For this nature photo contest we invited you to share your best Winter long exposure shots. From people hiking and climbing to waterfalls and ocean shores.

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Loreal Prystaj for her collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Loreal Prystaj is a visual artist based in New York City. Her work often times exposes the relationship between time and space, with a juxtaposition of the human form and its environment. She expresses ideas through using photography as her base medium and expands ideas through video, installation, performance, and interactive pieces. Often times nature or architecture is implemented in her work, and she uses symbolism in order to find the animate in the inanimate and to break the animate down to its essential components.

"Front Row" by Mbeiter

"Frozen Silver Lake" by JonByronV

"Sunset in Heaven " by francescogola

Sunset in Heaven by francescogola - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Winter Baltic Sea II " by jansieminski

Winter  Baltic Sea II by jansieminski - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Christmas time " by nikolaydimitrov

Christmas time by nikolaydimitrov - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"It's starting to look a lot like Christmas " by CelestineAerden

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas by CelestineAerden - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Looking Glass " by shanewheelphoto

Looking Glass by shanewheelphoto - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Moody Hintersee in Germany. Beautifull location " by samikohonen

Moody Hintersee in Germany. Beautifull location by samikohonen - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Bear Meadow National Natural Area, PA " by syedcaedamirul

Bear Meadow National Natural Area, PA by syedcaedamirul - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Full Moon Maria " by robinkphotography

Full Moon Maria by robinkphotography - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"The Pas, Manitoba " by rejeanbrandt

The Pas, Manitoba by rejeanbrandt - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Wide edition of Northern lights boom " by zlimmen

Wide edition of Northern lights boom by zlimmen - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Northern Light in Ersfjordbotn " by (A)Lorenzoragazzi

Northern Light in Ersfjordbotn by Lorenzoragazzi - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Jökulsárlón " by josedevesa

Jökulsárlón by josedevesa - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Godafoss Experiment " by Iceland

Godafoss Experiment by Iceland - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Little Red Huts " by ts446photo

Little Red Huts by ts446photo - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Incredible nights... " by MaxMontella

Incredible nights... by MaxMontella - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Goðafoss " by Ivan_Bertusi

Goðafoss by Ivan_Bertusi - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Half_Moon_Godafoss_Iceland " by gilesrrocholl

Half_Moon_Godafoss_Iceland by gilesrrocholl - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"In Awe " by brandonborn

In Awe by brandonborn - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Welcome! " by Megabrain

Welcome! by Megabrain - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Sunset through the window of ice " by jamiemacisaac

Sunset through the window of ice by jamiemacisaac - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"While Clouds Gently Wipe Off The Light " by adrian-borda

While Clouds Gently Wipe Off The Light by adrian-borda - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Trakai winter tale " by Carlosmacr

Trakai winter tale by Carlosmacr - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Winter Nooksack " by chrisfridley

Winter Nooksack by chrisfridley - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Winter Wonderland " by MarvinEvasco17

Winter Wonderland by MarvinEvasco17 - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Kirkjufellfoss sunrise " by wildlifemoments

Kirkjufellfoss sunrise by wildlifemoments - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Under The Glacier I South East Iceland " by davenelson

Under The Glacier I South East Iceland by davenelson - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Threat " by daniturphoto

Threat by daniturphoto - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Maestro " by Boholm

Maestro by Boholm - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"MovingWater11 " by lddove

MovingWater11 by lddove - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Fairytale night " by q-liebin

Fairytale night by q-liebin - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Aldeyjarfoss " by Markus_van_Hauten

Aldeyjarfoss by Markus_van_Hauten - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Melting in the wavy ocean " by petersvoboda

Melting in the wavy ocean by petersvoboda - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"winter evening in Lviv " by Myroslav

winter evening in Lviv by Myroslav - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"force of nature " by fern29

force of nature by fern29 - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Diamonds on the Beach " by NatashaHaggard

Diamonds on the Beach by NatashaHaggard - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Frosty Flow " by (A)Structor

Frosty Flow  by Structor - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Black River " by (A)mikkokangasmaa

Black River by mikkokangasmaa - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"A bridge over not so troubled waters... =) " by SiggiPhoto

A bridge over not so troubled waters... =) by SiggiPhoto - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Snowstorm fun " by petetalbot

Snowstorm fun by petetalbot - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Life in a movie " by NicoFroehberg

Life in a movie by NicoFroehberg - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"cold-waters-BW " by rogerhampton

cold-waters-BW by rogerhampton - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Independence Mine Aurora " by jasonjhatfield

Independence Mine Aurora by jasonjhatfield - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

""Continuum" " by NicolaPirondini

"Continuum" by NicolaPirondini - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Sunset silence " by michaelstabentheiner

Sunset silence  by michaelstabentheiner - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

""zruck" | "back" " by ulekadei

"zruck" | "back" by ulekadei - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Watching the show " by xanwhite

Watching the show by xanwhite - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Rommedalen in Moonlight " by iwangroot

Rommedalen in Moonlight by iwangroot - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"on thin ice " by tylerrobertoxley

on thin ice by tylerrobertoxley - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Blue winter water " by Jan_Zajc

Blue winter water by Jan_Zajc - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"The Shepherd, Glen Coe, Scotland " by shahbazmajeed

The Shepherd, Glen Coe, Scotland by shahbazmajeed - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Kirkjufell " by nakul

Kirkjufell by nakul - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Foggy evening " by vleprutt

Foggy evening by vleprutt - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Ice Bubbles " by (A)HopeCharmaine

Ice Bubbles by HopeCharmaine - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"The rainbow " by tizianamudu

The rainbow by tizianamudu - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Midnight at Jennie Lake " by scottywarren

Midnight at Jennie Lake by scottywarren - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Iceland is truely incredible !! " by (A)mattbenham

Iceland is truely incredible !!  by mattbenham - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Diamond Beach " by iamcordz

Diamond Beach by iamcordz - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Ridge Racers " by muzmuzzymuz

Ridge Racers by muzmuzzymuz - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Hvita Ice " by (A)brittaoliver

Hvita Ice by brittaoliver - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Warming " by NiCoBoCo

Warming by NiCoBoCo - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"The Arrival " by hugovalleperez

The Arrival by hugovalleperez - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Unexpected Night " by Rafutti

"Is that a unicorn? " by ashtraus

Is that a unicorn? by ashtraus - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"A River Runs Through It II " by TaylorPhotography

A River Runs Through It II  by TaylorPhotography - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Green boat " by Harri

Green boat by Harri - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"The Waterfall " by MaurizioCasulaPhoto

The Waterfall by MaurizioCasulaPhoto - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Cold night " by GiulioCobianchiPhoto

Cold night by GiulioCobianchiPhoto - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Zig zag " by Jan_Smid_MQEP

Zig zag by Jan_Smid_MQEP - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Fire and Ice " by jeremystevens_3464

Fire and Ice by jeremystevens_3464 - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Abraham Lake " by Jeff-Penner

Abraham Lake by Jeff-Penner - Winter Long Exposures Photo Contest

"Northern boats " by gijscollet