Usually I am not keen on people sending me “amazing photos”. But . . . but . . . okay, I admit it, these are some of the most incredible photos ever taken.
Many of them depend on absolute split-second timing — the kind of timing you get only from pure unadulterated luck.
I like the six simultaneous lightning strikes onto Lake Michigan.
The “moment before splashdown” where we see the surface of the water actually dimpling but not yet broken, is amazing.
That whale shark could inspire a story — I find I’m very visually-oriented in coming up with story ideas.
For some reason the little bird going after the praying mantis really appeals to me, though I flinch for the poor little praying mantis. Praying mantises are one of my favorite insects!
Number 25 shows a hoopoe, in case you’re interested. Just thought people might not recognize it. Actually, I don’t know what the little bird with the praying mantis is, though it’s probably a very familiar temperate species. It’s so greenish, is that just the film or is it some kind of very plain warbler? Anybody recognize it?
My vote for most artistic is number 23. Nothing like juxtaposing death with ephemeral life to get that artistic vibe going. Cutest is number 30. My absolute favorite . . . um . . . um . . . I have to pick number 28.
If you have time to click through, which is your favorite?