GuruShots: winning photographs from the Macro World competition

#38: Gabrielle Baker (United States)

Billed as the world's greatest photo game, GuruShots is an online platform that provides a fun, structured way to showcase your images while gaining global exposure for your work. 

By competing in epic challenges against millions of photographers, you can get instant feedback from over three billion monthly votes and increase your ranking from Newbie to achieve the ultimate status (and bragging rights) of Guru. 

Challenges are voted on by the platform's Gurus and the wider community, and there’s a fresh challenge every day. Winners can receive prizes from GuruShots' sponsors such as Adorama, Kodak, Lowepro and Lensbaby. 

The 'Macro World' challenge encouraged photographers to take a larger than life perspective to capture the hidden world them, from ferocious insect portraits to the intricate and hidden natural patterns of plants. The winners, and a selection of commended images, were published in Photography Week magazine and we're pleased to share the top 102 photographs here.

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

Top Photographer – #1: Michael Gerhold (Austria)

Top Photo – #2: Karlheinz Reichert (Germany)

Guru's Top Pick – #3: kyerton (United States)

#12: Giuliana Vega (Italy)

#17: Gil Shmueli (Israel)

#23: Fabio Brocchi (Italy)

#27: Pavel Sporish (Israel)

#55: Alex Armando Torres (United States)

#84: Melissa Rensen (Canada)

Top 102 shots

Here are the top 102 images from GuruShots' Striking Shots challenge, including the Top Photographer, Top Photo and Guru's Top Pick. Click on the arrows to scroll through the gallery of images!

Other GuruShots contests:

GuruShots: winning photographs from the Striking Shots competition
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