We're happy to announce the Summer 2013 winners of our regular "You're OnEarth" photo contest:
Winner: A.J. Neste (Flagler Beach, Florida)
Camera: Canon EOS 20D
About the Photo: One mile off the coast of Tavarua, the heart-shaped Fijian island that's beloved by surfers all over the world, Neste put on his water gear, grabbed his camera, and started swimming away from his boat. His goal: to get inside the famed surfing wave known as Cloudbreak -- and to capture its churning beauty from below.
Like all past and future winners of the "You're OnEarth" photo contest, Neste won a trip for two to a Caravan Tours destination of his choosing -- Costa Rica, Guatemala, the Canadian Rockies, the Grand Canyon, Nova Scotia, or New England -- valued up to $5,000.
Runner-up Hugh Stickney of Oakland, California, won a pair of Vanguard Endeavor ED binoculars (valued at $425) for this remarkable photo, above, of the annual Buccoo Goat Race, held on the Caribbean island of Tobago.
How YOU Could Win: Share your best photographs of life on earth with us: images of wildlife habitat, but also human habitat and wherever the two meet (harmoniously or inharmoniously). We're looking for scenes with a strong visual point of view, attitude, and, of course, beauty.
Submit photos and see contest rules here.