2017 Wildlife Photo Contest

Snap! The winning results for our 2017 Wildlife Photo Contest are in!

Thanks to everyone who entered this year. We saw more than 3,000 submissions from some truly talented photographers. Our Experts' Choice judges had some challenging decisions in narrowing down the winners—but they sure had fun looking through all the beautiful images!

And to everyone who voted in the People’s Choice Awards—we appreciate your taking the time to vote for your favorites. We’re pretty sure you enjoyed browsing all those irresistible wildlife photos as well!

Here’s a big congratulations to our winners:

Experts' Choice Winner
Beauty and the Wildebeest by Kim Griffin


Species: Lion and Wildebeest
Location: Mara River, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

People's Choice Winner
Close-Up of Elephant Feet by Dave Taube


Species: African Elephant
Location: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Honorable Mentions & More

Congratulations to our Honorable Mentions! From top to bottom, left to right: Orca Rising by Richard Davidson, Powerful Polar Bear by Lisa LaBau, Lion King by June Lew, Peek-a-Boo by Michelle Schreder, Encircled by Jason Sintek, Spring Cub Antics by Peter Derrington, I Would Walk 100 Miles by Kathleen Ricker, and Fade to Black by Curt Howell.

View larger versions of all the winning photos  >

And, congratulations as well to Mary Sweeny, the winner of the $500 Visa gift card voter drawing!

If you haven’t done so already, take a few minutes to peruse the entire portfolio of remarkable entries. Snapped in exotic destinations all around the world, these stunning wildlife photos are sure to stoke your awe and inspire you to start planning your next nature adventure!

 

Dates:

Submission Deadline:
We are no longer accepting new submissions.

Voting Closed:
June 30, 2017

Dates:

Submission Deadline:
We are no longer accepting new submissions.

Voting Closed:
June 30, 2017

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