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
Best Gopro Photos Motorcycle
Best Gopro Photos Heat Lightning
Best Gopro Photos Alaska Night
The 33 Best GoPro Photos Ever Taken Will Make Your Jaw Drop
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Liked these? Check out Amos Chapple's stunning drone photos, or see the view from a GoPro mounted on a fighting robot.

Adam Rowe
Adam Rowe
Adam Rowe is a freelance writer and editor with a taste for science fiction, weird history, and overly ambitious pet projects.
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