Every creative shot stands out from the millions of ordinary photos thanks to one simple fact: it was taken at exactly the right moment. It can be an especially striking lightning flash, a tiny fish caught in an open beak or an unusual shadow, but these photos are all captivating in some way.
Because of this, you don’t have to be the best photographer in the world to get the best pictures. Sometimes you just need to be at the right place at the right time, and don’t hesitate to press the magic button.
We prepared for you a fresh collection of dramatic, unusual photos that didn’t take any editing — only skill, patience and a dash of inspiration.
Captured by Kyle McBurnie, the photo is the overall winner of the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s Underwater Photography Contest, which recognizes amateur photography.
“Impressions of Lijiang,” with the Jade Dragon Mountain at 3.200m looming behind the outdoor theater. It is truly a spectacle of local culture, with five hundred of the Naxi ethnic group people performing songs and dances – It is the highest altitude production ever staged, directed by Zhang Yimou
King Penguin Chicks is a photograph by Amanda Stadther which was uploaded on August 14th, 2013
Rancho Cucamonga, CA: The Etiwanda Fire raced through the foothills of Rancho Cucamonga Wednesday April 30, 2014 near Los Angeles CA. The fire had consumed hundreds of acres by mid afternoon and hundreds of homes were evacuated. Fire size estimate as of evening is 1,000 acres
A view of the Sugar Loaf mountain, as the sun rises in Rio de Janeiro May 5, 2014. Rio de Janeiro is one of the host cities for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
Spring in Palouse, Washington. It was a windy evening with wind gust of at least 30mph. It was quite difficult to even get this shot steady since I stood on elevated ground, while I had to race with the fading sun, clouds that were rolling in (it was raining soon after), and the growing shadows from the clouds. The tolls of the brutal condition were the broken remote cord and tripod plate (yep, the wind ruined them).
Morning light is coming to Cemoro Lawang, the village nearby Mt.Bromo
Team of ants opening plastic bottle and inserting cocktail pipe, isolated – Photo by antrey
Dawn, with the sun breaking through the mist is the best time to see Bushy park