30 Great iPhone Photos of Rivers, Lakes, Seas And More

Thanks for participating in this weekly iPhoneography contest! This week the contest theme was water, and any photos showing water from raindrops to the ocean could be submitted. In total 325 incredible iPhone photos were submitted this week, and in this post you’ll find the ones that I think deserve special attention.

Water iPhone Photo 23

@PaulMoore

Water iPhone Photo 1

@adam__o

Water iPhone Photo 2

@bhuwanmaharjan

Water iPhone Photo 3

@Cachorro12

Water iPhone Photo 4

@cbrinberg

Water iPhone Photo 5

@chrisstern

Water iPhone Photo 6

@christheblue

Water iPhone Photo 7

@dinalf

Water iPhone Photo 8

@dorislbritton

Water iPhone Photo 9

@erikacbrothers

Water iPhone Photo 10

@Esperluete

Water iPhone Photo 11

@Gal0611

Water iPhone Photo 12

@ginafegalig

Water iPhone Photo 13

@goharadziszewska

Water iPhone Photo 14

@iamscottiew

Water iPhone Photo 15

@jeffreysimpson

Water iPhone Photo 16

@jerzyjachym

Water iPhone Photo 17

@justdragonfly

Water iPhone Photo 18

@karmagami

Water iPhone Photo 19

@kateamberley

Water iPhone Photo 20

@lukejc1

Water iPhone Photo 21

@michal_koralewski

Water iPhone Photo 22

@myby_one

Water iPhone Photo 24

@simirani

Water iPhone Photo 25

@snedds19

Water iPhone Photo 26

@staceysmith8

Water iPhone Photo 27

@sullivja

Water iPhone Photo 28

@szklanowski

Water iPhone Photo 29

@woldberg

Water iPhone Photo 30

@ziembickakasia

How to Enter the Next Photo Contest

While the things you can do with editing and photo apps are just incredible, none of that really matters if you’re starting out with a bad photo. In fact, I have a saying that no editing can turn a bad photo into a good one…

So if you really want to grow as a photographer, you want to master the fundamentals of great photography first and only then focus on apps and editing. That’s why the new contest theme is photos that haven’t been edited in any way (besides cropping).

HDR and long exposure photos are permitted, but photos taken with live filters will not be accepted. Let’s keep this contest as pure as we can!

To participate, simply tag your photos using IPSNoFilter tag on EyeEm. You can tag photos in the description field when you upload them, or when you edit the description of a photo that has already been uploaded (tap the three dots icon to edit a photo).

All photos must be shot and edited on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Please upload photos to EyeEm in full resolution and without any watermarks to make sure I can feature them on the website. Please do not submit more than 10 photos each week.

The submission deadline is Sunday, May 4.

  • Niels Woldberg

    Great collection! I wasn’t expecting my photo here. So I’m really happy to see it among all these amazing photos. It’s interesting to see how everyone interprets the theme and get such a variety. Next challange is going to be a tough one. Congrats to all the artist in above.

    • Thanks Niels! I know, it always amazes me how different and creative all the submissions are. The next one won’t be easy, but I hope it’s fun!

  • goh.

    Thanks Emil for featuring my photo and congrats to all other artists! Next contest sounds like a chalange – is straightening allowed? I hate these milimeters that curve the horizon;)

  • Luke

    Thank you for including my photo. Congrats to everyone else who was featured too. There were so many outstanding photos this week!

  • Claire Brinberg

    Thank you, Emil! Your challenges and lessons really help me focus and improve!

  • 3xMama

    Fantastic collection this week!

    • I know I say this every week, but this weeks winners are just incredible 🙂

  • Ernestheo

    yooo the next contest seems really fun!

  • simirani

    Awesome collection! Congrats all! 🙂 Thank you Emil for including my shot! 🙂

    • Thanks for participating, I hope to see you participate next week!

  • Cachorro12

    Thank you for choosing my pic Emil 🙂 But the next contest will be a challenge for me :S, I do like to do my app staking. but lets see what happens.

    • It’s always good to step out of your comfort zone and learn something new 🙂

  • atsash

    Congrats everyone! Absolutely wonderful picks, Emil.

    • Thank you atsash! I hope to see you participate this week!

  • Jayanth

    amazing pictures
    congrats everyone

  • Paul Moore

    Hi Emil, Thanks very much for including one of my photos in this week’s wonderful selection. Looking forward to the challenge of next weeks theme as I edit every photo before I post them 🙂

    • Paul, I absolutely love your work and we should do an interview some day. Send me an email if you’re interested (there’s a contact page at the bottom).

  • Elaine Taylor

    You’re so good at this Emil. Another incredible selection.

    Congrats everyone!

    • Thanks Elaine, but I’m only as good as the great photos that people submit 🙂