2012’s Most Spine Tingling Photos, So Far

29 Jun 2012


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A seahorse inspects a diver's watch


2

An illuminated snow tunnel in Russia


3

Everybody was kung fu fighting


4

The honeybee’s final sting


5

Street artist Sainer goes big in Poland


6

Mount Rainier casting a shadow on clouds


7

First contact


8

The Irish Sky Garden crater


9

Moon bridge in Dahu Park, Taipei


10

Flight of the devil rays


11

Gásadalur Village in the Faroe Islands


12

World’s edge


13

The Capilano suspension bridge in Vancouver


14

Fractal patterns in dried out desert rivers


15

Meditating monks at Pongour Falls


16

A sunset eclipse


17

Bora Bora from space


18

The largest raft of canoes and kayaks in the world


19

Adaptive roots in the concrete jungle


20

The Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve


21

Above the canopy


22

Colliding rivers in Geneva, Switzerland


23

The stunning green vine snake


24

Aurora australis (southern lights) from space


25

Mount Kilimanjaro from above


26

The amazing strength of an ant


27

Yarn bombing a bus in Mexico City


28

Felix Baumgartner jumps from 71,580 feet


29

The most incredible aurora of 2012


30

The Waterfall Island at Iguazu Falls


31

Overgrown railroad tracks in the forest


32

A pod of sleeping sperm whales


33

7 hours in one image


34

Pixel people perfection


35

Galactic monsoon


36

Striking artistry of multiple takeoffs at Hannover Airport


37

Sailing like a boss


38

A sea of purple in the badlands of Utah


39

Putting the size of a whale in perspective


40

Meanwhile in Switzerland


41

One boat and 145 water-skiers


42

Salar de Uyuni after some rain


43

Outdoor jacuzzi on the Matterhorn


44

The precious blue marble


45

Maelstrom at Kauai, Hawaii


46

Capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia from space


47

Serenity now


48

ROFLMAO


49

Beautiful Bern from above



72   Comments ?
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laughinggas 8 year s ago
Impressive.
       
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GOODSTUFF4U 8 year s ago
OUTSTANDING
       
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skyken 8 year s ago
I noticed that to. WTF?
       
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Skyken 8 year s ago
Should have been on the next comment.
       
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goosaeh 8 year s ago
the bus in mexico city with korean(?) sign?
       
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jes1126 8 year s ago
I noticed that right away in my email! I followed the link to find the story. Hmmmm . . .
       
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Esaú 7 year s ago
Yeah, it always has been parked at the northwest corner of the Plaza Luis Cabrera at Colonia Roma, México D. F.
       
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Peanut 8 year s ago
Beautiful.
       
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placebob 8 year s ago
I THOUGHT THE SECOND PHOTO DEPICTED JONAH INSIDE THE WHALE..................
       
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mcclancy 8 year s ago
now that is a pot bunker!
       
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adffd 8 year s ago
Mexico City, Japanese text? How many Spanish-speaking people can read Japanese? I know I can't.
       
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Mayumi 8 year s ago
It is very difficult Japanease language,but English is a most difficult one too. Not many people know that!!!!
       
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Court 8 year s ago
Hot!, Sounds foul!!
       
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Cheryl 8 year s ago
Where are the photographers' credits for these pictures?
       
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Kathy Keatley Garvey 8 year s ago
I took the honey bee sting photo and it's copyrighted. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pho-tog/5065414677/
       
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daniel rella 8 year s ago
do not stop

these are fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
       
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Patricia 8 year s ago
Maybe they have a large China Town in Mexico City?
       
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jbs 8 year s ago
actually, they do.
       
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uttam kaul 8 year s ago
amazing , but some pics look photo shopped
       
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Sharon z 8 year s ago
Yup. No doubt
       
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kermit 8 year s ago
good show



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Catherine 8 year s ago
Amazing photos!
       
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deblove314 8 year s ago
I love seahorses..
       
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Girl 8 year s ago
Does anyone know where "The Edge of the World" picture is depicting?
       
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doodaa 8 year s ago
No where.
       
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Skier 8 year s ago
I believe that it a photo of the North Cape, the most Northerly point in Europe.
       
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warlock 8 year s ago
See here for details on edge of the world pic
       
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Warlock 8 year s ago
Noticed it helps if you post the link .... "Edge of the World by Rhys Davies ... Beachy Head, England ... try here... http://twistedsifter.com/2012/05/picture-of-the-day-worlds-edge/
       
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Diane Meyer 8 year s ago
This photo is Photoshopped!!!! No way that many planes would take off that close!!!!
       
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AmberBock444 8 year s ago
It as a time-lapse photo. The camera stayed in one place and snapped pictures of various planes taking off all day. Then the pictures were combined into one.
       
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Child 8 year s ago
Thanks for the pictures. I can't see well enough to pick up everything.
       
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ESTE 8 year s ago
Thank you for sharing such wonderful pictures! Is there a way to subscribe?
       
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Mandy Kloppers 8 year s ago
Love the seal :)
       
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Darius 8 year s ago
My favorites - 15, 28. 30
       
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teh 8 year s ago
fantastic!!! edge of the world, where is the location?
       
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Fishermen 8 year s ago
very different Neil
       
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Navid Guia 8 year s ago
No.12 is Beachy Head, https://plus.google.com/107101208158314368393/posts/faBz75NzGNv#1071012081583143
68393/posts/faBz75NzGNv
       
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TEMA 8 year s ago
Love the manatee looking so Jabba the Hut but wise and gentle at the same time. Love the little girl... not afraid, perhaps seeing the gentleness in the monster's eyes.
The gentle giant and the little princess... awwww....
Love it all.
       
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Wonderful 8 year s ago
Exit mail
       
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Kevinq 8 year s ago
This is sooooooooo pretty!
       
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Anderson 8 year s ago
It is supper good photos.
       
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Eyemagistus 8 year s ago
Inexcusable not to include photographer credits. Art thief! And a sexist pig too.
       
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malabika mukherji 8 year s ago
Incredible,wonderful, but some are too amazing to be true.
       
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Jump 8 year s ago
Anne white great photographs
       
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Hybrid 8 year s ago
Really great and wonderful pics. I remember the creator of these wonderful scenes and thank Him for being God our Father through Christ Jesus who died and rose again for our sake.
Shanthakumar
       
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Mushroom 8 year s ago
Frederick Rodgers of Portland, Oregon

Some of the best photographs capture the precise moment, and that's better than my saying something like "I didn't know until I studied your seahorse and watch photo that these amazing creatures can tell time!" Actually, they tell real time better than humans can."
       
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Groom 8 year s ago
beautifull i like it (:

(:
       
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Monica 8 year s ago
This picture is so beautiful!!!
       
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Louise IrelandFrey 8 year s ago
As a retired MD and former biologist I looked with sympathy at the honeybee's first (and last) sting. The bee dies afterward, leaving its entrails, as pictured. Unlke wasps, etc.,honeybees can sting only once.
An amzingly clear, accurate photo, made possible by the man accepting the sting.
       
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Don Ferguson 8 year s ago
the best , the only thing I drink
       
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KK Sharma 8 year s ago
I wish we could see the credits to the brilliant photographers too...
       
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2seaNickki 8 year s ago
I love the edge of the world pic. I also enjoyed the Taipai picture located by that Moon Park bridge. That was gorgeous!
       
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Peggy Marketello 8 year s ago
Who mows that lawn in the crater?
Gorgeous photos. Need to give credit to the photo artists?
       
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arlenes40 8 year s ago
#10: just what are these things and #30: Floating Islands on "Pandora" - wow just great photos
       
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Goetz R. Schaude 8 year s ago
Photo #4: I hate it! I grew up with a Grampa who reared bees, and we profited in the poor years after WW2 from having them. So I care for bees, them being one of the most important animals for our survival in pollinating plants: No bees, no fruit, no grains, no vegetables, no nothing for us human beings to survive.
For this reason I hate photo #4: one of the most useful animals for mankind being photographed in the act, where it is killed. What kind of barbarian finds this an exciting photo?
Goetz R. Schaude, Rastatt, Germany
       
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Check 8 year s ago
amazing photos. I sympathize with you about the bee but to have captured it's passing, know that it will live on forever on the internet. Love the edge of the world and want to repel that wall. Where is that location?
       
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word police 8 year s ago
Check: I would be interested in how you would repel that wall. Unless, of course, you are thinking of rappel, which, if you know how to do it, you should also know how to spell it.
       
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amazed 8 year s ago
#36 is proof of German discipline and air traffic controlling prowess
       
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Different 8 year s ago
That is cool! Eva
       
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Delight 8 year s ago
it was awsome todd
       
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Doubtful 8 year s ago
Pretty amazing that the Costa Concordia would be bigger than some countries! Give me a break.
       
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nice 8 year s ago
not that bad. love #12
       
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Photographer 8 year s ago
You are using these photos without authorization or credit. This is copyright infringement. See http://www.ppa.com/findaphotographer/copyright.php.
"Copyright is a property right"
"Under the Federal Copyright Act of 1976, photographs are protected by copyright from the moment of creation."
"Photographers have the exclusive right to reproduce their photographs (right to control the making of copies)."
"Unless you have permission from the photographer, you can’t copy, distribute (no scanning and sending them to others), publicly display (no putting them online), or create derivative works from photographs."
"Even small levels of infringement—copying a photo without permission—can have a devastating impact on a photographer’s ability to make a living."
"Copyright infringements—reproducing photos without permission—can result in civil and criminal penalties."
(I took one of these photos and you did not contact me for authorization)
       
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Ben J. 7 year s ago
No credits are required, he is not making money from these photos. Don't post photos on the free internet if you expect compensation for it.
       
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Sip 8 year s ago
Where are the photographer's credits?
       
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Diari 8 year s ago
Picture #27 is a Japanese bus in Toyama, Kurobe Damu, written on the bus locator. Whoever said it is relevant to Mexico (written in Latin), Chinese (written in full Kanji) 戸山、黒部ダム。
Japan, heavily underrated country, the best country in the world.
People are so gullible these days, have eyes, see nothing.
       
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Dogtamer 7 year s ago
Diari, I wondered about the same thing, so I did some research before reposting the "yarn-bombed" bus photo. This is what I created for the caption of my re-post:

Many folks notice the Japanese ideographic characters on this bus & thus look askance @ the Mexico City location. The bus, which relatively reliable information purports now sits parked at the northwest corner of the Plaza Luis Cabrera at Colonia Roma, is one of 14 1960s Mitsubishi buses that were originally donated to Mexico in 2000 by the Japanese government, with the idea that they would be used in creating educational centers. They sat abandoned until 2005, when the “Galería Trolebús” (Trolleybus Gallery) was begun to promote non-traditional art projects. The gallery ceased operations in 2009 due to financial problems, but three of the buses are still used for art projects. The one depicted here was "yarn bombed" in 2008 by the Austin, Texas group "Knitta Please", who reportedly used a ton of yarn; the picture is credited to Knitta Please founder Magda Sayeg.

An investigation of the Wikipedia source referenced in the below-linked article (ref. # 1) does appear reliable, as does the source of the "Knitta Please" information linked secondly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trolleybuses_of_Roma,_Condesa_and_Hip%C3%B3dromo

http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/knitta-please-bus
       
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Dennis Tredinnick 8 year s ago
These photo's are so great. We do live in a beautiful earth.
       
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Joan M. Friedman 8 year s ago
Dear Helene:

You are right, these are great pictures. Thank you so much.

Love Joan
       
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Back 8 year s ago
And God created these photographers for the delight of the earthlings !!!!!!!!
Fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dev Mahapatra
       
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bjay 7 year s ago
since when do southwest airlines fly out of hannover ???????????
       
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tomn8r 7 year s ago
since when does Air New Zealand fly ATR 72's out of Hannover?
       
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