Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best nature photos in the Celebrating Nature Photography Day Photo Contest 2016 in collaboration with our friends at NANPA with chances to win a Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD tele zoom lens, a Natures Photo Adventures - One day private workshop with David Hemmings and much more!

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Jaymi Heimbuch for her collaboration as a guest judge. Jaymi Heimbuch is a wildlife conservation photographer and a Senior Writer and Photographer with Mother Nature Network. Her photography has been published in Sierra Magazine, Bay Nature Magazine, Cesar's Way Magazine, Mother Nature Network and TreeHugger among other outlets. One of her images was turned into a stamp by the United Nations Postal Administration to celebrate the International Day of Happiness. Jaymi is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), an Affiliate with the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP), and is also a member of HeARTs Speak.

Grand Jury Winner

"The mirrored shape in the ice of the foreground and mountain in the background is not only beautiful, but poetic. This combined with the movement in the clouds underscores a message about the varying paces of change on planet Earth. A viewer can appreciate the beauty of the immediate scene captured and to meditate on time itself. A beautiful scene that also sparks thought in the viewer is an image of real value." - Jaymi Heimbuch

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"Photographing a famous location in a new way is a true challenge. By bringing in so much texture, so many layers and so much movement, this photograph encapsulates a fresh look for this much-loved waterfall. " - Jaymi Heimbuch

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"In this beautifully crisp image, a viewer can get lost in the stare of the owl. The choice of selective focus and composition are spot on, allowing the viewer to get a sense of the animal's environment while still focusing completely on the animal itself." - Jaymi Heimbuch

Runner Up

"The stillness of the stacks is beautifully contrasted by the smooth movement of the sky and sea. Looking at this image sparks an understanding of time and the long process of erosion which created the stacks in the first place. The lines, light and texture all come together to create something visually beautiful as well as thought-provoking on several levels." - Jaymi Heimbuch

Amateur Winner

"This peaceful mountain scene is at once serene and entertaining. The careful composition keeps the eyes moving all over the image, traveling from reflections to tree lines to mountain tops and sky, and back around again. Yet it still manages to provide a sense of calm for the viewer. This is a very skillfully crafted image." - Jaymi Heimbuch

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