Thank you to all the advanced photographers that shared their best photos displaying their talent in the The Battle Of Advanced Photo Contest with chances to win an Apple Watch Sport or iPad Mini and more awesome stuff!

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Elke Vogelsang for her collaboration as a guest judge. Elke Vogelsang is a photographer and author specializing in dog portraiture. She has a passion for creating unique, individual, and expressive pictures that always capture the essence of the moment and her subject. Her images have been featured in publications across the globe. She lives in Germany with her husband and their three dogs.

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Grand Jury Winner

"There are lots of snow monkey pictures out there, and in my opinion, this is a very special one. It tells a story and looks like it was taken from a film. The tones and the light are wonderful. The wet fur emphasizes the strength of the animal. The stream of water running from the body as well as the motion blur of the hand touching the water add to the story and mood. It looks like the animal is angry at somebody or something and hits the water in frustration. That angry look makes me think what upset him. Even if all this was not the case, the picture is a wonderful peace of narration inviting for your own interpretation." - Elke Vogelsang

Runner Up

"I just love the pleasing colours in this picture. The portrait format adds to the drama. The blurred foreground give a sense of depth and adds to the mystique." - Elke Vogelsang

Runner Up

"Ok, it wouldn't be me if I didn't go for at least one dog picture. And this is a wonderful image, in my opinion. It's funny, it looks real and spontaneous. The colours and processing are pleasing. Well done." - Elke Vogelsang

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