The world is genuinely full of amazing things, some that you could never have imagined existed if you didn’t see them with your own eyes. Discovering them, one wonder at a time, is what makes life so exciting.
We at Bright Side put together a selection of 18 of the most exciting moments that have been captured by photographers from around the globe. These will definitely give you a pleasant surprise!
Hyperion, the tallest tree in the world. It’s 379 ft tall, and approximately 700-800 years old. © National Geographic
The Fukang meteorite, a precious gift the universe brought to Earth, is believed to be some 4.5 billion years old. © blazepress
Birds, lit up by a fire raging below, find their way through thick black smoke. © norma4
A temple in Kyoto, Japan, hidden by snow. © imgur
Shadows thousands of miles long cast by clouds on Earth’s surface. © mmbiz
Extreme kayaking near molten lava, Hawaii. © imgwykop
The highest resolution photos ever taken by a telescope of the Orion Nebula. © webodysseum
A fire opal — it really looks like sunset inside a rock! © twimg
The sun, shot in ultraviolet. © doba
A close up of a human eye reveals in remarkable detail the structures of the iris. © Suren Manvelyan
A frozen pond in Switzerland. © imgur
The footprints of a monk have become worn into the floor after he prayed at the same spot every day for years on end. © imgur
This is what the Earth looks like from an unfamiliar perspective — from that of the Pacific Ocean.