You don’t have to be the greatest photographer in the world to capture a stunning image. In fact, all you need for a great shot is to be in the right place at just the right time. Thanks to the prevalence of smartphones and high-quality cameras, we are going to get the chance to look at some truly stunning images captured at just the right moment!
Keep on reading to find 20 amazing images that were captured right when something incredible happened!
Firefighter Angel of Peru
Life as a firefighter is never easy. As a first responder, firefighters are often on the front lines when it comes to making life and death situations. This stunning image shows a Peruvian fighter on duty with a pair of angel wings conveniently ‘attached’ to his shoulders. Is this firefighter the angel or is an angel watching over them?
Ejecting From an F-16 Falcon
Did you know that the F-16 Fighting Falcon can hit Mach 2 while flying at altitude? This 20,000-pound aircraft has become one of the most popular pieces of equipment in the United States Air Force thanks to its multi-function capabilities and all-weather appeal.
Bumblebee and the Sun
With the right angle, just about any photograph is possible. This stunning image shows a bumblebee perfectly positioned to ‘carry’ the sun. Did you know that bumblebees will flap their wings more than 200 times per second? To get this shot, you would need to be patient!
F1 Racer Goes For a Ride
This stunning photograph shows just how dangerous F1 Racing can be. This image shows Felipe Massa as his car flips during a competition. Masa would survive the crash before going on to enjoy a successful 15-year career. Masa would retire from racing in 2017.
Angels on the Concrete
Street art is always going to be around, so it is time that we started to embrace it! This amazing graffiti makes for the perfect backdrop as pedestrians walk back and forth. We love how the subject’s blouse matches perfectly with the wings on the concrete.
Red Bull Gives You Wings
Speaking of wings, this Red Bull athlete certainly isn’t afraid of them! This amazing image shows just how far Red Bull will go to build their ‘extreme’ brand. While we dig the energy, you didn’t need to jump on top of a plane to convince us to drink Red Bull.
Sunset by the Pier
Did you know that by the time you see the sun, it is actually gone? The only reason that we get to enjoy sunset every night is because of the way that our atmosphere bends light. Did you also know that pollution can not only enhance sunsets, but lead to a larger sunset altogether?
Is That a Gator?
Have you ever gone on an airboat ride? Do you feel like going on one now? Everybody likes to point to airboat rides as the best way to see the Everglades when you visit Florida. After looking at this lady’s face, we’re not so sure that she would agree. We are getting shivers just thinking about all the gators in that water!
This creative image purportedly shows the photographer’s mother doing the laundry. You don’t need to be an art critic to see how the billowing laundry has created the image of another being. As far as we are concerned, this is proof positive of a haunted bedsheet. Let’s call the Ghost Hunters crew!
Wonderful World of Swamp Bugging
Welcome to the wonderfully strange world of swamp bugging. Swamp Buggy Races may not be considered mainstream, but boy are they exciting to watch. This image captures only a slice of the speed and thrill that each race can showcase. If you are ever bored near the Everglades, stop by for a race!
Life as a Substitute Teacher
Has there ever been an image that more perfectly captures the plight of the substitute teacher? What makes this picture particularly hilarious is the fact that it is entirely candid. This is just the universe sending a message to the class for this poor substitute teacher.
James Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder
James Dean was a racing fanatic so when given the opportunity to drive a Porsche 550 Spyder, he took it. Unfortunately, this would be the last car that Dean ever drove as he would be killed two hours after departing home. Dean was struck by a Ford Tudor at the intersection of Highway 46 and Highway 41 just under two hours from Bakersfield.
Man and Nature
When was the last time that you saw a Falcon perched on your office window? When you have the chance, you have to take it! This photographer managed to get the perfect shot of this curious bird and we can’t thank them enough for it! Did you know that a fully grown Perigrine Falcon can reach speeds of 240 MPH?
Sir, You Can’t Park Here
Every jerk with a Ferrari thinks that they can park wherever they want with their fancy car. Well, the trick is on you, Ferrari-guy! As it turns out, this little pond doesn’t care how nice your car is. We’re being facetious, of course. How the heck did this happen? We have a sinking suspicion it has something to do with the shirtless dude staring sadly at the car.
The Holy Toilet
Nobody likes talking about their bathroom habits, but if we had this toilet then that would change. We are sure that this is just a trick of the light coming in from the window but… What if it isn’t? What if this is the holy toilet from tales long ago? Wait, that doesn’t exist? Nevermind, this is just a toilet.
Think He Landed It?
Our experience with a jet ski begins and ends with the legendary game, Splashdown. Even with our limited exposure to the sport, we are pretty sure that we know how this picture ends. We aren’t sure how you flip your jet ski upside down without a ramp, but more power to him!
Long Haul Trucking
We are a sucker for angled shots of the sun. This incredible image shows a trucker ‘hauling’ the setting sun. We see shades of Tattooine in the color scheme of this image. What do you see? Apollo’s Cart? Photoshop?
Paul Walker’s Final Photograph
Paul Walker passed away on November 30, 2013. The Fast & Furious star would last be photographed in the Porsche Carrera GT that he died in. This image was captured shortly before Walker and his driver departed on the ride that would end their lives. Embrace the ones you love, people. You never know when your time is up!
Elephant Takes a Nap
Elephants are sort of like cats, they hate mice and will sleep wherever they want. Did you know that the African Bush Elephant can grow in size to 13,000lbs? We suspect that this car will need to have its suspension checked at some point in the future! How would you feel about an elephant sleeping on your car?
Forearm-Man to the Rescue
With every rep at the gym, this baseball-loving dad knew that his time would eventually come. Fortunately for his son, dad was ready when a broken bat went flying into the stands during a baseball game in Atlanta! While baseball games are ostensibly safe events, flying bats and rocketing baseballs are always a threat. People die every couple of years at baseball games, so be careful out there!