GuruShots: Winning images from the latest Macro Marvels photo competition

GuruShots - Macro Marvels
(Image credit: Peter Tothill - United Kingdom)

One of the greatest photo games you will ever play,  GuruShots is a super fun and competitive online platform (and app) that provides photographers with not only a place to showcase their images, but a chance to gain unmatched global exposure for their work and bag themselves some prizes and bragging rights in the process. 

There's no harm in a little friendly competition, and Gurushots will allow you to compete in epic challenges and daily battles against millions of photographers worldwide, and you can even become part of a team, too, and take on other groups together while sharing skills and connecting with other photographers. 

The idea of the game is to gradually increase your ranking from a Newbie to a Master, and then finally achieve the ultimate status of becoming a Guru. There are opportunities for your work to be exhibited in a physical gallery, published in magazines, and of course - be featured here on Digital Camera World too. 

With the latest Macro Marvels Challenge, we wanted you to zoom into a world unseen and shrink your perspective to capture the tiniest details. Most of the time the most beautiful things go unnoticed, like morning dew on a leaf to the intricate markings on a butterfly’s wings. Show us your true macro marvels and unleash your creativity. 

It's really interesting to see how other photographers might interpret a photo theme differently from you. The idea of the timed challenges is to enter images that not only fit the brief but are also unique and might give you enough of an edge to earn a Guru Pick from the creator of the challenge, as well as votes from other players.

Winners can be in with the chance to receive prizes from GuruShots' sponsors such as Adorama, Kodak, Lowepro, and Lensbaby. The highest-ranked images from this challenge will be published in Digital Photographer magazine, and we're pleased to showcase these images below, along with the rest of the top-featured photographs in the gallery that follows. Also, check out GuruShots’ newest app AI Art Master to compete against others with your own AI-generated images.

Top Photographer (Image credit: Juan - United States)

Top Photo (Image credit: Kim Schwabach - Denmark)

Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: Aadil Bricha - Netherlands)

#4 (Image credit: Pavlína Rolincová - Czechia)

#5 (Image credit: Marketa Zvelebil - France)

#6 (Image credit: Unamed - Italy)

#7 (Image credit: Sue Hs - Great Britain (UK))

#8 (Image credit: Haim Berman - Israel)

#9 (Image credit: Peter Tothill - United Kingdom)

#10 (Image credit: Ilan Horn - Israel)

#11 (Image credit: Radosław Moskwa - Poland)

#12 (Image credit: Angie Demeter - United States)

#13 (Image credit: Matjaž Šimic - Slovenia)

#14 (Image credit: Cio C - Romania)

#15 (Image credit: Machiel van Niekerk - South Africa)

#16 (Image credit: Illumifate - United States)

#17 (Image credit: Agnes Brunner - Hungary)

#18 (Image credit: David Jarman - United Kingdom)

#19 (Image credit: Joseph Finder - United States)

#20 (Image credit: Ryan Bohara - United States)

#21 (Image credit: Bryony Herrod-Taylor - United KIngdom)

#22 (Image credit: Debbie Squier-Bernst - Canada)

#23 (Image credit: Elizabeth Gomez - United States)

Here are the remaining images from the top entries in GuruShots' Macro Marvels contest – click on the arrows to scroll through the full gallery of entries.

To find out more about GuruShots, and to sign up and take part in the next exciting challenge, visit

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