Love runs deep in the 500px community; if we’ve learned anything from our latest “Celebrate Love” Photo Quest it’s this fact! Today we reach the half-way point of the quest, and already we’re at almost 9,000 submissions! You’ve officially blown every other Photo Quest we’ve done out of the water with more beautiful photos submitted than any other quest… in half the time.

Maybe it was the amazing prize—a Canon 5D Mark III kit worth over $3,000 generously donated by our friends at Preservation & Creation—or maybe it’s this universal subject that runs so deep with everybody, but you’ve all blown us away with your stunning submissions.

What’s more, you’ve taken our advice to heart and shown what “love” means to YOU. We’ve seen everything from abstract and symbolic photos, to romantic portraits, to touching moments between parents and their children, to that special kind of love you only seem to see between animals. Every kind of love.

Love is in the air by Alberto Suárez on

There’s still time to enter the Quest if you haven’t submitted yet. The submission period officially ends on February 29th at midnight Eastern time, and you can find out all about the quest and how to qualify for the prize here.

And if what you’re waiting on is inspiration, we’ve got you covered there as well. Scroll down to see 30 of our favorite submissions to the Quest so far!


this is love. by Miki Fujii on

True love squeeze by Marta Everest on

Father and Son Love! by Umar Naqshbandi on

Winter love story by Maryna Khomenko on

I love nature by Astrid Dorey on

Lovers by Eva Lechner on


Love by Andreas Fan on


Fly over Trolltunga by Zhuokang Jia on

Starry lovers by Ivan Pedretti  on

Best friend love by Casey Bebernes on

Forever ............!! by Silvano Ruffini on

Almost Sweet by Sandy Cutting on

Bride and Groom by Calvin Ang on

the kiss by Ludwig Winkler on

Lionlove by Jenny Freudenberg on

Rain by Ruslan Grigoriev on

Winter Tale by Pedro Quintela on

Long LOVE  (83 Year) by Sarawut Intarob on

Autumn hugs by Iza ?yso? on

Paris Lovers by Alberto Suárez on

True Love by Jan vdB on

Light My Fire by Stanislav Novak on

Love dream in Iceland by Jenny Coppe on

You and Me! by Alberto Suárez on

Love by Ben Robson on

Happy Valentine

Chasing the Sunset by Pedro Quintela on

To find out more about the “Celebrate Love” Photo Quest or submit YOUR photos to the contest and potentially win that Canon camera kit, click here.

P.S. As a bonus to our users in the USA, use the promo code FREE500 to claim a free pack of 10 prints from Preservation & Creation! Discover a whole new type of love: the love you feel when you hold a physical print of your photo in your hand for the very first time. Click here to redeem, but act fast, this offer is only available to the first 1,000 people who claim it!