GuruShots: Winning images from the latest Striking Sunsets photo competition

GuruShots - Striking Sunsets
(Image credit: Elias Tavares - Brazil)

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 Striking Sunsets Challenge, we wanted you to capture the magic of the golden hour in the most natural and creative ways possible. Most sunsets might involve vibrant hues of mixed orange and yellow tones, but honestly, every breathtaking sunset landscape is a spectacle no matter which color formation it takes. Sunsets remind us that each day has new potential as old chapters close.

It's really interesting to see how other photographers might interpret a photo theme differently to you, and 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 Practical Photoshop 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: Fabiano Dos Santos - United States)

Top Photo (Image credit: Adobe Wan Kenobi - Bermuda)

Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: Jón Þórðarson - Iceland)

#4 (Image credit: Viktoria Farkas - United States)

#5 (Image credit: Eric Blount - United States)

#6 (Image credit: Micheal Farmer- United States)

#7 (Image credit: Alex Sully - United Kingdom)

#8 (Image credit: Jan Rechenberg - Germany)

#9 (Image credit: Sana Filipovic - Sweden)

#10 (Image credit: Elias Tavares - Brazil)

#11 (Image credit: Laura Cojocaru - Romania)

#12 (Image credit: Reha Ozer - Turkey)

#13 (Image credit: cachedigga - Germany)

#14 (Image credit: Leelo68 - United States)

#15 (Image credit: Horácio Raposo Lopes - Portugal)

#16 (Image credit: Barbara - South Africa)

#17 (Image credit: Leah - United States)

#18 (Image credit: Saurav Dutta - India)

#19 (Image credit: Christy Mandeville - United States)

#20 (Image credit: Nidhi Rathi Saraogi - India)

#21 (Image credit: Agnes Elek - Hungary)

#22 (Image credit: Dr Aiva - Lithuania)

#23 (Image credit: bubo - Slovakia)

Here are the remaining images from the top entries in GuruShots' Striking Sunsets 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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