Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing the beauty of the moon in The Moon Photo Contest that allows for the winner to choose one of the following prizes: Apple iPod Nano | BESTEK Waterproof Camera Bag | Mini LED Light Portable Pocket Spotlight | Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera | Koolehaoda Magnesium Aluminium Tripod | Caden Professional Quick Release Dual-shoulder Strap.

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Rachel Stewart for her collaboration as a guest judge. Rachel Stewart is a self-taught landscape, travel and adventure photographer based in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. With a passion for nature, art, adventure and exploring, Rachel’s photography can be characterized by her desire to seek out and find the beauty created by the natural world. Inspired by landscapes, Rachel loves travelling to new places, exploring the unknown and finding the all-important elements that connect humans with nature.

Grand Jury Winner

"This image stood out as a showcase of the beauty that can be created by our natural world. The colours in this shot are gentle on the eye, the simple yet powerful position of the cheetah with the fading light of day is just spectacular, and the subtle yet encompassing presence of the moon makes this image complete.  It is stunning." - Rachel Stewart

Amateur Winner

"Another stunning image where the moon takes centrefold. The colours of the receding sunset are beautiful, and the landscape scene is incredible. The composition with the foreground rocks and centred road are a great leading line into the picture. " - Rachel Stewart

Honorary Mention

"I love all the elements that draw this image together. The way the stag and the moon stand out in alignment, and the other deer looking on .. it feels very natural. The moon is perfectly exposed and the deer in silouette create such a beautiful scene. A simple yet powerful image." - Rachel Stewart

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