“The finalists of The Art of Wildlife Photography contest are all compelling. It was difficult to select a winner from the many great images. While there were some fantastic shots of what I assume are domesticated and/or captive animals, I have a hard time awarding those photos in a “wildlife” photography contest.” – guest judge Tom Mangelsen
Thank you to all the photographers that shared their stunning images of animals in nature in this photo contest made possible by our friends at CreativeLive. We love CreativeLive for running incredible online workshops featuring some of the world’s most accomplished photographers. A big thank you to Tom Mangelsen who is also judging this contest. Legendary nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen has traveled throughout the natural world for nearly 40 years observing and photographing the Earth’s last great wild places. His amazing photography has appeared in National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Life, Newsweek, Wildlife Art, and many other publications. Mangelsen was named Wildlife Photographer of the Year by BBC and one of the Most Influential Nature Photographers by Outdoor Photography.
Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Spectators …” by Bridgena_Barnard
“Everything comes together in this image: warm, directional, soft light; clean, interesting composition; perfect gesture; and cute subjects. Their intense focus makes the viewer wonder what was happening just out of the frame. This photo drew me in more than any of the others were able to.” -Tom Mangelsen