Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing wildlife and their natural habitat in the On The Wild Side Photo Contest in collaboration with Aperture Academy!

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Stephen W. Oachs for his collaboration as a guest judge. Stephen W. Oachs is a master photographer whose work has graced the pages of National Geographic and many other publications. Completely self-taught, Stephen's unique and distinctive style has earned him recognition as one of today's finest nature photographers. In 2009, Stephen founded the Aperture Academy to provide a high quality, fun photographic educational experience for everyone.

Grand Jury Winner

"Congratulations to the winner! This was a difficult choice since there were so many great images. A great deal of focus skill went into nataba16's submission. These little guys move very quickly, making it difficult to get the shot. I also thought the bokeh/subject matter compliment each other nicely. All in all, this is a very unique image" - Stephen W. Oachs

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