101 Best Reader Photos Ever

Enjoy this ultimate photo countdown, from No. 101 (the beach cow) to No. 1! To celebrate the winners of the Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2012, we've pulled together our all-time favorite reader photos from more than a decade of award-winning images. Which photos made the top 5? The 2012 winners, of course. Ready ... go!

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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2003 Anything Goes, 2nd Place
Evelyn Nathan
Jamaica
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2006 Beaches, 2nd Place
Greg Sullivan
Bonaire
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2006 Nature, 2nd Place
Adrienne Ari
Grand Bahama
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best People First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best People First Place Virgin Gorda, BVI, by Lily Carr
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Beach Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Beach Second Place Pelican Beach, Turks and Caicos, Ramona Settle
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Anything Goes First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Anything Goes First Place Aruba by Kristen Wilson
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
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** 2006 Scenic, 2nd Place
Greg Charko
St. Martin
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best Nature First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best Nature First Place St. John, USVI, by Rebecca Raichle Monette
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 People Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 People Second Place Holguin, Cuba, by Marc-Andre Lauzier
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best Scenery First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best Scenery First Place Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, by Greg Sullivan
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2003 Anything Goes, 1st Place
Pierre Dasen
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2005 Beaches, 2nd Place
Ramona Settle
Exumas, Bahamas
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best Beach First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best Beach First Place Magens Bay, St. Thomas, USVI, by Matt Anderson
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best People First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best People First Place Playa del Carmen, Mexico, by Mariusz Solka
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2002 Beach, 2nd Place
Tom Guenther
Bermuda
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 Best Scenery First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 Best Scenery First Place Maho Bay, St. John, USVI, by Gene Stanford
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2011 - Second Prize
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2011 - Second Prize Blue Lagoon, Jamaica, by Sarah Allen
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 Best People First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 Best People First Place Black Rock, St. Kitts, by Derryl Harris
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Anything Goes Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Anything Goes Second Place Playacar, Mexico, by Randy Carr
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 - Best Nature First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 - Best Nature First Place Pelican Cay, St. Maarten, by Ron Kress
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Scenery Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Scenery Second Place Ocho Rios, Jamaica, by Greg Sullivan
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 Anything Goes First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 Anything Goes First Place St. John, USVI, by Captain Phil Chalker
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 Best People Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 Best People Second Place St. Martin by Nick Costopoulos
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Anything Goes First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Anything Goes First Place Coco Bongo Club, Cancun, Mexico, by Debbie J. Apfeld
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Scenery First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Scenery First Place Dominican Republic by Alexis Dillon
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best People Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best People Second Place Middleham Falls, Dominica, by Cory Barton
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Scenery First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Scenery First Place Riviera Maya, Mexico, by Marc-Andre Lauzier
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Nature Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Nature Second Place Curacao by Steven Suchy
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Nature First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Nature First Place Egret, Puerto Rico, by Stephen Haleen
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 - Best Nature Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 - Best Nature Second Place Bonaire by Don Altemus
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
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** 2001 Beach, 1st Place
Mark O'Shea
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 - Best Beach Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 - Best Beach Second Place Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos, by Kathleen Shieberl
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Nature First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Nature First Place Pinel Island, St. Martin, by Kristen Edsall
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 Best Scenery Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 Best Scenery Second Place Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, by Krystal Norton
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 People First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 People First Place Dickenson Bay, Antigua, by Daniel J. Nolan
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best Nature Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best Nature Second Place Annandale Falls, Grenada, by Matt Anderson
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2011 - Best Portrait
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2011 - Best Portrait Charlestown, Nevis, by Michael Crowe
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best Scenery Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best Scenery Second Place Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, by Dave Mowrey
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2011 - First Prize
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2011 - First Prize Cat Island, Bahamas, by Maria Greiff
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 Anything Goes Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 Anything Goes Second Place Cancun, Mexico, by Mariusz Solka
2003 scenic 1 jamie holmes nassau bahamas
**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2000 Scenic, First Place
Jamie Holmes
Nassau, Bahamas
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best Beach Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best Beach Second Place Playa Escondida, Puerto Rico, by Janey McCormick
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Beach First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Beach First Place Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Nature Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Nature Second Place Puerto Morelos, Mexico, by Jason Stevens
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2011 - Best Nature
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2011 - Best Nature Nassau, Bahamas, by Susan Fairgrieve
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Scenery Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Scenery Second Place St. John, USVI, by Mark Smith
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2005 Nature, 1st Place
Denise Fronhofer
Curacao
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best People Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best People Second Place Tortola, BVI, by Todd Vansickle
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2003 First Place, Beach
Lynne Osterman
Dominican Republic
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Beach Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Beach Second Place Negril, Jamaica, by Luther Miller
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2011 - Anything Goes
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2011 - Anything Goes Mahoe Bay, Virgin Gorda, by Garrett Davis
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Anything Goes Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Anything Goes Second Place Grand Case, St. Martin, by Matt Anderson
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2006 Nature, 1st Place
William Czarnowski
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Anything Goes Second Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Anything Goes Second Place Rum Runners, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI, by Elizabeth Copeland
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2005 Beaches, 1st Place
Jorge Lomonaco
Harbour Island, Bahamas
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2005 Beaches, 3rd Place
Karen Meltzer
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2006 Beaches, 1st Place
Lauren Fletcher
Trunk Bay, St. John, USVI
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Beach Third Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Beach Third Place Puerto Rico by Greg Sullivan
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Anything Goes First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Anything Goes First Place Iguana Island, Turks and Caicos, by Mariusz Solka
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2005 Scenic, 3rd Place
Gary Ottley
Trinidad
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2006 Scenic, 1st Place
Tony Newman
English Harbour, Antigua
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2006 Anything Goes, 3rd Place
Brad Stone
Mayreau, Grenadines
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Beach First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Beach First Place Devil's Bay, BVI, by Erin Gordon
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best Beach Third Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best Beach Third Place Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island, Bahamas, by Ramona Settle
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2001 Scenic, 1st Place
Larry Malvin
Virgin Gorda, BVI
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 - Best Beach Third Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 - Best Beach Third Place Valley Church Beach, Antigua, by Ernest Gaydos
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 - Best Beach First Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 - Best Beach First Place Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos, by William Czarnowski
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Scenery Third Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Scenery Third Place Bahamas by Jan Master
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2011 - Best Beach
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2011 - Best Beach Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos, by William Czarnowski
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2006 People, 3rd Place
Heather Johnson-McCormick
Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Grand Prize
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Grand Prize Kingston, Jamaica, by Klaus Wolf
2003 grand bill cooksey andros island bahamas
**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2003 Grand Prize
Bill Cooksey
Andros Island, Bahamas
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 - Grand Prize
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 - Grand Prize Belize by Thomas Blackledge
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Anything Goes Third Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Anything Goes Third Place Bahamas by Rosemary Smith
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Grand Prize
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Grand Prize Dickenson Bay, Antigua, by Daniel J. Nolan
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best People Third Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best People Third Place Samana, Dominican Republic, by Julie Barney
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2004 Grand Prize
Brian Lee
New Providence, Bahamas
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 People Third Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 People Third Place Charlestown, Nevis, by Greg Sullivan
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Caribbean Travel + Life
Photo Contest

2006 Grand Prize
Debra Tullio
Negril, Jamaica
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Nature Third Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2007 Best Nature Third Place Bonaire by Judy Trafford
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Grand Prize
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Grand Prize Cupecoy Beach, St. Maarten, by Matt Anderson
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 Best People Third Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 Best People Third Place Judah Banx (Bankie's son), Anguilla, by Sonia Wellinger
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2011 - Grand Prize
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2011 - Grand Prize Meads Bay, Anguilla, by Wendy Gunderson
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 Anything Goes Third Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2008 Anything Goes Third Place Stocking Island by Lisa Fitzgerald
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2011 - Best Scenery
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2011 - Best Scenery Valley Church, Antigua, by Anita Riches
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best Nature Third Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2009 - Best Nature Third Place El Yunque, Puerto Rico, by Barbara Jennings
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
****Photo Contest****
**2012 Best Surprise
Heather Moore
Harbour Island, Bahamas
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Nature Third Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Nature Third Place Orient Beach, St. Martin, by Erin Taylor
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
****Photo Contest****
**2012 Best Nature
Amanda Cotton
Grand Bahama
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Scenery Third Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Scenery Third Place St. John, USVI, by Mary Beth Wilson
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
****Photo Contest****
**2012 Best Portrait
Clive Cork
Havana, Cuba
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Beach Third Place
Caribbean Travel + Life Photo Contest 2010 - Best Beach Third Place Barnes Bay, Anguilla, by Emily Crowe
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
****Photo Contest****
**2012 Best Scenic
Lawrence Place
Tulum, Mexico
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2006 Anything Goes, 2nd Place
Niels Andersen
Great Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI
2012 caribbean travel life photo contest 2012
**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2012 Best Beach
Melanie Araas
Sandy Spit, BVI
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2006 Honorable Mention
Chris Greco
Statia
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2000 Beach, Honorable Mention
Marelle Jacks
Sint Maarten
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2006 Honorable Mention
Russell Nielsen
Abacos, Bahamas
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2000 Scenic, Honorable Mention
Lynne Osterman
Haiti
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2006 Honorable Mention
Stephen Paul
Tortola, BVI
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**Caribbean Travel + Life****
** **Photo Contest****
** 2002 Anything Goes, 1st Place
Will Nordby
Grenadines