Spotting, observing and photographing an animal in its natural habitat, unconfined and undomesticated, has a particular thrill. It’s more difficult than working in the confines of a zoo, or with a pet, but the images that result give us an insight into the behaviour and surroundings that belong to the animal. Submitted images must therefore not show pets, or other domesticated or confined animals please.
This Premium Contest is worth 1.5x the standard points towards your Leaderboard ranking. It’s Expert-judged AND crowd-rated, with your score from each combined. Find out more about ranking points here. Our Experts are some of the world’s finest photographers, who select the best images, and provide valuable feedback to help you improve.
Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submissions period has ended. You can see all the images uploaded to a contest, but will need to rate them to see how they’re ranked once the rating period begins.
Some contests on Photocrowd also have a judge. After the submission period closes the judge chooses their favourite images and writes some image reviews. The crowd and judge results will be announced on the same day.
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