GuruShots: winning photographs from the Personal Perspective contest

GuruShots: winning photographs from the Personal Perspective contest
(Image credit: Juraj Benčík - Czechia)

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 'Personal Perspective' challenge tasked photographers with pushing their creativity and trying something new, something awesome, and something uniquely their own – and the entries received certainly met that brief.

Fantastic photographs were sent from all corners of the globe, from Albania to Yemen, and encompassed everything from powerful portraiture to weird and wonderful wildlife. 

The 20 highest ranked images were published in Digital Camera Magazine, and we send our congratulations to the winners. We're pleased to showcase the top 100 images below, with the rest of the top 500 featured photographs below in the gallery that follows.

Top Photographer (Image credit: Jón Þórðarson - Iceland)

Top Photo (Image credit: Ela Opatowiecka - Canada)

Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: Gustavo Gonçalves - Portugal)

#4 (Image credit: bart buckalew - United States)

#5 (Image credit: Zoran Konestabo - Croatia)

#6 (Image credit: Nikita Pustovoytov - Russian Federation)

#7 (Image credit: Koos Smit - South Africa)

#8 (Image credit: Marijn Branches - Netherlands)

#9 (Image credit: kuriene - Netherlands)

#10 (Image credit: Zdenek Pachovsky - Czechia)

#11 (Image credit: Michael Hemming - United States)

#12 (Image credit: Bajkó Tamás - Hungary)

#13 (Image credit: Ilan Horn - Israel)

#14 (Image credit: Veronica Saragosa - United States)

#15 (Image credit: Brouria Carni Hadass - Israel)

#16 (Image credit: Fabio Brocchi - Italy)

#17 (Image credit: Hajdu Krisztina - Hungary)

#18 (Image credit: Juraj Benčík - Czechia)

#19 (Image credit: traveling_flutterby - United States)

#20 (Image credit: John Pence - United States)

#21 (Image credit: Shawn Thomas - United States)

#22 (Image credit: Jesse DeCruz - United States)

#23 (Image credit: Radu Moraru - Romania)

#24 (Image credit: Jeremy David - United States)

#25 (Image credit: Neves Laranjeira - Portugal)

#26 (Image credit: Martina Herstusova - Czechia)

#27 (Image credit: Aritra Chatterjee - Netherlands)

#28 (Image credit: Andrii Pozdieiev - Ukraine)

#29 (Image credit: Giada Randaccio Skouras Sweeny - Italy)

#30 (Image credit: Janaki Wallooppillai - United States)

#31 (Image credit: Alexandra Surkova - Spain)

#32 (Image credit: Justin Stegall - United States)

#33 (Image credit: Tudor Stanciu - United Kingdom)

#34 (Image credit: Vaclav Portl - Czechia)

#35 (Image credit: Annika Lindkvist - Sweden)

#36 (Image credit: Deerialle River PH - Philippines)

#37 (Image credit: Sylvain Perrier - Canada)

#38 (Image credit: Olga Krok - Finland)

#39 (Image credit: Adena Levine - Israel)

#040 (Image credit: Jari Haiko - Finland)

#41 (Image credit: Salomea Tabagari - United States)

#42 (Image credit: Juha Alanko - Finland)

#43 (Image credit: Tamás Dragon - Hungary)

#44 (Image credit: Susan Holm - Denmark)

#45 (Image credit: Maria Sifaki - Greece)

#46 (Image credit: Þorsteinn H Ingibergsson - Iceland)

#47 (Image credit: kornakp - Canada)

#48 (Image credit: Magda Zatari - Romania)

#49 (Image credit: Ajit Deokar - United States)

#50 (Image credit: Lisa Scammell - United States)

#51 (Image credit: griffinschoenphoto - United States)

#52 (Image credit: - United States)

#53 (Image credit: Jesper Wikstrom - Sweden)

#54 (Image credit: Dúddi Photo Art - Iceland)

#55 (Image credit: Rinnie Ilsøe - Denmark)

#56 (Image credit: Michael Friedberg - New Zealand)

#57 (Image credit: Edrin Spahiu - Albania)

(Image credit: Jay Lewis - United States)

#59 (Image credit: Allison Jones - Brunei)

#60 (Image credit: prabhakar.sushrut - United States)

#61 (Image credit: Steven Zimmerman - United States)

#62 (Image credit: pacificview - United States)

#63 (Image credit: Bryle T. Gaylor - United States)

#64 (Image credit: amuhlh - United States)

#65 (Image credit: gerard.b - France)

#66 (Image credit: Tomas Donauskas - Lithuania)

#67 (Image credit: Rudsel Schoobaar - Netherlands)

#68 (Image credit: Bob Whitmore - United States)

#69 (Image credit: Rob de Ridder - Netherlands)

#70 (Image credit: Roberto Gomes - Portugal)

#71 (Image credit: Vens Kolev - Germany)

#72 (Image credit: Rouverson Silva - Brazil)

#73 (Image credit: - United States)

#74 (Image credit: Chris Cagney - United States)

#75 (Image credit: Danail Arizanov - Bulgaria)

#76 (Image credit: Ivan Castello Serrano - United States)

#77 (Image credit: Zbigniew Kudej - Poland)

#78 (Image credit: Mhai - United Kingdom)

#79 (Image credit: Trond Kleiveland - Norway)

#80 (Image credit: Howard Park - Canada)

#81 (Image credit: Gabriele Venturini - Italy)

#82 (Image credit: Nguyet Pham - Australia)

#83 (Image credit: Nimesh Soni - India)

#84 (Image credit: David DeRienzo - United States)

#85 (Image credit: Henk Overbeek - Bulgaria)

#86 (Image credit: Eugen Chibakov - Germany)

#87 (Image credit: Mi Reinmann - Sweden)

#88 (Image credit: Ann Baldock - Australia)

#89 (Image credit: Eugene McQuillan - United States)

#90 (Image credit: Brian Sanders - Great Britain)

#91 (Image credit: lars gerhardsen - Norway)

#92 (Image credit: Gregorio Marafioti - Italy)

#93 (Image credit: Charles Gammon - United States)

#94 (Image credit: Michel BA - France)

#95 (Image credit: Mark Davis - United States)

#96 (Image credit: Lynn Shelton - United States)

#97 (Image credit: Harold Stoler - United States)

#98 (Image credit: Laura Fokkema - Netherlands)

#99 (Image credit: Erik Van Limbergen - Belgium)

#100 (Image credit: Gloria Tunn - Canada)

Here are the remaining images from the top 500 entries in GuruShots' 'Personal Perspective' contest. Simply click on the arrows to scroll through the full gallery of photographs. 

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

Other GuruShots contests:

GuruShots: winning photographs from the Beautiful Still Life competition
GuruShots: winning photographs from the Striking Shots competition
GuruShots: winning photographs from the Shooting Landscapes contest

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