With only a few weeks left until we award the annual $500 Amazon Gift Card for PIXEO Photographer of the Year, we’ve been receiving a lot of entries. Thank you so much for uploading and your support. If you haven’t yet submitted a photo, it’s not too late; visit our upload page and send your very best. But, for this week, we’ve culled through all the submissions and collected the very best for you to peruse. These are the best photos we’ve received and will be featuring on our social accounts, and the first batch of those that have a chance to win $50 in the monthly PIXEO Photo Challenge. We love that you help us grow our little company, so we try to make it so that it pays to be a PIXEO contributor. Thank you so much for your support this year so far, and we are very excited to see who uploads this month! For now, here are the best of the week.

Humber Bay Park West (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

A beautiful secluded location with a bench in the foreground makes for a fantastic Toronto shooting location from Dijo. Humber Bay Park West is the one of best spots for photographers to capture sunrises looking out over Lake Ontario. Also, the Toronto city skyline can be captured with different frames by walking on shoreline trails. (Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

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Culbiche Summit Viewpoint (Paniquinrra, Ecuador)

Amber waves of grasses offer a perfect colour contrast to rich blue skies in this beautiful photo spot from Henri Leduc. This picture-perfect shooting area along the side of the Culbiche summit has a stunning view looking out across the valley with the imposing Cayambe volcano as a beautiful backdrop. (Paniquinrra, Ecuador)

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Storm Canyon Overlook (Cleveland National Forest, California, USA)

Wow, just wow! What more can we say about this stunner from JP Ramzy. The stunning processing and rich milky way texture make this one of our favourite photo spot shots of the week. The Storm Canyon Overlook sits along the Sunrise Highway and gives you an incredible view of  Anza Borrego Desert State Park. It’s a great location for star gazing or just a scenic drive.  This is also a great hiking area just be sure to  bring water and please leave no trace. (Cleveland National Forest, California, USA)

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Hallstatt Lahn Docks (Hallstatt, Austria)

A silky smooth shutter drag at dawn makes this amazingly picturesque Austrian waterfront village from Julian come to life. Fantastic shot and fantastic photo location with low clouds clinging to the deep waters. The Hallstatt Lahn docks and ferry station has an amazing view looking out over the lake towards the heart of Hallstatt with the stunning church as the perfect centrepiece. The lighting is especially dreamy in the morning as the fog is still sitting low in the valley. (Hallstatt, Austria)

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National Showcaves Centre for Wales (Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales)

Matthew David Ernst, RCAF

Just beautiful, this underground gem is captured wonderfully by Matthew Ernst. With reflective pools and subterranean waterfalls, this is a photographer’s playground. This is the National Showcaves Centre for Wales, is a 17-kilometre long cave system.  There are 3 different caves Dan-yr-Ogof, Cathedral Cave and Bone Cave each offering a unique underground experience. In Dan-yr-Ogof you walk through the beautifully decorated passageways for just under 1 kilometre, or walk through the enormous passageways of Cathedral Cave, carved out millions of years ago, and at the end of this cave experience the excitement of walking behind the 40 feet high waterfalls that cascade around you in the ‘Dome of St Paul’s’, an atmospheric end to a truly wonderful cave. www.showcaves.co.uk (Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales)

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Munson Creek Falls (Pleasant Valley, Oregon, USA)

Rick brings some rich green foilage to the newsletter this week with an idyllic waterfall nestled in the lush rainforests of Oregon. Munson Creek Falls tumbles 319′ over several tiers, making it the tallest waterfall in the Coast Range. Spring and summer bring blooming trillium, corydalis, and violets beneath the forest canopy. Come fall, the big leaf maples and red alders are ablaze with colour. (Pleasant Valley, Oregon, USA)

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