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The Fantastic Real-Life Filming Locations Of Game Of Thrones

Published by Klassy Goldberg · April 6th 2014

Big Game of Thrones fan? You've come to the right place! As we wait with bated breath for the season premiere of Game of Thrones, let's journey to the stunning real-life filming locations of this epic fantasy series. The fictional worlds of Westeros and Essos span many continents in real life across the globe—from mystical Northern Ireland to sultry Croatia. The best part? You can actually visit them yourself! Scroll down below for a peek, relive some awesome scenes in the video clips, and unleash your burning wanderlust.


Doune Castle in Scotland

Castle Ward in Northern Ireland

Tollymore Forest in Northern Ireland

Where the Starks first meet the direwolves as puppies.

Audley's Castle and Woods in Northern Ireland


The Dark Hedges in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland

King's Landing

Dubrovnik in Croatia

Iron Islands

Ballintoy Harbour in Northern Ireland

The Eyrie in the Vale of Arryn

Meteora in Greece

On the TV series, a CGI of the fictional stronghold was added to enhance the rock pinnacles of Meteora.

The Wall and Land Beyond The Wall

Svínafellsjökull Glacier

Þingvellir National Park

Lake Mývatn

Dothraki Wedding in Essos

Azure Window in Malta

Slaver's Bay

Essaouira in Morocco

Yunkai (Yellow City)

Ait Benhaddou in Morocco

Dragonstone (the scene where Melisandre burns the Seven Gods)

Downhill Beach in Northern Ireland

Can't get enough of Game of Thrones?
See awesome Game of Thrones-inspired images here.
View a tutorial on Game of Thrones-inspired portraits here.

What are your thoughts on the show, the A Song of Ice and Fire books it was adapted from, and tonight's premiere episode? Let's talk below!

45 Charming Cherry Blossoms That Will Inspire Your Day

Published by Klassy Goldberg · April 4th 2014

Spring is now in full bloom! For some us, it's the season of the cherry blossom tree. In Japan, this tree's pretty pink flowers are known as sakura. And while the sakura matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) may be a thousand-year tradition in Japan, it is also being enjoyed around the world wherever cherry blossom trees grow and ripen. We're loving these 45 photos of cherry blossoms across the globe—from countrysides to cities. Scroll down, and spring forward!

Can't get enough of these gorgeous cherry blossoms? Browse some more!

Check Out Canon Canada's Photo Assignment Winners

Published by Klassy Goldberg · April 4th 2014

The Canon Canada Photo Assignment is closed, and the results are in. We've received thousands of amazing submissions—thank you to everyone who participated!

We will be contacting each of the winning photographers to place their photos on 500px Prime.
Scroll down to see all 43 of Canon Canada's chosen photos.

At Play

Personal Connection


Congratulations to all the winners! Canon Canada could use these 43 photos for any of their future marketing initiatives. We're happy to partner with Canon Canada to bring you this opportunity!

To see all At Play entries, click here.
To see all Personal Connection entries, click here.
To see all Getaway entries, click here.

Cover Photo Challenge For Next Month: Seascapes + This Month’s Winner

Published by Klassy Goldberg · April 2nd 2014

April has arrived! It's time to for a new Cover Photo Challenge. We're sailing out to sea. The challenge theme is SEASCAPES, and it's up to your own interpretation — oceans, seas, or any body of water.

You can submit by tagging your relevant images with 500pxSeascapes. The winning photo will be our official Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ cover photo in May. You have until April 30, 2014 at 11:59 P.M. PST to submit and tag your photos.

And now, our April challenge winner:

Congrats to OLLI HANKA for winning our Up In The Air challenge! His photo will be our Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ cover photo for the entire month.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Up In The Air challenge last month! We can't wait to see your Seascapes submissions. Happy snapping!

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22 Insects Too Crafty To Be Caught By The Naked Eye

Published by rylihennessey · April 2nd 2014

Some things are just too small, too fast, or too subtle to be caught by the naked eye. Lucky for you, we have an entire collection of images from the unseen world of insects captured by photographers, and available for license exclusively on 500px Prime. This is not for the squeamish! Hairy arachnids, stinging bees, and the compound eyes of flies are all revealed. But if you ask us, they're all quite alluring.


Xylocopa Violacea by Matteo Senesi on 500px


Just hanging around ...  by Manuel Faessler on 500px


Moth by Matteo Senesi on 500px


Still hungry by Johari (Paklang) Saad on 500px


Alien Face by Matteo Senesi on 500px


Locust by Matteo Senesi on 500px


Beautiful Machaon  by Sébastien Delarbre  on 500px

Photograph Un 

pò di Fortuna by Matteo Senesi on 500px


Ommatius ouachitensis by Donald Jusa on 500px


Alone by Cherly Jong on 500px


Araneus diadematus by Matteo Senesi on 500px


Friends  by Alejandro  Ferrer Ruiz  on 500px


Libellula by Matteo Senesi on 500px


Just a little fly ... by Amine Fassi on 500px


Butterflies by Ravikanth Kurma on 500px


light and shade by Takeshi Hata on 500px


tximeleta gorri-beltza by gorka orexa on 500px


Droplet by John Cogan on 500px


Nano DOF Fight by Amine Fassi on 500px


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