Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best wildlife portraits in the Wildlife Portraits Photo Contest with chances to win a Canon EOS 70D or or Nikon D5300 and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Will Burrard-Lucas for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Will Burrard-Lucas is a wildlife photographer. He is best-known for creating innovative devices that allow him to photograph wildlife in new ways. He founded Camtraptions.com to develop products for camera trap photography. He has also created a free online wildlife photography course which can be found in the link below.

Grand Jury Winner

"I love this photo for many reasons. Firstly, it is one of the most interesting and unusual images of a whale I have seen. The way the whale is framed by the reflection of the clouds is very creative. The eye contact with such a magnificent creature is quite mesmerizing. I also like that his was shot in the wild with an entry-level DSLR; it just goes to show that you don’t need the most expensive cameras and lenses to capture fantastic images of wildlife." - Will Burrard-Lucas

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"This is a beautiful portrait of a beautiful creature. It is technically perfect and I like the post processing. " - Will Burrard-Lucas

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"This is a humorous image of an elusive water vole. The technical execution is excellent and I like the story it tells." - Will Burrard-Lucas

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"This is a stunning image of a spectacular bird. The composition and the limited colour palette – just black and yellow – make for a very impactful portrait. Another well executed and processed image." - Will Burrard-Lucas

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"This is a beautiful portrait. It conveys a true sense of love and tenderness. The eye-contact with the youngster really draws the viewer in." - Will Burrard-Lucas

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