Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing nature in B&W for a chance to win a Sony alpha a5000. A special thanks to guest judge Chris Schmid. "My body of work is the result of learning from mistakes and by experience. Most of all, I seek, appreciate, and respect a solid critique. There is nothing more humbling (or inspiring) than hearing an honest opinion of my work from a friend or other photographers. Since August 2014, Chris is very proud to be part of the Sony Global Imaging Ambassador program." - Chris Schmid Check out Chris Schmidt's interview, you'll learn and get inspired!

"First I would like to congratulate everyone, it was a really hard choice with such amazing images. In black and white photography, we don’t have this panel of amazing colors which can retain the viewers attention, but the advantage is that it adapts really well to all lighting situations. You’ve to play with the texture and your image and your message should be stronger to work well in black in white. The image of this baby chimpanzee caught my attention directly, you’re literally captured by the baby’s eyes and the use of black and white make this image dramatic." - Chris Schmid

adelecarne
Grand Jury Winner
joelk1983
Runner Up
kbrowko
Runner Up
clairecastelli
Amateur Winner
Irene_van_Nunen
People's Choice
BensViewfinder
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abijur
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tlholder1
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lianeguerinbolles
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StevenWMartinPhotography
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PhillipMinnis
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nigel3333
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Jellyfire
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WileKyK
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andreaevans
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jimstennette
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noahbryant
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MrTwister
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q-liebin
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michyoung
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MargaretN
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DarrenMoore
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iangilmour
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kasper
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Bridgena_Barnard
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nikosladic
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BLKINLEY
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SteveCheetham
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WendyHudnall
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Masher
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AdrianUrse
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pauljackson_4080
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clfowler
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bridgephotography
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PLHinds
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patrick9x9
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