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I've had this idea for a while. What if we put together a series of our favorite photos of Supernatural's lead stars and characters? I'm not talking about the good pictures, or even the really good pictures, because, let's be honest, it's hard for the Supernatural actors to not be attractive in every picture they take! No, I'm thinking about the stunning pictures. The ones that stop you in your tracks. The ones that immediately distract you from what you are doing and demand that you devote your attention to absorbing every light variation, every freckle, every dimple, every pixel of the photo.  Would we all choose the same pictures? What exactly makes one photo stand out from all the rest? Would all this pretty fill our hearts to bursting? These are important questions that deserve thoughtful answers!

To do this right, we need an appreciation photo stream for each actor and character individually. To make sure we don't miss any of the best shots, we should open this up to the entire WFB family - writers and readers! We all know the #SPNFamily has incredible talent, so professional media, fan professional studios, and amateur photos should all be eligible for inclusion.

We started our series last week with Breathtaking Photos of Jared Padalecki. Today we're focusing on Jensen. Next week, Misha will be in the spotlight! After that, we'll switch to Supernatural's characters before returning to the boys, so our line up for the next 6 weeks will be: 

Misha Collins
Sam Winchester
Dean Winchester

After you enjoy our collection, you are encouraged to add the pictures that stand out to you! Let's set some guidelines for your additions:
1. Though it will be hard, hold your favorite pics until that person's feature! No jumping ahead and cross-posting! 
2. Only the person/people featured for each collection may be in the photo.
3. Photos MUST be credited to their original source. If you don't know the original source, post the picture with a note requesting others to identify the photographer, but no stealing photos without credit if you can reasonably identify the source!
4. NO MANIPS. Going along with that, no pornographic images.
5. No duplicates. If someone else posts your fave, "love" their posting and go in search of a new fave to add to the collection!

To make this collection as authentic as possible, we have verified that the pictures we have chosen have not been significantly enhanced to accentuate specific aspects of the subject. In some cases, skin tones may have been restored to their natural colors to compensate for poor lighting, but eye, hair or clothing colors have not been altered; no highlights or low lights have been applied; skin variations (blemishes, freckles, etc.) have not been removed; and no filters or air brushes have been used.  The professionally published photos may have more editing that this (e.g. Rogue) but even some of their editors have vouched for the pictures' authenticity. If you add pictures to our collection, try to pick pictures that have not been obviously enhanced or altered.  We have also had to (sadly) refrain from including pictures that must be purchased to be published (e.g. Getty Images). Sorry, but those are the rules. 
With that all said and done, let's get started! Here are the most breathtaking photos we've seen of Jensen Ackles!

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The obvious first choice has to be Jensen's solo photo from Entertainment Weekly Supernatural Tribute Cover Shoot. These stunning photos by Peggy Sirota are in a class by themselves. 

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At the other end of the spectrum from white tee Jensen is this highly stylized photo that appeared in Rogue Magazine in 2016.

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Photographer Chris Schmelke has taken some hypnotizing photos of Jensen. Here is a shadow effect tease we picked up off of social media.

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Outside of studios and professional photo shoots, Jensen's fans have taken equally breathtaking shots of him at conventions.  This moment of Jensen lost in his thoughts was captured in a stunning photo by Megan Jackson of Stardust & Melancholy Photography.

Is he listening intently or deep in thought? Krista Martin was also drawn to capture contemplative Jensen at conventions in Jacksonville, Florida, 2018 (first photo) and at Jus in Bello (JIB), Rome, Italy (second photo).

Time seems to be standing still in this amazing photo taken by Kim Prior of Prior Studios at the 2019 convention in Nashville, Tn.

Amy Hutton went for the long shot of serious Jensen, and ended up with a model's pose - relaxed, moody and mesmerizing. From the 2017 Las Vegas convention. (Do his eyes look black to you? No? Just checking.)

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The feathered hair style and gazing eyes create the mood of this shot, taken by Kim Prior at the Dallas convention in 2019.

This photo by Stefania literally takes your breath away. Is it getting lost in the intensity of those eyes, or something else?

Here's more blue steel from those hypnotic green eyes, caught by Amy Hutton at the Sydney convention in 2015. 

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Will you survive one more? Jensen's looking straight into your soul. Photo by Elizabeth Madsen of Liz Madsen Photos, at Jus in Bello in 2019.  

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Jensen's hidden face creates mystery and sizzling sex appeal in this shot by Amy Hutton from the 2019 Las Vegas convention.

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Jensen's fans might recognize this as his "thinking deeply" face. Taken by Kim Prior at the 2017 Pittsburg, PA convention.

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Click "Next" for Jensen flashing his pearly whites!