Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best macro shots. Objects, animals, nature; anything goes! in the Miniature Worlds Photo Contest with chances to win a Gift Card Bundle and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Kathleen Clemons for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Kathleen Clemons is an award winning photographer, instructor, speaker and workshop leader from Maine. Her work is represented worldwide by Corbis and Getty Images. Lensbaby lenses recently named her the "Georgia O' Keeffe of Flower Photography". With a background in education, and a passion for both photography and teaching, she loves to teach others how to improve their photography skills. Kathleen teaches online classes at The Bryan Peterson School of Photography and Creative Live and is on the Instructional Staff of the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. She also teaches several location workshops each year.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner "Sisters in the Forest " by ianchen0

"This photo is a wonderful interpretation of the Miniature Worlds theme, and really shows a world that can only be found in macro photography. Lighting is fabulous, the subjects glow with what resembles internal lighting, and that lighting is a big part of the magical feel of this image. The low point of view works particularly well, and the colors are just beautiful. I love everything about this photo!" - Kathleen Clemons

Runner Up

"How could you not love this photo? It’s adorable! The contrast between the soft Kits and the weathered fingers is wonderful, and the hand also adds scale and shows us just how tiny the little ones are. Lighting is soft and works very well, and black and white simplifies the photo beautifully. I think this image would make anyone smile!" - Kathleen Clemons

Congratulations Runner Up "portrait2 " by joecas

"This is a wonderful capture! The frame is well filled with color, detail is nice and sharp and that outstretched leg adds personality and makes this photo stand out from other insect images submitted." - Kathleen Clemons

Amateur Winner

Congratulations People's Choice "Monty's new Mate " by Mack_Photography

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"Water Drops Yellow Gerbera " by CarolineHuard

"The King of The World " by Florianpascual

"Delicate Reach " by ntgreen

"Wasp " by Lpepz

"Wilson Plover Chick " by OutbackPhotoAdventures

"tulpenassbunt " by anjamorawietz

"Spider " by BensViewfinder

"Peeping Tom " by meganlorenz

" Ant on a leaf " by nedkov

"A Distinguished Turtle " by SamuelGillilanPhotography

"The chipmunk and the Dandelion " by Trishkochphoto

"Lucky Praying Mantis " by PamelaJay

"Couch Potato " by Hedde

"New Life " by ricklecompte

"Purty Poison " by HaliSowle

"Pretty In Pink " by emxsee

"Maple Bullseye " by James_Markus

"a careful stroll across the road " by jolandiebotha

"All flies are welcome, big and small " by ypopkov

"Going East " by Trish_Mistric

"watered down " by jimspics

"Escalade " by mafe

"Munching Snail " by FalconEyesPhotography

"Mushroom vision " by aivarpihelgas

"Fungi " by SylwiaUrbaniak

"Fly Reflection " by Clare1981