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From surfing and skydiving to animal close-ups and stunning scenery, this gallery has some breathtaking images that we only get to see thanks to the GoPro. No longer are rare wildlife photos restricted to pros who spend years awaiting the perfect shot – now thousands of GoPros are scanning the world all at once, constantly. We’re only ever going to get more amazing shots to wow us.
Thanks to the camera, and video stills, the internet is awash with stunning images from GoPros around the world. Finding them all is a bit of a job, so we’ve done it for you.
This image was snapped by Marcos Trotta who is part of the Brazilian Air Force and no doubt a magnificent pilot. The photo was taken at the end of a loop during a formation exercise and there’s no denying the results are awesome. Not many of us could take such a cool selfie while going about our day job.
A still view of Lake Bled
This incredibly calm view of Lake Bled, Slovenia, shows a 4 am sunrise over a peaceful lake with staggeringly still waters. An amazing image with breathtaking views captured with a GoPro Hero 4 Black.
This is what selfie sticks should be used for. This GoPro user has really set a high-bar for underwater photos with the local dolphins. A fantastic view of nature thanks to the compact action camera.
A wintery view
A smashing wintery view of the world captured by Kyle Wicks with a GoPro Hero 7 Black. A colorful sunset scene with an ice-covered view of the landscape and a lone person in the midst of it all.
Something with a little more bite
On the opposite end of the underwater spectrum, this GoPro photo is slightly less chilled out. A massive shark shows off his razor-sharp teeth for all to enjoy – or at least cower in fear from. Hopefully, this GoPro user was safe inside a cage.
Footprints in the sand
Mitchell Pettigrew is an amateur photographer with an eye for landscape photography and an undeniable talent. He’s capable of capturing some nifty views with his GoPro, as this simply awesome shot shows. His Instagram feed is also worth checking out.
GoPro cameras certainly allow for an interesting range of underwater photographs. This one shows brilliantly blue waters and a casual swim with the local fishes.
Fun with flippers
Another snap we’re jealous of. These waters look warm, peaceful and welcoming. We wish we were there too!
Man’s best friend
Pooches enjoy a swim too or maybe a quick surf? The versatile action cam isn’t just for underwater shots and high-octane sports but is brilliant at capturing photos of pets in the wild too.
A starry lighthouse
This incredible photo was posted on Instagram along with some expert tips on achieving the same results with a GoPro Hero 7:
“I’ve always wanted to photograph the stars, so I headed to the Fingal Head Lighthouse to try it out. During a #LongExposure, your #GoPro has to be very still, so I mounted it to the Shorty Mount. I set the GoPro to Night Photo Mode and used the following ProTune settings: Shutter Speed 30s, ISO 800, Sharpness Low, Auto WB. #ProTip: Toggle on RAW Format for maximum control over your image while editing.”
A cooling paddle for piggy
This GoPro user had an unexpected visit in the form of a piggy looking for a cooling dip in the water. The crystal clear waters are certainly inviting, so we can’t blame him. The result of the encounter makes for a fairly awesome photo too.
Below the blue
Now you’re just showing off. This chap is up to some underwater shenanigans for sure. We love the submerged view of the clouds though. Another fantastic GoPro photo from inviting waters.
Catching some waves
This photo is certainly more the style we’d expect to see from GoPro users. An action shot from a surfer catching some waves.
A cave with a view
Another surfing shot, but this one is calm and colourful. These sorts of images show just how versatile the GoPro cameras can be. They’re not just great for video, but for landscape and portrait shots too.
Up, up and away
On the wing of a glider or light aircraft, the humble GoPro gives us a brilliant view of the world from high above the earth. This image shows us the beautiful surrounding sights as one GoPro user carries out some incredible aerobatic stunts.
Over the top
Some pretty spectacular views over the mountain tops. More proof that a good camera mount can make for some incredible views captured with your favourite action cam.
A line in the sand
The compact GoPro captures some fairly cool views of the surroundings too. A wide angle lens makes for some interesting views, especially when combined with the unusually shaped landscape.
A rider’s reflection
Here a GoPro user takes a brilliant shot on the road ahead as seen through the reflection in their visor. GoPro cameras are a popular choice of bikers anyway, but we’re particular fans of this snap.
Getting back to nature
The GoPro is an amazing tool for outdoor photos, wherever you might be. This snap from the woods as the sun rises captures the beauty of nature perfectly.
A perfectly timed photo of a wave breaking with brilliant clarity. This image shows the amazing and surprising photographic powers of the GoPro. It’s not just for video.
Way above the concrete jungle
Another aeroplane wing shot shows a fantastic view above a city. The streets below almost seem quiet and empty.
There’s nothing quite like a high-speed shot from a sports car. This image shows how GoPro cameras can be put to good use to create some brilliant tricks with the light too. The result is a colourful photo which almost makes it look like the car is travelling at light speed.
A skyline with a view
It’s not just aerial photos that the GoPro makes light work of. These cameras are also strong favourites among parkour enthusiasts. You’ll often see these sorts of vertigo-inducing snaps from high above the rooftops.
Painting with light
Sparklers, fireworks and more can be combined with GoPro’s clever camera settings to create works of art like this where shapes and patterns are created from light. We love the colours of this one too – the glow of the light reflecting brilliantly on the surroundings under the night sky.
Waiting for rescue
We’re hoping these chaps were on some sort of exercise, rather than being stranded at sea while waiting for rescue. It’s certainly interesting to see the variety of situations GoPro cameras have been used in if nothing else.
Hanging out with the birds
Another view you’re not likely to see every day and another interesting use of a selfie stick too. This image shows two airborne fellows finding a new friend high in the sky. We’re not sure the feathered chap is as happy to see them as they are it though.
Balloons for everyone
A magnificent view of the world with balloons of all shapes and sizes being released into the skies. Crowds of onlookers stretching out as far as the eye can see admiring the view.
Avoiding the storms
This GoPro user managed to capture an awesome shot of two helicopters riding above the clouds near Mokra Gora, Serbia. This breathtaking view is just one of many fantastic snaps the photographer has posted on his Instagram account.
A spiky hilltop sight
The world is full of hidden beauty and wonder. Some of the sights are highly unusual. We love these breathtaking views of the world below.
Don’t look down
Another precarious view from the mountaintops. This high-up view of the world shows some spectacular sights of the world below, if with a little dangerous drop over the side. Not for those afraid of heights, but brilliant to observe from afar.
Hello up there
We don’t know what’s going on here. Some impressive aerobatics no doubt. Impressively timed photos are almost certainly the best.
Fishing for rainbows
The ocean often makes for cracking GoPro photos of one kind or another. This image of a rainbow is particularly impressive – it’s not often you get to see both ends of the rainbow at one time. But where’s the pot of gold? Maybe there’s some sunken treasure.
Wrestling with the crowd
One man climbs up for a better view of the crowd, a sea of faces stretching off into the distance. Another example of an unusual photo that shows just how versatile GoPro cameras can be.
A view from turbulent waters
Putting the GoPro’s waterproof housing to maximum use, Marcus Rodrigues captures a magnificent underwater view. The water’s surface appears to be rough and angry but there’s a pleasant calm below which this swimmer is briefly enjoying on the way up to the surface.
The supported ascent
Putting their GoPro to spectacular use, Niqolas Ruud shows us what it’s like to climb a steep mountain face, supporting teammates and fellow climbers along the way. The wonder of our planet stretches out before them as these three lone climbers make their way onwards and upwards. How small and insignificant they appear before the mighty landscape below them.
Palm tree paradise
We look on with envy at this view of paradise snapped by Mark Baechtold. Not the usual action shot we’d expect from a GoPro, but certainly a marvellous view of a beautiful sunset.
A calm view from a mountaintop tent
There’s something thoroughly humbling about this view captured by Marc Ruffini. He sits at the edge of his tent, sipping from a flask and basking in the glory of the magnificent mountains sprawling out before him. We’d imagine there was a fair amount of effort that went into scaling this mountain to get to this viewpoint in the first place, so hopefully, the reward was worth it.
A new underwater friend
Last but not least on our list is a submission from last year by Alex Robert. This fantastic photograph captures the cheerful face of a magnificent marine mammal swimming in the waters of Laguna Beach, California.
Some pretty spectacular images, we’re sure you’ll agree and we’ll expect to see more GoPro photos like this in future.
An eagle-eyed view
At the opposite end of the spectrum comes this snap from the Western plains of Mongolia. Here, GoPro photographer Lauren McGough captures spectacular snow-covered views of the sweeping mountains while out on a hunt with a group of nomadic Kazakhs.
The accompanying golden eagles are tagging along to help out with the hunt, blissfully unaware of the majesty they add to the photograph.
Cliff-hanging for views
Dangling from the mountain tops of Yangshuo, China, Chuang Liu snaps a breath-taking view during a heart-pounding climb. An impressive feat of endurance and masterful photography in a single shot.
What lies beneath
Another snap of a wonderful underwater swimmer captures what looks like someone diving for buried treasure while the captain of the boat keeps watch.
Action is the name of the game. Merlino Nicolas can be seen here tearing up the dirt roads with a perfectly timed slide.
The door of everything
Sometimes a simple photo can be both beautiful and make us feel insignificant at the same time. This incredible snap shows a brilliant view of the world captured by Nicolas Lavilla Calahorra:
“It is the great door that opens our eyes to the great world that surrounds us. It makes us feel small but we are big in our hearts, and immense in our possibilities”
Skiing in Valmalenco
An amazing image with astounding views of the ski slopes in Valmalenco. This ski-height photo is certainly an interesting perspective and perfect inspiration for other GoPro users.
A tight fit
A view from a kayak shows a narrow passage through the waterway with colourful cliff faces rising on either side. We’d imagine paddling down this tight river was tricky, but it certainly makes for a good photo.
Kicking up some dirt
Fast fun and frolics is the name of the game here as a dirt bike is put to brilliant use in the desert. Kicking up a storm of sand for a brilliant photo.
Up, up and away
A much more peaceful view from above the clouds. We’re not quite sure how this GoPro photo was taken, but there’s no denying it’s awesome. The angry fire of the hot air balloon contrasting wonderfully with the fluffy clouds in the background.
Falling into the fall
GoPro cameras regularly get used for daring feats. Some of them insane, some a little more dangerous. This chap is taking a long tumble into the water below. A raging storm of dust on one side and rushing water on the other make for some interesting colours in the waters below.
A bit snappy
This chap does not appear too happy to be snapped, but there’s no denying this is an incredible underwater nature shot. Human and wildlife swimming together in harmony.
Another staggering view from high above the ground below. This user has snapped a breathtaking image from a mountaintop which gives an impressive panorama of the surroundings.
An interesting sky
This photo proves that GoPro cameras are even capable of snapping brilliant skyline images. A variety of colours, a lighting storm and even some calm reflections make for an awe-inspiring view.
A peaceful paddle
As well as images of chaos and high-speed thrills, GoPro cameras can also capture nature at its finest and most peaceful. This amazingly colourful photo shows an astounding view of a crystal clear lake and incredibly still waters too.
An electrifying view
A smashing view that’s turned the sky a brilliant shade of purple. Lightning strikes across the sky almost make it look like it’s shattered and is about to fall down on our heads.
Making a splash
A GoPro user makes a bit of a splash through the waters with a bike ride through the surface. We love the colours of this one and the way the camera positioning makes it look like the rider is surfing across the surface, rather than ploughing through the waters.
An unusual proposal
Why wait for the right moment when you can just get down on one knee at the top of a mountain? This is almost certainly one of those times when a photo is required to show as proof when people don’t believe the story.
Jets often make for truly spectacular GoPro photos and videos. This video is undeniably impressive, not just for the surroundings but for the method of photography too. How often do you get to see planes in a vertical ascent like this?
Lines and laps
An underwater shot captured in what appears to be a long and narrow swimming pool creates some interesting visuals as the lines below reflect and refract on the water’s surface above.
A relaxing view
A GoPro doesn’t need to be used to constantly capture endless fun, they’re also great for snapping relaxing views of nature too. What’s more relaxing than taking it easy in a hammock hung between two trees surrounded by lapping waters?
Racing on two wheels
GoPro cameras are great a capturing speed as well as still shots. This photo creates a brilliant view of the world as a cyclist passes down a street surrounded by colourful graffiti.
What lies beneath
Hikers, climbers and parkour enthusiasts often snap some brilliant and breathtaking views of our world from high-up. The GoPro lens is ace at capturing a wide view of the world and is perfect for photos like this one.
A bridge to heaven
This long bridge appears to stretch off into infinity. It leaves us wondering if you could touch the clouds if you walked far enough and just reached up into the skies.
We’re not sure we’d want to take this makeshift raft over intense rapids, but it certainly makes for a fantastic view over relatively calm waters.
Reflecting on the world
These images of mirror-like bodies of water appear a solid favourite with kayaking GoPro users. It’s easy to see why too as the peaceful beauty of nature is amazingly appealing.
We’re not sure if this skydiver has just exited the hot air balloon or happened to pass by on his way down to the ground below. Either way, it makes for another cracking GoPro photo that we love.
An upward journey
We’d assume this ride required a lot of energy and a strong disposition. Steep drops and breathtaking view from the mountaintops make for the risk and reward balance.
We bet this sort of shot requires a strong mount, but GoPro cameras are waterproof and robust – especially when combined with the right housing. This means there are plenty of awesome photos like this – with the action cameras attached to paddles of fun-loving watersports enthusiasts.
As far as we know, cats aren’t generally fans of water, but this little furball looks fairly chilled out. The view is also spectacular.
You’ve seen the dog on the skateboard, but have you ever seen a pooch on a surfboard? We certainly haven’t. If any camera is going to be used for this sort of shot it’s no surprise it’s a GoPro.
Relaxing by the water
Yet another chilled out view of the world that makes us long for a peaceful beach retreat and a tall cocktail.
Swimming with the fishes
We love these sorts of underwater snaps of people swimming with dolphins. A memory of a lifetime captured on the smallest camera you’re likely to own.
A walk in the heavens
Another vertigo-inspiring view from a great height. This GoPro user has managed to capture a fantastic sight above the clouds.
An incredible seaside
As if the view from the town below isn’t good enough – with brilliant clear waters washing into the bay – this GoPro user has given us an even more spectacular sight. Colourful and cleverly posed.
A lovely spot for a dip
There’s nothing better than discovering a peaceful place where you can dive in for a relaxing swim. This jetty leads to the perfect waters and also makes for a brilliant photo too.
A skaters-eye view
Mounting a GoPro on your skateboard, longboard or other low-slung transport device is a brilliant way to get a new perspective on the world. This unusual view not only makes for a cracking video it also makes for fantastic photos too.
As long as you don’t let the waves wash your GoPro away, these cameras are fantastic for taking underwater and half-submerged photos. This image is one of many on our list and a small sample of the thousands out there.
Since they’re robust and waterproof, these cameras make for brilliant tools for taking snaps of the ocean and the power of nature. At this level, they’re also perfect for capturing beautiful wave breaks.
A shower of light
Another photo captured with a GoPro that shows painting with light. These sorts of photos look fantastic and give the appearance of fire raining down from above.
A sea wall with a view
Much more than just a way to protect the bay from the waves, this seawall also makes for a brilliant photography spot. All it took was an eye for detail and perfect timing to capture a calm ocean and a brilliant backdrop.
Watch your step
Sometimes it’s better not to look down. This precarious looking bridge across rough waters doesn’t look terribly inviting but it does offer a pretty awesome view of the world below.
Nature in the garden
Sometimes you don’t even need to venture away from home to get some incredible photos. This visitor to the birdbath was captured on a GoPro, the owner was just lucky it wasn’t a magpie.
Rolling, rolling, rolling
Another selfie stick and skateboard combination makes for a fast-paced GoPro photo with super results. We really enjoy how fluid these sorts of photos are too.
Swimmers and surfers
A brilliant view from both above and below the water. Several photographers appear to be trying to capture different images of the surfer as he passes by. We’d love to see the rest of the results too.
One man and his pooch
A simple selfie of one man and his furry friend taking a ride. We’re not sure this is particularly safe, but there’s no denying it’s awesome.
A close encounter
Another cracking photo of an underwater encounter with local wildlife. We love these animal close-ups and seeing creatures captured in their natural environment.
Another GoPro combined with watersports fun. This image is brilliantly framed to show the awesome reflection in the waters below.
Catching some waves
A surfer clings to their GoPro as they head off into the waves and the results are awesome. Simple photos like this are what GoPro cameras are built for. Just be sure not to drop them!
Top of the world
There’s certainly got to be some freedom at the top of these mountains. The views are staggering and make a wonderful end to what was no doubt a tough upward trek to the peak.
The downward tumble
Another favourite use for GoPro cameras is capturing the view on the way down when parachuting from a plane. With a simple head mount, some fairly fantastic views can be captured for all to see.
A close-up with nature
This sort of snaps shows how versatile GoPro cameras can be. It’s just as possible to capture an amazing animal portrait as it is a bonkers surfing selfie. The results are amazing too.
Gliders, sun shots and even a helicopter, this GoPro photo has it all. Aerial aerobatic fun captured for us all to enjoy.
A topsy-turvy view of the world
A group of parachutists take a fall to earth while holding hands. Makes for a cracking photo and if you look closely you’ll see a multitude of GoPro cameras strapped to helmets too.
Still waters and sunshine
Calm waters, check, sun on the horizon, check, another fantastic GoPro photo, check. You can’t go wrong with a still water shot, a solid GoPro photography favourite.
No, this is not a screenshot from Red Dead Redemption 2, it’s a real-life snap from the wild. Fantastic landscape and running waters make for thoroughly peaceful surroundings.
Parachuting in style
This guy is clearly a thrill seeker. As if parachuting isn’t fun enough, he’s also doing it backwards and wearing just a pair of shorts too. Why not.
Isn’t winter wonderful. This dog is clearly a big fan of fun in the snow. A brilliantly timed GoPro photo captures all the joy of jumping over logs and bounding about in the snow.
Another calm and serene view with a lady and her dog enjoying the waters. Nothing quite like a nice relaxing paddle and a perfectly posed photo.
Buried in the snow
These sorts of photos show just how versatile a GoPro can be. They work well outdoors, but are also highly capable in bright snowy conditions. The view is fantastic too. Snow covered trees stretch out as far as the eye can see.
Fun with the little one
With the right mount, you can make a GoPro hands free. Chest mounts, helmet mounts and more make it possible to capture all sorts of shots including fantastic family snaps to treasure for years.
Tearing up the slopes
A simple image of one man and his quest to tear up the ski slopes and have a great time in the snow.
A colourful and action-packed photo of a lone surfer catching some air over the top of a large crashing wave. Perfectly timed and brilliantly entertaining too.
Beauty in the beast
We love this simply framed photo. The large incoming wave looks almost tsunami-like in size thanks to the height of the camera. Yet the tranquil view speaks of peace and calm.
People love a good selfie and they don’t get much cooler than this. Wearing a t-shirt while hanging from an icy cliff – chilling!
A surfers view
There’s no denying that surfers get to see some pretty awesome views. Brilliant timing and an eye for the perfect waves results in some pretty special moments like this. An amazing view as a surfer passes underneath a large wave just as it breaks.
A rainbow painting
We’re not entirely sure how this photo was composed but it’s brilliant. An amazing rainbow painted between the trees and across the night’s sky.
A tight fit
Take a moment to admire this view, then look closely and you’ll see the climber stuck between the rocks. Looks like a narrow and difficult climb, but certainly makes for an amazing photo.
An icy climb
There’s no denying that GoPro cameras are regularly put to awesome use capturing some fairly extreme sports, snapping awesome views or highlighting adventures in numerous landscapes.
This ace shot by Giorgio Ghezzi certainly shows a flair for fun-packed, death-defying adventure with a climb up a steep icy cliff.
Birthday celebrations in style
Why be content with just a cake when you could take to the skies instead. This GoPro user managed a brilliant birthday celebration with an incredible skydiving experience and the photo to prove it.
Making a splash
One of the bonuses of a GoPro’s underwater capabilities is being able to see how the water reacts to human interaction. We love seeing high-impact actions captured in a single frame.
Gliding to glory
Aerial photos keep coming as more and more GoPro users take to the sky. These robust cameras are perfect for flight as much as they are any other use. This photo shows a brilliantly green mountain range and even a small urban centre sprawling out below.
A colourful light show
GoPro cameras are available to purchase pretty much all over the world. Which means we get to see incredible photos like this – with light shows painted in the sky. From lightning storms to the northern lights, GoPro cameras can capture them all.
A waterslide that goes on and on
Now, this looks like a lot of fun. This photographer put their GoPro to good use by capturing a great image of them sliding down an enormous waterfall.
The freedom eagle
It’s surprising how popular wildlife photography is among GoPro enthusiasts. The results are often impressive too – almost as much as the subject themselves.
Another wildlife photo captures a pod of killer whales swimming together. Magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
A wild ride
From the calmness of the sea, to the mean streets with some motorbiking fun. The humble GoPro is full of endless versatility.
Rollercoaster thrill ride
Why pay for hilarious rollercoaster photographs when you can take your own with a camera you can fit in your pocket? These sort of brilliant photos are so easy to snap yourself.
Rings and wings
More aerial acrobatics captured with the help of a GoPro. This photo not only includes multiple planes and a magnificent view, but smoke trails too.
Nothing to see here
Nothing to see here, just some bananas catching some waves. All perfectly normal.
A seat in the sky
We love this image. Another brilliant view of the landscape captured with the help of a parachute and a little patience.
A toothy view
This image almost looks like it’s been Photoshopped. A terrifying close-up view of a shark seeking out a quick snack. Not something you’d ever want to see outside of the cage.
Yet another impressive underwater shot captured with a GoPro. This image shows a mass of swimmers no doubt competing in some sort of race. An impressive, if turbulent view of the water.
Just hanging out
Because skydiving photographs aren’t interesting enough, this photographer has managed to capture a casual pose hanging from the wing of a plane.
A road with a view
A motorcyclist’s joy captured in a simple photo – a winding empty road, pleasant weather and the freedom to open up the throttle.
A horse with a view
Another Wild West adventure on horseback captured with the help of GoPro. This staggering hillside view of the world is certainly breathtaking. We wonder if the horse appreciates it as much as we do.
A death-defying view
We’re starting to think we should have included a warning at the start of this article for people who are scared of heights. This view is likely to make anybody’s heart skip a couple of beats, even with the safety rope tightly strapped on.
The standard use for GoPro cameras in most cases is capturing awesome high-speed photos and videos of reckless pursuits. This sort of sledding is perfect for such things. Looks like fantastically fast fun too.
Off among the clouds
Another hot air balloon ride with a brilliant view. We love how high above the clouds this shot is. If you look closely you’ll also spot another balloon emerging from the clouds below.
Climbing for a selfie
There’s something about climbing mountainsides and snapping selfies. These downward facing selfies are no doubt a lot easier to capture with a small GoPro.
Wave free shipping
We’re impressed with how still the water is here. Even the large ship isn’t making waves through these still waters and spoiling the view.
Making a splash
Another angle of surfing fun. Sticking a GoPro to a surfboard nearly always results in some pretty special shots. This angle gives a view you’re not likely to see unless you’re bodyboarding instead.
Wildlife photography made easy
Capturing animal portraits is easy when they’re curious. This little feathered guy has taken a particular interest in the GoPro and has sidled up for a closer look.
Tricks and timing
Capturing great action photos isn’t all about the trick, it’s also about timing. Catching some air while also snapping isn’t easy, but when it comes off, the results are fantastic.
This pooch might be enjoying some board time, but something else in the distance has got his attention. Makes for another brilliant photo though.
A killer photo
Just when you thought a landscape like this couldn’t get any better looking, along comes a whale to improve the scene. A quick snap and the view is captured forever.
A wild ride
A high up view of a snowboarder’s paradise. This incredible view must be enticing, if not fraught with danger and icy chills.
A peaceful horizon
There’s no denying this is a brilliant view of the landscape nicely coloured by the setting sun.
It’s peddle time
We’d imagine cycling underwater would be pretty tricky. It does, however, make for an awesome photo. Daft, but awesome.
White on white
A quick glimpse of this photo and you might miss the glider that’s almost camouflaged by the equally white snow on the floor below.
We love the idea of parachuting with a giant inflatable. They probably aren’t much use for slowing you down, but the photographic results are pretty unique. Plus, if you can land in a swimming pool or at the beach, you can get right into some water-based fun too.
Another GoPro snap showing the wonderful colours of the Northern lights illuminating the night’s sky.
A monkey call
This photo is great, it looks like this little guy is calling out to his friends about his new discovery. “Look what I’ve found guys, some human has left us a camera!”
Dolphins are known for being playful. We’re surprised he’s not bothered by the large ship making waves behind him. Makes for an awesome snap though.
Ready for lift-off
A colourful waterborne shot from the tropical paradise of Fiji. This view shows a seaplane readying for take-off from the crystal clear waters.
Rest in the middle of the lake
A brilliantly beautiful view of a manmade bridge stretching across a peaceful lakeside. Alba Lleshi snapped this image while walking around the lake and stopping for a rest.
It turns out that pigs don’t just like rolling in mud, they also like a nice dip in the sea too. This photo shows a cute pig taking a swim in the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas.
Dolphins in Hawaii
A smashing view captured while swimming with the dolphins off the coast of Hawaii. This underwater photo by Connor Trimble shows what an amazing world we live in.
Not your usual Christmas view – this photo was taken on Christmas Eve on the volcanic island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. Peaceful roads for a man to enjoy with just his motorbike and the cool winter winds to keep him company.
Dog in the hole
“When your dog starts to make a hole in the sand of the beach and you end up burying it in it”
Miriam Borrego Ruiz was clearly having some daft fun at the beach and that’s certainly one cooperative pooch!
A serene view of a perfectly still lake in Northern Italy. Alberto Rossetto snapped this image while on an adventurous bike ride. The brilliant colours of the Autumnal trees contrasting wonderfully with the cool waters of the lake.
What a night
This image is actually the combination of 400 photos into a single one. The result is what looks like a thousand shooting stars in the sky. Pretty spectacular, we’re sure you’ll agree.
Freediving in sea caves
Victor De Valles shows us just how versatile GoPro cameras can be with a brilliant underwater snap captured as he freedives with the fishes. We love how the light breaks through the water in this image. A simple, yet wonderful view of nature.
Machu Pichu is an Incan citadel nestled in the Andes Mountains high above Peru. It’s a popular tourist destination for the region and with this sort of breath-taking view, it’s easy to see why.
Wingsuit flying with clouds and friends
Another astounding Overcapture view above the clouds, proving again why GoPro cameras are such a strong favourite with skydivers.
A lone skateboarder makes the most of a winding and empty road on an early morning. The sun slowly creeps over the mountaintop as a new day begins. Another brilliantly simple shot chosen as photo of the day.
Powder lines with a view
A solitary snowboarder appears at the edge of this snap, barely visible in the jaw-dropping view of the snow-covered expanse that lays before them. Marvellous, untouched white powder stretches out as far as the eye can see. A snowboarder’s paradise indeed.
Atop the emerald ocean
Forward-facing shots from the bow of a boat seem to be a firm favourite amongst GoPro users. This one is pretty special too. The sparkling emerald waters glisten below the green-topped hillsides. Relaxing, calm and tranquil, this photo certainly inspires a warm happy feeling at how serene nature can be.
Sun breaking through the tree line, whitewater rapids beckoning in the distance, a GoPro strapped to a helmet. We have no doubt there were quite a few awesome photos taken on this kayaking ride, but this one is something special. The quiet before the storm? Or simply a fantastic view of nature at its best.
Communing with nature
GoPro photographer Mike Maholias warms his hands by an open fire as he communes with nature and relaxes by the peaceful waters of this still lake. This photo certainly makes us marvel at how many wonderful elements of nature can be squeezed into a single snap.
Swimming with the fishes
GoPro cameras are special because of how flexible they are. The underwater housing once again works its magic as Jeb Corliss captures a shoal of fish passing by with a few sharks thrown in for good measure. A range of creatures caught on camera peacefully and harmoniously floating around in the warm waters. What could be a better fit for a competition about the environment we live in than this?
Don’t look down
With a slightly less relaxing mountainous view, Victoria Nader shows us what a rather steep descent might look like. We’re pleased to be viewing this one from a safe distance but have to admire the courage of the photographer and the wonder of the view.
A peaceful paddle
This GoPro enthusiast took man’s best friend along for the ride on these calm lake waters. A beautiful scene lays before them and pooch seems to be contemplating the wonders of his life as he stares off into the distance.
This image by Cesar Palacios shows a brilliant view from Mexico with a crystal clear reflection of the skies above snapped during a brilliant cityscape.
Sky diving fun
The awesome GoPro is obviously an incredibly versatile camera and perfect for extreme sports, like diving out of perfectly good aeroplanes.
At first glance, you might think this was a man swimming with a shark or a wale but it’s actually an Ocean Sunfish. Apparently one of the heaviest bony fish in the world and also one of the most fertile. The female of species produces up to 300,000,000 eggs at a time.
Yesterday, the Georgia Department of Public Safety revealed that laptop computers in state police and Capitol police vehicles—as well as laptops used by Georgia’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division (the officers who operate trucking scales and safety spot checks)—had been taken offline by ransomware. The attack comes a week after Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a statewide emergency after “a malware attack on a few North Louisiana school systems,” bringing state resources to assist in the response. And also last week, the city power company in Johannesburg, South Africa, was hit by ransomware, taking down payment systems and causing power outages.
These are just the latest episodes in a long line of state and local government organizations that have fallen to ransomware attacks. As Louisiana was declaring a state of emergency, the Board of Estimates of the City of Baltimore was approving $10 million in spending to recover from the city’s nearly month-long IT outage caused by the RobbinHood ransomware. So today, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), the National Governors Association (NGA), and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) issued a warning urging organizations to take immediate steps to protect themselves against ransomware attacks. The hope is that state and local agencies will heed the warning and blunt the damage being done by recent ransomware variants.
The three steps urged by CISA, MS-ISAC, NGA, and NASCIO are fairly basic security hygiene: run daily backups, train staff on “cybersecurity awareness,” and “revisit and refine cyber incident response plans.” Unfortunately, these three steps may be beyond the capabilities of the organizations most likely to be hit by ransomware—school districts, government agencies, and small and mid-sized businesses that have IT budgets that place them below the information security poverty line.
Monroe City Schools in Louisiana apparently had backups in place and managed to respond quickly to what Superintendent Brent Vidrine confirmed was a targeted ransomware attack. The attack shared techniques used in the Ryuk ransomware strikes on a pair of Florida local governments and Georgia’s Judicial Council and Administrative Office of the Courts last month.
The school system’s IT department restored servers from a previous backup and was sweeping all computer systems for remaining malware before bringing them back onto the network. An investigation is ongoing.
But many school systems remain at risk. As Ars has previously reported, many districts are particularly vulnerable to ransomware attacks; based on security scan data, many school districts in the United States still have systems running vulnerable versions of the Windows SMB file sharing protocol directly exposed to the Internet. A review of recent data found more than 600 servers associated with school districts still running SMB version 1 on systems exposed to the Internet—more than two years after Microsoft issued patches and warnings about the vulnerability of those systems and a National Security Agency exploit of that vulnerability was leaked by Shadow Brokers.
In a press release today, a spokesperson for Louisiana’s Sabine Parish School Board said that the attack on the school system’s networks is “still under investigation,” and that state agencies–including the Louisiana Office of Technology Services, National Guard and Air National Guard “are aiding in these efforts.” The spokesperson said that there was no evidence that student or staff personal data was stolen in the attack. School is scheduled to open on August 12 in Sabine Parish; there’s no word on whether the ransomware attack will affect that scheduled start date.
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Reports quarterly operating profit of KRW 6.6 trillion
on sales of KRW 56.13 trillion
Memory chip market remains weak, demand seen recovering
amid external uncertainties
Investments in future technologies such as AI,
automotive components to continue
Samsung Electronics today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. The Company posted KRW 56.13 trillion in consolidated quarterly revenue and KRW 6.6 trillion in quarterly operating profit.
The weakness and price declines in the memory chip market persisted as effects of inventory adjustments by major datacenter customers in the previous quarters continued, despite a limited recovery in demand.
The Display Panel Business reported improvement due to a one-off gain in mobile displays and stronger sales of rigid OLED panels, which offset losses from large displays.
The Mobile Business posted stronger shipments on new mass market models but was overall weighed down by slower sales of flagship models and increased marketing expenses. The Network Business posted solid results on the commercialization of 5G service in South Korea.
The Consumer Electronics Division was boosted by strong sales of new appliance products and improved profitability of refrigerators and washing machines, although profits from TVs fell slightly YoY due to intensifying competition.
Looking ahead to the second half, Samsung expects persistent uncertainties in the memory business, although demand is seen growing further on strong seasonality and adoption of higher-density products. For system semiconductors, higher demand in mobile APs, image sensors and display driver ICs (DDIs) is also expected to be seen.
For displays, new smartphone product launches are set to help mobile display earnings but overall sluggish demand in the broad smartphone market may limit upside potential.
As competition in the smartphone market is seen increasing in the second half, Samsung plans to enhance its product lineup and expand sales of new mass market models. The Network Business will prioritize building the foundation for its global 5G business expansion.
The Consumer Electronics Division expects a seasonal boost in TV sales and will focus on premium models, while offering new appliances such as Bespoke refrigerators and AirDressers.
The Company is facing challenges from uncertainties not only in business areas but also from changes in the global macroeconomic environment. Samsung will, however, continue to invest in enhancing business capabilities and future technologies, including 5G, system semiconductors, artificial intelligence and automotive components, for longer-term growth.
In the second quarter, Samsung Electronics’ capital expenditure stood at KRW 6.2 trillion, including KRW 5.2 trillion spent on semiconductors and KRW 0.5 trillion on displays. Total capital expenditure in the first half was KRW 10.7 trillion, including KRW 8.8 trillion for semiconductors and KRW 0.8 trillion for displays.
The main portion of the Company’s 2019 capex is earmarked for building infrastructure to address demand beyond 2019, and a larger percentage of this year’s investment will be made in the second half.
Semiconductor Sees 2H Demand Recovery Amid External Uncertainties
The Semiconductor Business posted consolidated revenue of KRW 16.09 trillion and operating profit of KRW 3.4 trillion for the quarter.
Despite weak market conditions, the Memory Business saw demand for NAND and DRAM increase as mobile and storage applications continued to adopt higher-density products and as datacenter customers resumed purchasing. In the second half, demand is expected to grow although the Company sees volatility in the overall industry due to increased external uncertainties.
For NAND, demand for high-density, high value-added datacenter and mobile storage is likely to continue to grow and the market is expected to gradually stabilize from the third quarter. In SSD, deployment of high-density, high-performance products for datacenters will expand, while demand for mobile applications is expected to increase with the release of high-end smartphones with storage of more than 128GB. The Company will focus on strengthening competitiveness in the premium market and plans to mass produce 6th generation V-NAND this year.
For DRAM, overall demand is expected to increase due to seasonal effects amid external uncertainties. Server demand is expected to increase gradually as customers adjust their inventory levels and resume purchasing, while PC demand is also likely to expand. Memory demand from mobile applications is expected to show a steady increase due to the launch of new models from major customers and the trend toward high-density products. The Company plans to actively address customer demand through a flexible product mix and maintain technical leadership with the ramping up of 1Y-nm products.
For the System LSI Business, earnings were solid as demand increased for multiple cameras and high-resolution, large-pixel image sensors. The Company also increased the supply of 5G chipset solutions and continued to develop a next-generation one-chip 5G System-on-Chip for future technology leadership. In the second half, demand for mobile AP, image sensor, and DDI products is expected to grow on stronger smartphone seasonality. Looking ahead, Samsung plans to increase the supply of high value-added products including 64MP image sensors and EUV 7-nm APs and also diversify product offerings by developing 3D/fingerprint-on-display sensors and chips for automotive and IoT applications.
For the Foundry Business, results were robust on the back of strong demand from a major customer’s 8/10-nm mobile AP and image sensor products. In addition, new orders from customers increased in the 10/14-nm process and applications diversified to include mobile, HPC, automotive and network products. In the second half, earnings growth is expected to continue due to the ongoing expansion of orders for AP, image sensors and DDI as well as increased demand for HPCs, including crypto currency mining chips. The Company plans to start mass production of EUV 6-nm process and aims to strengthen its competitiveness through tape-out of the EUV 5-nm process and by completing 4-nm process development.
Display Sees Further Improvement in 2H
The Display Panel Business reported KRW 7.62 trillion in consolidated revenue and KRW 0.75 trillion in operating profit for the quarter, returning to a profit from the previous three-month period thanks to a one-time gain and a gradual recovery in customer demand.
Mobile display earnings increased, led by higher shipments of OLED panels featuring new technologies such as fingerprint-on-display and hole display. Large display sales also saw a slight improvement from the previous quarter on demand for premium panels and reduced costs.
Looking ahead to the second half, Samsung expects a further recovery in mobile displays from stronger sales and higher production, as major customers are planning to launch new products. Demand for OLED screens is seen to grow steadily as the smartphone industry increasingly adopts slimmer displays to accommodate 5G-enabling components.
Samsung will continue to incorporate more value-added features into its panels and improve production efficiency, while closely monitoring and responding to global macroeconomic uncertainties and their potential negative impact on the market.
For large displays, despite growing demand for premium TV panels, continued capacity expansion in the overall LCD industry is likely to weigh on market conditions. Samsung will continue efforts to improve profitability by focusing on premium TV panels and expanding in other applications such as monitors and Public Information Display.
Mobile to Enhance Flagship Lineup and New Galaxy A series
The IT & Mobile Communications Division posted KRW 25.86 trillion in consolidated revenue and KRW 1.56 trillion in operating profit for the quarter.
While the overall market saw demand for smartphones decline due to the negative macroeconomic environment and seasonal weakness, Samsung’s smartphone shipments increased QoQ led by strong sales of the new Galaxy A Series, including the Galaxy A50 and A70. However, sales of flagship models fell QoQ on weak sales momentum for the Galaxy S10 and stagnant demand for premium products.
Increased costs associated with growing competition in the mid- to low- end segment and inventory adjustments of older models resulted in a drop in profit for the Mobile Business. On the other hand, earnings for the Networks Business improved thanks to the expansion of commercial 5G service in South Korea and LTE networks in overseas markets.
In the second half, the overall mobile market demand is expected to remain weak due to growing uncertainties over the global economy and trade. Samsung will continue to strengthen its flagship lineup and increase sales of new mass market models. The Company will promptly respond to the changing business environment, and step up efforts to secure profitability by enhancing efficiency across development, manufacturing and marketing operations.
In the third quarter, Samsung will focus on successful launches of new innovative products – the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Fold. It will enhance the 5G smartphone lineup to take the lead in the new market and introduce more competitive A series models in the second half to extend the ongoing positive momentum in mass market smartphone sales.
The Network Business will continue to solidify its position in the global 5G market, leveraging its leadership in the 5G service commercialization in South Korea and the United States.
Consumer Electronics Boosted By Digital Appliances
The Consumer Electronics Division, comprised of the Visual Display and Digital Appliances businesses, recorded KRW 11.07 trillion in consolidated revenue and KRW 0.71 trillion in operating profit for the second quarter of 2019.
Earnings for the Visual Display business edged down both QoQ and YoY due to intensifying price competition in the market. However, Samsung’s product-mix improved in the second quarter via early launches of new models and the expansion of premium product sales such as QLED and super-large screen TVs.
Despite negatives such as unfavorable foreign exchange rates in some emerging markets and increasingly protective global trade practices, conditions in the TV market are expected to stay largely unchanged in the second half of 2019. Samsung plans to maximize end-year sales through close cooperation with retail partners and cementing the 8K leadership by positioning QLED 8K TVs as mainstream TVs.
For the Digital Appliances business, profits grew significantly YoY thanks to improvements in the profitability of key appliances like refrigerators and washing machines. Strong summer demand of air conditioners including Samsung’s Wind-Free Air Conditioner also contributed to robust sales.
Through the rest of the year, Samsung will focus on marketing new lifestyle products for consumers, such as Bespoke refrigerators and AirDressers. The Company will also continue to strengthen the B2B business which includes built-in appliances and system air conditioners.
※ Consolidated Sales and Operating Profit by Segment based on K-IFRS (2017~2019 2Q)
Note 1: Sales for each business include intersegment sales
Note 2: CE (Consumer Electronics), IM (IT & Mobile Communications), DS (Device Solutions), DP (Display Panel)
Note 3: Information on annual earnings is stated according to the business divisions as of 2019
Note 4: From Q1 2017, earnings from the Health & Medical Equipment Business (HME) are excluded from the CE Division
Say hello to the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR camera with a vari-angle screen, the Canon EOS 250D. Well, it’s called that in the UK, whereas the US gets the EOS Rebel SL3 and elsewhere in the world gets the EOS 200D II. Confused yet? We do wonder why Canon opts for so many naming forms for the same product…
It was only 18 months ago – in September 2017 – that we reviewed the Canon 200D, the 250D’s predecessor, so why the appearance of a follow-up so soon in Canon’s product cycle? It’s all about updated processing and, in turn, 4K video capture.
That’s an important change, because initially Canon was reluctant to sport 4K capture on anything but its highest-end kit. As the market demands and normalises the expectation for 4K, Canon is responding and introducing in into many of its products.
However, the presence of the Digic 8 processor and this 4K addition are the only real differences compared to the 200D (which is why we think the 200D II naming convention would make more sense).
Still, the 250D is built on solid features. There’s a vari-angle LCD screen to the rear, built-in optical viewfinder up top, a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor at its core, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, and up to five frames-per-second (5fps) burst shooting.
The Canon EOS 250D (200D II / Rebel SL3) will be available in black, white and silver finishes from 25 April 2019, priced £529.99 (€599.99) body-only or £599.99 (€709.99) with the EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 kit lens.
A systems engineer identified in media reports as a former Amazon employee has been arrested on charges that she hacked into Capital One’s network and stole sensitive data for about 106 million people, according to an FBI court filing and a statement from the Virginia-based bank.
Defendant Paige A. Thompson, 33, of Seattle was an employee of Amazon Web Services, The New York Times and Bloomberg News reported, citing company representatives. FBI Special Agent Joel Martini wrote in a criminal complaint filed on Monday that a GitHub account belonging to Thompson showed that, earlier this year, someone exploited a firewall vulnerability in Capital One’s network that allowed an attacker to execute a series of commands on the bank’s servers.
Capital One has confirmed the intrusion and said it affected about 100 million individuals in the US and 6 million people in Canada. Personal information taken included names, incomes, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. Social security numbers for 140,000 people were also obtained, and about 80,000 bank account numbers were accessed.
Social Insurance numbers for about 1 million Canadians were also obtained. No credit card numbers or login credentials were compromised. The data came from credit card applications filed from 2005 through early 2019; customer status data, such as credit scores, credit limits, balances, payment history, and contact information; and fragments of transaction data from a total of 23 days during 2016, 2017 and 2018. It’s unlikely the stolen data was used in fraud or was widely disseminated, bank officials said.
“While I am grateful that the perpetrator has been caught, I am deeply sorry for what has happened,” Richard D. Fairbank, Capital One founder, chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “I sincerely apologize for the understandable worry this incident must be causing those affected, and I am committed to making it right.”
One command executed in the firewall hack allowed the intruder to gain credentials for an administrator account known as *****WAF-Role. The command in turn enabled access to bank data stored under contract by a cloud computing company that went unnamed in court documents, but was identified as AWS by the NYT and Bloomberg. Other commands allowed the attacker to enumerate Capital One folders stored on AWS and to copy their contents. IP addresses and other evidence ultimately showed that Thompson was the person who exploited the vulnerability and posted the data to Github, Martini said.
Thompson allegedly used a VPN from IPredator and Tor in an attempt to cover her tracks. At the same time, Martini said that much of the evidence tying her to the intrusion came directly from things she posted to social media or put in direct messages. A June 26 Slack posting and another post the next day to an unnamed service, for instance, both referred to the WAF-Role account.
In response to a June 27 post, someone told her: “sketchy shit. don’t go to jail, plz.” Using the handle erratic she responded [sic throughout]:
wa wa wa wa, wa wa wa wa wa wa wawaaaaaaaaaaa. I’m like >ipredator > tor >s3 on all this shit .. i wanna get it off my server thats why Im archiving all of it. Its all encrypted. I just dont want it around though. I gotta find somewhere to store it. That infobloxcto one is interesting. They have > 500 docker containers.
Martini said that, on June 18, a Twitter user with the screen name Erratic sent direct messages to another user that read: “I’ve basically strapped myself with a bomb vest, fucking dropping capitol ones dox and admitting it. I wanna distribute those buckets i think first. There ssns… with full name and dob.”
The unnamed receiver of those messages sent them to Capital One officials. Capital One officials also received an email dated July 17 from someone reporting that sensitive data was posted to Thompson’s Github account. “Let me know if you want help tracking them down,” the person wrote. It wasn’t immediately clear if the reports came from the same person or two different people. Other evidence tying Thompson to the hack included IP addresses, Martini said. Capital One confirmed the intrusion on July 19.
Thompson was arrested on Monday and is being detained pending a bail hearing scheduled for Thursday. She’s charged with a single count of computer fraud and faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. At a court hearing later in the day, according to Bloomberg News, Thompson “broke down and laid her head down on the defense table.”
Apple this week posted a pair of images to its regional website in Japan teasing what appears to be plans to open two new brick-and-mortar stores in the country later this year.
The company recently updated its retail webpage with cycling banner graphics publicizing renovations at Apple Omotesando and two stylized Apple logos potentially representing plans to open new locations sometime in 2019.
Apple has in the past used artistic renderings of its trademark logo to promote retail operations in Asia, including store renovations and grand openings in Japan and China. In Japan, the general motif sees the Apple logo precede Japanese kanji characters that denote the store’s location.
In early 2018, for example, the company teased a then-upcoming shop in Shinjuku with logo art reminiscent of neon lights, a nod to the bustling Tokyo ward’s rich nightlife. Later that year, Apple advertised the impending opening of its Kyoto location with a stylized logo set off against a traditional patchwork pattern.
Not much is known about the forthcoming outlets beyond the two teaser images on Apple’s website. One version shows off the logo in a series of four lines with gradated colors that borrow from Apple’s classic rainbow branding, while the other hints at an orange sun reflecting off an arrangement of progressively thin slats. Beneath both logos sits text that translates to “planned for 2019.”
It can be speculated that one of the new designs relates to a rumored store thought to be under construction at the base of the Mitsubishi building next to Tokyo Station in the capital’s Marunouchi district. Apple’s line drawing might pay homage to the multiple train and subway stops lines that converge in the area, each of which bears a different color on official city maps.
Apple is quickly building out its physical presence in Japan. Last year, former retail chief Angela Ahrendts announced a five-year plan to reinvest in the market with new brick-and-mortar locations and a series of renovations. The company currently operates eight locations across the country.
The flagship series NEX is Vivo’s premium line-up and is the leading representation of innovation in design, performance, as well as cutting-edge technologies. With the notch-free Ultra FullView™ Display, NEX fulfills the bezel-less dream with 91.24% screen-to-body, giving gamers a truly immersive experience. Its world’s first Elevating Front Camera hides in the body of the phone and elevates to allow consumers to take selfies exactly as they have in the past.
Now, Vivo has brought NEX to a greater new height with the latest optimization and gaming feature upgrade. This also reinforce Vivo’s commitment to empower gamers, especially during the PUBG MOBILE Club Open Global Finals 2019. With this upgrade, NEX ensures that gamers will be using the best-in-class gaming software throughout the competition.
Vivo Multi-Turbo Engine to ensure a smooth-running gaming experience
NEX features the Vivo Multi-Turbo Engine to deliver optimum performance even during the most intense mobile gameplay. It combines several turbo features including: Game Turbo, Center Turbo, Cooling Turbo and AI Turbo to ensure the smoothest possible gaming experience.
‘Game Turbo’ connects to the game performance SDK to enable optimizations specific to a number of popular mobile games including PUBG MOBILE.
‘Center Turbo’ prioritizes CPU and internal storage resources to ensure maximum performance for games even when there are multiple applications running simultaneously in the background. This ultimately reduces FPS drops by 78%.
‘Cooling Turbo’ ensures the smartphone does not overheat via cooling and thermal management features when gamers are deep in the heat of battle.
‘AI Turbo’ anticipates resource intensive scenarios and intelligently allocates CPU/GPU power to ensure a smooth gaming experience. Through the support of AI prediction, the startup speed of users’ applications is increased by more than 20% as compared to the original application startup mechanism.
Turbo Mode optimizes display for PUBG MOBILE
Turning on the Turbo mode on NEX activates the display optimization tailored for PUBG MOBILE. Exclusive to NEX as a result of the partnership with PUBG MOBILE, this display optimization feature supports HDR + extreme and delivers a stable high frame rate.
Users can enable the Turbo Mode on PUBG MOBILE application for NEX.
PMCO 2019 Spring Split
The PMCO 2019 Spring Split began in March, with more than 30,000 teams from around the world participating in official in-game qualifiers. Another Fall Split is planned for later this year.
For more information about PMCO 2019 and participating teams, please visit here.
Vivo is a leading global technology company committed to creating trendsetting smart mobile products and services. Vivo is devoted to forming a vibrant mobile internet ecosystem, and currently owns and operates an extensive network of research operations, with R&D centers in San Diego, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Beijing, Hangzhou and Taipei. These centers focus on the development of cutting-edge consumer technologies including 5G, AI, mobile photography and next-generation smartphone design. Vivo has also set up 5 production bases around the world across China, South Asia and Southeast Asia.
Vivo has over two hundred million users enjoying its mobile products and services around the world. Vivo features offline retail stores in over 1,000 cities worldwide.
About PUBG MOBILE
PUBG MOBILE is developed by Tencent Games and PUBG Corporation and based on PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, the original PC and Xbox One gaming phenomenon that took the world of interactive entertainment by storm in 2017. Up to 100 players parachute onto a remote island to do battle in a winner-takes-all showdown. Players must locate and scavenge their own weapons, vehicles and supplies, and defeat every player in a visually and tactically rich battleground that forces players into a shrinking play zone.
The new year started with a pretty self-obsessed viral craze – with everyone posting 2009 vs 2019 comparison photos to show just how much or how little they’ve changed over the years.
One master of Photoshop took the challenge in a different direction though. Ard Gelinck (aka @photo_time_traveling) started posting images of celebrities and well-known faces on Instagram alongside images of their former selves.
In some cases, decades have passed since the original photos, the comparisons are something really special. Journey with us through history as we present a selection of our favourites.
It’s a subject of much debate on the internet, but in our mind, Sean Connery is the best Bond. He’s also an incredible actor and a handsome devil. This Photoshopping of him standing next to his younger self only goes to show how he’s only getting better with age.
Michael J. Fox
We’re huge Michael J. Fox fans and even more so of Back to the Future – what self-respecting geek isn’t? So this image of Mr Fox hanging out with Marty McFly is truly a thing of beauty.
It turns out that footballing legend Christiano Ronaldo has always had a bit of a cheeky grin. We bet when he was this young though he never dreamt of what the future would hold for him.
A cheerful Tom Cruise wraps an arm around his younger and much more serious self. Many years have passed, but Cruise may well be proof that some men get better with age.
English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse may have tragically passed away in early 2011, but here she lives on with two beautiful visions of her past in one brilliantly crafted photo.
Robert De Niro
The brilliant Robert De Niro hugs his younger self. A throwback to an era when he had a much more impressive head of hair. We wonder what these two versions of him would talk about if they could really meet up like this.
Another British singer-songwriter gone, but not forgotten. This photo works as a brilliant homage to the lead vocalist of Queen who was also recently paid tribute to in Bohemian Rhapsody, the superb biographic starting Rami Malek.
Richard Gere started acting in the 1970s, he’s come a long way since. He’s even been seen as a sex symbol a few times over the decades. Thanks to Ard Gelinck, we now get to see him like we never have before. There are probably at least twenty years or more between these photos, yet they’ve been convincingly Photoshopped together.
We’re not sure what Tom Selleck’s secret is, but this side-by-side photo of him seems to show his moustache getting better with age. There’s no denying he’s magnificent and this brilliant Photoshopping is a wonderful piece of art that we’re sure he’d love.
Clint Eastwood might be pushing 90 years old, but he’s still in the acting game and going strong too. He started acting in the 1950s and later moved on to directing and producing too – creating quite a brilliant filmography over the decades. This amazing Photoshopped image shows a weathered but not broken Clint Eastwood with his young self happily and grumpily posing for the camera.
Wax on, wax off. Years on, years off. A brilliant “then and now” vision of acting legend Ralph Macchio, best known for his role in The Karate Kid. It looks more like a photo of a proud father and his son, but we love how the younger version appears to be looking off into the middle-distance, perhaps wondering what lays ahead in his future.
The Fresh Prince kicks it with a suited and booted grown-up version of himself. We really enjoy the little touches to this Photoshopping – like the way the image has been seemingly taken with an old Polaroid camera.
A classic snap of Julia Roberts during her role in Pretty Woman. Hilariously, the original photo showed Julia Roberts embracing co-star Richard Gere, but she’s now hugging an older version of herself thanks to the power of Photoshop.
Henry Winkler might be best known as Fonzie from 1970’s sitcom Happy Days, but his smile is just as awesome today as it was all those decades ago. This is one happy chappy, who’s still got acting chops too – we loved him in HBO’s “Barry” in 2018.
Action hero star and acting legend Mel Gibson is yet another addition to this list of brilliantly handsome men who have just got better with age. We love the happy results of this Photoshopping too. It might not be as convincing as the others, but it’s hard to see past the piercing gaze anyway.
Don’t hassle the Hoff. Never hassle the Hoff. Unless, that is, you’ve created an awesome Photoshop image of him that he’ll no doubt love.
They say that you should never get on a plane, boat or space ship with this man as he doesn’t make for a great travelling companion. He does, however, make an amazing actor. He also makes another great “then and now” photo.
This Photoshopping seems perfectly timed considering the rekindling of the love for Rocky and its rebooting with spin-off film Creed. Sylvester Stallone keeps on throwing great punches too.
Michael J. Fox (again)
We’ve always had a soft spot for Michael J. Fox. He’s not had an easy life thank to his battle with Parkinson’s but he’s not let it hold him back from doing great things. This Photoshopping is not quite as fantastic as the man, but certainly a good tribute to him.
A thoroughly enjoyable vision of a young Harry Potter (aka Daniel Radcliffe) with his older and more worldly self. We thoroughly enjoy this Photoshopping and how it’s presented with the young Radcliffe sitting taller above his older self.
This is one then and now photo that really stands out from the rest. Somehow, the younger George Clooney almost doesn’t even look like the same man.