18 truly remarkable photos everyone needs to see

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!

Frozen waves on the shores of the island of Nantucket.© jdnphotography  

A turtle riding a jellyfish. © mainfun

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

What a solar eclipse looks like from space. © universe-beauty

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

Thor’s Well, Oregon. Also known as ’the gates of the dungeon.’ © googleusercontent

The sun, shot in ultraviolet. © doba

The fury of a thunderstorm. © googleusercontent


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.