Thank you to all the photographers that shared their shots experimenting with the sun light in this photo contest in collaboration with friend & professional photographer Michael Bonocore. Michael has been a fixture in the photography industry for over seven years and will be selecting the winning images for this contest! "If my clothes, my camera and my tripod aren't dirty, then I'm not trying hard enough".

Michael began working with international nonprofit organizations to help bring awareness to the causes that he was passionate about. Through the workshops that he leads for The Giving Lens, he has taught children the art of photography in countries such as Nicaragua, Peru, Jordan, and India. He has documented the work of elephant sanctuaries in Thailand and he has helped bring awareness to women’s cooperatives in the Middle East.

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"I am in love with every aspect of this photo. The light is incredible, but even more so, that perfect moment captured. Photography is all about capturing moments, and while landscapes remain static and you have at least a couple of minutes to capture that beautiful light, moving subjects, especially wildlife are impossible to predict. The way the mouth is open, giving the feeling of an eerie howl, the perfect moment of the fog appearing to come out of his mouth, the bush stuck in the antlers…it’s all perfect. A moment in time to never happen again, and this is an exceptional capture. " - Michael Bonocore

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"The dreamy look the fog gives to the landscape is amazing. While fog can happen often, capturing that perfect setting where everything aligns is rare, but this is a case where it just all came together. I love the blown out highlights, which add to the dream like atmosphere. A near perfect landscape photograph. " - Michael Bonocore

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