Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing the color red in nature in the Red Color In Nature Photo Contest with chances to win a Spinlight360 Extreme and more!

"This contest was a joy to judge and I was so impressed by the qualities of the thousands of entries submitted!  Choosing the top images was certainly a challenge, but in the end, there were several that truly fit the theme and photographic elements that made them standouts and winners! I chose the top images based on key elements tincluding expression of the theme, composition, technique, uniqueness, photographer's vision, emotional resonance, and overall impact.  Congratulations to all of the finalists and to the photographers who captured the top-placing images below!  Well done!" - Lisa Langell

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Lisa Langell for her collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Lisa Langell is a multi-award-winning wildlife photographer with an international following. She is known for her signature wildlife images that artfully capture breathtaking, split-second moments. Her images evoke both a visual and emotional connection for the viewer, offering not just a photograph—but an intimate experience with nature. Lisa’s artwork has earned recognition and awards from the National Wildlife Federation, North American Nature Photographer’s Association, Professional Photographer’s Association, Arizona Highways, and more.

Grand Jury Winner

"I chose Megan's image for several amazing reasons. First, it absolutely nails the contest theme, "Red Color in Nature." The redin the leaf as well as the eyes of the frog are impactfully red!  Next the photographer's choice of composition elements--including the right "twist of the camera" (or leaf) to ensure the smart creation of diagonal lines, strong choice of positioning on both the frog and veins of the leaf, and the pose of the frog are all ideal.   Next, the color harmony with the elements of green are the icing on the cake. It goes without saying that the focus and exposure are both spot on.   Red is such an expressive color and this image is full of expression in color and emotion.  For these reasons, I chose this beautifully created image as the winner of "Red Color in Nature."  " - Lisa Langell

Runner Up

"Poppies are so clearly an iconic red element in nature and I was pleased to see this well-photographed landscape among the competition.  The careful use of light, exposure, the starburst in the sunrise, and the perfect layering of the poppies in the foreground versus the next layer further back drew me right into the image and toward the sun.  The layers in the sky also work well and the elements of composition throughout the image are of the highest calibre.  This image is so pleasing to view over and over again and exemplifies "Red Color in Nature" so very well!" - Lisa Langell

Runner Up

"This stunning image captures the rich velvety red colors of autumn in a unique way.  The mountains add interest and even the sky has a touch of warmth that complements the richly red leaves of the forest below.  I enjoyed the layers of this image from its foreground through to the creek, trees, fog and mountains in the back.  It strongly spoke "red" to me and in a composition that I suspect took the photographer considerable time and thoughtful work to accomplish properly.  It's truly a gorgeous image on every level." - Lisa Langell

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