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GuruShots: winning photographs from the Meaningful Portraits contest

GuruShots: winning photographs from the Meaningful Portraits contest
#34 (Image credit: Piotr Drezinski - Poland)

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 'Meaningful Portraits' challenge tasked members with sharing their most impactful and hypnotizing portraits, which show people in special or honest moments that express who they are. The winners, and a selection of commended images, were published in Digital Camera magazine, and we're pleased to share the top 500 photographs here.

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

Top Photographer (Image credit: Ron Conigliaro - United States)

Top Photo (Image credit: Andre Miranda - Brazil)

Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: inlovewithdotdotdot - Hong Kong)

#5 (Image credit: Click_Emotions - Switzerland)

#7 (Image credit: Richard Boose - Canada)

#41 (Image credit: Rodrigo Izquierdo - Chile)

#49 (Image credit: Hitendra Barse - India)

#171 (Image credit: Ken Webb - United States)

#172 (Image credit: Uzo Udu - United States)

Here are the top 500 images from GuruShots' 'Meaningful Portraits' challenge, including the Top Photographer, Top Photo and Guru's Top Pick. Click on the arrows to scroll through the gallery of images!

Top shots: 1-100

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Top Photographer

Top Photographer (Image credit: Ron Conigliaro - United States)
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Top Photo

Top Photo (Image credit: Andre Miranda - Brazil)
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Guru's Top Pick

Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: inlovewithdotdotdot - Hong Kong)
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(Image credit: Jan Zeman - Czechia)
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(Image credit: Click_Emotions - Switzerland)
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(Image credit: Rafael Barata - Switzerland)
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(Image credit: Richard Boose - Canada)
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(Image credit: Štefan Németh - Slovakia)
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(Image credit: Elisa Galley - Mexico)
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(Image credit: Ellen Geiger - United States)
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(Image credit: Denilson Vasconcelos - Brazil)
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(Image credit: Daniel Kontakiewicz - Poland)
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(Image credit: annajackphotos - United States)
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(Image credit: Gabriel Riveros Vilches - Sweden)
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(Image credit: Giles Pettipher - Trinidad and Tobago)
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(Image credit: Vikas Aggarwal - India)
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(Image credit: Nodar Ladaria - Georgia)
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(Image credit: Levent Yücetin - Turkey)
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(Image credit: Kimberly Humann - United States)
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(Image credit: Per-Anders Nilsson - Sweden)
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(Image credit: Zoran Tripalo - Croatia)
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(Image credit: Al Arsen - Russia)
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(Image credit: Analisa Corr - Australia)
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(Image credit: Albin Sunny - New Zealand)
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(Image credit: Sylvain Perrier - Canada)
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(Image credit: Charlie Hoornaert - France)
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(Image credit: Philippe Hellendorff - Canada)
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(Image credit: Vassilena Savova-Hristova - Bulgaria)
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(Image credit: Andrey Protsenko - Israel)
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(Image credit: Helmut Jeels - Sweden)
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(Image credit: Ircsi Ecsedi - Hungary)
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(Image credit: Zdenek Toman - South Africa)
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(Image credit: Jennifer Benney - United States)
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(Image credit: Piotr Drezinski - Poland)
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(Image credit: Claudia Mori - Brazil)
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(Image credit: Magda Zatari - Romania)
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(Image credit: Fabio Brocchi - Italy)
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(Image credit: Callum Arnott - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: ovidboro - Romania)
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(Image credit: Liza Litovcenko - Latvia)
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(Image credit: Rodrigo Izquierdo - Chile)
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(Image credit: Igra 18 - Israel)
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(Image credit: Laszlo Fekete - Hungary)
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(Image credit: Andrew Hitrov - Russia)
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(Image credit: ivossmann - Estonia)
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(Image credit: Martin Vano - Slovakia)
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(Image credit: Eduardo Cervantes - United States)
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(Image credit: Laurent Silvestre - France)
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(Image credit: Hitendra Barse - India)
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(Image credit: MP Duarte - Portugal)
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(Image credit: Aidan Murgatroyd - South Africa)
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(Image credit: Sandro Aliano - Italy)
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(Image credit: Luigi Jodice - Italy)
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(Image credit: Martina Herstusova - Czechia)
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(Image credit: Raul Martir - United States)
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(Image credit: deanmillerphotography - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: Michael Camilleri - Australia)
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(Image credit: Michele Macchia - Italy)
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(Image credit: Julia Arditi - Israel)
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(Image credit: Emilia Turkiewicz - Canada)
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(Image credit: kahlephotopros - Serbia)
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(Image credit: Jessica Webb - United States)
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(Image credit: Olimpia Trusty - United States)
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(Image credit: Gabor Kokeny - Hungary)
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(Image credit: Ron Richardson - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: sam adrain - Ireland)
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(Image credit: Arye Berger - Israel)
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(Image credit: Michael Butterworth - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: Massimo Melis - Italy)
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(Image credit: Megan Moore - United States)
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(Image credit: geoffblue1066 - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: rosymoose - United States)
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(Image credit: Knut Patrick Waldron Graaboe - Norway)
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(Image credit: Pavlína Rolincová - Czechia)
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(Image credit: geoffblue1066 - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: John Leiby - United States)
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(Image credit: J.A. Cook - United States)
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(Image credit: Sânziana Răchiţeanu - Romania)
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(Image credit: Avanish Dureha - India)
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(Image credit: geoffblue1066 - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: Terje Corneliussen - Norway)
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(Image credit: SerenitysSpot - Australia)
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(Image credit: Roger Hammond - New Zealand)
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(Image credit: monochrome colors - Austria)
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(Image credit: Melinda Page - United States)
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(Image credit: Eva Laturová - Czechia)
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(Image credit: Ida Christin Foss - Norway)
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(Image credit: Bryle Tristan Gaylor - United States)
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(Image credit: Vékes László - Hungary)
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(Image credit: vit yermolovitz - Poland)
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(Image credit: Damir Fratric - Croatia)
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(Image credit: Brenda van den Berg - Netherlands)
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(Image credit: Salo Gwyn - Germany)
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(Image credit: Haim Berman - Israel)
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(Image credit: Branko Cesnik - Slovenia)
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(Image credit: Fórián Andrea - Romania)
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(Image credit: Alex Ershov - United States)
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(Image credit: Jiří Kaláček - Czechia)
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(Image credit: Þorsteinn H Ingibergsson - Iceland)
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(Image credit: Edwon Richardson - Kuwait)

Top shots: 101-200

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(Image credit: Adam Szalai - Hungary)
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(Image credit: tinakielphotography - United States)
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(Image credit: Hugo Brazão - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: Arnold van Rooij - Netherlands)
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(Image credit: Leszek Stefanowicz - Great Britain)
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(Image credit: Jesper Wikstrom - Sweden)
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(Image credit: Becky Twigg - Canada)
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(Image credit: Dmitry Gorodetsky - Russia)
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(Image credit: reticles3 - United States)
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(Image credit: Snjezana Brajnovic - Croatia)
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(Image credit: Musette Thierry - Belgium)
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(Image credit: linda Sebihi - France)
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(Image credit: Hadi Yashruti - United Arab Emirates)
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(Image credit: Aleksandr Maksimov - Russia)
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(Image credit: Schott Yohan - France)
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(Image credit: Monty Μόντι - United States)
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(Image credit: kuriene - Netherlands)
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(Image credit: Tom Dallis - United States)
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(Image credit: Thornback Art - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: Kate B Photography - Australia)
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(Image credit: Vladimir Volkov - Russia)
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(Image credit: fabrizia chiappa - Italy)
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(Image credit: Todd Lawrence - United States)
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(Image credit: Arnaud Dionisio - France)
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(Image credit: Matt Specht - United States)
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(Image credit: Tina Pruitt - United States)
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(Image credit: Maria Cristina Madera - Italy)
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(Image credit: jasonhartfilms - United States)
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(Image credit: Guru Dutt - India)
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(Image credit: Ryan King - United States)
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(Image credit: Katalin Csotai - Switzerland)
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(Image credit: clairecagatphotos - United States)
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(Image credit: Rickard Enström - Sweden)
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(Image credit: Anthony Alvarado - United States)
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(Image credit: Marina Shipova - United States)
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(Image credit: Manfred Matzinger - Austria)
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(Image credit: Peter Hall - Great Britain)
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(Image credit: Hágó Nándor - Romania)
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(Image credit: Ivan Maksimovic - Serbia)
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(Image credit: Per Johansson - (Joanzon))
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(Image credit: walterkv - Austria)
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(Image credit: Horácio Lopes - Portugal)
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(Image credit: Alexander Arnberger - Austria)
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(Image credit: António Rocha - Portugal)
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(Image credit: Nidhi Rathi Saraogi - India)
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(Image credit: Kris Farrugia - Malta)
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(Image credit: Do Me - Vietnam)
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(Image credit: tasveerae - India)
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(Image credit: arh.visanesculivia - Romania)
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(Image credit: icecresh - India)
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(Image credit: László Wilhelem - Hungary)
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(Image credit: Julia Muniz - United States)
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(Image credit: Sayantan Bhattacharya - Canada)
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(Image credit: Jon Kinney - United States)
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(Image credit: Samuel Hugg שמואל חוג - United States)
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(Image credit: Ana Isabel Pe Ri - Spain)
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(Image credit: Juan Lopez - United States)
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(Image credit: Eitan Daniel Raz - United States)
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(Image credit: ursa.hawthorne - Canada)
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(Image credit: acevedomedinaa - United States)
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(Image credit: Ann Cason - United States)
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(Image credit: Lambrechts Stefan - Belgium)
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(Image credit: Lenz Qween - United States)
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(Image credit: Martine Lanchec-Girard - Madagascar)
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(Image credit: Claudio Serangeli - Italy)
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(Image credit: Christian Cassidy - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: Moshe Margulies - Israel)
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(Image credit: Peter Ortgies - Germany)
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(Image credit: Kimberly Ruggeri-Rios - United States)
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(Image credit: Marie Montgomery - Italy)
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(Image credit: Ken Webb - United States)
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(Image credit: Uzo Udu - United States)
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(Image credit: Franjo Škegro - Croatia)
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(Image credit: Judit Mikol - Australia)
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(Image credit: PasottisimonePhotography - Italy)
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(Image credit: Maciej Czuchra - Poland)
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(Image credit: Marja-Liisa Hauser - Austria)
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(Image credit: Slava Kogan - Israel)
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(Image credit: John Jackson - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: Glenn Hewitt - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: Therésa Burgess - United States)
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(Image credit: Bill Stayart - United States)
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(Image credit: shaksp - Hong Kong)
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(Image credit: Joel Polacci - United States)
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(Image credit: Tony Franklin - United States)
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(Image credit: Alfred Laurence - United States)
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(Image credit: Ed Woodhead - United States)
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(Image credit: Alex Armando Torres - United States)
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(Image credit: Jeff Hosterman - United States)
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(Image credit: Bianca P. Garcia - Belgium)
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(Image credit: Elisabeth Murz - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: Max Operandi - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: Random Guru - Germany)
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(Image credit: Karen Thody - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: Stephen Harnett - Australia)
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(Image credit: Quinoro Joaquin Rodríguez - Costa Rica)
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(Image credit: Gábor Girst - Hungary)
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(Image credit: Jiří Doubek - Czechia)
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(Image credit: KimberLee Welton - United States)
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(Image credit: Jodi Webber - United States)

Top shots: 201-300

Image 1 of 100

(Image credit: westucandids - United States)
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(Image credit: Madis-siim Kull - Estonia)
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(Image credit: Hannah Bennett - United States)
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(Image credit: David DeRienzo - United States)
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(Image credit: Debs Saker - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: Chrystyne Novack - United States)
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(Image credit: Sammy Saladino - United States)
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(Image credit: Vanessa Ducry - Switzerland)
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(Image credit: Constantinescu Adrian Radu)
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(Image credit: Lola Leal - Spain)
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(Image credit: Jay Peters - United States)
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(Image credit: Marcello Scrofani - Italy)
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(Image credit: Scott Boden - United States)
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(Image credit: trip speaks - Canada)
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(Image credit: Michael Potts - United States)
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(Image credit: corybrown - United States)
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(Image credit: Tony Marsh IG_ @tony_marsh_photography - United States)
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(Image credit: krusk - Poland)
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(Image credit: Darrell Stover - Canada)
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(Image credit: Stephen Jung - United States)
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(Image credit: Crooked Paw - Australia)
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(Image credit: Tony Ryan - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: Jānis Baiža - Latvia)
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(Image credit: Orlando Gutierrez - United States)
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(Image credit: SWiZZ - Switzerland)
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(Image credit: Lajos Vaszi - United Kingdom)
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(Image credit: nicety - Bulgaria)
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(Image credit: Lora Reynolds - United States)
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(Image credit: Martyna Bakaitė - Republic of Lithuania)
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(Image credit: Rastislav Stur - Slovakia)
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(Image credit: Marie-Thérèse Faidherbe - Portugal)
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(Image credit: Edina Solomon - Australia)
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(Image credit: Greg Fausak - United States)
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