Nikon has announced the winners of the 2009 International Photo Contest. This year’s theme, “At The Heart of the Image,” drew over 51,000 entries from 153 countries and regions.

The Nikon Photo Contest International has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969 to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich photographic culture for professionals and amateurs alike.

Click here to see the amazing main category winners of the Nikon Photo Contest International 2008-2009.