20 outstanding photographs that you ought to see

A single photograph can sometimes evoke a storm of feelings. On other occasions, it gives a fascinating glimpse of someone or something’s life story.

A whole number of things can have this effect. It might be that the photographer took the photo at exactly the right moment, or from exactly the right angle. It might be that the landscape or phenomenon in view is simply breathtaking in itself, no matter how you capture it. More often than not, though, a photograph takes on an astounding quality just by reminding us of all the wonderful and incredible things which are occurring every second around our world.

We thought we’d share 20 of the best such photographs which we’ve found recently.

A riverside church shrouded in morning mist

A rabbit sleeping

Zakynthos Island, Greece

An elderly lady observes the arrival of Johnny Depp at a film premier

Well-disciplined seagulls form ranks at the start of the day…

An arctic fox

Three degrees of curiosity

No need for a DNA test

Heavenly mountains

In this special case, you can wash black and white together

Early riser

Some things are better done together



Sky window

A baby kangaroo

Mount Assiniboine, Canada

The crystal clear shores of Papua province, Indonesia

The striking colours of a forest in autumn

A little fluffy ball of happiness