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 Enlighten 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.
A turtle riding a jellyfish.
Hyperion, the tallest tree in the world. It’s 379 ft tall, and approximately 700-800 years old.
The Fukang meteorite, a precious gift the universe brought to Earth, is believed to be some 4.5 billion years old.
What a solar eclipse looks like from space.
Birds, lit up by a fire raging below, find their way through thick black smoke.
A temple in Kyoto, Japan, hidden by snow.
Shadows thousands of miles long cast by clouds on Earth’s surface.
Extreme kayaking near molten lava, Hawaii.
The highest resolution photos ever taken by a telescope of the Orion Nebula.
A fire opal – it really looks like sunset inside a rock!
Thor’s Well, Oregon. Also known as ‘the gates of the dungeon.’
The sun, shot in ultraviolet.
The fury of a thunderstorm.
A close up of a human eye reveals in remarkable detail the structures of the iris.
A frozen pond in Switzerland.
The footprints of a monk have become worn into the floor after he prayed at the same spot every day for years on end.
This is what the Earth looks like from an unfamiliar perspective – from that of the Pacific Ocean.