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CoinaPhoto user: Blair Wacha

Winner’s Inspiration:
“This bull elk was photographed in central Colorado. Although it may look as if he was taking in the gorgeous, warmly lit scenery, he’s actually tending to a herd of females that are outside the photo to the right. Many people have joked that I must be sitting on his back. I’m actually farther than it appears. Far enough for it to still be well-composed. I’d rather have composed it a little differently, but if an elk such as this steps into the perfect background, I take what is presented to me.” – Blair Wacha

Judge’s Feedback:
“I think a good photo is a photo that could explain a lot of things you want to accomplish without accompanying words. The photo is taken from the perfect location. In terms of photo techniques: composition, exposure and colour are great.” – Tamlikho Ahmad, former CoinaPhoto contest winner.

“The photo paints an air of a mysterious eeriness and serenity which does not disturb the essence of this wildlife shot with unnatural elements. Everything in the photo is so clear that you can view every layer of the mountains in the background and changing colours across the sky” – Rumaisa, CoinaPhoto team member

View more more of our favourites below:

Grand Canyon Squirrel By Rianna Le

“What is there not to love about this little guy casually hanging out at the Grand Canyon completely unaware of the awe inspiring surroundings and enjoying his meal. The image boasts sharpness and great contrast between the subject with his surroundings. ” – Rumaisa

Horizon by Talia Zamboni

“Different layers of green and blue in the grass and sky filling up the surface area of the photo with its vastness against the deer show how such a simple image can be overwhelmingly beautiful just by its simplicity.” – Rumaisa

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Chameleon Walk by Ankur Moita 

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