube by LisaShalom - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Hallstatt (AUT) " by (A)CedricMayence

Hallstatt (AUT) by CedricMayence - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Seebrücke Sellin " by RuudMooi

Seebrücke Sellin by RuudMooi - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Density " by johnkimwell

Density by johnkimwell - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Solitude " by lisaholloway

Solitude by lisaholloway - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"Preikestolen " by mmarriuss

Preikestolen by mmarriuss - Unique Locations Photo Contest

"She Is The Ocean. " by alexeyvladimir