Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best exotic wildlife shots in this photo contest with chances to win the Safari Bundle including a Tamron AF 18-200mm Lens, a Red Rock Outdoor Gear, a Sidekick Sling Bag, a Camouflage Pattern Army Style Strap + more!

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Piper Mackay for her collaboration as a guest judge. Piper’s photographs are licensed by Getty Images top collections. Featured articles of her work have been printed in national publications such as; National Geographic Traveler, Outdoor Photographer, Nature Photographer, Ranger Finder, and Selamata, as well as, local travel and online magazines. Her images have grace the pages of Natures Best, National Geographic, National Geographic Explorer and more. Her images have been on exhibit at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington DC, The Museum of History and industry in Seattle Washington, The Art Wolfe gallery, etc. She is on the Gura Gear Pro Team.

Grand Jury Winner

"This photograph has all the qualities that I feel make a compelling image; motion, emotion, use of light, strong composition, and compelling story" - Piper Mackay

Runner Up

"This is a beautiful image; simple yet complex. This experienced photographer made great use of texture, color, reflections and the movement of an exotic subject to create an incredible composition." - Piper Mackay

Runner Up

"It is hard to put your subject in the center of your photograph and create a compelling image. I commend this photographer for their use of light, composition, and strength of the subject to create this powerful image." - Piper Mackay

Amateur Winner

"Many times it is the simplicity of an images that makes a strong photograph. I love the light on the subject, the connection to the subject, the perspective, and the composition." - Piper Mackay

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