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10 Most Mind Blowing Photos You Will Not Believe Are Real

Sometimes we take photography for granted. With every device we have now sporting a camera, snapping photos or selfies  on-the-fly is as common as checking our watch to see the time. Yet there are some photographs that just make us stand back in amazement. Whether it’s capturing the beginning of something new or archiving a rare moment in human history, there are some images that make us appreciate the technology we have to capture them.

10 Most Mind Blowing Photos You Will Not Believe Are Real

These are some of the most awesome photographs ever captured. We’ll be surprised if your mind isn’t blown even a tiny bit.

10. Maho Beach in Saint Martin


Located on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, Maho Beach is marked by its pristine white sand and crystal clear turquoise water. You would expect this beach to be a nice and quiet haven to relax  and chill, but the main reason why tourists throng here is to get a close encounter with airplanes. . With the close proximity to the adjacent Princess Juliana International Airport, airliners fly so closely above the beach that their wheels look like they are close enough to be touched by beach goers.

Due to the short runway length of 2,180 meters (7,150 ft), approaching aircraft must touch down as close as possible to the beginning of Runway 10, flying over the beach at minimal altitude. Watching airliners  pass over the beach is such a popular activity that the surrounding bars and restaurants  display daily airline departure and arrival timetables. One bar even has a speaker on its outside deck that broadcasts the radio transmissions between pilots and the airport’s control tower.

9. Atlantinc Ocean Road in Norway


Located in the Midwest part of the Norwegian coastline, the Atlantic Road, with a length of 8,274 meters (5.1 miles), is one of the famous scenic drives in Norway. It’s a very popular tourist attraction in the country. The road includes 8 bridges with a total length of 891 metres. The construction of the road started on August 1983 and it took six years to be finished. It’s one of the most spectaculars roads in the world.

The road’s roller coaster-feel, curvy bridges and phenomenal views have made it a favorite of road trippers and motorcyclists. The weather here is harsh and highly unpredictable and when in storm it is truly dramatic. In calmer weather you might even spot whales and seals.

8. Sinkhole in Guatemala


Downpours caused by Tropical Storm Agatha created a giant sinkhole in Guatemala City. The sinkhole, which formed in the northern part of the capital city, swallowed up a space larger than the area of a street intersection. A three-storey building and a house fell into the hole, resulting in 120 dead and at least 53 missing.

7. Mothership Thunderstorm


This stunning shot of a mothership supercell was taken by Marko Korošec in eastern Colorado on May 28, 2013. The picture won first place in the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Magazine Photo Contest. Technically known as low precipitation supercells, these storms are known to storm chasers as “motherships.” These storms have a persistent, rotating updraft and they can spawn tornadoes and drop large hail as well as rain. Their hallmark, though, is their otherworldly appearance.

6. Iceberg of Newfoundland


Reddit user carriehunt shared this incredible photo of an unusual iceberg spotted off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, during a kayaking trip. Newfoundland and Labrador is the most easterly province of Canada, situated in the country’s Atlantic region. The coastlines here are often visited by whales, rare birds and icebergs.

The varying colours and folds in the ice are caused by snow freezing at different points in time, resulting in the amazing folds and layers.

5. Dead Whale


The body of a large whale is witnessed by beachgoers washing up onto shore. This is certainly not one of those things you see everyday.

4. Up Above the Clouds


If you’re very lucky, here’s the view you may get to see from the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai. This cloudy phenomenon occurs twice a year in the early morning, engulfing Dubai’s iconic skyline in a huge fog, with the skyscrapers piercing through. It happens when the weather changes from cold to hot, and from hot to cold. By 9am, the fog would have cleared up, so avid photographers and sightseers must get up really early in the day to catch a glimpse of this heavenly spectacle

3. Skywalking



Part of the new “skywalking” trend sweeping across Russia, groups of young people are defying death and illegally scaling tall buildings around the world in a bid to take the most incredible, heart-pounding, vertigo-inducing, one-of-a-kind shots of cities from vantages rarely seen.

2. Norway Sky Bridge


This photo shows part of the Hardanger Bridge in Norway. Construction workers can be seen walking along the walkway on the suspension cables at the top of the bridge, lending the illusion that this narrow walkway is the actual bridge. The main span of the Hardanger Bridge is 1,310 meters (4,297.9 ft) – 20 meters longer than the Golden Gate Bridge. This makes the bridge the longest in Norway and 9th longest in the world.

1. Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan


This photo of Hitachi Seaside Park was taken in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan by Hiroki Kondo as a submission to the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest. The sea of blue flowers, known as baby blue eyes, bloom once annually around April. The sprawling 470 acre park attracts many tourists for its 4.5 million baby blue eyes. Other flowers include millions of daffodils and 170 varieties of tulips.

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