See the winner of our 2023 Picture of the Year contest

And check out the runners-up.

A grid of six photos showing clockwise from top left: a humpback whale, the Space Needle enshrouded in fog, the Seattle skyline at night with rainbow colors reflected in the water, a couple getting close near a multi-directional sign near the waterfront at dusk, signs that read "Thank You Megan" in the Lumen Field stands, and a child playing at a fountain,

Our list of 80+ finalists were narrowed down to six — and now there’s only one.

Photos, clockwise from top left: submitted by Amber S., Daniel G., John P., Sahil B., Darlene A., Tom T.

The votes are in for the SEAtoday 2023 Picture of the Year contest. Check out the finalists below, including the contest winner that you — our readers — voted for.

WINNER: Pastel sunset with low fog

The top of the Space Needle enshrouded in fog with Mount Rainier in the background and a pastel sunrise

“Pastel sunset with low fog”

Submitted by Daniel G.

Hang it in a museum — the colors and composition from this shot of the Space Needle with the mountain out in the background is pure heaven.

Humpback Whale

A humpback whale breaches the water in the Puget Sound

“Humpback Whale”

Submitted by by Amber S.

Capturing the moment a whale breaches local waters always makes us go whoa — and that pic above is no exception.

What a legend! Megan Rapinoe

The words "Thank You Megan" are spelled out with colored poster boards in the stands at Lumen Field

“What a Legend! Megan Rapinoe”

Submitted by Darlene A.

Ah, the memories. In October, a record 34,000 fans gathered at Lumen Field to say a fond farewell to retiring OL Reign star Megan Rapinoe — and this image perfectly captures the mood.

Love in Seattle

A couple shroaded in shadows near the Seattle waterfront at dusk with a sign above showing various directionals

“Love in Seattle”

Submitted by Sahil B.

Postcard pic, anyone? The intimacy of the couple combined with the gorgeous waterfront view at dusk should instantly thaw the Seattle Freeze.

Rusty dock view of downtown from West Seattle

A view of the Seattle skyline at night from a West Seattle dock with rainbow colors reflected on the water

“Rusty dock view of downtown from West Seattle”

Submitted by John P.

The Emerald City shows off all the colors of the rainbow at night looking out from West Seattle — truly mesmerizing.

All fun and games

A child splashes at the International Fountain with the Space Needle background and trees in autumn colors.

“All fun and games”

Photo submitted by Tom T.

Splish-splash — we get a child-like sense of joy seeing the kid playing in the International Fountain against the beautiful early fall colors at Seattle Center.

The winner, Daniel G., will receive a $25 gift card to use at our online marketplace, Six & Main. Thank you to all who participated.

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