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 'Tell a Story' competition posed a fascinating challenge for the GuruShots community. Whether it was capturing a perfectly timed impromptu moment or engineering a carefully staged scene, the goal was to produce a photograph that's all about the narrative.
We were bowled over by the entries, spanning everything from spontaneous wildlife moments to precise character portraits. We fell in love with Andre Miranda's congregation of owlets, while we were mesmerized by David Hayden's ranchers that looked straight out of a classic Marlboro advertisement. jaime_gervais' beautiful capture of an infant discovering photography stole our heart, and Babis Kosmidis' shot captures the claustrophobia of life in the mines.
The 20 highest ranked images were published in Photography Week and we're pleased to showcase these images below, along with the rest of the top 500 featured photographs in the gallery that follows.
Here are the remaining images from the top 500 entries in GuruShots' 'Tell a Story' 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 www.gurushots.com.
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