18 photos that show life from a different perspective

December 31, 2016

The following selection of photographs gives an unusual perspective of well-known things, places or phenomena. Take a look:

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1. Shanhaiguan District, where the Great Wall of China begins right on the shore of the Bohai Sea. It’s known as ’Old Dragon’s Head’.

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2. The inside of one of Google’s data centres.

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3. A lava lake in the caldera of the Erta Ale volcano, Ethiopia.

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4. An x-ray of someone’s spine before and after they had treatment for scoliosis.

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5. The most detailed image of Mercury ever taken.

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6. Bagger 288, the largest excavator in the world.

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7. A cross section of an underwater communication cable.

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8. The Bavarian town of Nordlingen, built inside the crater made by a meteorite which fell to Earth around 14 million years ago.

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9. Two kilogrammes of fat looks compared to two kilogrammes of muscle.

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10. Daytona Beach, Florida, 1957.

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11. A watch belonging to Akito Kawagoe. It stopped at 8:15 — the exact time when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

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12. The eggs of an octopus.

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13. A full circle rainbow, photographed from a plane.

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14. A true colour image of Mars, taken by the Curiosity rover.

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15. People ascending Everest, May 2013.

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16. A huge dust storm, Western Australia, 2013.

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17. A mountain of used tyres (bird’s-eye view).

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18. The aurora borealis, or northern lights, seen from space.