Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing children getting along with animals in this photo contest with chances to win a Canon EOS Rebel Ti5 Camera and more!

"There are two things in the world that go unrivaled on the cuteness scale, animals and children. When coupled together, they're formidable.This contest was such a treat. Each image was outstanding, which made my task of choosing winners very, very difficult. Well done to all of you for such beautiful images." - Stacey L. Pearsall

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Stacy L. Pearsall for her collaboration as a guest judge. Stacy got her start as an Air Force photographer at the age of 17. During her time in the service, she traveled to over 41 countries, and attended S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The release of her first photography book, Shooter: Combat from Behind the Camera, received worldwide praise as "A book of the highest levels in the annals of combat journalism."

People's Choice

Grand Jury Winner

"When I see this image, I think of Spring - a conveyance of new birth and growth. The peaking sun on the horizon, the little girl in white and billowy young lamb all work in harmony to portray the innocence of youth and the timeless bond of man and beast. The image allows the viewer to feel the dewy grass on their feet, the warmth of the golden sun on their face and the gentle cool breeze drifting across the field. " - Stacy L. Pearsall

Runner Up

"This image hearkens the words of Voltaire, “It seems that nature has given the dog to man for his defense and for his pleasure. Of all the animals it is the most faithful." The photographer whimsically captured the oneness of the bond between the dog and human in such a way that induces an involuntary, awe from the viewer. True companions." - Stacy L. Pearsall

Runner Up

"Horses have a special way of finding their way into someone’s soul. Humans' domestic relationship with the horse is over 5,000 years old. A perfect demonstration of that relationship is demonstrated in this picture by the placement of a small, young girl between two imposing, powerful animals. Love and trust at its best." - Stacy L. Pearsall

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