2017 Vertical Photo Contest Winners

2017 Photo Contest - Check out the winners and their amazing photos below

Grand Prize Winner

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Vertical Photo Contest 2017 Grand Prize Winner
Maur Mere

Maur “Muzza'” Mere, 36, is originally from Estonia, but has called Golden, British Columbia, home for the last three years. He’s a freelance landscape and adventure photographer, and you’ll usually find him with his camera in the mountains. During winter months, he takes photos at Great Canadian Heli-Skiing.

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At Work Winners

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Vertical Photo Contest 2017 First Place Winner
Bryan Dudas

Bryan Dudas 32, has been worked for Erickson Inc. since 2007, providing field maintenance for the S-64 Aircrane. His work has taken him across across Northern Canada, Europe, and Australia. In addition to helicopter maintenance, Bryan has an interest in photography and film work.

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2nd Place

Vertical Photo Contest 2017 Second Place Winner
Michael Gilbert

Mike Gilbert works in Los Angeles, California, as a television director for KABCTV. When he’s not working, you’ll find him outside taking landscape, automotive and aviation photographs.

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3rd Place

Vertical Photo Contest 2017 Third Place Winner
William Murdock

William Murdock, 40, has worked as a critical care paramedic for three years with Careflight Air & Mobile in Dayton, Ohio. He has been a paramedic for 12 years, and a photographer for over 25 years. He learned photography through the U.S. Marine Corps as a combat photographer, and then obtained a bachelors in photography from Columbus College of Art and Design.

Beauty Winners

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Vertical Photo Contest 2017 First Place Winner
Benjamin Schaefer

Benjamin Schaefer is a U.S. Army veteran who holds a wide range of rotary- and fixed-wing pilot ratings. He is currently employed as a Rotorcraft Certified Flight Instructor at Southern Utah University’s Aviation Program. He picked up photography as a hobby and continues to enjoy taking photos of anything related to aviation in his spare time.

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Vertical Photo Contest 2017 Second Place Winner
Sven Zimmermann

Sven “Grimmi” Zimmermann, 41, is a Swiss freelance journalist for different aviation magazines, and he specializes in military aviation. Photography has been a great hobby for him for nearly 25 years, and he has lately returned to local animal photography in his beloved Switzerland.

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Sean Dundas

Sean Dundas, 37, is a photographic safari guide living in Kenya. He enjoys flying his Piper PA-18 Super Cub and leading helicopter expeditions to remote parts of Africa.

Military Winners

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Brian Edwards

Brian Edwards works with his partner — K-9 Piper — as an airport operations supervisor at the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan. Long time lovers of aviation, they spend most of their days on the airfield chasing away wildlife and photographing aircraft. “I get to work with my best friend and be around aviation all day,” said Edwards. “It doesn’t get much better than that.”

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Vertical Photo Contest 2017 Second Place Winner
Ognyan Stefanov

Ognyan Stefanov, 37, graduated with a BA in photography, and was a long-standing photographer of the Bulgarian Air Force. He now works as the official cameraman of the Bulgarian President and practices his favorite pastime of aviation photography as a freelancer. Stefanov’s work has been shown in a number of exhibitions, albums, calendars and many magazines.

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3rd Place

Vertical Photo Contest 2017 Third Place Winner
Bart Rosselle

Bart Rosselle works as a military photographer for the Belgian Air Force headquarters, where he specializes in air-to-air photography. He considers himself extremely lucky to be able to join planes and helicopters as a non-pilot to take stunning pictures of the aircraft in Belgium and abroad.

Honorable Mentions

Photo By: Paul Harvey

Photo By: Ladon F Roeder

Photo By: Amit Agronov

Photo By: Ted Carlson

Photo By: Steve Whitby

Photo By: Simon Iglesias

Photo By: David Alan Arnold

Photo By: Chi Yin Liao

Photo By: Sgt Marc-André Gaudreault

Photo By: Michael Piper