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





Sunset




Friendship





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