The Amazing Wildlife Photo Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner: Mateusz Piesiak

Photo Title: Phantoms of the Morning

Photo Description: When fish ponds are being drained, thousands of birds gather for easy prey. While I was photographing these great egrets and gulls, a white-tailed eagle appeared all of a sudden. The gulls panicked while the egrets just froze and did not move. Using a long shutter speed, I managed to capture this fleeting moment.

Judge’s Note: There is no shortage of incredibly talented wildlife photographers and finding ONE winning image was difficult. This is a thoughtful image with an almost painterly feel about it; it tells a poetic story. The use of a slow shutter speed helped to capture the flowing movement and scale of the migration. ~Ami Vitale

Prize: Total Value = $3,800

  • $2,000 Cash
  • Tamron 2.8 G2 Lens
  • Think Tank Airport Advantage Roller Bag
  • 20×30″ Metal Print by
  • $200 Lens Pro To Go Credit

Follow: See more of Mateusz’s work.

Phantoms of the Morning by Mateusz Piesiak


Flamingo Heart Flock by Thomas Vijayan

The Thief by Patrizia Ricci

The Urban Big Cat by Nayan Khanolkar

Polar Bear Perfection by Neil Jackson

Diving by Felipe Foncueva

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