Photo Contest 2013: Most Unusual Photos

We get thousands of submissions in our ISLANDS Photo Contest, but these weird and wonderful shots made us look more than twice. Enter your best island photo in the 2013 ISLANDS Photo Contest, and check out some of the best photos in the running here: 10 Amazing Reader Photos | Best of the Caribbean...So Far | Best of Hawaii...So Far | Best Beach Photos...So Far

most unusual photos: sunset cruise on imagine, eleutherea, bahamas by jennifer brearey.jpg

Sunset Cruise on Imagine in Eleutherea, Bahamas by Jennifer Brearey

We're guessing that if you can hold the sun, it must be pretty light.Jennifer Brearey
most unusual photos: st lucia by ramona robbins clark

St. Lucia by Ramona Robbins Clark

Santa decided to give the reindeer a day off this year.Ramona Robbins Clark
most unusual photos: tahiti by barbara blaine thomas

Tahiti by Barbara Blaine Thomas

The many mysteries of Tahiti...Barbara Blaine Thomas
most unusual photos: st thomas by joseph meece

St. Thomas by Joseph Meece

Looks like our cruise package has finally arrived.Joseph Meece
most unusual photos: santorini greece by rhett arens.jpg

Santorini, Greece by Rhett Arens

Some vacations cost an arm and a leg, but this is getting ridiculous.Rhett Arens
most unusual photos: isla mujeres by holli ellis

Isla Mujeres by Holli Ellis

Ironman? Is that you?Holli Ellis
most unusual photos: bubbles, ireland by autumn wilke.jpg

Ireland by Autumn Wilke

We only publish photos if they're 100% clean like this one.Autumn Wilke
most unusual photos: belize by margot cox (she said yes).jpg

Belize by Margot Cox

Of course she said yes.Margot Cox
most unusual photos: beaver island, michigan by katie aschim .jpg

Beaver Island, Michigan (really!) by Katie Aschim

Need an island fix? Next time, head to Michigan.Katie Aschim
most unusual photos: maui, hawaii by sarah "lehia" apana

Maui, Hawaii by Sarah "Lehia" Apana

It's not every day you have a mermaid sighting in Maui.Sarah "Lehia" Apana