Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing the ruthless nature of the food chain in The Food Chain Photo Contest with chances to win a Canon PowerShot N 12.1MP Camera and more.

"There were a lot of great images entered in “The Food Chain Photo Contest” making my decision on the grand prize winner and three runner ups very difficult. When judging an image I look at a variety of factors that help me determine what I think are the best images. In no set order, I look for the things like composition, technical, artistic factor, how difficult the shot is to get and last but not least, the story that the image tells. So, with that in mind, here are my choices." - David Hemmings

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer David Hemmings for his collaboration as a guest judge. A world-renowned bird photographer who is known throughout the nature photography world for creating some of the most dynamic and impressive bird-in-flight images anywhere today. His work has been published on the cover of a National Geographic publication, Canadian Geographic and has also appeared on the cover of other numerous nature photography publications including Audubon Magazine, On Feathered Wings, Birding Essentials and more.

People's Choice

Grand Jury Winner

"I liked everything about this image. It is very challenging to have a pleasing composition in a vertical image but Andy did a masterful job here. The story, the technicals and the look from the subject all contributed to making this the grand prize winner. Congratulations and well done Andy!" - David Hemmings

Runner Up

"This is an incredible photograph. The technicals, the degree of difficulty and the moment captured are all outstanding. I would be proud to have this in my portfolio. Congrats Deanne on a wonderful image and first runner up!" - David Hemmings

Runner Up

"I really enjoyed this image of the falcons on a shared perch with the green lizard freshly caught. It tells a great story, the technicals are spot on and the framing is great. Excellent work and congratulations on being the second runner up." - David Hemmings

Amateur Winner

"This is one in your face excellent portrait of the Atlantic Puffin with the fish in its bill. The image tells a good story, the composition and technicals are perfect and the lighting is fantastic. Congratulations on being the third runner up." - David Hemmings

 

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"NILE CROCODILE " by WolfAvni

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