Thanks to technology, the pace of life seems to be getting faster each day, and it’s easier than ever to get caught up in it all and forget to stop for a moment and appreciate the world we live in. But on the other hand, one of the amazing results of advancing technology is the increasing power of photography, and how now we are able to capture amazing wonders of the world in new and incredible ways.
If you’ve spent a decent amount of time on the Internet, you’ve probably developed a healthy skepticism – you shouldn’t always believe what you see online, because it’s fairly easy to falsify with Photoshop. These images, however, will turn your caution on its head – though all of these images look like they might be fake, each is 100% real!
Some of these images are of unexpected coincidences or exotic locations, but many also involve works of art intentionally designed by artists to subvert our certainty in what is real.
If you’ve ever seen something in real life that looked like it couldn’t possibly be real, we’d love to see it too!
#1 When a hurricane destroys everything that’s standing up:
#2 The wire art of Benedict Radcliffe
#3 That’s a pretty big meal over there.
#4 The incredibly realistic sculptures of Ron Mueck
#5 The Arcus cloud dust storm in Australia
#6 The floating faucet sculpture
#7 This sinkhole that appeared in Guatemala in 2010
#8 A cruise ship that’s so big it looks like it’s cruising on land.
#9 2 Chinese fishermen making their way through a river filled with algae
#10 A tornado and a rainbow appear at the same time in Kansas.
#11 The lion’s mane jellyfish
#12 The hyperrealistic work of Georges Rousse
#13 This mirrored wooden shelter in the California High Desert
#14 Smaller and smaller steps until becoming a point
#15 She Ping having 460,000 bees attached to his body
This picture taken on April 9, 2014 shows She Ping, a 34 year-old local beekeeper, covered with a swarm of bees on a small hill in southwest China’s Chongqing. She Ping released more than 460,000 bees, attracted them to his body, and made himself a suit of bees that weighs 45.65kg within 40 minutes, local newspaper reported. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP via Getty Images)
#16 The extreme power of makeup
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 01: Candis Cane and Detox attends the Finale, Reunion & Coronation Taping Of Logo TV’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 5 on May 1, 2013 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)