Badass photos from GoPro cameras

From killer sharks to extremely happy dogs, these photographers have captured some of the coolest shots around.

Lance Cartelli
Lance Cartelli is an Emmy Award-winning producer and writer based in Los Angeles, California.
Lance Cartelli
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Great white

Taken by Amanda Brewer in Mossel Bay, Africa, this shot of a great white shark is one of the most famous GoPro photos to date.

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Penguin meets world

This shot was captured (with the help of a selfie stick) in the Falkland Islands. 

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Cooling off

This good dog was captured in the drink by GoPro enthusiast Yasar Turanli. 

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Lightsaber duel

Created by YouTuber Billywarp1, this awesome video still comes from the video "Jedi with a GoPro 2."

In the clip, the Jedi inflicts some serious damage on stormtroopers until Darth Vader arrives.

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Christian LeBlanc can't really take credit for this incredible photo. After stopping at a sanctuary in Bangkok, LeBlanc went to grab a banana to feed the elephant. The elephant then snagged LeBlanc's GoPro to take an "elphie."

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Manny the Selfie cat

Here's a photo of Manny the Selfie Cat and his furry friends. Yes. He literally takes selfies.

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Skydiving above Houston

Here are Guru Khalsa and his friends performing a midair trick over Houston. 

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Lighting up the sky

Here's another photo Khalsa took while skydiving. This time, they're lighting up the sky with colorful streamers. 

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Making the leap

Here's an adorable GoPro shot of Khalsa's dog, Kalea, jumping into the water. 

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Skydiving isn't the only activity that Khalsa likes to capture with his GoPro. Here he is posing for the camera while performing a wheelie on his motorcycle. 

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Waterskiing in France

Here's an action shot of Charles Navillod waterskiing in Tignes, France. 

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Snowboarding selfie

Sarah Murrell, who goes by Ranger Sarah on Instagram, took this incredible action shot as she shredded the fresh powder in Whistler, British Columbia.

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Speedy skateboarding

Mike Paproski took this awesome action shot while riding his skateboard on the side of a Golden, Colorado, road.

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Flying puppy

Danny Schneider said it took four months to build enough trust for his dog, Halo, to jump from a tree into his arms.

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Adventurer Sebastian Alvarez used a GoPro Hero4 to capture Roberta Mancino's wingsuit flight above Chile's very-active Villarrica volcano in 2016. 

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Into the maw

Here's another shot from the Roberta Mancino dive. (Not to worry: She landed at the foot of the volcano, not inside the volcano.) 

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Northern Lights

This awe-inspiring shot was captured with a GoPro Hero4.

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Kayaking in Norway

Tomasz Furmanek, a photographer from Norway, has spent years taking photos of the majestic landscape from the seat of his kayak. This photo, from January 2017, was shot in Aurlandsfjord, Norway, using a GoPro 5.

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Surreal swim

While swimming with his wife, Marcus Rodrigues captured this photo as she headed to the surface in Maui, Hawaii.

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Bilbo the Shiba Inu

Manu Sainz-Trápaga captured this photo of his Shiba Inu named Bilbo.

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Gap jump

While hiking in Sedona, Arizona, Cole Riddle used GoPro's photo burst mode to capture this courageous gap jump.

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Bad moon on the Rhine

What appears to be the surface of the moon is actually Germany's Rhine, circa 2018. On a scorching hot August day, Lukas Schulze used a GoPro Fusion to capture this trippy, 360-degree image of the dried-out riverbed. 

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Enjoying the Skaha Lake view

Here's another GoPro photo from Ranger Sarah. In this picture, Murrell takes in the majestic view of Skaha Lake, located in British Columbia, Canada.

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Up-close snowboard selfie

Todd Harper took this in-your-face selfie as he snowboarded the slopes in Vail, Colorado.

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Ironman swimmer

During the 2015 Ironman World Championships, this shot was taken as an athlete competed in the 2.4-mile swim in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

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Swimming with the fishes

While scuba diving in Cancun, Mexico, Mitch Bergsma found a school of fish to pose with. He used a GoPro Hero 3000 to take this photo.

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Skydiving in Utah

Marshall Miller took this picture with his GoPro Hero 5 while skydiving above Utah.

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Midair snowboard selfie

Here's Icelandic snowboarder Halldor Helgason in midair as he used the voice control on the GoPro Hero 5.

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Adventure dog

Bob Ward, an aspiring adventure dog photographer, captured this shot while riding his mountain bike with his dog Tula.

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San Diego night flight

Over the skies of San Diego, Duffy Fainer used GoPro's night exposure setting to capture this awe-inspiring flight.

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Upside-down skydive

Here's an unbelievable upside down photo of Yann Guilloton skydiving over La Roche-sur-Yon in western France.

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Catching cornice

Professional skiier Nicolas Vuignier used his GoPro to catch himself hitting the cornice in the Valais region of the Swiss Alps.

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All of the lights

Kyle Wicks put his own spin on a GoPro photo with this illuminating shot. Wicks achieved this photo with his GoPro 4.

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A dirty ride

This cool sand dunes shot of Ofer Yakov won GoPro's photo of the day.

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Cat selfie

Not all of Todd Harper's incredible GoPro photos are action shots. Here's a cat selfie of Harper's feline friend, Smokie.

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Sunday stroll in Sweden

Arnold Exconde was on a Sunday stroll when he snapped this picture of autumn in Sweden.

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Snowboarding burst mode

Using the Hero 5's 30/3 burst mode, Elias Elhardt captured this elaborate snowboarding sequence.

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A high-flying love

Floating above Mount Gaisberg near Salzburg, Austria, Paul Doppler snapped this high-flying GoPro photo.

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Camping in Mammoth

Using the Hero 5 Raw setting, Mike Maholias shot this photo of himself trying to keep warm in Mammoth Lakes, California.

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Pipe slide

While pulling off a pipe slide, Anton Tkachenko used his GoPro remote to take this selfie using the GoPro's 30/3 burst mode.

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A flight at sunset

Ramiro Bergamin shot this photo while on an epic Sunday sunset flight.

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Flying boat

While riding an inflatable, flying boat, Julian Leon shot this photo with his GoPro in Colombia.

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Chasing waterfalls

Viliam Pischko was caught chasing waterfalls in this photo of the famous Seljalandsfoss of Iceland.

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Hopping half-pipes

Sam Cornwall snapped this shot of Norwegian skateboarder Tom Erik Ryen as he pulled off a melon grab while skating a half-pipe in Los Angeles.

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Taj Mahal

Ewa Marta Rakowska took this photo of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

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Hong Kong housing

Ryan Chan took this sweet picture of some Hong Kong housing.

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Roof climbing

In Bunyola, Mallorca, Hazel Han used a GoPro to capture her climb of this stalactite in 2015.

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The peak

After 17,781 steps, Sarah Long celebrated from the top of Roys Peak, a mountain in New Zealand.

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Volvo Ocean Race

During the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, the world's premier ocean yacht competition, this photo was taken using a GoPro in Sanya, China.

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Deep blue sea

Here's Borja Galvan in a beautiful underwater shot.

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The sky is on fire

Here's an exquisite view of the sky in Levi, Finland, shot by James Major.

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Morning hike

During a morning hike to the Marmolada Glacier in Italy, Michiel Schrauwen stopped to take this photo of the sun rising.

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Summer sunsets

Using a Hero 5 GoPro, Yannick Henry took this photo of the beautiful summer sunset over the Black River in Mauritius.

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Enjoying the view

While visiting Skopje, Macedonia, Damjan Petreski rested at a cave entrance in Matka Canyon.

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Surfing with kites

Paul Cameron snagged this photo by using a kite line mount while catching a wave.

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Ice climbing

Here's another GoPro photo from Sarah Murrell as she does some ice climbing in British Columbia, Canada.

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Hidden caves

Only accessible during low tide, the sea caves at the Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego, California, were captured in this photo by Eric Rubens.

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Sancti Spiritus sunset

Travel blogger Marc Baechtold took this photo of a sunset in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Baechtold used single-picture mode on his Hero 5.

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Thumbs up for snowboarding

Fabien Maierhofer gave a thumbs up as he shredded the fresh powder at Whistler Blackcomb in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Swimming with a sea turtle

Mark Fitz, a professional photographer, snagged this picture of a sea turtle near Queensland, Australia. 

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Hiking in Stoneleigh

While hiking in Stoneleigh, Queensland, Australia, Alex Cable — a travel blogger — stopped to snap this photo of a house and the sky with his GoPro. 

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Chasing waterfalls

Here's Cable chilling in front of Silverband Falls, located in the Grampians National Park in Victoria, Australia. 

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Fireworks over Australia

In 2016, Cable celebrated the new year by capturing the illuminating fireworks over the Sydney Harbour in Australia. 

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Ocean spray

Sam Greenfield captured this shot with a GoPro off the coast of China amid the Volvo Ocean Race in 2015. 

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Moving on

Artur Debat used a GoPro Hero3+, to capture this sequenced shot of skateboarders in Barcelona, Spain. 

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Green lantern

This is another scene from the Nordic shoot by photographer Karolis Starazinskas.

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Zoom, zoom

A GoPro captured the lead cars in the 2018 edition of NASCAR's Pennzoil 400 race. 

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