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Photographer Viktors Rotanovs of Riga, Latvia, has won Second Place for September in the prestigious photography contest sponsored by, the site's founder, Jim Miotke, announced Sunday.

More than 20300 entries were submitted to the online photography contest, which attracted contestants from around the world and featured 10 separate categories.

Rotanovs's stunning image, "Catching Light to Shine at Night", garnered top honors after being submitted in the Travel & Place category.

All of the winning images can be viewed at's contest page:

The contest is conducted each month. Categories include Nature and Landscapes, Animals, People, Elements of Design, Digital Darkroom, Travel and Place, Flowers, Details and Macro, Special Effects, and Monthly Theme. Judging is performed by a panel of professional photographers.

Besides its free, popular photo contest, also offers a variety of services: digital camera reviews, online photo courses, free newsletters, a discussion forum, Web sites for photographers, question-and-answer section, how-to articles, photo galleries, and more.

Photographers can enter this month's contest and learn more about photography at: