Outdoor Exposures

It's clear that when Outdoor Life readers take to the field, they're proficient at shooting more than just guns and bows. Here are some of the winners and finalists in our 4th Annual Outdoor Life Photo Contest.Outdoor Life Online Editor
WINNER, GRAND PRIZE
Peter Johnson, Shakopee, MN With so many great entries this year, it was extremely difficult to select our overall winner. In the end, we chose this photo of the two whitetails because the composition, lighting and focus are technically sound, and because the image perfectly captures such a pure moment. CLICK 'NEXT' TO CHECK OUT SOME OF OTHER WINNERS, FINALISTS, and RUNNERS-UP.
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HERO SHOTS: HUNTING FINALIST
Gary Ruef, Lee, MA
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HERO SHOTS: HUNTING FINALIST
Kevin Erickson, Farmington, MN
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HUMOR FINALIST
Heidi Tibbetts, Alton, NH
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HUMOR FINALIST
Nathan Dahlstrom, Lubbock, TX
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WILDLIFE WINNER
Michael Heffernan, Seaside Heights, NJ
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WILDLIFE FINALIST
Tom Green, Kenmore, WA
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HUMOR WINNER
Keith Blanchette, Berlin, NH
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HUMOR FINALIST
John Matousek, Owosso, MI
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HERO SHOTS: FISHING WINNER
Jeff Holm, Helena, MT
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HERO SHOTS: FISHING FINALIST
Matt Aide, Ronceverte, WV
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HERO SHOTS: HUNTING WINNER
Mitchell McFarland, Pella, IA
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RUNNER-UP
Nature at its finest.
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RUNNER-UP
A snowy scene.
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NATURE FINALIST
Mike Brewer, Newport, MI
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NATURE FINALIST
Jeff Lund, Mantecca, CA
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RUNNER-UP
What a view...
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RUNNER-UP
Ethan is one of the most experienced anglers in the "Under 5" age group.
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RUNNER-UP
Best catch of the day!
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RUNNER-UP
Up close and personal with nature.
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RUNNER-UP
It was rough, but he finally got it.
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RUNNER-UP
All in a day's work.
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RUNNER-UP
Coming out of hibernation.
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NATURE: FINALIST
Krista Melvin, Tacoma, WA
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RUNNER-UP
A baby 'coon checks out his surroundings.
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RUNNER-UP
Returning from the hunt.
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RUNNER-UP
You'd have to be crazy to be standing on that ice!
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The 4th Annual Outdoor Life Photo Contest winners, finalists, and runners-up are here!