The Wonderful Winners of the "Winter" Photo Challenge

Winter is here, which means it’s finally time for us to cozy up by the fireplace and review your best “Winter” shots. Yes, Shutterbug has teamed up with GuruShots for another amazing photo challenge, this time with the timely theme of Winter.

We asked you to submit your best images of the typically coldest and snowiest of all the seasons and you delivered with a gorgeous variety of wintery scenes.  Whether it was a beautiful forest with trees glistening with snow, an icy frozen lake, or a small town resembling a snow globe, you bundled up, brought your camera, and headed outdoors to capture the true spirit of winter.

We received thousands of entries in the Winter photo contest, making this a highly competitive challenge. After millions of votes were tallied in the contest, three winners we're named 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 is a slideshow gallery with the rest of the runners up in the Winter challenge.

Thanks to all the talented photographers who entered the contest and be sure to visit GuruShots to see the next photo challenge.

Winning Images

Anca, Romania – Top Photographer

Arnaud, France – Top Photo

Moretti Cristian, Italy – Guru's Top Pick

Runners Up

Jeno Kiss, Hungary

Maria Svensson, Sweden

Christopher Leth, Denmark

Petr Moravec, Czechia

Nechitelea Fanica, Romania

Jackie Singer, United States

Kari Bence, Norway