Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing animals being alone in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Squarespace. Squarespace is a do-it-yourself website building platform that was built with the professional photographer in mind.

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Matt Hernandez for his collaboration as a guest judge and for the tough job of selecting the winning images. Matt combines his background in graphic design, his love for photography, and his passion for sports to create unique and artistic athlete portraits and composites.

Grand Jury Winner

"This photos has everything. Good framing, contrast created by the rim light of the sun, depth, lots of great color, and some action. My favorite part is the fact that elk is doing something other than just standing there. To me that, along with the fantastic color and depth really make this image stand out as the best of the finalists!" - Matt Hernandez

Runner Up


"I am a sucker for symmetry and I am amazed at how perfectly symmetrical this owl is in this photo! Also, the fact that it is staring right through the viewer adds an extra element that makes this photo really cool." - Matt Hernandez

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"This photo would have been great in color, but the fact that the photographer turned it to black and white pushes it over the edge for me. The rim light around the bear really makes it perfect as a black and white. I also love the texture in it!" - Matt Hernandez

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