Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing animals interacting with water in the Animals And Water Photo Contest with chances to win a Sigma Lens and more and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Tamara Gooch for her collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Tamara Gooch is a professional award winning Equine and Portrait photographer based out of Nampa Idaho. Tamara’s emotional and captivating images have had her ranked as one of the top 3 equine photographers in the world for several years. Ranch & Reata magazine named her one of the top 5 photographers they’ve ever published and the accolades just continue to grow. Her photographs are emotional and creative with an artistic flare having been published extensively in US and international publications. Her work is also represented at several prestigious galleries throughout the western United States. Tamara leads several photography workshops each year inspiring others with her photographic passion and knowledge.

People's Choice

Grand Jury Winner

"Franklin's image is an eye catcher and I knew it was my winner first look through the finalists. Wonderful lines, great timing, and nice even light.  This is not a image that is easily obtained and truly shows an animal interacting with water. I love the detail in the bird." - Tamara Gooch

Runner Up

"Tamara's use of color, texture and composition is wonderful.  Her image of the flamingo is very pleasing to the eye, a great fine art piece." - Tamara Gooch

Runner Up

"Sabrina nailed this dog in action.  The intense look on his face as he runs toward his catch, whether it be a bird or a toy, is fabulous. Well done." - Tamara Gooch

Runner Up

"Edyta's fantastic use of backlighting and atmosphere as the horse moves through the water is lovely." - Tamara Gooch

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