The combined efforts of mother nature and photographers have produced some of the most fascinating images to ever surface.
Check out this ultimate list of amazing shots we swear they AREN’T photoshopped…
This shot was taken as a long exposure photo. While that looks like a futuristic highway to the sky, it’s actually the lights from a flight taking off. When shot long exposed, this cool trail effect comes into play.
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Namaste at the Beach
When it comes to yoga and meditation, an outdoor practice can be really rejuvenating. For this yogi, a photo taken at the perfect time made for an explosive practice.
Even though it still appears as though it’s daytime in this photo, the moon also made an appearance while the sun was still shining.
When an ice storm met a Jeep Grand Cherokee, an icy ghost was born. A sheet of ice froze from the front grill to the ground and when the Jeep pulled away the ice stayed attached to the frozen ground, leaving a Jeep imprint.
Dancers On Paper
A photoshoot of a large group of American dancers was an interesting shot. They laid on paper shaped like an eye, and posed in various dance poses to add to the effect.
The Royal British Navy
The Royal British Navy put on a show for people on the shore. This photo caught an awesome moment where a Naval helicopter cut between a column of fireworks.
Chukotka Peninsula, Russia
In the Chukotka Peninsula in Russia, a road on ice carves through the glaciers. In this desolate place, the sight of a vehicle seems so out of place.
Key Largo at Sea
A statue of Christ covered with coral sits at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean right off the coast of Key Largo, Florida.
The way this sun glare hits this rocky mountainside made it look just like hot lava was spilling over the peak.
Arctic Iced Tea
This photographer tossed some hot tea in the air in the Arctic circle, and it froze instantly. This moment was living science and a pretty fascinating capture. Now he can enjoy some iced tea…
Galactic Tennis Ball
During a rainy tennis match when the ball was wet and went for a spin-off the player’s racquet, this action shot, with the water spinning off the ball, makes it looks like the ball is the center of its own universe.
Windmills line a highway in The Netherlands along a waterway. The sight is futuristic in nature but environmentally friendly at heart.
This photo of a Temple covered in ash from the Ontake Volcanic Eruption in Japan looks like an eerie movie set.
In New York City, the bustling city that never sleeps there is a great divide between the greenery of Central Park and the busy city life just across the street. When looked at from above, the stark contrast is striking.
This super-moon was captured at just the right time when it hit directly over a radio telescope. It’s one of that blink and you miss it moments!
Catching a cloud in a bulldozer… for this guy, it’s all in day’s work.
Anniversary Of The Birth Of Kim Il-Sung
Here, North Korean’s are gathered to honor the 100th birthday of the country’s founder, Kim Il-Sung. In stark contrast to the colorful female attire and the suits and ties of the government officials, are the uniformly dressed military, split right down the middle.
A Blue Universe
If this doesn’t remind you of the song Blue (Da Ba Dee) by Eiffel 65 than we’re not sure we can be friends. This blue-flowered field in Japan is surely a sight for sore eyes.
Abernathy Forest, Scotland
If you’re not a fan of spiders, then this forest in Scotland is definitely not for you. In the Abernathy Forest spider’s are aplenty and they create nests and webs all over the forest floor.
Bit of Color
There’s nothing like a bit of color in a vast abyss of white. What’s most difficult to tell here though is if this is a tiny little umbrella or a vast expansive white sand beach.
In Iceland, a thunderstorm hit right over an active volcano and the result was the perfect storm.
In Canada, wild animals can be found just about everywhere. But a shot like this is only captured once in a lifetime.
An Italian Beach
At this beach in Italy, everything is color-coordinated, from the walkways to the lounge chairs and umbrellas.
This amazing shot shows Chinese workers carrying baskets on their backs along a strikingly red walkway against the gray and white backdrop of the snowy mountains in the distance.
No, that’s not photoshopped the lights you see in the water are actually Hotaru Ika Firefly Squids. They appear in the night along the shores in Japan.
Namib Desert, Africa
This magical shot comes from the Namib Desert in Africa. The stars were fully out and yet, so was the sun.
Flamingos of the Yucatan Peninsula
The flamingos of the Yucatan Peninsula were true to form when they gathered out on the water, in the shape of, none other than… a flamingo.
Lake Natron, Tanzania
This mineral-rich soda lake in northern Tanzania is the breeding ground for thousands of lesser flamingos despite the highly alkaline state of the red waters.
Rapeseed Fields in China
In early spring, when the yellow rapeseed flowers (also known as canola) are in full bloom, the area takes on the look of a “golden sea,” a spectacle that has made Luoping something of a Mecca for photographers.
Dunes Of The Namib Desert
The dunes of the Namib were created by sand being carried on the wind from the coast. Set within the coastal desert of Namibia are the biggest sand dunes in the world.
Westerdok District, Amsterdam
This overhead shot of the Westerdok District in Amsterdam is a colorful sight that truly captures the essence of The Netherlands.
This plane’s takeoff route flew directly above this wild beehive-like structure creating this amazing shot.
The frost on the trees of this forest crystalized in a fascinating feather-like formation.
The Chosen One
Whether it’s the pack leader or someone’s beautiful Malamute, this lone wolf is right in his element.
Holiday Village, Russia
This holiday village near Arkhangelsk, Russia is the most idyllic and colorful little ski town.
No, that’s not a hurricane, it’s a swarm of birds. If you’ve got a fear of birds, this is probably a cringe-worthy shot for you.
Alien Invasion in Charlotte
Look, we’re going, to be honest, here, it really does look like these lights are alien contact.
A helicopter tour in Yosemite takes you up close and personal with a waterfall in the park.
The Eagle has landed… and he looks a little mad.
Rango Plays Guitar
The funniest part of this photo is that you don’t know what lead up to this moment. Was he eating this, or was he literally just lounging with a leaf?
Waterspout on Lake Victoria
Over Lake Victoria in Uganda, a waterspout appeared and it’s a little terrifying.
Red Cardinal Levitating
It’s apparently not enough for the bird to be able to fly… now they also levitate. Unfair.
A cargo train heads around Morant’s Curve set in the snowiest backdrop, making it look like a page pulled right from the Polar Express.
An Abrupt Arrival
In Mari El, Russia, winter creeps through the lush greenery of the forest floor.
In Colorado, on one side of the river, it was Autumn, while on the other, Winter had begun.
The Fish Face
In a fishing town in Mahabalipuram, India, the fish eyes look just like the eyes of the woman selling them off.
San Francisco Ghost Town
When the fog sets in San Francisco, the city looks like a ghost town.
Autumn -vs- Winter
In Miklukhin, Rostov Region, Russia, the sun crept over a fence melting the snow it touched, yet the untouched snow remained.
Under the Sea
This highly artistic make-up look is exactly what one might think a mermaid would appear as just call it the Ariel.
The way the ocean kissed this rocky beach made it look like the sea had teeth.
Diamond Mines in Russia
While this deep hole looks like the end of the world, it’s actually a diamond mine in Mirny, Yakutia, Russia.
Man with a flashlight on the ice creates illuminating sight on the glaciers of the Arctic.
Dog Sledding In Greenland
Dog-sledding in the frozen landscape seems like a dream, but in this shot, it appears that the dogs can also walk on water, too.
Giant Wave Illusion
This optical illusional appears as if this castle on the hill is about to be crushed with a tidal wave.
A Mountaintop In Slovenia
Spectacular ice formations formed on a mountaintop in Slovenia, making it looks like something straight out of Frozen.
In Bushy Park, London, the sunrise creates a picturesque ambiance while the elk come out for breakfast.
Moravian Fields, Czech Republic
Moravia in The Czech Republic is a large agricultural area in the southern part of the country which is hilly and colorful. It’s very famous for its vineyards and the very fertile soils.
The air molecules on this pair of cherries look amazing up close underwater.
Chinas Gansu Province
Among the traditional architecture, people climb a nearby sand dune in Japan.
Almond Fields, California
Almond fields are actually quite beautiful. Once harvested, the fields look like pussy willow plants.
Amitabha Buddha Day
In Vietnam, the Amitabha Buddha Day is a celebration of a celestial buddha, as Amitabha means “infinite light.”
This pink lake in Senegal is a photographer/Instagrammers dream. It is named for its pink waters caused by Dunaliella salina algae and is known for its high salt content, up to 40% in some areas.
During a rainstorm, this tiny little owl took cover under a mushroom.
The Gifts Of The Earth
A beautiful yellow-flowered field creates a stark contrast with the deep greenery growing right next to it.
Moon Rising Above Madrid, Spain
The moon was massive and blood-red as it rose above Madrid.
Eiffel Tower From The Bottom
From the bottom looking up, the Eiffel Tower looks like an asymmetrically pleasing city map.
The weather really couldn’t make up its mind on this day.
Residential Area In Hong Kong
Because China is so highly populated, people typically build up and live all on top of each other. Here, you can see their different personalities reflected in their residences.
Tianzi Mountain, China
This amazing landscape in China was the inspiration for the landscapes of Pandora in Avatar.
When a giant tsunami occurs, why evacuate when you can surf?
The Red Hat
Nature’s simplest life is often the most beautiful.
Depending on the weather patterns, a forest in Autumn goes through many cycles of change. Here, you see this change in action.
Jasper National Park, Canada
The freezing Athabaska River in Jasper National Park, Canada, looks here like it’s simply just covered in plastic wrap.
Times Square, New York
It’s all about perspective. Here, in Times Square, a view from below looks quite wild.
A Dragon Leaf
This simple photo is one for the imagination.
A Boat cuts through newly-formed ice in Marion Bay leaving this crackling channel behind it.
Kalsoy Island, Faroe Islands
Kallur Lighthouse on the picturesque Cliffs of Kalsoy Island in the Faroe Islands.
This creative land use maximizes both seclusion and land use for planting crops.
We’ve all heard of flying squirrels, but have you heard of Wizard Squirrels?
Sheep cut through the deep snow, thankfully they still had their wool coats on.
The Kingdom Of Bagan, Myanmar
At sunrise, a hot air balloon floats magically above Bagan, Myanmar.
Base Jumping In Norway
Every year, a base-jumping competition takes place in Norway. Do you have what it takes?
Breaking The Sound Barrier
This is something no one ever quite expects to get to see, but how fascinating?!
In Banff National Park, Canada, the green-blue of the lake creates this aesthetically pleasing beautiful hue.