Share the View - International Nature Photo Contest
Entry Period:
October 15, 2022 -
December 5, 2022
$1,000 Grand Prize
$4,000 in additional prizes
... and more
Contest Details:

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Our Judges for 2021

Ellen Anon

Ellen Anon
Ellen Anon is a professional photographer, writer, speaker, and educator specializing in nature and fine art photography. Her images, based on nature, are sometimes realistic and sometimes abstract but always designed to elicit emotional reactions from the viewer. Ellen's goal with her photographs is to go beyond the ordinary in ways that hopefully stimulate others to pause and appreciate some of the beauty and wonder of our earth that balances some of the stress of everyday life.

Ellen's images are included in collections in several countries and her photos have been showcased in galleries, used in numerous publications (including Sierra Club's "Mother Earth" and Inner Reflections calendars), as well as stock. She has had several images awarded in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions as well as other competitions including the Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards.

Ellen has authored books, such as the popular Photoshop for Nature Photographers; A Workshop in a Book series and the highly acclaimed See It: Photographic Composition Using Visual Intensity, eBooks on various photographic software and techniques, including the recent "Secret Ingredients of Lightbox and Black Cloth Photography".

She is honored to be a member of the SanDisk Extreme Team.

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Joe & Mary Ann McDonald

Joe & Mary Ann McDonald
Joe and Mary Ann McDonald are a professional wildlife photography husband and wife team who has been teaching photo workshops and leading photo tours for the past 35 years. Their images have appeared in every major natural history magazine and calendar throughout the years. Joe has written eight how-to books on photography, several eBooks and is the author of numerous natural history books. He has produced photography teaching videos and together they have created a YouTube channel to profile their work. Mary Ann has written 29 natural history children's books and a coffee table book on The Amish. They have photographed the Seven Big Cats of the World four different years, have completed 107 treks for mountain gorillas in Rwanda and have both named a baby gorilla in the Kwita Izina Naming Ceremony. They have both won prizes in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition and were recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the North American Nature Photography Association.

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Photo by Joe McDonald
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Photo by Mary Ann McDonald

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Jeff Vanuga

Jeff Vanuga
Jeff Vanuga became an outdoor and adventure photographer as a way of capturing and sharing his creative vision with others. His ability to convey raw passion for the natural world for more than 30 years has transcended into published credits in National Geographic, People Magazine, The Guardian, Outside, BBC Wildlife, National Wildlife, Audubon, Sierra Club, Time, Smithsonian, Outside, The New York Times, Ford, Nissan, Patagonia and thousands of other publications and advertising clients around the globe.

Jeff has received awards and recognition from the BBC, the National Wildlife Photographic Competition, the North American Nature Photography Competition, and Nature's Best Photography. Recently his book entitled Fodor's Compass Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks was chosen from 1,161 entries for a silver medal in the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication contest. He has also hosted TV shows on nature photography for the Outdoor Life Channel and Nature's Best Magazine.

Jeff leads tours for Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris with over 100 international trips to his credit.

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