Our Fortnight Focus challenge on NiF Hive – Winter Is Coming – was wildly popular with the community as it brought in a large set of images depicting the animal world welcoming the year-end season.
The winner takes home a Shutterbug Pro camera bag from Wildcraft and exclusive goodies from NiF.
A big shout-out to everyone who contributed, and a definitive invitation to those who haven't yet to join in for the next.
Scroll down to see our top picks.
Stoic on the Lake
A pelican captured against the rising sun, a picture of pure serenity.
Battle of the Egrets
Two Great Egrets are caught in a fierce battle at the Thol Bird Sanctuary in Gujarat.
Early Morning Stroll
A pair of jackals wanders the Keoladeo Ghana National Park on an early winter morning.
Gaur-ed in Gold
A solitary Gaur enjoys the chilly morning breeze at the Tadoba National Park in Maharashtra.
Here Comes the Sun
The sun rises over a blanket of clouds, pictured from high up in the Western Ghats.
And it was all Yellow
The Alpine pastures at higher altitudes of Himachal Pradesh change colour early in the winter.
The Maharaja of Sal
On his first-ever to Kanha, the photographer had visualised this image of a tiger walking out from the mysterious woods of Sal. On an unusually cold winter morning, he got his chance.
A Great White Pelican pictured at the Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Rajasthan.
Tangled Up in Blue
A flamboyance of Greater Flamingos welcomes a chilly winter morning in Rajkot, Gujarat.
The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest bird on the planet. Here, you can see the raptor feeding on the kill of a Nothern Pintail.
A butterfly awaits the warmth of the sun's rays as she prepares to unshackle her wings.
An extreme closeup image of dewdrops on a spiderweb during winter. Different colours are visible due to the refraction of light.
The Song of Ice and Fire
The mighty blue Pangong Tso of the summer turns a shade somber during the harsh winter, with temperatures regularly dropping to -30C.
A Monal in the Snow
A habitat shot of a Himalayan Monal, strolling through the snow covered alpine meadows of Tungnath in Uttarakhand.
A mother and its baby elephant enter the safety of the jungle during a misty winter evening.
Two Asiatic Lions, washed in gold, pictured at Sasan Gir in Gujarat.
The 'Masai Mara' feel in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, as a herd of Blackbucks make their way back home.