The 33 Best GoPro Photos Ever Taken Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Published December 16, 2015
Updated February 12, 2018

From swimming with sharks to leaping off a cliff during a rockslide, the best GoPro photos show you the world from angles you didn't think possible.

Photography used to be a painful process, with even simple portraits requiring the subject to sit still for hours. But over the years, we’ve seen monochrome turn to color, film turn to digital and, recently, drone photography become its own popular genre, while Instagram users (even the reprehensible ones) compete for hundreds of millions of fans.

Yet one cutting-edge photographic tool might beat out all others, at least when it comes to raw energy: the GoPro. The cameras are defined by a few key features: they’re sturdy, lightweight, waterproof, and mountable on any vehicle, thing, or location you can name. You’ll see that the possibilities are endless, as evidenced by the 33 best GoPro photos taken so far:

Best Gopro Photos Great White Shark
A Great White Shark erupts from the waters off the coast of Mossel Bay, South Africa.TIME

Best Gopro Photos Motorcycle
GoPro’s burst mode creates arresting images, as proven by extreme athlete Ronnie Renner in the photograph above.My Modern Met

Best Gopro Photos Heat Lightning
The GoPro’s night photography capabilities are put to terrific use in this photo of summer heat lightning.GoPro

Best Gopro Photos Alaska Night
An aurora colors the night sky above Clearwater Lake, Alaska.GoPro

Best Gopro Photos Supermanning
Skier Caleb Farro soars through the sky in this epic GoPro selfie.My Modern Met

Best Gopro Photos Blackwater
The water of Colorado’s Cache Le Poudre River runs black after a huge forest fire.My Modern Met

Best Gopro Photos Christ Statue
Thiago Correa documents his trip to the top of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue, perched over 2,000 feet above the city.GoPro

Best Gopro Photos Canyon
The overlook at Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park.GoPro Channel

Best Gopro Photos Zion Wall
Camping on the cliff face at Utah’s Zion National Park.GoPro Facebook

Best Gopro Photos Inside Balloon
Here, extreme athlete Mark Freeman shows us the view from inside his own hot air balloon.TwistedSifter

Best Gopro Photos Seoul Graffiti
Gary English bikes through a graffiti tunnel in Seoul, South Korea. Image Source: GoPro FacebookGoPro

Best Gopro Photos Italy Mountain
Atop the Dolomites mountain range in northeastern Italy.GoPro

Best Gopro Photos Jump
Sunsets are always improved with gravity-defying stunts.GoPro

Best Gopro Photos Kayak Norway
Kayaking through the fjords of western Norway.G Magazine

Best Gopro Photos Kite
A surfer flies both a kite and a GoPro.GoPro

Best Gopro Photos Tomorrowland
An evening at the world's largest electronic music festival, Tomorowland.GoPro

Best Gopro Photos Rainbow
A full circle rainbow shines above Kauai, Hawaii.GoPro

Best Gopro Photos Yak
This curious yak approached the camera at just the right angle.GoPro Facebook

Best Gopro Photos Rock Slide Flip
Kyle Quin Schrock backflips during a rockslide in Beaver Falls, AZ.GoPro

Best Gopro Photos Turtle
This beautiful beach scene would be stunning even without an underwater visitor.GoPro Facebook

Best Gopro Photos Accident Shot
This photographer thought he was getting a video—but created an even more arresting still image instead.Imgur

Best Gopro Photos Golf
This photo of golfer Tahnia Ravnjak enjoys a unique vantage point.GoPro

Best Gopro Photos Santorini Greece
A free runner hangs in mid-air above Santorini, Greece.Sick Mode

Best Gopro Photos Spain Castle
This moonlit long exposure was taken in the remains of Spain’s 15th century Castle of Barcience.GoPro

Best Gopro Photos Surfs Up
The spirit of GoPro photography, combining beauty and motion.decompreSEAN

Best Gopro Photos Tide Pools Mexico
A father and child explore the tide pools at sunset in Puerto Penasco, Mexico.GoPro

Best Gopro Photos Indian Ocean
The waters of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania have never looked better.GoPro

Best Gopro Photos Tree
A GoPro at a unique angle captured this tree from a Japanese garden in Portland, Oregon, in a new light. reddit

Best Gopro Photos Urban Kayaking
An urban kayaker shows off his wide lens in this shot of the Chicago River.GoPro

Best Gopro Photos Edge
This hiker literally lives life on the edge.GoPro Facebook

Best Gopro Photos Eiffel Tower
Normal cameras shoot the Eiffel Tower from the ground up. GoPros can fit the entire landmark into a selfie.Imgur

Best Gopro Photos Bungie Jump Beach
This award-winning shot from Lithuania’s Airidas Vaičiūnas captures just as much beauty as adrenaline.GoPro

Best Gopro Photos Bird
A bird of prey joins two thrill-seekers as they soar over Pokhara, Nepal.Parahawking

Liked our collection of the best GoPro pictures? Check out Amos Chapple's stunning drone photos, or see the view from a GoPro mounted on a fighting robot.

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