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Let's face it - if there's a pro photographer in your life, they already know what they need, and what they want. But if you've got a loved one whose Instagram is starting to look a little more polished than usual (and it's not because they are stealing stock photos), these gifts might be just what they've been hoping for.

In the years after World War II, Berlin saw a number of new skyscrapers erected to provide the burgeoning middle class with affordable housing. Even though many were designed by famous architects they were eventually viewed as concrete monsters and mouldered in disuse, until recently.

I love the mystery of Robert Burn's underground tunnel photography. They look like portals into another world, entrances to alien homes and haunting, unused gateways leftover from a different time. But they're just photographs of tunnels in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that have been perfectly lit and captured to heighten the supernatural aspect.

These time-slice photographs of Shanghai and Hong Kong are beautifully unreal. In each photo, photographer Dan Marker-Moore captures an entire day of those amazing cities from one vantage point. You see day shift into night, sunlight giving way for city lights and it all adds up for photos that looks absolutely stunning.

My God, take a look at these photos. Master photographer Vincent LaForet captured San Francisco in such incredible detail and in such a fascinating perspective that it's truly breathtaking. You can see the entire city -- all 11km by 11 km -- stamped on the Earth with its beautiful bridges stretched across the sea.

Artist Natalie Fletcher masterfully blends people's bodies into the surrounding landscapes with body paint. I love her work because she sometimes leaves the head or eyes of the model untouched which creates a jarring image of a floating body part. Every other body part is painted so well it fades into the background.

Daniel Cheong says he is a digital blending freak, a post-production photography technique "that manually blends multiple bracketed exposures in order to obtain the maximum dynamic range" without getting the tiring, everything is illuminated effect of overcooked HDR. And he succeeds.

David Ruiz Luna is not a professional photographer, just a guy who likes to travel around the world and take photos of his trips. He just happens to end in some amazing landscapes -- sometimes breathtaking, sometimes alien-looking, always a reminder that I should get off this sofa right now.

Oliver Oettli says that he usually doesn't do stuff like his Power Winds photo series but these photos became his most well known project. And rightly so. They feel magical, as if these women were supernatural beings. No digital tricks here: Photoshop was only used to adjust colour and contrast.

The universe is an incredible place that defies belief. We take it for granted because the distances and scale is so alien to our little tiny pale blue dot that our brains can't even process them. Maybe that's why Italian artist St. Tesla turns galaxies and nebulae into tiny precious jewels.

That trail behind the Empire State Building is a Minotaur V rocket taking a spacecraft to the Moon. The photo was taken by Ben Cooper from Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center, 430km away from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Here are 10 more phenomenal launch photos from Mr Cooper.

British photographer Julian Calverley recently got a gig in the Faroe Islands, in Denmark. He used the frequent dead times during the shoot to take some pictures of the surroundings with his camera phone. The result is this stunning collection of otherworldly landscapes that makes me wish I was there right now.