PHOTO MOMENT: Cool photos of Rare and Amazing Things

Vijay Shah (editor)

Joy Barnes (contributor)

Today’s photo moment comes courtesy of an email forwarded on to me from an old friend and former housemate I lived with until two years ago. The Half-Eaten Mind offers you a selection of photos depicting amazing animals and places that will inspire an equal amount of awe and amazement, with a hefty dollop of cuteness thrown in for good measure.

The pictures you will see here are reproduced exactly as I received them, with original captions maintained. This Photo Moment reminds us of the cool and amazing things that exist in our world and that great photo opportunities are available to everyone. To make and to witness. There are many rare things and sights in this world that many of us will be lucky to see even once in this lifetime. This Photo Moment could be the closest to seeing these spectacular events outside of actually being there.

Zoe the White Zebra has blue eyes and golden stripes.
A small cheetah training to be the fastest in the universe.
‘The cat without fear’
Hotel Four Seasons Bora Bora
Conservatory of Music in China
So embrace the zebras
Kiss in Paris
Premature elephant born only one minute ago.
Each year in February, the sun’s angle is such that Horsetail Falls waterfall lights like fire. Yosemite, USA
Houseboat, Iceland.
Panda, scared after the earthquake in Japan, embraced the leg of a policeman.
Dubai dawn with fog
Kalapana, Hawaii where sea meets lava
”I think I’ll try to take a picture of myself.”
”The sand burn, burn, burn!”
Beijing Airport by night
Two-year-old chimpanzee feeding milk to “Aorn,” a small tiger 60 days old.
A duck tends to continue throughout his life to follow whoever he first sees at birth, whether or not it’s his mother.
”Otter by teaching your baby.”
Highway in Japan with snow around more than 10 meters high.
Puma cub
Spectacular rice fields in China
Austria’s Green Lake is a beautiful park in winter. The snow melts in summer and creates a very clear lake.
Undersea tunnel linking Sweden and Denmark
The world’s highest swimming pool is located in the skyscraper Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Views chilling.
Amazing lightning storm over the Grand Canyon.
The so-called ”Tunnel of Love” Ukraine
A rancher was not allowed to build shelter for his horses, so he built a table and a chair, without breaking the law.
Baby chameleons
Panda helping another
“The road to Heaven,” a place in Ireland where every two years the stars align with the road
World’s largest swimming pool in San Alfonso, Chile – more than 1,000 yards long
Crystal Palace, Madrid
”Heaven’s Gate,” Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain, China
True friendship is not being there when it’s convenient, it’s being there when it is not.
The Northern Lights, Alaska
Llamas after fleecing
White owl
The famous Rosa Moss Bridges, Ireland
Eiffel Tower, romantic and beautiful Paris, France
Road to Hana – Maui, Hawaii
Hanging restaurant, Belgium
Baby giraffe
Sea otters hold hands while they sleep to keep the current from separating them
There are animals with more sensitivity than many people.
Fireman giving drink to a baby koala in Australia fires
Amazing view of Manhattan, New York from above
Frozen bubbles in the Canadian Rockies, Canada
Spiral iridescent cloud in the sky in the Himalayas – phenomenon observed on October 18, 2009
View of the semi-submerged cataract, Hawaii
Northern lights over the Canadian Rockies
Winter in Paris
A pink lake due to a harmless bacteria – Retba Lake, north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal
This dog saved her puppies from a fire at home and put them safely in one of the fire trucks.
Infinite Cave, Vietnam


Original copyrights belong to the photographers who took the above creations. Images derived from email by Joy Barnes and forwarded by Suzanne Nungesser.



20 thoughts on “PHOTO MOMENT: Cool photos of Rare and Amazing Things

  1. Awww…that hotel construction in Bora Bora is making me itch for a game of minecraft..LOL…hmm…perhaps I will try to build one similar one inside…love it!!

    Thank you for sharing, my friend!! Cheers~ πŸ˜€


      1. Minecraft rocks, my friend! Everyday I would watch those videos in YouTube and do you know that there’s a very famous YouTube gaming channel called “Yogscast” in UK?

        Cheers!! πŸ˜€


      2. I am going to sound like (as they say in American teen films) a “total klutz” and admit that I’m not familiar with this YouTube channel, but will take a look on the olde YouTube. May your mines always be productive πŸ™‚


      3. If you are interested in watching gaming videos (besides Minecraft), this channel is one that you can consider because they are so funny and always make me LOL…

        Currently I can only play the Pocket Edition (from my hp) and it seems that all I mined was coal and iron…LOL…where are all the gold and diamonds?????

        Maybe you can try it some time because cyber mining is very stress relieving…hehe…

        Take care and cheers!! πŸ˜€


      4. Coal and iron… yourself the ingredients for your very own cyber-miniature Industrial Revolution there!!. I expect, judging from my mate palatial Minecraft mansion, that he may be the reason for your precious metals and stones shortage lol.
        Now I’m off on Xmas holidays I should be able to view the Yogscast channel.
        Yes maybe I should…too much stress in my job lol.

        You too,


      5. No wonder I can only build mine with wood and stones…LOL….

        Here’s a Christmas song Parody done by one of my favourite Yogscast members in 2012…and most of the members can be seen inside this video:



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