Thank you to all the photographers that participated in the Natural Surfaces Photo Contest, sharing their best photos showing the diverse surfaces as seen in nature. Congratulations to the winners and finalists, and a special round of applause for the Grand Jury Winner who wins a Prize Bundle.

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Andreas Ebling for his collaboration as a guest judge. Andreas is a passionate photographer from Switzerland. Although he specialized in event photography, he likes to try out new stuff and techniques to keep his creative vibe alive. For him, photography is a way to tell a story in a single frame, with the great power that one picture can hold a fraction of time for an eternity.

Grand Jury Winner

"I liked this picture, the color mix had something appeasing to me. Also, using the transparency lets us see all the tiny structures and details in the leaves we usually can’t see. Taking it from above makes it sharp from corner to corner. A very nice picture, suited for a large poster print." - Andreas Ebling

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"Also here a very nice shot. Maybe you could have taken a bit more sky (I’m not saying to follow strictly the 1/3rd rule), the color is amazing. And the contrast between the field and the sky is also really nice, two opposite colours, here it does the trick. Also here, what made me not take this as the winner picture, I would have loved to have a perfect symmetry in the tracks, at least till the turn." - Andreas Ebling

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"This picture was definitely in my top 3. The powerful contrast between the dark soil and the red lava is stunning, and the depth of field is wide enough to capture the details along the rift. What refrained me from selecting this as the winner picture, is the sky, it does not “fit the picture”: a bit too bright, my eyes were always attracted by it. Although I know this is something we can’t control… " - Andreas Ebling

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