There are so many astounding sights in this world, but sometimes we need a new perspective to remind us of how amazing it can actually be. Changing where and how we look at something can modify the way we interact and comprehend what we see, giving us a richer vision of the world around us. These perspectives show a new way of looking at art, culture, wildlife, architecture, and more!
THE MEPHISTOPHELES & MARGARETTA sTATUE IS REALLY JUST ONE SCULPTURE, REVEALED IN A MIRROR
This world-renowned sculpture housed in the Salar Jung Museum was created by a mysterious unknown French artist in the late 19th century and is the most photographed piece in the museum. The novel tells the story of a brilliant scientist who sells his soul to Mephistopheles and pays the price by becoming a villain and losing his love, Margaretta.
eVER wONDERED jUST hOW hARD IT WOULD BE TO CRACK A BANK VAULT? tHIS IS WHAT THE INSIDE OF THE VAULT DOOR LOOKS LIKE
A bobby pin just wouldn’t cut it – though the actual mechanism is a simple arrangement of rods and gears, the sheer amount of them is enough to intimidate even the most experienced lock picker. This vault door was created in the 1800s, before alarm systems and swift response teams were a thing and that meant that safes truly needed to be secure and sturdy.
Seeing Sand Under a Microscope Shows Us Just How Beautiful Nature can be
Sand is primarily made up of silicon dioxide in the form of quartz. So, how does that work? Among the minerals and rocks that make up the Earth’s landmasses are quartz, feldspar, and mica. Wind and rain both break down these materials into sand. When seen up close, the different quartz that make up sand can be fascinating.
THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA IS ACTUALLY HOLLOW
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of Italy’s most famous landmarks. Found in the city of Pisa, it is the freestanding bell tower of the cathedral. The tower is famous for its incredible architecture and infamous 5 degrees lean. However, what few know about the site is that despite its beautiful exterior, which took 199 years to complete, the interior is almost completely empty!
Glass Frogs have translucent skin on their underside, making it possible to see their internal organs
Scientifically named “Hyalinobatrachium dianae”, also known as “Glass frogs”, this type of frog can only be found in some regions of South and Central America. On top, this delicate frog is bright green, but its transparent underside allows researchers to study its tiny internal organs closely.
These pictures show us how Venice’s canals look without water
When we think of Venice, usually the first image that pops in our heads is that of beautiful canals that fill up to the brim with clear water. However, these pictures of Venice’s empty canals due to very low tides and building maintenance give us a glimpse of what the city looks when its canals are empty.
SEE HOW STUNTMEN PERFORM THEIR STUNTS WHILE THE ACTORS ARE STILL IN THE CAR
Movie magic is created through tricks of perception and inventive devices of misdirection. Often in action sequences and chase scenes, stuntmen are required so that the stars of the film don’t put themselves in harm’s way. One of the ways chase scenes can be filmed with the actors still in the car is by using a rig above the vehicle through which a stunt man is actually driving the car.
people goofing around in photographs from the Victorian era shows us that people weren’t so serious back then
Getting your picture taken during the Victorian era was really rare. That is why, when we see photographs of that period, people usually look very serious and solemn. However, some rare old photos of people smiling at the camera or goofing around show us that people did have a sense of humor way back then, making them more relatable.
THE HIMALAYAN GRIFFIN VULTURE LIFTS ITS NECK FEATHER CREATING A BEAR DISGUISE TO SCARE OFF OTHER PREDATORS
Nature is amazing, but it can also be brutal and unforgiving. To survive the difficult world of wildlife, many animals rely on camouflage and disguises to give themselves an edge. Often this includes defense mechanisms but sometimes they can be used for intimidation too. The Himalayan Griffin Vulture uses its neck feathers and posture to appear like a larger predator, such as a bear, to chase away competing scavengers.
A picture of the bomb dropped on Nagasaki in 1945, shows us how chilling the incident was when seen from the ground
On August 9, 1945, the US B-29 Superfortress Bockscar dropped the atomic bomb nicknamed “Fat Man,” which detonated above the ground on the northern part of Nagasaki, Japan, just after 11 a.m. In the midst of all the chaos, a photographer in Koyagi-Jima, located 9.6 kilometers away from the area, managed to capture the exact moment of the horrific incident.
aDVERTISERS USE TOY CARS AND A WATER SPRITZER TO SHOOT CARS IN THE RAIN
Ever wondered how they shoot those exhilarating driving ads? In order to get the right angle and to create the illusion of incredible speed, ingenious cinematographers will use props such as toy cars. The clever use of those props allows them to get the right shot while producing wild backdrops and weather conditions without putting themselves or the vehicles in danger.
This Meteorite fragment found in China gives us a glimpse of what other celestial bodies might look like
Found in Fukang, China, in 2000, this meteorite is a palasite, a kind of stony-iron meteorite that contains olivine crystals. The fragment is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old. The entire meteorite’s weight was 1,003 kilograms (2,211 lbs), about 20 kilograms (44 lb) were removed from the main mass.
These behind-the-scenes pictures of The Teletubbies set show us who was behind the show’s success
Although The Teletubbies were a huge success amongst young audiences in the 1990s, not much is known about the actors behind these loved characters. The show’s original cast was formed by Dave Thompson (Tinky Winky), John Simmit (Dipsy), Nikky Smedley (Laa-Laa), and Pui Fan Lee (Po). The show was filmed on a farm in Wimpstone, Warwickshire, in the UK.
tURNS OUT TASMANIAN DEVILS GLOW IN THE DARK UNDER UV LIGHT
Nature never ceases to amaze us. Using ultraviolet light researchers at Toledo Zoo in Ohio discovered that Tasmanian Devils glow in the dark! The phenomenon is called bioluminescence and has been discovered to also be present in other mammals like platypuses, bilbies, and wombats. We don’t yet know how the Tasmanian Devil uses the phenomenon to its advantage but it does bring us one step closer to understanding these amazing creatures.
Steve Wozniak built the first apple computer in his garage, proving that great success can come from humble beginnings
The first Apple computer, known as “Apple-1″, was hand-built by Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976. The company raced to success in the late 1970s and early 1980s but faltered when Jobs and Wozniak left. The rebirth of Apple began in the late 1990s when Jobs returned as CEO.
rEVEALED UNDER OWLS’ FEATHERS ARE JUST HOW LONG AND SKINNY THEIR LEGS ARE
Owls are some of the most powerful predators that the sky has to offer. With incredible senses to find and hunt prey as well as remarkably powerful talons to catch their unfortunate targets, they are truly killing machines. However, underneath all that fluff and feathers are surprisingly skinny legs as all their muscles are concentrated in their upper body for better flying.
This picture shows us a less majestic view of the Taj Mahal
Located on the right bank of the river Yamuna in the Indian city of Agra, the Taj Mahal is a majestic ivory-white marble mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor in 1632. It is currently considered to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. However, when seen from afar, the view includes the polluted and impoverished streets of India, which tells a different story about the country’s reality.
The ORIGINAL STAR WARS TRILOGY WAS MADE POSSIBLE WITH MINIATURES AND TRICKS OF PERSPECTIVE
Star Wars is a cultural sensation like few other things could ever hope to be, this is partly due to its beautifully immersive alien worlds and deep lore. However, creating such a universe is no small task, unless you’re talking about the miniatures used to manufacture this fantastical setting. Geroge Lucas pioneered the visual effect techniques of using camera tricks, paintings, and miniature models to produce his science fiction masterpiece.
This Fossilized dinosaur footprint in Utah gives us a hint of what dinosaurs might have looked like
Many dinosaurs have been found around Moab, Utah, including a large Camarasaurus, a gigantic Brontosaurus, and Cretaceous dinosaurs such as Utahraptor and Gastonia. This picture of a dinosaur footprint next to a human foot gives us a sense of the huge size of these magnificent creatures.
WHOAH! Michelangelo’s DAVID IS FAR BIGGER THAN HE SEEMS, AS SEEN IN COMPARISON WITH THIS WOMAN
Michelangelo’s David is one of the greatest masterpieces of the renaissance. Famous as few other pieces of art could ever hope to be, it is an incredible example of what human genius and artistry can produce. And that’s before you even have a sense of the sheer size of the sculpture. The statue is so large that it dwarfs those admiring it. An average-sized person can barely reach the masterwork’s knee.
THIS IMAGE OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM OF THE HUMAN HEAD REVEALS HOW COMPLICATED OUR BODIES REALLY ARE
Humans really are astounding. We are incredibly complicated sentient machines that make works of art, craft instruments of industry, and have developed scientific schools to understand the world around us. All that makes us amazing is possible through our staggeringly intricate bodies. The human head is a case in point of that intricacy, showcasing the stupefyingly complicated biological machinery that allows us to be us.
THE CANADIAN PASSPORT UNDER UV LIGHT GIVES AWAY ITS SECRET WATERMARK
Many passports have watermarks and other hidden methods to ensure authenticity and prevent counterfeits from being created. However, few methods of authentication are as beautiful and surprising as the glow-in-the-dark design on the Canadian passport. Only revealed through UV light, the secret watermark is almost enough to make us want to get Canadian citizenship – if just for the pretty passport.
AN AERIAL IMAGE OF THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF GIZA EXHIBITS THEIR AWESOME SIZE
We’ve all seen pictures of the Great Pyramids of Giza countless times. Nevertheless, when viewed from an aerial perspective when the city of Cairo can actually be seen in comparison the sheer scale is awe-inspiring. Seen from this viewpoint the title of “Great Pyramids” truly feels earned as the structures dwarf the city around them and almost disappear into the clouds.
after a cornea transplant, the eye is shown under a microscope
The human eye is a marvel of biological engineering. Wonderfully beautiful and complicated, the closer you look the more marvelous it becomes. This magnified picture of an eye shortly after a cornea transplant demonstrates how an eye is put together and the incredibly impressive wonders of modern medicine.
A Cross-section of a Hedge shows how the illusion of one solid sculpted object is created from many smaller branches
Hedges are a beautiful addition to any garden, but how the effect is created of being a natural sculpture is far from simple. This image reveals how their many branches grow leaves only on the very ends where the hedge is exposed to the sunlight. Using this knowledge, ingenious gardeners create bushy works of art.
A real-life flying Fish caught & seen up close
A fish in hand is better than two in the sea, or so we hear. This quick-handed fisherman managed to catch a flying fish as it flew over the deck of his boat. Seen up close the fins of the fish which allow it to skim and jump through the top of the ocean helping it escape from predators really do look like a bird’s wings.
An Aerial Shot of a rocket launch shows us how small we really are
Rockets are some of the most impressive and powerful inventions that mankind has created. From below the flume and flames of the rocket make an awe-inspiring sight. However, from above even the mighty rocket appears small and insignificant in relation to the scope and size of the stratosphere.
Einstein Sitting on his doorstep, wearing fuzzy slippers makes him more relatable
Historical figures and scientific giants are intimidating people, or so they seem at first. As seen in this picture, even the greatest minds of our time are still just people. Albert Einstein sitting on his doorsteps in a pair of comfy slippers is one of the most relatable and humanizing scenes we can imagine.
A cyclist’s legs after the tour de France show just how difficult the race really is
The Tour De France is the cycling premier race in the world, and everyone knows that it must be a big task. However, those professional athletes make it seem like it’s almost easy for them. This image shows that the 21-day and 2,175-mile-long race is still grueling even for the most experienced bike-riding athlete.
A rarely seen photograph of an iceberg that has flipped over revealing the underside
Icebergs are colossal mountains of ice drifting through the coldest parts of our oceans. As big as they seem, it’s common knowledge that 90% of their mass is submerged underwater and unseen. This photograph shows the unseen underside, a lucky photographer managed to capture the moment when an iceberg flipped over.
Wood dust makes this man’s arm look like cracked dirt in the desert
If you have ever seen cracked Earth in the desert due to the hot temperatures and drought, this arm looks just like that. When working with fine particles like wood, they can settle on your arm in the most peculiar way. It almost looks as if the arm is a desert slowly transitioning into a hand. We’d want to scratch this off immediately.
a dissected 9-volt Battery reveals that it is made up of many smaller batteries
A 9-volt battery is a large alkaline battery that was initially used for transistor radios that required a greater charge but still needed to be portable. From the outside, they seem to be one solid block. However, the 9-volt battery is actually made up of six smaller AAAA batteries, just in a more portable format.
This image of the USS independence in a drydock gives away warships’ real shape
If you saw a modern warship in the water you would be forgiven for thinking that it was shaped like a traditional ship underwater as well. However, as this picture confirms, that is not the case. Many of these ships actually have a tri-hull which allows them to cut through the water much faster.
The underneath of giant water lilies are covered in thorns to defend themselves from fish
Giant water lilies are often used as symbols of peace and tranquility but underneath their serene topsides, they are covered in thorns. Botanists believe that the gentle giants use these horns to stop fish and other herbivores from eating them from below. They also have rimmed edges also designed to prevent being eaten.
a Rare Photo of an aircraft hanger’s roof fire extinguisher system being used
Aircraft hangars seem like they are just big warehouses used to store airplanes, but they are actually very carefully designed storage facilities. A case in point is the powerful fire extinguishers in the roof are used to make sure that the incredibly expensive assets being housed there are safe.
Ural Stadium In Russia Had To Add 40,000 Seats For The Huge Crowds Attentinding The World Cup
If soccer World Cups are known for one thing, it’s their popularity. The tournament has a viewership in the hundreds of millions worldwide with many fans flocking to the hosting country to see their national teams play for themselves. These seats that needed to be added in the Ural for the games give us some perspective into just how many fans showed up.
This selfie on the top of mount Everest shows us just how cluttered it has become with flags
Mount Everest is the tallest peak in the world and has always been the greatest challenge for any mountaineer. The first time sir Edmund Hillary climbed to the mountaintop it was world news, but since then it has become much more accessible and as a result, is now covered in flags brought by successful climbers.
the attendants of an M&m store were caught refilling their giant tubes, which turn out to not be so giant
Ever wondered how those giant tubes in the M&M store never seem to empty and to reach the ceiling? Well, it turns out that the front of the tube is actually separated from the back where the M&Ms for sale are kept, the tubes are also segmented so that they can be more easily cleaned and refilled.
The inside of a lighthouse unveils what the massive bulb looks like and how it works using lenses
Lighthouses are some of the most recognizable features of any pier or beach. Lighthouses used to be essential to let ships that were coming into port know where the shoreline was. This picture shows how large the bulb was and how lenses were used to magnify the light so that it reached even further.
The edible part of an Artichoke is the flower bud of the plant before it blooms
We all know that artichokes are delicious but little did we know that they are actually beautiful too. The edible part of the plant is the flower bud before it blooms, when it does bloom it transforms into an eye-catching bright purple flower that would be welcome in even the most discerning bouquets.
Tiger’s Skin is also striped to match the pattern of their fur
Every tiger has its own distinct set of stripes. Those stripes are not just fur deep but also extend to their skin. Moreover, not only are they also striped on their skin, but the darkness of the stripes on their fur is also dependent on the darkness of the pigment on the skin as the follicles in their skin are actually visible, much like humans’.
The Sperm Whale only has teeth on its lower jaw and empty sockets for them on its upper jaw
As the inspiration for countless sea monsters and Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, sperm whales are one of the most fearsome and fear-inducing creatures of the deep. However, due to their massive size, they mostly feed on giant squids which don’t require the whales to have teeth on their upper jaw since the squids’ are slurped down.
This Behind-the-scenes photograph reveals how TV journalists conceal all their microphones and equipment
TV journalism seems like a glamorous career involving high-profile appearances and coming into contact with the rich and famous. However, we don’t see the huge amount of preparation and production effort that goes on behind the scenes – this picture is a small window into the less glamourous and real side of the industry.
A Petri Dish imprint of an 8-year-old’s hand shows just how much bacteria lives on our skin
As an experiment to showcase how microbes are everywhere, a scientist took her 8-year old son’s hand after he had just been playing outside and placed it in a petri dish with the aim of the experiment to ultimately show just how important it is to regularly wash our hands. The shocking image above is just how many organisms were living on his hand.
Outer space is far bigger than we can truly conceptualize
The moon is famously far from our planet, but when you put into perspective it’s really just a hop, skip, and a jump away. The moon is 1.3 light seconds away, meaning that it takes light 1.3 seconds to travel to earth from the moon. In comparison, at a distance of 8.3 light minutes, the sun is about 383 times as far away. Considering that the nearest galaxy is 2.5 million light years away, intergalactic travel is a really huge undertaking.
Doctors about to perform a face transplant on a young woman that lost her face at 18 years old.
Katie Stubblefield was the youngest person to receive a face transplant in the U.S. This picture shows the behind-the-scenes of this incredibly complex, 15-hour-long surgery. Doctors had to remove the face from an organ donor to later attach the new face to Katie little by little.
A Rare Photograph of Bolaji Badeji, The actor who played the xenomorph in Ridley Scott’s Alien, without his helmet on
Bolaji Badejo has only had one onscreen role and it was arguably one of the most recognizable and iconic performances in all of modern sci-fi, if not cinema as a whole. The actor took on the role of the xenomorph in Ridley Scott’s Alien at the age of 19 and his imposing stature and excellent performance made it into an instant classic monster.
A Close-Up Of an Elephant’s Tail reveals just how large and coarse the hairs are
An elephant’s tail was long thought to help with swatting away insects, but a close-up reveals what a poor fly-swatter it would be with its incredibly large and thick hairs. Zoologists now believe that the tails are used for communicating with other elephants, the large and dark hairs being easier to see from further away.
This “Ghost” animal Heart has been cleaned of all blood and cells to create a human heart with stem cells
A ghost heart is an amazing procedure whereby an animal heart is cleaned of all cells and is then injected with stem cells of a person who requires a heart transplant and is filled with their blood type. Amazingly, this process transforms the animal heart into a viable transplant for the person who requires it.
An Aerial View of a Solar Eclipse shows the immenseness of the lunar phenomenon
A solar eclipse is always a special occurrence, a moment when the galactic touches our everyday lives. However, standing on Earth and looking up at the sky doesn’t do the phenomenon justice – this aerial image gives us a better understanding of the scale of the eclipse which covers a huge part of the globe.
Comparing Olympic Athletes in a lineup shows that strong and healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes
As the most elite and highly trained athletes on earth, no one would argue that Olympic competitors aren’t in shape. Yet, it’s clear when you compare them side by side that “in shape” can take a variety of different forms. Large or small, tall or short, wide or thin–none of these signifiers truly mark whether or not a person is strong and healthy.
This Magnified picture of a Chinese soldier on parade reveals the secret of their perfect posture
This pin in the collar method is a real-life form of posture training that the Chinese military utilizes to get their new trainees to stand up straight and to attention. Troops went through similar posture and appearance training arrangements during the 2008 Beijing Olympics to ensure they were looking their best for the world.
A rare photograph of a teenage Winston Churchill betrays his aristocratic roots
Winston Churchill is often spoken of as if he just suddenly came into existence during the Second World War. However, he had an illustrious and full life before he became embroiled in a war with Germany and would become the UK’s prime minister. Born to aristocratic parents and having a life filled with wealth is evident in this photograph.
These rollers from a biscuit factory show how the perfect shapes and wording is created on the baked goods
Commercial biscuits seem to come perfectly formed as if they have just rolled off a printing press. Well, it turns out that the truth is not far off. Biscuit baking factories actually use molds on rollers not unlike how printing presses work. The dough is rolled through the rollers and the shapes and letters are cut out.
This beautiful Cross-SEction of a Beehive shows how bee traffic moves through the honeycomb
This beekeeper broke the frame around a beehive on his farm. As a solution to the problem of being frameless, the bees built their own grid to maximize the movement of traffic through the hive. Luckily for us, without the frame in the way, we get a cross-section and view into how the bees move through the hive.
comparing chocolate chip cookies and how different ingredients can change the cookie
This comparison of choc chip cookies and demonstrates how changes to their ingredients can change how they come out of the oven. The different ratios, types of sugars, fats, and even if they are chilled before they are baked can have a huge effect on everything from how the cookie looks, its texture, and its taste.
This LArge ICe Crystal reveals the beautiful intricacy of nature
Snowflakes are one of the wonders of nature, unbelievably geometric, and perfectly formed they take our breath away. This large ice crystal that was captured in Sweden illustrates the magnificent properties of nature’s formations and the miraculous beauty in its perfect patterns.
The Trenches in France’s No Mans Land from the first world war Shines a light on how War leaves a lasting impact on the world
War is a terrible thing that can tear apart people, families, lives, and countries. Even the land on which it is fought bears the scars war leaves behind. The No Mans Land trenches in France are proof of this; even a hundred years after the First World War was fought, the trenches and ditches that were dug can still be seen.
The inside of this guitar looks like a beautiful theatre
The guitar is a sublime instrument, able to create complex melodies and a useful friend to any songwriting musician; how many breathtaking songs would be poorer for the lack of a guitar? Even inside the guitar, there is beauty. Almost poetically the inside of the instrument looks just like a concert hall or theatre.
This Grain of Salt under a microscope makes us realize the incredible architecture of nature
The closer we look at the natural world, the more it astounds us. Something as simple and minuscule as a grain of salt is revealed to be a structurally breathtaking composition, the likes of which would make any architect jealous that they didn’t think of the form first.
Each of the 8 stadiums at the World Cup, in Qatar, will have large arrays of gigantic air conditioners
Each one of the 8 stadiums at Qatar’s 2022 FIFA World Cup will have large arrays of gigantic air conditioner systems. The system, created by Saud Abdulaziz Abdul Ghani, also known as “Dr. Cool”, is solar-powered. Winter temperatures in Qatar can go as high as 77 degrees Fahrenheit, so the system is prepared to take advantage of the country’s climate conditions to provide both the players and the fans with a cool and healthy.
A Cross-section of a tortoise discloses how the shell is connected to its spine
Tortoises appear to live in their shells much like hermit crabs or snails do as if they are removable homes that the tortoise has found and relocated itself inside of. However this image demonstrates how this is not the case, rather the shell is an integral part of the tortoise’s body – connected to its spine as an extension of its self.
A model of the weight that is inside bowling bowls demonstrates how the balls get their distinctive spin
Bowling balls seem to be a simple device, we throw the heavy ball and it rolls down the alley. Little did we know that there is a more complicated mechanism at work. Within the unassuming piece of sports equipment is a weight that gives the ball its distinctive spin which allows the player control over the sphere.
a behind the scenes view of people sitting behind a wall telling celebrities where to stand and pose
When you’re one of the most famous celebrities in the world, the flashing lights and cameras are part of daily life. However, pictures aren’t always as they seem to be. This behind-the-scenes look at the Grammy’s red carpet is what really goes on when capturing the picture-perfect image of our favorite celebs. All it takes is a different angle to completely trick people!
This woman outside a hospital shows there is more than one way to give birth
This woman was so close but didn’t quite make it inside the hospital to give birth. Instead, she ended up giving birth in the hospital’s parking lot as opposed to a typical hospital room with doctors and nurses all around.
This container is a lesson on never putting plastic in dishwashers
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you put a plastic container in a dishwasher? Chances are, it might come out something like this. This plastic container got pretty misshapen and almost looks like there’s a face hiding in there. Either way might be better to wash those plastics by hand next time.
This picture reveals how massive the operation of Salt Mining is
Salt is an essential part of the diets and cultures the world over. It preserves food to give it a far longer shelf life as well as making even the blandest items tasty. But the process by which we come by this essential good is surprising in its scale, requiring full mining operations.
This is the black crack, a 65-foot-deep fissure that can be found in Canyonlands National park
Nope, you would not want to accidentally fall down this crack. Even the people standing so close to it are giving us the heebie-jeebies. If you want to stare into the abyss, go ahead, but we’ll just stand back and watch.
The interior of an astronaut’s suit discloses the incredible technology at work
Spacesuits are almost by definition impressive marvels of technology, and that’s before we look inside the astronaut’s outfits. Once opened they reveal a smorgasbord of wiring, pipes, and machines that allow our space explorers to breathe and survive the hellish conditions of outer space.
Car crash survivors show “scars” from seatbelts that saved their lives
We can’t only imagine how horrific the car crash must have been to leave such marks on this man’s elbow and chest. At the same time, we are sure he must be truly grateful because that is probably what saved his life at the end of the day. Remember: Always wear your seatbelt!
A cutaway of a camera lens shows how the complicated process of light refraction works
Without knowing anything about how cameras operate, a safe assumption is that they are fascinating pieces of engineering. This cutaway proves that is very much the case, and this is just one of the available lens fittings. The cross-section reveals how the light is refracted through multiple layers of carefully placed glass.
a sheep drowned and the top of its back was not submerged and rotted away
This unfortunate image is a sheep that died in a bog. Its entire body except the top of its back was submerged in water, and rotted away exposing its bones. The parts of the body that were submerged underwater remained perfectly preserved.
The Inside of Deadmau5’s helmet shines a light on how the remarkable costume works
Deadmau5 is nearly as famous for his mask as he is for his music. The Deadmau5 helmet has become one of the most recognizable ‘faces’ in electronic dance music. Looking inside shows just how much more there is behind the scenes that allow the distinct mask and its remarkable light show to happen.
The Dun Briste Sea Stack allows us to see the effect of time over 350 million years
It’s not often we can witness 350 million years in a single landmark, but The Dun Briste Sea Stack manages to capture just that. The geological wonder is a testament to the changing surface of the earth and is a time capsule into the history of the formation of the world as we know it today.
A rare photograph of the head of the statue of liberty at the World’s Fair in Paris reveals the history of the monument
The Statue of Liberty is widely known to be a gift from France to the United States, however not much thought is often given to the history of the monument prior to its arrival. This rare image allows us to see it before it made its journey across the sea and to see how it was presented before it became one of the world’s most famous landmarks.
An Albino Peacock teaches us that the remarkable animal is beautiful even without its fantastic colors
Peacocks are thought of as dazzling due to their breathtaking colors and the display that they are able to put on due to their impressive plumage. However, this photo of a rare albino peacock reveals that the large bird can be just as beautiful without its colors, using just its feather arrangement and striking shape.
MANY SMOKERS HAVE LUNGS THAT LOOK LIKE THIS
Here is an image we don’t usually see unless we work in the medical field. Although it may be tough to look at, this is what a smokers lung looks like with cancer after many years of smoking. When lungs are healthy, they are pink and and feel like sponges. All the of the toxins from smoking is called ‘sticky tar’ which causes the lungs to turn black.
This model of the blood vessels in a human hand demonstrates how our hands actually work
Our bodies work thanks to many different systems, one of the most essential is how blood is transported throughout our bodies. This model shows us how that system works, with millions of connections and branches which allow us to use our limbs, move and interact with the world around us.
This Disney employee captured a moment when the lights were on in space mountain showing us the inner workings
The Space Mountain rollercoaster is one of the most famous attractions at Tomorrowland in the Walt Disney World Resort. The rollercoaster is a wild ride of visuals and twists and turns, but with the lights on it reveals that the ride is still a marvel but more in the sense of its technical workings.
An aerial view of the traffic jam of cars leaving Burning Man
After more than a week of partying in a desert utopia, there’s nothing like bumper-to-bumper traffic to bring you hurtling back to reality. From all of the pictures of Burning Man on social media, it’s easy to suffer from a fear of missing out. However, this photo shows a less-seen perspective of the entire festival experience.
Seeing The Costa Concordia As It Sinks Reveals The Truly Massive Size Of The Cruise Ship
When viewing cruise ships from the harbor, it’s hard to believe they are the size of small towns. However, when seen from this angle, it allows us to get a better understanding of the staggering size of these cruise ships. It is revealed for the mammoth machine it truly is, a floating skyscraper.
This insane close-up of a blue whale’s blowhole show that it’s actually a big nose
We know that Blue Whales are mammals but since they live in the ocean and have such tremendous size it’s hard to relate that they aren’t actually that far from us. This close-up of a Blue Whale’s blowhole is an example of this, it reveals that it is actually a big nose or snout, like on our or our dog’s face.
This creepy photograph of the original Ronald Mcdonald shows just how much the mascot has changed over time
Ronald McDonald is such a fixture of our cultural consciousness that it’s hard to imagine a world where he wasn’t the lovable red-nosed cartoon clown that we know him as. This picture of an early incarnation mascot shows that he wasn’t always that way. Once upon a time, it was an actor in a bizarre cup-nosed costume.
The End of the great wall of china teaches us just how far it reaches and makes it all the more real
Whenever we see images of The Great Wall of China, its almost always stretching off into the distance with no end in sight. Well here is that end, and it is very much in sight. Seeing the end of the historical and awe-inspiring structure suddenly gives it more reality of just how large it actually it is and that this incredible fortification actually exists.
this photograph of An Armadillo in a ball shows just how perfectly it fits together
Armadillos are already difficult to conceptualize for those of us unfortunate enough to have never actually seen one of these adorably weird creatures. This image of the perfect ball that the little mammal makes when it rolls up into its armored defensive form makes it even more amazing.