GuruShots: winning photographs from the Memorable Travels competition

(Image credit: Amit Erez - Israel)

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. 

GuruShots' 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 'Memorable Travels' competition tasked the community to showcase their globetrotting images from rugged mountain adventures to the sandy shores of tropical beaches and beyond.

The former was very well represented, with some particularly palm-moistening images of humans against mountainous backdrops such as those taken by jacky.weckx (03) and Tomek Zając (20).

We also love the rich textures of the Venetian waters captured by James C. Swartz (05), the lonesome lama photographed by Traveling_Guru (12) and the beautiful monochrome silhouette shot by Amit Erez (14). 

The 20 highest ranked images were published in N-Photo, and we're pleased to showcase these images below, along with the rest of the top 500 featured photographs in the gallery that follows.

Top Photographer (Image credit: Guy Wilson - Israel)

Top Photo (Image credit: Zina Solov - Israel)

Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: jacky.weckx - Belgium)

#4 (Image credit: Ilan Horn - Israel)

#5 (Image credit: james c. swartz - Canada)

#6 (Image credit: Gil Shmueli - Israel)

#7 (Image credit: Peter Arlekrans - Sweden)

#8 (Image credit: Dag Nystuen - Norway)

#9 (Image credit: Matthew Pieffer - United States)

#10 (Image credit: Margie Troyer - United States)

#11 (Image credit: Teresa Melcer - Canada)

#12 (Image credit: Traveling_Guru - Germany)

#13 (Image credit: Magic Maggie - Portugal)

#14 (Image credit: Amit Erez - Israel)

#15 (Image credit: Jamie Gilleland - United States)

#16 (Image credit: Andreas Yunis _ Team X - Indonesia)

#17 (Image credit: Grażyna Rompel - Poland)

#18 (Image credit: Riaan Van Wyk - South Africa)

#19 (Image credit: Fabiano L Sant - United States)

#20 (Image credit: Tomek Zając - Poland)

#21 (Image credit: Wim Cherretté - Hungary)

#22 (Image credit: mia.kumlin - Sweden)

#23 (Image credit: Dakota Melrose - United States)

Here are the remaining images from the top 500 entries in GuruShots' 'Memorable Travels' contest – simply click on the arrows to scroll through the full gallery of photos. 

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

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