A special thanks to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing unique locations in this photo contest with chances to win a Podcast Featured Interview and more!

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Matt Payne for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Matt is a landscape photographer based in Durango, Colorado – his favorite photography subjects include mountains, wilderness, and the night sky. Matt is an avid mountaineer and backpacker, having climbed 93 of the highest 100 mountains in Colorado. Matt enjoys capturing unique moments from Colorado’s most scenic and difficult -to-reach locations on his journeys into the Colorado mountain wilderness. Matt is also the host and creator of the popular landscape photography podcast, “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen.”

Grand Jury Winner

"The reason I chose this photo is because it takes me right to that cold fall day in New Hampshire. I can see myself walking my dog and taking in the glorious scents and sights that autumn has to share. Thanks for taking me there!" - Matt Payne

Runner Up

"The reason I chose this photo is because it tells a very interesting story. This lone tree is above an incredible cliff filled with rock and trees, holding its own in the elements. I love how the person in the scene adds scale as well. Lastly, I can't tell where this location is, which I think is pretty awesome. Nicely done." - Matt Payne

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"The reason I chose this photo is because it showcases the amazing remoteness that is the Faroe Islands. I've also never seen this composition before and it was done quite well. The exposure really draws the viewer in. Well done!" - Matt Payne

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"Stacked Houses of Inntel Hotel " by ericcriswell