Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos B&W water shots in the Water In Black And White Photo Contest with chances to win a Sigma Lens and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Nathan Wirth for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Nathan Wirth, who was born and raised in San Francisco, is a self-learned photographer that uses a variety of techniques— including long exposure and infrared— to express his unending wonder of the fundamental fact of existence by attempting to focus on the silence that we can sometimes perceive in between the incessant waves of sound that often dominate our perceptions of the world. Nathan also curates and edits, slices of silence, an online place to read and view conversations about photography.

"oesterbanken bij Asnelles" by johanwolfard

oesterbanken bij Asnelles by johanwolfard - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Summer Day" by arielcerebelina

Summer Day by arielcerebelina - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Burned Pier in Brighton" by (A)Marcela76

Burned Pier in Brighton by Marcela76 - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Grey skies" by LeanneMWilliams

Grey skies by LeanneMWilliams - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Dramatic LE Sunrise Monochrome" by iamcordz

Dramatic LE Sunrise Monochrome by iamcordz - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Godafoss" by Arbustus

Godafoss by Arbustus - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Vestrahorn BW" by TrueNorthImages

Vestrahorn BW by TrueNorthImages - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Barmera B&W mid" by ArkayPhoto

Barmera B&W mid by ArkayPhoto - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"The Strait" by (A)joaorico

The Strait by joaorico - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Black Cullin Waterfall " by kenrhodes

Black Cullin Waterfall  by kenrhodes - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Mirror of the sky" by (A)aidagri

Mirror of the sky by aidagri - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Slodus Point_0995-HDR-Edit-B&W-" by kevintubiolo

Slodus Point_0995-HDR-Edit-B&W- by kevintubiolo - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"PRIMAL" by ElenaParaskeva

PRIMAL by ElenaParaskeva - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Huck and Tom" by ashleysowter

Huck and Tom by ashleysowter - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Roker Pier" by SteveCheetham

Roker Pier by SteveCheetham - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Shipwreck-Inverness B&W" by markcote

Shipwreck-Inverness B&W by markcote - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"into the abyss" by elecfoto

into the abyss by elecfoto - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Gougane Barra" by Chris_Photoshooter

Gougane Barra by Chris_Photoshooter - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Morning Bells" by GayleLucci

Morning Bells by GayleLucci - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Sunbeam II" by marekbiegalski

Sunbeam II by marekbiegalski - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Venice Beach Pier " by almartinez

Venice Beach Pier  by almartinez - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"b&wreflection" by RJHPhoto

b&wreflection by RJHPhoto - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Cromer Pier" by stevehardiman

Cromer Pier by stevehardiman - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"number 36" by (A)TimSmith67

number 36 by TimSmith67 - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Scarborough Bluffs" by Phiddy

Scarborough Bluffs by Phiddy - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"in the bay B&W" by joecas

in the bay B&W by joecas - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Azenhas do Mar " by (A)MiguelMartins

Azenhas do Mar  by MiguelMartins - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Rainbow Lake, Pano B&W - Brainar Lake Hike, 8.2016- (IMG_9928-Pano)" by KColbyPhotography

Rainbow Lake, Pano B&W - Brainar Lake Hike, 8.2016- (IMG_9928-Pano) by KColbyPhotography - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Brant street Pier in Black and White" by glennbernasol

Brant street Pier in Black and White by glennbernasol - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"scott warne_stairway" by SCOTT-WARNE

scott warne_stairway by SCOTT-WARNE - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"storm" by pauljoinson

storm by pauljoinson - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Equilibrist" by Mrc_Tagliarino

Equilibrist by Marco_Tagliarino - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"The legendary waterfall" by andreacelli

The legendary waterfall by andreacelli - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Mt. Hood" by DerekKind

Mt. Hood by DerekKind - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Ocean" by worm78

Ocean by MichelleLaveryPhotography - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Darkness comes" by petersvoboda

Darkness comes by petersvoboda - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Let go" by kapuschinsky

Let go by kapuschinsky - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Into the Horizon" by miguelantunes_8885

Into the Horizon by miguelantunes_8885 - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Calmness" by q-liebin

Calmness by q-liebin - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Cabin by the Lake" by peterfoldiak

Cabin by the Lake by peterfoldiak - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"The Hammock in BW" by PhilMcCabe

The Hammock in BW by PhilMcCabe - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Calm" by bmackenziephotography

Calm by bmackenziephotography - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Temple of the Gods" by FredGramoso

Temple of the Gods by FredGramoso - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"The tree in the lake" by (A)jasoncervi

The tree in the lake by jasoncervi - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Epiphany" by (A)LarryGreene

Epiphany by LarryGreene - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Go With the Flow" by Nishant-101

Go With the Flow by Nishant-101 - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Skógafoss" by sebastiao_chaves

Skógafoss by sebastiao_chaves - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Among the Madding Crowd " by (A)emxsee

Among the Madding Crowd by emxsee - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Spray " by galsworth

Spray by galsworth - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Davenport in B&W " by diversionphotography

Davenport in B&W by diversionphotography - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Mountain lake 2 " by livioferrari

Mountain lake 2 by livioferrari - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"In The Face Of Fury " by Followmeaway

In The Face Of Fury by Followmeaway - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"The River " by KellyALongphotography

The River by KellyALongphotography - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"abandoned dock " by davidgrachek

abandoned dock by davidgrachek - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Breaking Dawn " by ryanbuchanan

Breaking Dawn by ryanbuchanan - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Batanes Rainbow " by GigiJim08

Batanes Rainbow by GigiJim08 - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Surfing at King's Beach, QLD, Australia " by karolispipiras

Surfing at King's Beach, QLD, Australia by karolispipiras - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"The blue are black! " by CarlAage

The blue are black! by CarlAage - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Direction " by (A)Emmagoodwin

Direction  by Emmagoodwin - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Skogafoss from above " by Daniel-Photography

Skogafoss from above by Daniel-Photography - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Cal Poly Pier - Avila Beach, California " by cmwieber

Cal Poly Pier - Avila Beach, California by cmwieber - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Wait for it in B&W " by chrispegman

Wait for it in B&W by chrispegman - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Portland Head Light " by deannefortnam

Portland Head Light by deannefortnam - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"The Black King " by federicosassolinosasson

The Black King  by federicosassolinosasson - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Lighthouse Park " by (A)jasondarr

Lighthouse Park by jasondarr - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"swim " by Lynzybrooke

swim by Lynzybrooke - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Portal " by fronteras

Portal by fronteras - Water In Black And White Photo Contest

"Lake Placid " by Robert71