The Winners of the “All Things Beach” Photo Challenge

Life’s a beach, as the saying goes, so why not bring your camera, and capture some soothing shoreline photos? That was the idea behind our latest photo challenge, “All Things Beach,” for which we once again teamed up with GuruShots.

Photographers liked this coastal concept, submitting a variety of images showing gorgeous sandy seascapes. We received thousands of entries in the All Things Beach contest, proving that lenses aren’t the only things photographers put in their camera bags. (Remember to bring the sunscreen but make sure it doesn’t get on your gear.)

After millions of votes were counted in the contest, three winners were picked in the Top Photographer, Top Photo, and Guru’s Top pick categories. We’ve included those winning images below along with seven runners-up.

At the bottom of this post, check out a slideshow gallery with the rest of the runners up in the All Things Beach challenge. Thanks to everyone who entered the contest and visit GuruShots to the see the next photo challenge.

Winning Images

Andrew Muhlhauser, United States – Top Photographer

Rune Askeland, Norway – Top Photo

Petros Teka, Ethiopia – Guru's Top Pick

Runners Up

Carlo Medina, United States

Ilan Horn, Israel

Anna the Spring Spirit Llama, Poland

TheTravelinFool, Mexico

Lisa Scammell, United States

Paula Emmenegger, United Kingdom

Troy Thomas, United States