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Photographing Glowing Mushrooms in Singapore

Singapore is home to a number of bioluminescent fungi. Out of over 148,000 known species of fungi across the world, over 70 of them are known to exhibit bioluminescence.

Portrait of a COVID-19 ER Doctor Wins $120,000

Brazilian wildlife and landscape photographer Ary Bassous was documenting the COVID-19 pandemic at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro when he photographed a doctor taking her lunch break after 8 hours of continuous work in the emergency room. The photo, titled "Duty," has now won $120,000, the biggest cash prize in the photography industry.

The Best Photos from GuruShots’ ‘Life in Macro’ Challenge

GuruShots, the "World's Greatest Photo Game," has announced the winners of its "Life in Macro" challenge, which received thousands of entries and over 75.7 million votes. The "Top Photographer" winner of the contest is MichaMettier of Switzerland (whose photo is seen above).

These Astro Photos Were All Shot with Smartphones

If you’d asked me 5 years ago if I thought a smartphone would ever be able to capture a decent image of the Milky Way my answer would have been a resounding no. With tiny sensors and small lenses that aren’t capable of guiding much light onto the sensor there’s no way they’re ever going to be much use in such low-light conditions, right? Well, ask me the same question today and my answer would be a lot different.

The Best Photos from GuruShots’ ‘Beach Days’ Challenge

GuruShots, the "World's Greatest Photo Game," has announced the winners of its "Beach Days" challenge, which received thousands of entries and over 53.4 million votes. The "Top Photographer" winner of the contest is amuhlh of the United States (whose photo is seen above).

Photographers to Follow on Instagram: May 28, 2021

On Instagram, PetaPixel is sharing photos that inspire creativity and show off the incredible talents of our daily readers. Here’s a look at our recent favorite posts and more about the photographers who shared them.

The Best Photos from GuruShots’ ‘At the Beach’ Challenge

GuruShots, the "World's Greatest Photo Game," has announced the winners of its "At The Beach" challenge, which received thousands of entries and over 53.4 million votes. The "Top Photographer" winner of the contest is Amuhlh of the United States (whose photo is seen above).

36 Awe-Inspiring Sun, Moon, and Milky Way Photos of 2020

The popular outdoor photo planning app PhotoPills has picked 36 of the best Sun, Moon, and Milky Way photos captured by photographers in its community over the past year. If you need some photo inspiration and enjoy night sky shots, this is the gallery for you.

Photographing Bears in Finland

Photographing bears in Finland was an exciting and unforgettable experience that became one of the photographic highlights of a rather strange 2020. It’s hard to explain the feeling of having these massive animals at only an arm-length away; it’s simply something that must be experienced.