Love nature? Check out these photos from The Conservation Foundation's third annual virtual Summer Photo Contest. Winners of the contest were announced on Tuesday, August 2.

Photographers of all ages and experience levels submit work that showcases the beauty of natural Florida. Submissions were judged by local artists, based on composition, color, contrast, point of view, whether the image told a story and how well the image fit the category.

Best in Show went to Magic Morning by Englewood nature and travel photographer Susan Smart. She also won the Big Picture category.

Other winners were Foggy Farm Morning in the "Way of Life on Land" category by retired Sarasota educator Richard Weisenfeld; Four Beauties on a Foggy Morning in the "Florida in Focus" category, by former pediatric nurse and children's book author Martha Huard; Peekaboo in the "Attention to Detail" category by Larry Stone and youth photographer Laylah Bouchard in the "Youth Perspective" category with Bala's Nose.

Now it's your turn: you can vote for your favorite photo in the gallery. Visit the Conservation Foundation's Facebook page and give your favorite a like. The photo with the most likes in each category will be named the "People's Choice Category Winner" and most likes overall will win "People's Choice Best in Show."

Voting closes on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

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