Bekah Healey 11/5/2009 6:00:51 AM

Aw, he looks so sad. Very good image :) #1201015

Bojan Bencic 11/5/2009 6:08:32 AM

Such a bitter/sweet photo, Anne. The chain adds a story and changes the mood completely. Great shot. #8105769

Linda D. Lester 11/5/2009 7:38:59 AM

WOW!!! Where do you shoot your animals? What a story telling shot! Winner in my books! #8105980

Sarah Springer 11/5/2009 8:50:49 AM

A very good MT entry, Anne. So powerful with emotion. #8106139

Tarun Bose 11/5/2009 9:27:01 AM

Outstanding capture, super composition. Well done , Anne. #8106267

Bonnie C. Lackey 11/5/2009 4:15:38 PM

What a powerful image, Anne...makes me sad... #8106956

Christine Lobsinger 11/5/2009 5:46:56 PM

Technique and treatment OUTSTANDING
Sure makes me THINK... and Feel Anne!



Jan M. Sarazen 11/5/2009 6:27:39 PM

what a great capture Anne, it makes me feel sad for them ! #8107276

Kathy Coombs 11/5/2009 6:49:18 PM

Breaks my heart..I love these guys..where did you take this picture? #8107315

Lisa J. Boulden 11/6/2009 4:23:24 AM

An amazingly emotive capture, Ann!
Great work (as is customary with you!).
This one tugs at my heartstrings.
~♥~Lisa #8108229

Penelope Pereira 11/6/2009 6:19:09 AM

aahhhh....heart breaking...
they should be free roaming the plains in africa.... #8108720

Liz blahh 11/7/2009 3:25:25 PM

You've left me speechless! #8111971

Kathleen Rinker 11/8/2009 4:43:51 PM

Excellent but very heartbreaking image Anne, wonderful work and I am deeply saddened for them both. #8114720

Kathy Reeves 11/9/2009 2:33:31 AM

OMG!! What a touching image!!! I would put it in my favs but it is so sad! If this does not get the Grand Prize something is wrong. #8115450

Lisa J. Boulden 11/9/2009 3:22:46 PM

I had to re-visit.
Reminds me of a scene in Disney's movie, Dumbo.
Bet we see this one again, Anne!
~♥~Lisa #8117616

Angie Brewer 11/9/2009 5:20:48 PM

How sweet....how sad!!!! Congrats on the EP!! Well deserved!! #8117854

Dianna Murphy 11/13/2009 9:30:07 AM

Well if this doesn't win the theme entry I don't know what will! Superb! #8128462

Dana M. Scott 11/17/2009 7:04:38 PM

I LOVE elephants!! This photo tells a very touching story. It's loving, yet sad. Perfectly done! #8140485

Karen E. Baumann 11/20/2009 9:14:54 AM

This is an eye catcher...and eye opener. A great theme entry. The chains add such a depth of story to a wonderful image. Nice POV and BW is perfect! #8147815

Tammy Espino 12/15/2009 3:34:48 PM

Big Congrats on this great capture!! :) #8218757

Tammy Espino 12/15/2009 4:07:22 PM

A very Big CONGRATS to you Anne for your Finalist Pick. A Very Well deserved Picture you have here.


Anne McKinnell 12/15/2009 9:42:06 PM

Wow, Anne, stunning! This photo has a ton of emotion in it, great job !! #8220968

Melissa McCabe 12/15/2009 9:46:21 PM

Outstanding capture, as always Anne - congrats on finalist : ) -mm #8220998

Stefania Barbier 12/16/2009 12:21:16 AM

WTG Anne... superb finalist!!! #8221525

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/16/2009 2:16:51 AM

Creative, captivating, and emotional Anne, congratulations on this excellent finalist!

Debby #8221682

Christine Lobsinger 12/16/2009 4:17:43 AM

An Excellent Finalist shot ANNE, COngrats again!

SMILING #8221979

Amy M. Wilson 12/16/2009 4:33:50 AM

Huge congratulations on your outstanding Finalist and best of luck in the next round, Anne!!! #8222065

Melissa G. Meiselman 12/16/2009 8:15:04 AM

This is an outstanding shot and a beautiful finalist!! Congratulations, Anne!! #8222891

Ann Coates 12/16/2009 8:57:49 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist Anne. #8223093

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 12/16/2009 9:39:10 AM

Bound By Chains
Bound By Love

Seldom Does an Image Pierce My Heart
Outstanding Photojournalism Anne
A Grand Prize Winner For Sure!!
An Amazing Capture
Best of Luck

Tommy E. Burgess 12/17/2009 1:10:15 AM

What an image with impact Anne!! I refused to take my son a a child to the circus after seeing something like this first hand. I had never given much thought to the quality of life of thee animals before. This is a heart touching capture, and though it is sad, it is a fantastic capture that makes you think. For that reason alone, in my book it's a winner. Congratulations on an outstanding finalist Anne!! #8225618

Kate Jackson 12/17/2009 1:20:07 AM

A heartrending but beautifully presented story Anne! Many congrats and hope this goes much further! #8225629

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/17/2009 3:22:10 PM

Oh Anne, what a remarkable capture. Sad but full of hope. Congratulations on your finalist! #8227432

Pat Abbott 12/17/2009 7:10:11 PM

A beautiful image, but it really breaks my heart! Congrats on your finalist! #8227972

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/17/2009 7:49:55 PM

I am so happy for you Anne, incredible GRAND PRIZE WINNING image!! WTG!!! #8228107

Patrick Rouzes 12/17/2009 7:52:41 PM

HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Anne, CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing GRAND PRIZE WINNER! Thrilled for you!!!!!!!!!!! Bring out the bells & whistles!!!!!!!! #8228114

Sam Britt 12/17/2009 7:53:09 PM

Big congratulations on your Grand Prize winner, Anne! #8228116

Renee Doyle 12/17/2009 7:58:24 PM

Big congratulations to you Anne on this Grand Prize Win!!! #8228139

Anne M. Young 12/17/2009 8:04:51 PM

Thank you so much Judges and all the wonderful people at BP for the comments. I really felt his emotion when I took this capture... and I am thrilled he has been able to speak to you as well.

And of his future? Well better than it may look, he and his mother have been rescued from certain death in a Sumatra logging camp and now live in the Elephant Sanctuary Bali. Still not free but a better future for sure. #8228170

Michelle Alton 12/17/2009 8:04:52 PM

They ALWAYS come through on the Grand Prize winner, Anne. This is a stunning and SHINING example of a brilliant pick and a brilliant pic! Congratulations...Big TIME!
Michelle #8228171

Kristi A. Howson 12/17/2009 8:09:02 PM

What an awesome Grand Prize Winner Anne. Big congratulations to you!!!! #8228199

Jessica Jenney 12/17/2009 8:11:19 PM

Congratulations, Anne on your stunning Grand Prize Win!!!!!! #8228211

Lester A. Garcia 12/17/2009 8:13:08 PM

The baby elephant, the chain, choice of B&W, the eye expression all make this a deserving Grand Prize Winner. CONGRATULATIONS, ANNE! #8228228

Amy M. Wilson 12/17/2009 8:14:00 PM

HUGE congratulations on your AWESOME Grand Prize Win, Anne!!! #8228237

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 12/17/2009 8:14:16 PM

Fantastic image, Anne! Fave! WTG!!!! Congratulations on your well deserved GRAND PRIZE WIN!!! #8228242

Christine Lobsinger 12/17/2009 8:48:05 PM

Right On Anne...


Barbara Waldoch 12/17/2009 8:54:09 PM

Congratulations, Anne, very well done! #8228432

Janice Mezzacappa 12/17/2009 9:02:25 PM

WOW Anne so well deserving GRAND PRIZE!! What an incredible capture so heart-felt...WTG!!!! #8228459

Ann Coates 12/17/2009 9:24:36 PM

Congratulations Anne on your Grand Prize win. #8228498

Usman M. Bajwa 12/17/2009 9:29:00 PM

WTG ANNE. So GLAD on your Grand Prize Win!!

UB. #8228504

Sharon Sawyer 12/17/2009 9:33:50 PM

BRILLIANT, Anne!!!! HUGE congratulations on your Grand Prize Win. #8228514

Stefania Barbier 12/17/2009 10:06:12 PM

woooohooooo WTG Anne!!! huge congrats on your Grand Prize!!!!!! #8228559

Kathryn Wesserling 12/17/2009 10:16:30 PM

This has me reliving the pathos of the "Dumbo" Movie from my childhood. What an emotive image! Congratulations of creating it for us, and on your winning the Grand. #8228584

Liz blahh 12/17/2009 10:25:08 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved grandprize winner! #8228596

Brett Dolsen 12/17/2009 10:37:18 PM

Just wonderfull Anne!!Congratulations on the GRAND PRIZE!!Brett #8228632

Tommy E. Burgess 12/17/2009 11:30:50 PM

Huge congratulations on your most well deserved Grand Prize Anne!! WTG!! #8228698

Renata Gusciora 12/18/2009 12:38:07 AM

Huge congratulations on this super Grand Prize Winner,Anne!!!:-) #8228837

Henk Boneschans 12/18/2009 1:07:07 AM

What an amazing emotional image - well done Anne!! Congratulations!! #8228862

Susie Peek-Swint 12/18/2009 1:39:24 AM

Huge congrats to you you on this wonderful winner ~ well done! susie #8228930

Dominick M. Dimacale 12/18/2009 1:52:30 AM

Congratulations Anne on your Well Deserved Grand Prize Winner.

Dominick #8228968

Kara L. Hendricks 12/18/2009 3:14:57 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Pictures, Images and Photos #8229134

Claudia Kuhn 12/18/2009 3:50:26 AM

Wonderful Anne, big congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner! #8229274

Anna Diederich 12/18/2009 4:30:20 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous win, Anne! :) #8229393

Sandy Hawkins 12/18/2009 5:57:21 AM

Ohhhhh, Anne, WOO HOO! Huge congrats on this wonderful, touching image!

Sandy #8229634

Karen Celella 12/18/2009 6:08:30 AM

Congratulations on your amazing grand prize winner Anne. It tells a sad story and pulls at our emotions. What more could you ask from an image. Very well done. Enjoy your well deserved glory! #8229668

Bonnie C. Lackey 12/18/2009 6:15:19 AM

Huge congratulations on this grand win, Anne!!! #8229685

ROLAN NARMAN 12/18/2009 7:12:13 AM

Huge congratulations Anne on your gorgeous winner! #8229837

Barbara Helgason 12/18/2009 7:15:14 AM

Congratulations on this very touching image. #8229853

Elida Gutierrez 12/18/2009 7:20:04 AM


On your wonderful win

Linda D. Lester 12/18/2009 8:06:15 AM

Congratulations....Awesome shot for the Grand Prize. #8229975

Kathleen Nealon 12/18/2009 8:12:20 AM

Congratulations on this obviously fabulous image. You always capture the emotion of the moment. Well done. Kathe #8229989

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/18/2009 8:47:48 AM

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO, Anne!!! WTG on the Grand prize win!!! :-) k #8230130

Debra R. Harder 12/18/2009 8:53:31 AM


Mark Dodge 12/18/2009 9:13:40 AM

Congratulations, Anne. Fantastic job. This is most certainly a very compelling image. Way to go!!! #8230235

Anne McKinnell 12/18/2009 9:52:44 AM

Congratulations Anne on your fabulous Grand Prize winner!!!!! It's an awesome shot and very deserving of the prize. #8230357

Lindley Johnson 12/18/2009 11:38:57 AM

Wow, what an image! You captured tremendous emotion in this terrific black and white photo. Congratulations for your very well deserved Grand Prize, Anne! #8230637

Tammy Espino 12/18/2009 12:06:50 PM

Congrats, Anne!! :) #8230706

Anita Hogue 12/18/2009 12:11:08 PM

WOW, so powerful! CONGRATULATIONS for taking Grand Prize, Anne! No one deserves it more! #8230716

Judy A. Lawhon 12/18/2009 12:31:17 PM


Kathy Reeves 12/18/2009 12:31:20 PM

A well deserved GRAND PRIZE!! Such a touching photo--worth a thousand words!!
Congratulations! #8230783

Linda Blair 12/18/2009 2:38:22 PM

Congratulations on this well deserving Grand Prize...awesome image!!!!!!! #8231090

Linda Blair 12/18/2009 4:07:22 PM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Gold Award Anne. A very well deserving photo. Iím so very happy for you. Great job.

Merry Christmas to You

Nancyj E. Hovey 12/18/2009 5:53:12 PM

on your Grand Prize WINNER! 8o)

Photobucket #8231582

Dianna Murphy 12/18/2009 7:07:06 PM

I'm not always real excited about the grand winner but this time it is both an excellent example of talent but a truly touching and superb image. It belongs on the cover of National Geographic. I can see this image winning you lots of recognition. Congratulations Anne on your fine work and image. Dianna #8231744

Paula Showen 12/18/2009 8:18:51 PM

This is a very emotional capture. It is what photography is all about... touching the hearts of your viewers and this certainly accomplishes that. Congratulations on ths fantastic image! #8231943

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 12/19/2009 6:15:09 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful win. A very emotional capture.
JP #8232783

Graeme yew Chow 12/19/2009 7:14:50 AM

Wow ! Wow ! Anne. Great congratulations ! to the super grand winner and you must be feeling great. Enjoy your holidays soon. #8232915

Mary Beth Aiello 12/19/2009 7:16:51 AM

Such a touching and outstanding capture, Anne. Huge huge congrats on this spectacular GRAND PRIZE winner. So well done. I'm so happy for you. #8232920

Christian Rosito 12/19/2009 8:15:05 AM

Congratulations Anne on the grand prize, great way to end the year! So well deserved! #8233136

Erica Murphy 12/19/2009 8:39:58 AM

What a fabulous GRAND PRIZE WINNER ANNE!!!! Big CONGRATULATIONS to you and Happy Holidays!

Erica #8233176

Ujjwal Mukherjee 12/19/2009 9:26:22 AM

HUGE Congratulations,Anne!!!! WTG!!!!! #8233269

Viveca Venegas 12/19/2009 11:28:53 AM

Magnifico. Great powerful shot. Have you noticd that on the babies ear there is the shadow figure of a human from backside view. Perfile is perfect. #8233466

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/19/2009 11:42:51 AM

Anne, so glad to see this get the Grand Prize Winner!

Debby #8233499

Donna J. Eaton 12/19/2009 2:20:34 PM

A beautifully done image of a heartbreaking situation. I'm so happy to see that they now may have a better life! Congratulations on an outstanding image and win! #8233755

Theresa Marie Jones 12/19/2009 2:50:46 PM

Bravo, great job! #8233780

Lisa J. Boulden 12/19/2009 8:17:35 PM

WTG, Anne!
HUGE congratulations on this fantastic work; well-deserved GRAND PRIZE WINNER!
~♥~Lisa #8234236

Sandra Anderson 12/20/2009 12:38:31 AM

Congratulations on a very moving grand prize win Anne. Wonderful work. #8234437

Karen Bacon 12/20/2009 5:02:36 AM

What a heart wrenching image.Congratulations on a very well deserved grand prize! #8234664

Mark S. Cox 12/20/2009 7:35:28 AM

WOW, Anne. Simply amazing (as usual). Every day I become more and more a fan of your work! Congratulations!!! #8234943

Joan Powell 12/20/2009 9:55:05 PM

A heart wrenching image so well captured . Conrgratulations on a well deserved win . #8236387

Cindy Bendush 12/21/2009 11:49:16 PM

Huge congratulations on your fabulous Grand Prize Winner Anne! Evocative and well presented. #8238733

Susan M. Hembree 12/22/2009 8:06:22 PM

When I saw this in the finals, I said to myself, this is going to go tops! A wonderful photograph, Anne! Congratulations on winning Grand Prize! #8240716

Lori Carlson 12/23/2009 8:28:23 PM

Congratulations, Anne! =) #8243035

Summer A. Kozisek 12/23/2009 11:58:01 PM

Anne, all of your images speak volumes, but this image is truly powerful. Congratulations on your outstanding grand prize image! I hope you have thought about submitting this one to National Geo! #8243266

Ken R. Frischkorn 12/24/2009 7:33:34 AM

A powerful photo of the plight of Elephants around the world. Congratulations on your win for November it is well deserved. #8244005

Laura Kalcheff 12/28/2009 3:03:04 AM

Extremely touching. Immediately brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations on a well-deserved win, Anne! #8250781

Susan M. Carter 12/28/2009 6:35:01 PM

Congratulations! It's a lovely image. #8252410

Kate Jackson 12/29/2009 3:20:24 AM

Big congratulations Anne! Wish this could change the world! #8252801

Alex T. Mizuno 12/29/2009 12:32:32 PM

Great image Anne! I just saw this in National Geographic Your Shot. And realized this is the Grand Prize from last month in BP. Double congratulations on both!!! #8254096

Jennifer Jones 12/31/2009 4:53:19 PM

Congratulations, Anne! Amazing image and well deserved win! #8259934

Jojie F. Alcantara 1/1/2010 8:41:10 PM

Congratulations to a powerful, winning image #8262660

Jojie F. Alcantara 1/1/2010 8:41:11 PM

Congratulations to a powerful, winning image #8262661

Jojie F. Alcantara 1/1/2010 8:41:16 PM

Congratulations to a powerful, winning image #8262662

Kenneth Mucke 1/18/2010 7:19:43 PM

One of the most powerful images I have ever seen #8309223

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 1/19/2010 3:05:01 PM

congrats on this terrific image, Anne..very well deserved grand prize win! #8312742

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