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.
Bright Side prepared for you a fresh collection of dramatic, unusual photos that didn’t take any editing — only skill, patience and a dash of inspiration.
© Kyle McBurnie
Spotted at Cortes Bank near San Diego, California, a curious harbor seal swims through an underwater kelp forest.
© Anthony DellaCroce
Sunset at Pensacola Beach, Florida.
© Dimitra Stasinopoulou
© Amanda Stadther
King Penguin chicks in South Georgia.
© Stuart Palley/EPA
Rancho Cucamonga, California.
© Sergio Moraes
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
© Aswin Gunawan
The spirit of spring, Washington.
© Silentino Natti
The morning light comes to Cemoro Lawang, Indonesia.
© Corey Arnold
© Alberto Gaytán Mtz
Albino Crab Spider on a cactus in Nuevo León, Mexico.
© Michael Poliza
Millions of Pink Flamingos at Lake Nakuru, Kenya.
© Garret Suhrie
Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado.
© Matt Hutton
Surfing with dolphins in Kalbarri, Australia.
© George Burgin
Morning meadow meander in Billings, Montana.
© Suditi Guharoy
© Brian Buckland
© NASA / JSC
Lightning over the Arabian Peninsula taken from ISS.
© Max Ellis
Sunrise in Bushy Park in London, United Kingdom.
© Rex / Fotodom.ru
A nursery where swans are bred.
© Dmitry Bud’kov
Tourists coming back from the active volcano crater Tolbachik in Kamchatka, Russia.
© Justin Jung
Olympic National Park.