GuruShots: winning photographs from the Shooting Landscapes contest

#45 (Image credit: thomas.million - France)

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 'Shooting Landscapes' challenge charged members with taking to the hills and exploring the serene world of topographical photography, from astounding timelapse shots to golden hour compositions. The winners, and a selection of commended images, were published in Photography Week, and we're pleased to share the top 501 photographs here.

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

Top Photographer (Image credit: Erik Ersson - Sweden)

Top Photo (Image credit: Margarida Afonso Silva - Portugal)

Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: call me philipp - Switzerland)

#22 (Image credit: Petr Moravec - Czechia)

#36 (Image credit: Nader El Assy - Egypt)

#67 (Image credit: icecresh - India)

#69 (Image credit: Anges van der Logt - Indonesia)

#101 (Image credit: Darren McPhee - Canada)

#103 (Image credit: Alexandra Surkova - Spain)

#117 (Image credit: Jonathan George - United States)

Here are the top 501 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!

Top shots: 1-100

Top shots: 101-200