Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos that show beautiful eyes in this photo contest made possible by our friends at SmugMug. SmugMug makes it easy to safely store, share, and sell your photos online.

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Peter-Paul de Meijer for his collaboration as a guest judge. De Meijer's work was recognized by a number of outdoor magazines for whom he became a frequent contributor. He combines personal work with commercial assignments for various companies in the outdoors industry such as Red Bull, O'Neill and Motion Analysis.

Grand Jury Winner

"The photographer made an excellent portrait in multiple ways; he combined a beautiful composition, with the perfect depth of field, wherein the focus on the eyes is spot on. The dramatic post production adds to the powerful emotion of the subject. More than in the other photos, this photo is trying to tell a story, which is why I like this photo best." - Peter-Paul de Meijer

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"The girl has beautiful eyes and, like in the other photos, the depth of field and post production are perfect. " - Peter-Paul de Meijer

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People's Choice

"This photo reminds me of the famous 'Afghan Girl' who appeared on the cover of National Geographic in 1985. Although there were more photos with a subject wearing a hijab, I like the execution of this one best; the lighting is subtle, the coloring in post production was done very nicely and both the depth of field and the composition lead the viewer towards the subjects' eyes and keeps them there." - Peter-Paul de Meijer

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