7th Annual Photo Contest Winners:

Congratulations to Jim Ridley, Grand Prize Winner of the 2012 Digital Photo Contest! His breathtaking image of a Sandhill Crane in Milford, Michigan received the most 1st place votes from supporters like you.

On this page, you'll find all of our 2012 Winners, Finalists and Honorable Mentions. You can view all of the submitted images submitted via flickr to this year's competition. Join our Flickr group and share your nature photos with us!

Grand Prize Winner

Jim Ridley
Brighton, Michigan, USA

Sandhill Crane, Wildwing Lake, Kensington Metropark, Milford, Michigan, USA

Jim Ridley
Brighton, Michigan, USA

Sandhill Crane, Wildwing Lake, Kensington Metropark, Milford, Michigan, USA

Runners Up

R. Grant Maslowski
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Butterfly Feast, Tambopata National Reserve, Peru

Christine Haines
Spokane, Washington, USA

Pygmy Nuthatches, Spokane, Washington, USA

Finalists

Marc Gottlieb

Scottsdale, Arizona,USA
McDowell Mountains, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Michele Sturdevant
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Dragonfly, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

David & Shiela Glatz
Hoffman Estates, Illinois, US

Synchronized Brown Bear Clamming, The Cook Inlet, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA

Sylvia Valentine
Santa Cruz, California, USA

East Cliff Surfer, Pleasure Point Overlook, Santa Cruz, California, USA

Brian Cochran
Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

Tama Falls, White Mountains National Forest, New Hampshire

Roxie Crouch
Willard, Utah, USA

Bloomington Lake, Bloomington, Idaho, USA

Maurice Welsh
Bedford, Texas, USA

Lake Moraine at Ten Peaks Range, near Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Don Whitebread
Mountain View, California, USA

Turtle in the Mirror, Honolua Bay, Maui, USA

Deni Yulian
Jakarta, Indonesia

Wakatobi Island, Nda'a Island, Wakatobi Shout East Sulawesi, Indonesia

Debby Thomas
Manakin Sabot, Virginia, USA

Giraffe Escape, Serengeti, Tanzania

Honorable Mentions

Martin Wasilewski
Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Kangaroo, Cape Hillsborough National Park, Queensland, Australia

Sherie Dowsett
Amherst, New Hampshire, USA

Bluebird in flight, Milford, NH, USA

Laura Zirino
San Diego, California, USA

Milford, New Hampshire, USA

Megan Lorenz
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

Tree Frog, Sarapiqui, Costa Rica

Megan Lorenz
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Owl, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England

Gary Fua
Delray Beach, Florida, USA

Bison Cow and Calf, Madison Meadows, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Scott Carpenter
Portland, Oregon, USA

Barred Owls, Forest Park, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA

Chris Askew
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Poppies, Sandridge, St. Albans, England

R. Grant Maslowski
Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Seal Cave, Ballestas Islands, Peru

Richard Thompson
Bloomfield Township, Michigan, USA

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Lake Superior, Michigan USA

Steve Ward
Liverpool, Merseyside, Crosby, United Kingdom

Guillemot, Farne Islands at Staple Island, Northumberland, England

Steve Ward
Liverpool, Merseyside, Crosby, United Kingdom

Owl, Sefton Meadows, Liverpool, United Kingdom

John Putnam
New York, NY, USA

Dall Sheep, Denali National Park, Alaska, USA

Shawn Miller
Okinawa, Japan

Anemone Fish, Maeda point, Onna Village, Okinawa, Japan

Howard Cheek
Kempner, Texas, USA

Thistle Fly, Brooks Crossing, Texas, USA

Fran Mandeville
Durham, New Hampshire, USA

Giraffe group, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa

Larry Keller
Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA

Bald Eagle, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Kleinfeltersville, Pennsylvania, USA

Andrew Sentipal
Fredericksburg, VA, USA

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA

Kimball "Kim" Schmidt
San Diego, California, USA

Aspen Forest, Independence Pass, Aspen, Colorado, USA

Taylor McDowell
Yakima, Washington, USA

Alpine Lake Wilderness, near Cle Elum, Washington, USA

Gordon Lass
Portland, Oregon, USA

Snow Geese, Sauvie Island, Oregon, USA

Deni Yulian
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia

Kayangan Peak, Wakatobi Island, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia

Laura Zirino
San Diego, California, USA

The Wave, Coyote Buttes North, Arizona, USA

Terry Ogden
Auberry, California, USA

Oak Woodland, Sierra Nevada foothills, Fresno County, California, USA

Robyn Gianni
Manchester, Vermont

Elephant, Maasai Mara, East Africa
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