GuruShots: Winning photos from the Fanciful Flowers competition

GuruShots - Fanciful Flowers
(Image credit: Daggi M. - Germany)

One of the greatest photo games you will ever play,  GuruShots is a super fun and competitive online platform (and app) that provides photographers with not only a place to showcase their images, but a chance to gain unmatched global exposure for their work and bag themselves some prizes and bragging rights in the process. 

There's no harm in a little friendly competition, and Gurushots will allow you to compete in epic challenges and daily battles against millions of photographers worldwide, and you can even become part of a team, too, and take on other groups together while sharing skills and connecting with other photographers. 

The idea of the game is to gradually increase your ranking from a Newbie to a Master, and then finally achieve the ultimate status of becoming a Guru. There are opportunities for your work to be exhibited in a physical gallery, published in magazines, and of course - be featured here on Digital Camera World too. 

With the latest Fanciful Flowers Challenge, we wanted you to showcase your creative flair and celebrate the beauty of nature. The aim is to capture the true essence of flowers and elevate the beauty of these natural wonders into images that evoke emotion and showcase their unique qualities in a captivating way. 

It's really interesting to see how other photographers might interpret a photo theme differently to you, and the idea of the timed challenges are to enter images that not only fit the brief, but are also unique and might give you enough of an edge to earn a Guru Pick from the creator of the challenge, as well as votes from other players.

Winners can be in with the chance to receive prizes from GuruShots' sponsors such as Adorama, Kodak, Lowepro, and Lensbaby. The highest-ranked images from this challenge will be published in Photography Week Magazine, and we're pleased to showcase these images below, along with the rest of the top-featured photographs in the gallery that follows.

Top Photographer (Image credit: Eli Gimenez - Venezuela)

Top Photo (Image credit: Tore Canu - Italy)

Guru's Top Pick (Image credit: Jon North - Great Britain (UK))

#4 (Image credit: Joel Hluszko - Canada)

#5 (Image credit: Ilan Horn - Israel)

#6 (Image credit: Per i Storeide - Norway)

#7 (Image credit: Gil Shmueli - Israel)

#8 (Image credit: Manu A - Germany)

#9 (Image credit: Jane Ras - Great Britain (UK))

#10 (Image credit: Pallab Halder - Nigeria)

#11 (Image credit: Eileen Roach - United States)

#12 (Image credit: Nicolene Dreyer - Australia)

#13 (Image credit: Erika Caldwell - United States)

#14 (Image credit: Daggi M. - Germany)

#15 (Image credit: Sergina - United States)

#16 (Image credit: Joel Struble - United States)

#17 (Image credit: Kristiansen - Norway)

#18 (Image credit: Richard Russell - Italy)

#19 (Image credit: Bill Skinner - South Africa)

#20 (Image credit: Panagiotis Lagouvardos - Greece)

#21 (Image credit: Sari Elena Raaterova - Finland)

#22 (Image credit: Csaba Petreny - Hungary)

#23  (Image credit: Dahlia Yeh - Taiwan)

Here are the remaining images from the top entries in GuruShots' Fanciful Flowers contest – click on the arrows to scroll through the full gallery of entries.

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

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